After one of their kids died, a family moved into a different house, by then, a series of unusual events starting to happen while they are being haunted by the house they’re living in.
The Disappointments Room is a disappointment itself. A little interesting plot fully ruined by its lame execution, where, it seems that the actors’ efforts we’re put into trash.
I personally don’t think that the problems entirely lies on its director, D.J. Caruso, where he’s proven that he’s also good at some action-thriller flicks like Eagle Eye (2008) and xXx: Return Of Xander Cage (2016 / 2017). The biggest chunk of failure in this movie is the limited budget paired with an ambitious story, a tale that could’ve been deeper with a more frightening house, like a gothic-type-mansion-like and a more believable threat.
Kate Beckinsale, as we all know, is a well established actress, her skills are unquestionable and we are complacent on how the other actors performed as well, but what we can all see are wasted efforts all around.
The Disappointments Room has its good actors and potentials to be a terrifying psychological thriller but the poorly written script and dull story causes this horror a forgettable-no-scare-horror-film.
Director: D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye: 2008 ; I Am Number Four: 2011)
Main Cast: Kate Beckinsale ; Duncan Joiner ; Mel Raido ; Lucas Till
Genre: Horror ; Psychological ; Drama
Release Year: 2016
- A lot of footage ended up in the cutting room, which includes a flashback/dream sequence where Dana saw a beautiful party by Mr. & Mrs. Black while their daughter is left alone in the attic.
- Film got completed by 2014 but didn’t get released until 2016.
- First film released by Relativity Studios after emerging from the bankruptcy filed back on 2015.
- Released under Relativity Rouge‘s label.
- Parts of the movie were shot on the same street where Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth (1993) were filmed.