The Unspoken DVD Review
I doubt people will be speaking about “The Unspoken.”
“The Unspoken” begins in 1997 with a cop investigating a disturbance at the Briar house. With blood stains and assumed paranormal activity taking place at the house, it’s clear something messed up is going on there. The film cuts to 17 years later where a mother and mute son are moving into the home (which has understandably developed a bad reputation). Needing a babysitter for her son, the mother hires Angela to look after her child. To no surprise, Angela begins to experience some unnerving stuff at the home.
While all of this is going on, there’s an interconnected subplot centering around 3 troublemakers (and their female accomplice) who have stashed drugs in the Briar house because they didn’t think anyone would ever move in there. Now that someone lives there, they need to get the drugs out. The two stories collide in the end leading to a big climax.
For the first 80 or so minutes, “The Unspoken” is a lifeless horror movie that throws lame jump scares (including a cat) and clichéd scenes of ghostly activity at the viewer. In other words, it’s a real “been there, done that” yawner. Just when things start to get interesting near the end, however, the laughable ending pops up and effectively makes the entire movie a waste of time. Seriously, it’s that bad.
About the only thing the film has going for it is some decent weird death scenes (including the dog carcass bit) and some solid gore FX. Granted, they’re not Tom Savini level quality or anything, but in a film like this, you need something to latch onto.
Presentation: 2.40:1. How does it look? This is a professional looking horror film and the transfer does it justice.
Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? The film is equipped with your standard eerie score and jump scares. In other words, the audio does what it needs to do.
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