Within online movie review - Eh, Nicely Executed Though
I enjoyed the soundtrack and the overall atmosphere of this movie and I definitely think that it's a movie worth while. If you're looking for a quick scare/suspense I do suggest this.
However, there are a few things worth mentioning. I definitely felt like the characters were incredibly stale. The dad was an asshole, that's all there was to it. We didn't know his motivations, his goals in life. We hardly knew him. We hardly knew the main character. Other than, she happens to enjoy photography and indie/alternative music. We didn't know her boyfriend. We didn't know her stepmom. We didn't know anyone. The entire movie was grand in itself with a lovely, thought provoking plot that leaves you paranoid for a bit after experiencing it. But I felt so unsatisfied with the ending. It was an unpredictable ending sure, but it didn't really have an impact. It didn't leave you saying, "Wow, I really cared for those characters", or even, at the least, "Wow, it sucked that that happened to them they seemed nice". We knew literally nothing and were given no reason to care about these people that we watched on the screen for so long.
Not to mention that there isn't much character development. The characters at the end of the film were just as they were in the beginning. Aside from the dad, but something happens at the end that completely destroys any chance of him redeeming himself as a likable character. Don't go into this movie hoping to enjoy the characters, they are kind of dumb.