Down a Dark Hall Reviews

December 7, 2018
Dispiritingly bland gothic nonsense, more concerned with gloomy atmosphere and trite adolescent angst than with creating a compelling story.
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 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
An otherwise forgettable and routine horror movie, Down a Dark Hall does provide one spark of cleverness.
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 3, 2018
The characters... they live in their own inopia and do not seem to want to get out of there. [Full review in Spanish]
July 30, 2018
Instead of provoking perverse terror, it invokes the fear of that first Ouija board we obtained at the time with the purpose of showing off that we were no longer children. [Full review in Spanish]