This film is guilty of the occasional jump scare and it is incredibly obvious when they’re about to happen, but it doesn’t go overboard. Besides, this is a forgivable offence considering the tension it manages to build particularly in the beginning of the film. The best scares don’t involve loud noises or violence, but the camera’s fixation on Jane Doe’s face; her eyes are grey and she just stares at you, with what looks like a slightly angry expression that got under my skin. The film could have done with a longer third act, because while the fast pace is relieving after a slow, tension-filled beginning, the ending feels a little rushed. On the other hand, I do appreciate the bleak outcome of the film and really enjoyed it overall.
This is a very interesting film that I enjoyed despite the occasional jump scare. It’s well-made and has a good cast – however, Ophelia Lovibond’s character, Emma, does seem pointless. It does a good job establishing the main characters in the beginning though, which is impressive considering the short amount of time it had to do so. It could have been improved if it had kept the simplicity of the plot throughout the whole film, because the explanation is over the top and does feel a bit out of place. However, it is definitely worth watching because there are still plenty of things to like about it.