Sunday, 30 December 2007

The Covenant

We picked another horror film for this evening's viewing, fully expecting an experience like The Forest the other night. Well, we were very wrong. This was so much above The Forest in terms of quality.

The story was better, tying into the legends of the Witch Trials in Europe and North America; the pacing was excellent, actually managing to build up a degree of tension; the acting was reasonable; the effects not laughable. All round an enjoyable movie.

It's not Oscar-winning quality, nor does it break new ground. What we get here's been done before many times over - but originality is not important here. The film holds together and it entertains.

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