Genre : Horror
Country : US
Heather Roop : Jessie
Brighid Fleming : Leah
Jeff Fahey : George
A young girl bravely travels up to her dead Aunts cabin for creative inspiration. Marie gets more than she bargained for, when she soon realizes she is not alone. Confronted by evil spirits, she is forced to fight for her life.
Are yousomeone who has never seen a horror in his life and just decided to take the big step and it should remain fairly soft, then you definitely should watch “The Sacred“. But if you want to start up allready with something more heavy in this genre, then you better forget about this movie. I don’t want to feel guilty about the fact that new horror fans would drop out because they came to the conclusion that the horror genre isn’t that special anyway after watching this film. Because relating “The Sacred” to the horror genre is as ridiculous as claiming that the little snow man in “Frozen” is a real living snowman they have recruited in Lapland. Sheer nonsense!
Jessie (Heather Roop) is a writer who suddenly faces the well-known phenomenon of a writer’s block. Not to worry. Jessie has a cabin inherited from her aunt, who obviously deceased under mysterious circumstances, and uses this opportunity to stay over there and confront herself with her past and so regain some inspiration. So she moves to this secluded cabin in the woods. Soon strange things start to happen and blablablablabla …..
First there is the ridiculous oversupply of used horror elements: self-opening doors, a clock that’s always showing the wrong time, a falling vase, sudden appearances, a radio getting smashed, shadows in the mirror, a doll that appears somewhere all the time, the staring villagers, scary sounds and creaking floors, banging on the door, friends appear and eventually become victims … You can even hear a priest doing an exorcism. The technique of filming in a way as if it appears that someone is spying on you from behind a bush or from the upper floor, has also been used infinite times. And something that starts getting on my nerves over and over again, is the fact that everyone knows nothing or they don’t want to talk about it, and then suddenly they come up with some story about something that happened in the past.And of course Jessie responds to these phenomena as if nothing is going on and it’s just kind of weird. Naive girl!
Links : IMDB