Movie Review – Seance (2021)


Seance, 2021.

Written and directed by Simon Barrett.
Starring Suki Waterhouse, Inanna Sarkis, Madisen Beaty, Ella-Rae Smith, Seamus Patterson, Marina Stephenson Kerr, Megan Best, Djouliet Amara, Jade Michael and Stephanie Sy, Wrath Of Man Watchnow 4K UHD | HD-1080p | HD-720p​ .



Camille, a young woman who arrives at the Edelvine Academy following the untimely and violent death of one student.


It takes about five minutes to hate each character Seance. Written and directed by Simon Barrett (apparently talented considering his merits You are next and Guest, released the two best horror films of their years), the story focuses on a group of high school students who attend the Edelvine Academy for all the girls and who, however, seem to enjoy their age playing pranks with each other and trying to invite spirits. In particular, they are trying to catch the spirit of a former classmate who had committed suicide in a dorm bathroom. However, after the frightening aftermath is revealed to be the leader of Alice (Inanna Sarkis) another system, leaving Kerrie ((Megan Best) bullied and frustrated, she just runs to find her dead a few minutes later, which seems to be intentionally jumping out the window.

This unfortunate tragedy leaves an opening for enrollment that Camille Meadows (Suki Waterhouse plays one of the only pleasant characters here, assures herself and stands on the ground) is fulfilled, and quickly becomes a new destination for the brutal anger of the click. Not all members of the group are stuck, as scholarship support Helina (Ella-Rae Smith) looks at Camille around the darkly lit Academy (it also feels like they are the only six students in the school, which adds to the scary factor) but also sometimes becomes distracting), explaining that Alice and the company have always been like this and that she will eventually get used to it. They also discuss Kerrie’s tragic go and how she was once closer to Helina before she had even more to do with the malicious shenanigan. The thing is, all of these people are often so nasty about each other; at the first show you sit there wondering why they are friends in the first place.


The CEO’s son Trevor (Seamus Patterson) seems to be the only guy on the property who acts as a repairman for everything that goes wrong and various dorms. Speaking of the principal, he instructs the young people to work around the library. Still, it’s not long before they get confused and decide to do another session because these people are obviously stupid and don’t learn. This time they want to talk to Kerre and ask if he’s taking himself.

Not surprisingly, during Sean’s time, Kerrie writes that she was indeed murdered, which raises a mystery. Other students include scholarship winners Bethany (Madisen Beaty), Jade Michael Lenora (she decides to sneak in and hang out with an older man) and Yvonne (Stephanie Sy), all of whom add to the list of potential suspects. As you probably already guessed, more bodies began to accumulate, borrowing a Yell atmosphere without sharp writings. And for a while, Seance seems very predictable because there seems to be only one natural, logical way to do this.

Seance-4-600x400 Much can be said; half of the thread is an unexpected announcement. The thing is, how and why the surrounding details are so ridiculously silly and unlikely that it would have been wiser to stay on the path of logic. Simon Barrett clearly hopes that the culminatingly hostile violence will culminate in a culminating ridiculous story (there’s even a brilliant hand-to-hand battle scene), but it’s just one stumbling block in a movie that constantly features each other’s characters (I seriously lost how many Sean there are). The last scene also ends at a well-intentioned moment that feels completely unlearned in hopes of other backs.

Simon Barrett is also talented in shorts (he has segments in both The ABCs of Death and V / H / S 1 + 2), and it certainly has a feeling Seance would have worked better cut down to get into skillfully prepared bloodshed as soon as possible. There’s also proper sound design (one part where the distorted sound from the speakers goes into silence made me temporarily question whether my computer’s sound had malfunctioned), but a few smart sight and sound aren’t enough to overcome the twists that try so hard to keep the viewer in balance in favor of a number of shock values) that they are a combination of nonsense and poorly designed.

Flickering myth rating – Movie: ★ ★ / Movie: ★ ★ ★

Robert Kojder is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Critics Choice Association. He is also a Flickering Myth review editor. Check here For new reviews, follow mine Twitter or Letterboxdor send an email to [email protected]


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