The Other Side of the Door (2016) Movie Review

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2016 | R | Horror
96 minutes /

User Score: 48/100

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The Other Side of the Door Review


After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death.

The Other Side of the Door (2016) is an India/UK horror film that is 96 minute and is also known as El otro lado de la puerta (in Spain); Az ajtón túl (in Hungary) and Po tamtej stronie drzwi (in Poland). Director and co-writer Johannes Roberts (Storage 24 (2012), F (2010), Hellbreeder (2004)) did a brilliant job executing this film in Mumbai, India. The movie had the right amount of blood (not too much), suspense, thrills, tension, and jump scares throughout. It made me jump a few times, so I am not sure if this film is suitable your teenagers who are horror fans. I like that there was a backstory to Maria, and it made me able to connect with her and her grieve as a mother. The Other Side of the Door was a heart touching movie that was mostly a sad watch for me but nevertheless, I enjoyed it.

The Other Side of the Door revolves around Maria ( Sarah Wayne Callies - The Walking Dead (2010), Prison Break (2005), Into the Storm (2014)) who is a mother that did the inevitable to say goodbye to her dead son. Sarah’s husband Michael (Jeremy Sisto - Law & Order (1990), Suburgatory (2011), Clueless (1995), Wrong Turn (2003)) and their kids are living in India. A tragic accident occurs one day that took the couple’s young son, Oliver (Logan CreranSteel (2015), Wait Till Helen Comes (2016), Menorca (2016)) leaving Maria inconsolable. Maria performs a ritual that will allow her to say her final goodbyes to Oliver, but the ceremony did not go the way she planned. She did what everyone do in a horror movie, she did not obey the warnings and caused chaos to fall upon her family. She opened a door that she was warned not to resulting in opening the door between the living and dead. I will leave you with this, their daughter Lucy (Sofia Rosinsky - Zoe and the Prince (2015), Our Little Secret (2016), Bloodline (2013)) is possessed and kills their dog. Watch the movie because it was a nice horror flick that I am happy I have seen.

Sarah Wayne Callies did a fantastic job with her role as a desperate mother that brought more tragedy upon her family as she caused nightmarish possessions from evil spirits onto her family. The cinematographer did an excellent job adding eeriness, creepy moments and scary factors. The tension throughout the movie, build up, suspense, predictable narrative, and jump scares is what made this movie work along with the top notch acting, visual effects, make-up, and horror. With all said, the movie was disturbing at times when I saw the child with empty eye sockets and amongst other things that I cannot mention because I will be giving the movie away.

About The Other Side of the Door 2016

Title: The Other Side of the Door
Year: 2016
Runtime: 96 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.35/5 stars from 42 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 42
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Javier Botet, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Logan Creran, Rahil Gilani, Anup Kumar Sharma, Manoj Prajapati, Avinaash Razdan, Manoj, Jax Malcolm, Vijay Jadhav, Sofia Rosinsky, Binod Kumar Saha, Suchitra Pillai-Malik, R.N. Shukla, Tusali Prajapati, Suchitra Pillai, Bruno The Dog, Shoa Hussain, Mishti Bangera, Amarjeet Singh, Ashok Choudhary, Vijay Saini, Vijay Gupta
Writers: Johannes Roberts, Ernest Riera
Director: Johannes Roberts