Available today on DVD is the horror film, The Unspoken.
I am a big fan of the horror genre. Sadly, they don’t make truly horrifying movies anymore. Many horror films these days are all about being the grossest film possible – or they have to resort to naked women (why, I’ll never know).
I like horror films that keep you on the edge of your seat with anticipation of something jumping out at you on the screen. The type of film that will make you jump out of your skin if you hear something go “bump” as you are watching the film.
I am always happy to review horror movies. I figured eventually I’ll come across a movie or two that actually is scary – or at least entertaining and not “stupid” or “silly.”
I was recently sent the film The Unspoken to review. The film stars Jodelle Ferland. Some people might remember her as the little girl in the film Silent Hill. Ferland seems to have made a career out of being in horror films.
Ferland stars as Angela, a young girl who is employed at a daycare. She lives with her father (Lochlyn Munro). Her mother committed suicide when she was a young girl.
A mother and her young son recently moved to town. They moved into a house the people in town considered haunted after the family living in the house disappeared. The mom’s name is Jeanie and her son is Adrian. Adrian stopped talking after his father died.
Jeanie requested that Angela come and work for her – helping her to care for Adrian. She requested Angela personally – something Angela didn’t figure out until later on.
Jeanie also employed a housekeeper/chef and a handyman. The handyman is too afraid to enter the house.
Strange things start happening around the house. In addition Angela’s mother appears to her (as a ghost), as if she is trying to warn her about something.
In the mean time, some youths from town are trying to break into the house to retrieve drugs they have stored in the basement. They are willing to kill anyone who gets in their way.
Are the strange things a result of the kids trying to get their stash, or is there something more sinister happening?
Why did Jeanie move into a known haunted house on purpose? Why did she want Angela to come and work with her and what does Angela’s deceased mother have to do with it? To find out you need to pick up a copy of The Unspoken. Look for it where ever movies are sold.
I have to say, I was impressed by this film. While it was a bit slow at times, it did have those “edge of your seat” elements to it that I enjoy. I also like that the film didn’t have to resort to nudity or blood and gore to make it’s point. This film gets it creepiness from not knowing what is going to happen from one moment to the next. It definitely has the element of suspense.
The little boy in the film, Adrian (played by Sunny Suljic – pictured above) is super creepy looking. He looks like he belongs in the films The Shining or The Exorcist. He doesn’t utter a word but his facial expressions are very “helter skelter” looking.
I’m not suggesting that this film is even close to classics like The Amityville Horror or The Exorcist, but it was entertaining none the less.
My only complaint about the film is that the ending was totally confusing. There is certainly a huge twist in the plot that comes at the very end, but it just didn’t make much sense to me.
Check out the trailer (below).
*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.