THE REMAINS (2016) Reviews and overview

  

‘Some things are best left alone.’

The Remains is a 2016 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Thomas Della Bella, making his feature debut after directing short Open House in 2014. It stars Nikki Hahn, Todd Lowe and Samuel Larsen.

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Plot:

After a family moves into an old Victorian home, they discover a chest in the attic containing antiques tainted by a malevolent spirit. As the antiques slowly possess each family member, the spirit hell-bent on kidnapping the children…

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Reviews:

” … neither scary, nor strange, nor interesting, nor intentionally funny, although Dad aka John (Todd Lowe) has some line readings about his wife passing that are hilarious. In his maiden film effort, director/screenwriter Thomas Della Bella shows some technical adeptness, but he let himself down badly with the script. The best thing The Remains has going for it is the performance of Hannah Nordberg as the middle daughter, Victoria.” Meet Mr.Karma

“The plot of The Remains, which follows a family trying to recover from the loss of John’s wife, could have benefited from more time spent on the crescendo. But the hurried conclusion in no way harms how much fun the film is. This ghost story incorporates all the wicked pieces that make haunted houses so exciting, touching on everything from seances to demons to scary dolls.” Lexi Harrington, Fangoria

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Filming locations:

Monrovia, California

Release:

The Remains was released in the USA by Vertical Entertainment on August 5, 2016.

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