Within (15)

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - FILM - ON GEN­ERAL RE­LEASE DA­MON SMITH

2/5

Di­rected with a heavy hand by Phil Clay­don, Within is a haunted house thriller that lacks scares, sus­pense or in­ge­nu­ity.

Screen­writer Gary Dauber­man tele­graphs his in­ten­tions so far in ad­vance that when the ter­ri­fied home own­ers fi­nally piece to­gether the glar­ingly ob­vi­ous clues, we greet their mo­ment of wideeyed re­al­i­sa­tion with snorts of de­ri­sion.

In­deed, there are more un­in­ten­tional gig­gles than spine-chill­ing jolts, like when a be­spec­ta­cled tyke ca­su­ally

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