The Disappointments Room

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Rate: 3/10

Release Year: 2016

Trivia(s):

  • 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.
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