A disappointing horror which doesn't break new grounds.
Horror movies will forever be hit or miss. Not every idea is going to work but some will - this film is not one of them.
Written and Directed by Johannes Roberts, who is best known for alot of average D grade movies such as Forest of the Damned and Storage 24, does a decent enough job in creating chills and scares but The Other Side of the Door is just lacking in structure and retreads old and worn out ideas.
The best things about The Other Side of the Door are the performances, hands down. Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) as the grieving mother Maria is great. Her anguish and heartbreak is real and you can understand most of her decisions which is, at times, just pure gut wrenching.
Jeremy Sisto (Clueless, Wrong Turn) as the mourning father Michael does a solid job and plays the supportive husband very well but Jeremy has always been a solid hand.
But the creepiness factor goes to the Aghori tribe, without giving too much away, provide the movie with the most scares.
Obviously the film has a lot of fault. Why the mother would open the door to see her deceased son when she was told repeatedly not to is up for debate. But my main gripe is that the ideas have all been done before. It doesn't cover new territory of break new ground. You might jump at some of the scares but then again you might not.
All in all, it's a disappointing horror film which you'll probably forget about in a hurry.
Written by Matthew
Quotes: 'Did you think that you could bring back somebody from the world of the dead and they would be the same?'
Director Johannes Roberts is attached to direct the The Strangers sequel.