Yes it’s a Joe Dante movie. But let’s get sentimentality and nostalgia out of the view.
It’s more like a mish-mash update version of few horror classics. Poltergeist, The Ring and Child’s Play to name some. The final result? Other than being too generic, of course, it’s just not scary. If this were PG rated, that would be another story. But it’s just too clean and too safe for a PG-13 teen horror movie, even back then in 2009.
My Rating: 4/10