Seance

critic Reviews

, 46% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Writer-director Simon Barrett has a certain filmmaking flair, but it isn't enough to raise Seance above its somewhat pedestrian story.
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    Angie HanFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's really silly, but I think that's it's saving grace.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    A genre treat.
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    Monica CastilloRogerEbert.com
    With leaden performances and puzzling camerawork, it's hard to feel in tune with the movie's frights outside of the occasional jump scare.
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    Lena WilsonNew York Times
    When the film does choose a genre, it occasionally sticks the landing, but "Seance" ultimately feels jumbled.
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    Dennis HarveyVariety
    "Seance" proves a disappointingly boilerplate retro slasher that's pedestrian on every level from concept to execution.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Mostly, Seance is a paint-by-numbers horror tale, and the paint is running dry.
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    Witney SeiboldCritically Acclaimed Podcast
    Not a riff on slasher, nor an homage, but a straight up repetition, complete with all the banalities therein.
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    Jason ShawhanNashville Scene
    A future slumber-party classic.
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    Audrey FoxWe Live Entertainment
    Even bad horror can be entertaining in its own way. But Seance manages to be not just bad. It commits the cardinal sin of the horror genre: it's boring.
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    Alix TurnerGhouls Magazine
    Nothing quite gave Seance the spooky atmosphere it cried out for.
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