Okay, this movie was just not wonderful. I like movies that are different, but in all honesty this movie was billed as a horror movie when it was really more science fiction. Yeah, it did have horror elements, like monsters with no skin and gory faces, but it was all about the science.
A young mother (played by Ali Larter) is haunted by ghosts in her house, or what might be ghosts. She is often asked by her son when they are going to move or leave the house, and her constant reply is, "I'm working on it." Which I found really annoying, because she never seemed to be working on anything, like nothing. I don't even know what she did for a job. Maybe she was a teacher? Maybe she worked at home? It was never developed. And this brings me to the first problem in this film. The characters were all very flat. The mother was dull and she didn't seem to be protecting her kids, or trying to fix the situation in her house. The son was supposed to be very angry but really we don't know why, even when the mother keeps saying, "You're just like your father." There is a young girl but she is never fully developed, and there is a boyfriend, but he too is flat. All we know about the boyfriend is that he is a teacher and a science person.
Throughout the movie the mother talks about the father and why he left or she left him, but we have no idea if he is dead or alive since it is never explored. There are so many holes in this movie it made me want to scream. I wanted to like it, mostly because I don't think Ali Larter is a bad actress, but I just couldn't. It was dull, the plot made no sense, and everything in the movie was circular, which means it ended where it began before it could really end. The viewer is never told how the bad guy came to be, although there are hints to it, and throughout the movie the scares were not scary. I was never given the chance to care for any of the characters, so I didn't.
I don't recommend this movie to anyone. It's was just dull and pointless. The idea could have been interesting if it had been developed correctly, but it was too all over the place. Also, if they had kept it just a science fiction movie and skipped the horror elements it might have been a more successful film.