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Inspired by the true-story of the unsolved murders of two twin girls, A Haunting at Silver Falls draws us into the shadowy, malevolent world of ‘Silver Falls’, a small town plagued by a series of unexplained deaths. When newly arrival Jordan, an orphaned teenager (played by movie debutant Alix Elizabeth Gitter), becomes haunted by the ghost of a murdered young girl, she is compelled to uncover the shocking truth…
"A Haunting at Silver Falls" focuses on Jordan, a teenager who has moved in with her Aunt and Uncle after her parents die, this is something that is never explained early on in the film but there is good reason for it. When Jordan and her date are out in the woods partying they get separated when Police arrive. While running through the woods Jordan stumbles on a ring but after she puts it on she begins to be haunted by twin sisters killed who were killed years ago. The question is why are the haunting Jordan, do they simply want the ring back or are they trying to tell her something about the murders and the past of Silver Falls?
On the outside "A Haunting at Silver Falls" seems like any other ghost story you might have seen but this one has a lot more going for it. Sure there are your typical moments of creepiness when the ghosts appear but there is also a solid mystery going on here which I felt separated this from other films like it. The filmmakers did a nice job at keeping what happened a mystery, the Aunt and Uncle are definitely suspect with the things they say and do and the Uncle seems like a pedophile but you still do not know who committed the crimes and for what reason till the very end. The whole town seems to be a bit suspect with their strange behavior. Production wise the film looks great and it takes full advantage of what it has at its disposal as far as the woods ect... to create the right amount of atmosphere. Acting wise I thought everyone in the film did a great job especially Alix Elizabeth Gitter who did a great job playing Jordan.
To be fair the film is not without its flaws but no film is, for a straight to video entry I found it to be a lot more entertaining than a good bit of the horror films released in theaters nowadays. So if you like the genre and enjoy a good ghost story then I highly recommend checking this one out. You get the normal scares and a good murder mystery on top of it.
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Released by Inception Media Group
*** 1/2 Out Of *****