The Other Side of the Door

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"It was never meant to be opened."
  • R
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.3  (19,142)
  • 41

The Other Side of the Door is a horror movie from 2016 directed by Johannes Roberts. It stars Sarah Wayne Callies as Maria, a grieving mother who lost her young son in a tragic accident. Jeremy Sisto plays her husband, Michael, who is also struggling to come to terms with the loss of their child. Sofia Rosinsky plays their daughter, Lucy, who is too young to fully understand what has happened.

The movie takes place in India, where Maria and Michael have moved in an attempt to start over. Maria, a sculptor, is drawn to the ancient ruins nearby and finds solace in their peacefulness. One day, a local woman warns her of a ritual that can allow her to speak to her dead son one last time - but she must abide by certain rules. Specifically, she must not open the door to the spirit world, or else face dire consequences.

Maria is initially hesitant, but eventually gives in to her grief and performs the ritual. However, she cannot resist the temptation to open the door and speak to her son. As a result, the barrier between the living and the dead is broken, and malevolent spirits begin to haunt her family.

The Other Side of the Door is a creepy and atmospheric movie, with some truly unnerving scenes. The setting is beautiful but eerie - the ruins and the surrounding jungle are filled with ominous sounds and shadows. The performances are strong, particularly from Callies, who carries most of the emotional weight of the film.

One of the strongest aspects of the movie is its exploration of grief and loss. Maria and Michael's pain is palpable, and their attempts to move on are often thwarted by their memories of their son. There are some truly heart-wrenching moments, such as when Maria listens to old voicemails from her son just to hear his voice again.

However, the movie's scares are somewhat hit-and-miss. While there are a few genuinely horrifying moments, most of the scares rely on jumpscares and loud noise cues. There is also a subplot involving a sinister figure from the past that feels underdeveloped and unsatisfying.

Overall, The Other Side of the Door is an effective horror movie that uses its setting and themes well. While it's not always scary, it's a solid choice for those looking for a spooky and emotionally resonant film.

The Other Side of the Door is a 2016 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 41.

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    5.3  (19,142)
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