Writer: Matt Venne (Screenplay)
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Katee Sackhoff, Craig Fairbrass, Adrian Holmes, Kendall Cross, Teryl Rothery, William MacDonald
Plot: When Abe Dale’s (Fillion) family is murdered right in front of his eyes he starts to question his life. Abe tries to kill himself and see the white light but is bought back to life. He returns with a new gift, the ability to see when someone’s number is up. He decides to use this new gift to start trying to save people’s lives but it comes at a cost.
Verdict: Horror thriller that ups the level from the original
Story: This builds on the basic EVP ideas in the first film by taking what we see that character struggle to learn and give it instantly to our new hero. It keeps the idea of our hero suffering from a tragedy in their life. It also keeps the warning of not to mess with the supernatural as the consequences will be worse. (8/10)
Actor Review: Nathan Fillion – Abe who gains and uses the gift to see when people are about to die. Nathan packs up his loveable friendly character we are all very used to seeing and gives us a darker character who struggles with tough decisions in his life after what happens. (8/10)
Actor Review: Katee Sackhoff – Sherry a nurse whose life that Abe saves and has also had a loss of a loved one. Good supporting role help Abe show more emotion but in the end doesn’t get enough screen time to be as important to Abe as she should be. (7/10)
Director Review: Patrick Lussier – Creates some good jump scares which add to the story some we see coming some we don’t. (8/10)
Horror: Good horror uses more ghosts and jumps to give the audience something to be scared about. (8/10)
Thriller: More thrilling that the first and each build up is to what will happen all come off very well. (7/10)
Special Effects: Some good special effects, usually ghosts jumping out of nowhere to good effect. (8/10)
Believability: A bit more farfetched than the original by not just tapping into communicating with the dead it is more about controlling who might die. (3/10)
Chances of Tears: Some people may but it is unlikely. (2/10)
Settings: Like the original this one tries to keep all its events to an everyday setting which leads to a form of realism to the events what occur to the characters and add to the idea people could die with something as simple as the next step. (8/10)
Suggestion: I would suggest this film to the horror audience out there but gore fans need look somewhere else. The use of more jumps and ghosts may also take away the more casual non-horror fans out the picture. Sci-Fi favourites Nathan Fillion and Katee Sackhoff should both add more viewers though. (Try It)
Best Part: The idea Abe could save people.
Worst Part: That saving people causes more damage.
Favourite Quote: Henry Caine ‘And on the third day.. Christ rose again… but what about the devil?’
Trivia: Abe and Sherry go to a bar called O’Malley’s which is the same name is as the one used in Nathan Fillion’s sitcom Two Guys and a Girl.
Oscar Chances: No
Chances of Sequel: Hasn’t had one yet, could be a good franchise but need another idea with this being a different story than the original.
Similar Too: White Noise
Overall: Great follow up adds more to the story and gives the film a better horror atmosphere.