Grace (2014)

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Grace: Directed by Jeff Chan. With Alexia Fast, Lin Shaye, Alan Dale, Alexis Knapp. Grace is an 18-year-old Catholic girl whose purity is overtaken by a demonic force. Will it consume her?

“What lured me in to watch u0026quot;Grace: The Possessionu0026quot; aside from the fact that it is a horror movie, was the movie cover/poster, because it did seem interesting and have some odd, twisted appeal to it. And also the fact that Lin Shaye was in it had some pull as well.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHowever, it quickly became clear that this movie was going to be one of those movies that make you curl your toes and not sit well with you. Especially so for me. First of all, I am not fond of found footage, which this luckily wasnu0026#39;t. But they had taken it one step beyond that in terms of camera work and made it a point-of-view experience. Are you kidding me? As if the found footage camera work is not questionable, then they had to go beyond that. That approach to the presentation of the movie was just ridiculous and it was almost enough to make me get up and turn off the movie just because of that.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThen lets move on to the storyline. Well, it was as predictable as they come. And it seemed as if the writers had just previously been going through a movie marathon and written the script for u0026quot;Grace: The Possessionu0026quot; with the impressions of those movies still fresh in mind. Because it lacked originality.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFurthermore, then the movie was frightfully devoid of scares or anything even remotely disturbing or chilling, which is essential for a proper horror movie. u0026quot;Grace: The Possessionu0026quot; just trotted along on a very generic path on a very generic mission; to be as plain and mundane as possible.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnd as a horror movie that doesnu0026#39;t rely on a proper storyline or scares, then at least a proper and impressive special effects repertoire would be to prefer. But no, not here, not with u0026quot;Grace: The Possessionu0026quot;. I will go as far at to stating that it seemed like they actively voted on not to put special effects into the movie. Again, a thing that was lacking from the movie, and dragged it further down.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe acting in the movie was adequate, although it was hardly Lin Shayeu0026#39;s best performance. Then again, she didnu0026#39;t have the lead role, so it wasnu0026#39;t centered on her performance. Alexia Fast, who did have the lead role, was hindered terribly in her performance by the atrocious point-of-view approach the film makers opted for.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf you enjoy a good and proper horror movie, then do yourself a favor and pick another movie, because u0026quot;Grace: The Possessionu0026quot; is anything but possessed and anything but entertaining.”

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