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      The Forgotten

      2014 1h 30m Horror List
      Reviews 29% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Strange noises from the apartment next door wake up Tommy, and one morning his mattress has been dragged to the shared wall. Soon he must confront his father's disturbing behavior while battling an unseen force raging next door. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Hope Madden Screen Relish Frampton shows an aptitude for utilizing color, texture, light and shadow to create a forbidding atmosphere. His film combines elements of other recent indie gems that couched genre tales in environments of urban squalor. Rated: 3 Apr 8, 2019 Full Review Anton Bitel Grolsch Film Works Frampton handles the scares masterfully - but it is the pervasive sense of sadness that will haunt you longer. Aug 30, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member For a small British horror film, I was really impressed with what it manage to achieve and the tension created. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review r 9 Uneventful. 'The Forgotten' is a rather dull horror flick. It builds a little bit of tension in parts, but ends up just sleepwalking to a crescendo which concludes before it even gets going; which leads to a somewhat abrupt finish. Elarica Gallacher and Clem Tibber do give solid enough performances, I will say that. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review joe m "The Forgotten" is a gripping horror film that is one of those special movies that manages to do more - much more - with less. No graphics, no eerie ghosts, no cheap scares. None of that - just a slow, brooding build-up to a pow pow pow! With out giving any spoilers, the ending does leave you guessing, but definitely in a good way. As noted by one of the critics, "The Forgotten" is truly enhanced by the undercurrent of sadness and despair of characters who are living on the margins of society in the UK. The three lead - Tiber, Gallacher and Dingwall - all give real to life performance with all the scenes giving a truly gritty sense of living in Britian's council flats. Fantastic! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A struggling father and meek teenage son move into an abandoned apartment complex and begin scrapping and selling for income. The mother is absent, and where she is we don't know immediately, though presumably she's alive. While scrapping, the teenager discovers a left-over token of St.Jude, the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes. The teenager doesn't have much to do all day, no school, wandering around the streets, sketching in his journal, hanging around the apartment, but he meets an older teen girl who helps him against some local ruffians. Eventually he begins seeing things in the flat. His father has too many problems to cope with his son's claims, and the father gets into trouble. Luckily, the UK has free medical care, and the father finds himself in the hospital, leaving his son alone in the flat with its unusual occurrences. The mood is haunting, and the setting is deteriorating. The teenager elicits the help of the teen girl who pities his situation. The performances are natural and convincing. The writing is natural, and the dialogue feels as defensive and reluctant as a normal conversation between two young people who've just met each other in that situation. Sure they seem to each need a friend, but the relationship isn't rushed, and the haunting atmosphere keeps the interaction repressed. The haunting elements are a bit underscored, and they're not very frightening or good for a jump scare. There's less intrigue for the audience about the haunting than there is for the other subplots. Plus there's the question of why, when she's in the room the first time, the ending didn't happen then? The subplots progress, and as the movie goes on, the stories intersect for an ending that's unsurprising, peculiar, sedated, and melancholic. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This was a great, engaging film without all of the goofy CGI that ruin most Hollywood horror films today. Definitely worth a watch! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Unfortunately I'll never forget what a dull fizz 'The Forgotten' is or how flat I feel having wasted 90 mins watching it drearily approach it's timely and pathetic end. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Strange noises from the apartment next door wake up Tommy, and one morning his mattress has been dragged to the shared wall. Soon he must confront his father's disturbing behavior while battling an unseen force raging next door.
      Director
      Oliver Frampton
      Producer
      Jennifer Handorf
      Screenwriter
      Oliver Frampton, James Hall
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 11, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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