Down a Dark Hall Reviews

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December 7, 2018
Dispiritingly bland gothic nonsense, more concerned with gloomy atmosphere and trite adolescent angst than with creating a compelling story.
October 16, 2018
Thurman exhibits an eccentric authority that has to be seen to be disbelieved.
August 30, 2018
The over-the-top acting and unconvincing special effects, along with the lack of any true element of horror, make the film difficult to watch at times.
August 23, 2018
Duncan supplies an enjoyably bizarre reason for hellraising, and Cortes almost finds a way to sustain weirdness for 90 minutes.
August 22, 2018
This murky, muddled attempt at Gothic horror set in a school is pretty to look at, but gets an F in the subject of scares.
August 19, 2018
The mood is agreeably creepy but the plot grows increasingly silly.
August 18, 2018
Moody and creepy, this Gothic thriller is admirable in its effort to achieve subtle scares but ultimately too tame to truly thrill - though it does feature a reasonably satisfying finale.
August 17, 2018
Some stylish touches are undone by overwrought genre tropes and an abundance of supernatural nonsense.
August 17, 2018
Down a Dark Hall eventually goes Down a Convoluted Tunnel, with some admittedly creepy but also just plain crazy sequences.
August 17, 2018
Rodrigo Cortés' mild supernatural mystery often feels like an incomplete genre exercise; one that reluctantly tiptoes around its "Suspiria"-for-teens premise.
August 17, 2018
This is a decent modern Gothic thriller handled with sufficient style and a straight face by genre ace Cortés.
August 17, 2018
An otherwise forgettable and routine horror movie, Down a Dark Hall does provide one spark of cleverness.
August 16, 2018
The scares might not satisfy those old enough to vote, but it should provide mild chills for its target audience.
August 16, 2018
Teen ghost story adaptation is macabre enough to entertain.
August 16, 2018
With each new element, "Down a Dark Hall" reveals itself, with improbable delight, to be genuinely strange - a movie in which viewers can pick their own pleasure, no two spectators having exactly the same experience.
August 16, 2018
The Gothic haunted-house thriller Down a Dark Hall is loaded with atmospheric chills, in service to a story that goes from labored tedium to full-tilt crazy - but not enough of the latter to make up for the former.
August 15, 2018
Ultimately, Down a Dark Hall falls victim to familiar teen horror tropes: a brooding lead with a heart of gold, predictable jump scares, wincingly bad romantic tension, and obvious villains.
August 15, 2018
Its elegant subtlety feels refreshing in this era of over-the-top horror films.
August 14, 2018
This supernatural chiller is a delightfully sneaky surprise.
August 7, 2018
Well-acted horror, with frights, laughs and pathos.
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