“The Disappointments Room” stars Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido, Gerald McRaney, and Lucas Till. Released on September 9, 2016, the film is about a family who moved into their dream house that holds a terrifying secret.
The film is directed by D.J. Caruso, who also directed films such as Disturbia, Eagle Eye, I Am Number Four, and the upcoming action sequel, XXX: Return of Xander Cage. There’s a good chance that you guys didn’t know anything about this film. Long story short, it had a hard time searching for a release date after its distributer, Relativity Media, was filed for bankruptcy. Same thing goes to Kidnap, Masterminds, and Before I Wake. After solving that problem, they set it for a September release, and bada-bing, bada-boom, we got “The Disappointments Room”. I only heard about it from the trailer I watched on Youtube, which tells me that they didn’t do that much marketing on this film elsewhere. Since it is playing at my cinema, I couldn’t resist seeing it out of curiosity.
The performances were OK, but Kate Beckinsale could’ve used a bit more work.
The story and characters were poorly written.
It had little shock value, but it didn’t leave that much of an impact in terms of scares.
The ending was a bit anti-climatic.
Felt more like a drama than a horror film.
Final thoughts: “The Disappointments Room” definitely lives up to its title. Not even the performances and its shock value are enough to save this poorly executed horror film. If you’re looking for something that’ll scare the biscuits out of you, this isn’t it. I’m sorry that there’s not much to say about this film, but I didn’t find it that scary at all. To put it in a less negative way, the film was extremely poor.