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The Other Side of the Door

The Other Side of the Door

Johannes Roberts (2016)

95min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Johannes Roberts, a savvy director who knows his way around the horror genre (F, Storage 24), adds another solid and respectable nail-biter to his increasingly impressive CV. Sarah Wayne Callies (from The Walking Dead) stars as the mum grieving over the tragic loss of her son in India where the family antiques business is based, and who performs a legendary dark rite to help herself find closure. But by breaking a vital ritual commandment, she unleashes the ancient spirit of the evil goddess Myrtu who wants vengeance. Aside from the creepy temple where the netherworld veil is thinnest and CGI-augmented Javier Botet ([Rec]) as the Kali-style deity, there's nothing of note to get too excited about. This efficient supernatural shocker is at its best when the bland dialogue is stripped away and the evocative eeriness of the Mumbai settings shines through. However, Jeremy Sisto (as the husband), excellent production values and the Pet Sematary vibe mean its shortcomings are fairly easy to overlook.

Summary

A grieving mother living in India learns of a temple that contains a mysterious portal, through which she would be able to speak to her dead son one last time. She disobeys instructions not to open the portal fully, and disrupts the balance between life and death as the boy's dangerous spirit is unleashed into the world - and worse besides. Horror, starring Sarah Wayne Callies and Jeremy Sisto.

Cast & Crew

Maria Sarah Wayne Callies
Michael Jeremy Sisto
Myrtu Javier Botet
Lucy Sofia Rosinsky
Oliver Logan Creran
Director Johannes Roberts
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Violence Released on: 4 Mar 2016

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