I think sometimes that film critics need to vent, so they take their anger out on little indie films. They get paid specifically NOT to criticize big-budget films. Okay, now that my little rant is done, here goes:
Tim Daly stars as Bryan Beckett, a sarcastic attorney who inherits an old house after his aunt dies. He immediately senses something is not right with the house, but refuses to acknowledge the presence of any ghost or paranormal event whatsoever. At first, he is easily able to logically explain away the strange events, but as the voices become more intense and ghosts actually begin to appear, Beckett runs out of ways to explain what is happening. He gets some help from the lovely and talented Zoe Saldana, who plays a psychic, and eventually learns the truth about the old house, his family secrets, and his hidden past.
There are some refreshing elements here. Tom Arnold is excellent as Beckett's friend and law partner. Robert Prosky is typically fantastic as a jovial preacher, in his final film role. Daly does well in his expanded starring role, despite over-acting at times. Please note: this film is NOT for you if you like to see guts and gore and naked college girls running around getting their heads cut off. This film is more subtle. It makes you think a little, but in no way is it complicated like "Memento." It's just a good old-fashioned ghost story that relies more on mood than on cheap thrills. In other words, if you are a big fan of the 1970's haunted house/ghost movies, this would be right up your alley.