If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know that I love horror movies. It’s my favorite movie genre. I have always loved horror movies, even as a young girl.
When I learn about new horror movies that are coming out, I am always happy to review them. I’ll admit that most horror movies are just silly, but every now and them I do come across a great “gem.”
Available today Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Xbox, Playstation, Vudu, Fandango and Vimeo is the horror film Day 13: Evil Lives Next Door.
The film stars Alex MacNicoll, Martin Kove, Genevieve Hannelius, and Darlene Vogel. I didn’t recognize the actors, except for Martin Kove from the Karate Kid movie.
Colton is a teenage boy that lives with his single mom and younger sister, Rachel.
Colton’s mom heads off for a 16-day vacation with friends, leaving Colton in charge of his sister and their home when she’s gone.
One evening, Colton notices some strange activity going on in what he thought was an abandoned house across the street. He always thought the creepy house was haunted.
Colton soon learns that a beautiful young girl named Heather moved into the old house, along with an older gentleman that she refers to as her “adoptive father.”
Colton would love to get to know Heather better and hang out with her, but she tells him that her “father” won’t approve and that she’s not allowed out of the house.
Colton becomes very suspicious of Heather’s father, especially after witnessing some strange behavior from him.
With everything he’s seen, and from what Heather has told him, Colton fears that her “father” is up to no good, and that Heather’s life is in danger.
What exactly is going on in the house across the street? Is the man that moved in there with Heather up to something evil, or is Colton’s suspicions unfounded? To find out you need to rent or purchase Day 13. Look for it on the platforms listed above.
As a die hard horror movie fan, I must say that I liked where this movie was going. It had enough suspense, as well as me guessing what was really going on in that house.
With some movies you can sort of figure out where the movie is headed, and how it is going to end, usually in the start of a movie, or at least by the half way point. I can honestly say that I did not see the ending coming for this film. I thought I knew how it would end, and I was very wrong.
With that being said, the movie was going along great UNTIL the ending. It’s not the ending it’s self, but how it was orchestrated in the movie. It was just a bit too far fetched what goes on in the end, almost a bit comical. I think the ending could have been done better. It didn’t live up to the rest of the film, sad to say.
I liked this film, and that’s coming from someone who really loves the horror genre. I didn’t find it scary, or gross. It’s not something that will give you nightmares. It’s sort of a “fun” horror movie, if that makes any sense.
If you have seen the Shia LaBeouf movie, Disturbia, this film reminds me a lot like that film, but with a supernatural twist.
I would give this film a 3.5 out of 5 stars, if I rated films that way (I don’t). I’d only take off half a star because of the ending.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener link in order to view the film. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.