The Other Side of the Door – UK, India, 2016 – reviews

 

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‘It was never meant to be opened.’

The Other Side of the Door is a 2016 British-Indian supernatural horror feature film directed by Johannes Roberts (The Strangers: Prey at Night47 Meters DownForest of the Damned; Storage 24) from a screenplay co-written with Ernest Riera. It was produced by genre filmmaker Alexandre Aja (High TensionThe Hills Have Eyes; The Pyramid).

The movie stars Javier Botet, Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Jeremy Sisto (Wrong Turn), Sofia Rosinsky, Suchitra Pillai-Malik, Logan Creran, Jax Malcolm.

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Plot:

A family lives an idyllic existence in India until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son.

Inconsolable mother Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies) learns of an ancient Indian ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. But when she disobeys a sacred warning to never open that door, she upsets the balance between life and death…

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

“A solid haunting-possession movie with good character work and unusual local colour, this works in a few surprises, sufficient scares and a nicely barbed punchline.” Kim Newman, Empire

“This is an expensive-looking film and thankfully they’ve given Roberts a free enough reign to actually make something a bit original. While it still has similarities to other modern haunting films such as Mama, it’s still it’s own unique tale. I’d also like to applaud Sarah Wayne Callies for her portrayal of Maria…” Christopher Stewart, UK Horror Scene

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One Comment on “The Other Side of the Door – UK, India, 2016 – reviews”

  1. A must-see judging from the plot. The horror genre needs more twisty tales like this. Highly emotional when there are children’s lives involved.

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