This movie definatley gets a B-Tastic award. It's bad, really bad, but definatley fun to watch.
There are so many holes in the plot I can't even believe it. The biggest one is when the kids are sittin on the couch staring at a wall and somehow see the girl getting attacked outside, on the other side of the house. Rather than list them all out I'll let you find them out yourself. The father in this film is hilarious; unintentionally. He is the most over-bearing a-hole I have ever seen in a movie. He never stops harrassing his daughter at every moment he can. One example is when the daughter is having nightmares she keeps tossing and turning in bed. She wakes up. Somehow the dad was not bothered at all by her tossing and turning, but the sitting up thing apparently was too far. She sits up and you hear him yell up "What the hell is going on up there?"
The film focuses on using stop motion animation and reverse film to make the special effects. The plot is totally linear, leaving no room for suprise. When things get icky this film brings in the cliche' old mand who somehow knows everything about whats going on. I'll leave it at that.
The most amusing thing about this movie has got to be the packaging. The ghoul on the cover IS NOT in the movie at all. The house on the cover is also in no way the house where the film takes place. To top it off, ther are pictures on the back that are also not in the movie. The most notable one is the picture with the girls who has her eyes sucked out. Not only is that not in the move, but that character is also no where to be found in the entire film. The film description on the back has 3 innacuracies on it. First, she never calls her friends they just show up. Second, the father is not gone on business, he goes drinking. I can't quite remember what the third is right now. The package I'm referring to is the one with the blue guy on the front. I've seen this film with different packaging of which I can't speak on.