The Legacy is an average horror film that murders its characters one by one in the most cruel and diabolical way conceivable, until the last survivor remains in order to inherit the so-called Legacy, though one could better describe it as a curse. The film bases its theme on the old idea of selling one's soul to the Devil for worldly gains, and is reminiscent of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians, except in this case there are six characters rather than ten. The film also makes one think of the biblical adage of what good does do a person to gain the whole world if the price is one's soul.
Nevertheless, the film does not work because of the gruesome murders, since the film does not really allow the viewer to develop any emotional attachment to the victims and consequently their fate. However, the film is good entertainment due to the relationship and adventures of its two main characters, played by Katherine Ross and Sam Elliott. I was particularly impressed with the performance of Sam Elliott, who plays a strong character with a sensitive disposition. One could really argue that this is his film, and also the main reason to view it. Unfortunately, the film portrays his motivation at the end of the film as being somewhat out of character, as well as how it transforms the character played by Katherine Ross. Also, it seems somewhat silly to see her character suddenly have these supernatural powers that she never knew she had.
An average horror film that can entertain, but offers nothing particularly unique or special.