The trailer of “Abattoir” (“Slaughterhouse” in French) looked so promising. A family gets brutally murdered in their house, and haunt the place ever since. At least that’s what I thought this movie would be about. I guess that I’ve never been so wrong about something in my entire life.
The story was bad, they tried to do something original, but failed miserably. It’s predictable, way too slow, and the dialogues are pointless. Halfway through the movie, I started to feel itchy and restless in my couch. When I looked at Sardoken, he was struggling not to fall asleep.
I also didn’t like any of the characters. The detective and the reporter apparently had some history. Unfortunately, the chemestry wasn’t there, and they completely failed to unfold whatever there was/is between them. The acting was generally bad.
My biggest disappointment (if it could get any worse) was the lack, or better said, the non-existence of jump scares. I’m a scaredy cat, and a horror movie that doesn’t make me jump, is a fail. I realize that I use the word “fail” a lot in this post, but that’s what this movie is, one big failboat. Do yourself a favor, and skip on this one.