Friday, January 7, 2011

The Abandoned (2007)

So Netflix does not have the 1949 movie "The Abandoned", so we move on to this gem of a picture.

The Abandoned-2007, Anastasia Hille

Maltin says-American adoptee gets trapped in an endless labyrinth of horror when, after receiving a mysterious invitation, she returns to Russia to learn more about her roots.  In her dank, oppressively creepy childhood home, she must confront various evil forces, a murderous clone, and the disturbing secrets of her past.  Anybody looking for a coherent narrative will find this throwback to Euro-horror films of the '70s maddening.  Fails to build fear and tension, but Cerda fills the screen with enough gorgeous, chilling imagery to satisfy fans of nonlinear horror fare.  2 and a half stars.

I say- I predicted the whole movie within 30 minutes.  Good gore scenes save this from being a disaster.  In Russia, you haunt ghosts!  2 stars.

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