・[ENG] Based on a children’s book and screen story by Guillermo del Toro, it was barely a horror (scary) film with a few elements of scariness and creepiness that even most kids can put up with. Since there’s a pattern in the storyline like who’s gonna be the next victim and so on it was quite predictable how the story goes toward the end. Also, when it comes to the level of scariness, since the film seemed to be following the traditional way of introducing monsters with a big volume of jump scaring sounds: beds, mirrors, and the POV method, it was all predictable when it would try to jump scare us, although all of the creatures that appear in each section of the story were more hilarious than scary so that their distinctive traits were tendering the whole mood of the film.
However, the main issue in this film was that the explanation of the background of the main character that causes scary phenomena was quite vague so that the weird events the film mostly consists of looked a bit redundant on account of its scarcity.
Nevertheless, it should be a type of films that we watch round Halloween with a bunch of mates at home, eating popcorn in order to get some gloomy atmosphere. But this film wouldn’t really entertain those who are hard-core fans of horror flicks.
(P.S the way one of the main kids get victimised was visually disgusting and disturbing, albeit nothing scary)