This mystery thriller is not what I would call a horror movie, its more like a drama with a “mist” of ghosts. There is a bit of a creepy element when these apparitions appear but make no mistake, this is a drama thriller at best! The story seemed to move very slowly, slow enough that the guy seated next to me started snoring from time to time. With top notch names like Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston you would think that this movie would really grab you. Unfortunately the cast seemed to be restrained by the slow moving story itself. With the leading lady Mia Wasikowska (playing Edith Cushing) putting out a “sleepy” performance. The “horror” element of the story didn’t really fit the story as they served no real purpose, the purpose they did serve was cheaply done. With a director like Guillermo del Toro I was expecting a little more and left feeling a bit underwhelmed, making this movie a solid 6.
“Tag it & Bag it” 6/10