The Shadow People

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"The dead never sleep"
  • NR
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 19 min
  • 3.4  (326)

The Shadow People is a 2017 horror-thriller film directed by Brian T. Jaynes and written by David Wilson. The movie stars Bug Hall, Kat Steffens, and C. Thomas Howell. The movie centers around a sleep disorder that has been haunting people for centuries. People experiencing this sleep disorder report seeing shadowy figures lurking around them while they sleep. The figures have been identified as supernatural beings called 'the shadow people.' The fear of these shadowy figures has been an inherent part of human culture for centuries, and there are various cultural interpretations of these beings. However, the common thread that binds all the interpretations is the fear and the feeling of helplessness when these beings manifest.

As the movie begins, we see a young couple, Charlie and Rae, who have relocated to a small town. After a few days, they experience the same sleep disorder, which plagues them with strange dreams and visions of shadowy figures walking around their house. They are unable to pinpoint the cause of their sleep disorder and are thus forced to seek help from a team of sleep specialists.

The specialists, Dr. Reese and Dr. Vincent, are intrigued by Charlie and Rae's case, as it is a textbook example of the sleep disorder prevalent in people who believe in shadow beings. The doctors become convinced that Charlie and Rae's case might be the key to understanding this mysterious sleep disorder.

As the investigation progresses, the doctors realize that there is more to the disorder than they had initially believed. They soon discover that the town has a dark history and that the shadow beings might be an ancient evil entity that has been haunting the town for centuries. Their research takes them through a dark path of secrets, betrayal, and ancient myths surrounding the shadow people.

The Shadow People provide many jump-scares and spooky moments. The movie's visual effects are impressive, and the narrative keeps you at the edge of your seat. The characters' performances are spot-on, particularly with the male lead, Bug Hall, who manages to convey the right amount of fear and paranoia.

Overall, The Shadow People is a well-crafted horror thriller that manages to keep the audience engaged and entertained while providing moments of suspense and terror. Although the film delves into some dark themes, its scares are more psychological than jumpy, which is precisely what makes it such an intriguing watch.

In conclusion, The Shadow People is a movie that is sure to appeal to horror movie lovers, particularly those who enjoy a good supernatural tale. While it could have been a bit more polished in certain areas, such as the pacing and character development, it is still an enjoyable and entertaining film that is worth a watch.

The Shadow People is a 2017 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 19 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.4.

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    3.4  (326)