I snagged a copy shortly after it came out and after a few weeks I sat down to see how it was.
-The twist is pretty decent. I knew a twist was coming, just not how far the twist would go.
What I Didn’t Like About It:
-You can tell from the trailer/first scene a twist is coming. It was a little choreographed but I will admit I didn’t predict the entire twist which was nice.
-The biggest sin this film made was stating that it took place in the 80’s. Script wise it make sense to cash in on the Satanic Panic of the time for the plot, but on a low budget film it costs money to set the film back thirty-forty years. The first noticeable mistake was the modern kitchen. The counter tops, sink, and faucet are very much 2010’s and not the 1980’s. A few minutes after that I noticed a very modern vacuum cleaner behind one of the characters taking up a good portion of the screen. This is just sloppy filmmaking and I think led to me losing interest.
-The film drags pretty early on. I just don’t think the script had enough in it to keep me interested for the entire run-time. Once the twist got out of the way, I really lost interest in the film.
-The film attempts to walk the line between horror and comedy, but doesn’t do either all that well.
A great cast and a decent twist were wasted. The movie is very forgettable and really isn’t worth seeking out. I rate We Summon the Darkness a two out of five.