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Blu-ray review: The Messengers

A friend of mine once commented to me, in relation to another film entirely, that writing anything about it was a challenge because you can’t review thin air. I find myself in exactly the same boat with The Messengers: it doesn’t exist in a tangible form so much as it merely floats around in the ether for 90 minutes before promptly disappearing without a trace. It’s neither obnoxious nor offensive… it just is, which I would argue is just about the worst thing a film can possibly be. If you want to watch a recent ghost house movie, I recommend The Orphanage, which exploits the premise far more effectively and actually creates something approaching a lasting impression. Unless you have trouble sleeping, give The Messengers a miss.

I manage to cure my insomnia with The Messengers, a tiresome little haunted house movie starring Kristen Stewart (Panic Room, Twilight) and directed by the Pang brothers (The Eye), which should serve as a warning to any other promising filmmakers considering making the leap to Hollywood.

Review at DVD Times.

Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 5:31 PM | Comments: 2
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | Reviews



possibly the biggest idiots in the history of horror movies

Ooh. Bold claim, sir, bold claim.

I take it you haven't seen The Zombie Dead?

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, January 8, 2009 7:06 PM


Admittedly no, but in my defence, I’m not sure I want to…

Posted by: Michael Mackenzie, January 8, 2009 8:14 PM

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