Invoking Ghosts Past and Present

The Invoking

Haunted house movies seem to be all the rage these days. I don’t know why – the ghosts in all these films do the exact same thing: open and shut doors, wastefully turn on and off the lights, make sounds in rooms you’re not currently in, rearrange the furniture in a way that is very displeasing to feng shui… But hey, I’ll take a ghost movie over, say, non-alcoholic beer any day of the week.

The latest one to cash in is The Invoking, which borrows liberally from just about every other haunted house movie ever made in the history of the world. For starters, the first sales art for The Invoking looks a heckuva lot like The Conjuring (2013). Not cool.

The Invoking

But here’s where they take us through even more familiar territory…

“After inheriting a house from a family that she never knew, Sam and three friends take a road trip to inspect the remote property. Soon after Sam arrives, old memories come seeping back while jealousy and unspoken tension among the friends is forced to the surface.”

“Sam soon finds herself unable to tell the difference between reality and horrible visions of brutality she can’t escape, and while her world crumbles around her, she discovers the current horrors may be tied directly to her past.”

Robot

You’d think they could come up with something a little more original. If this was my movie, the first thing I’d do is put a robot in there. You can never go wrong with robots. Also, ghosts can’t scare robots. Neither can poltergeists.

Secondly, for spooky effect, I’d turn on and off the lights really fast. I know it’s been done over and over, but I just love doing that. It’s a cheap and easy way to turn any room into a rave and…

OK, I’ll stop now.

One Response to “Invoking Ghosts Past and Present”

  1. Aha! Seems they are selling this one under false pretences. Twas originally called Sader Ridge and is a psychological horror drama…
    See here for our updated entry and cheers to Jeff for identifying the subterfuge:
    http://horrorpedia.com/2013/03/04/sader-ridge/

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