We first told you about Jay Lender and Micah Wright’s film They’re Watching back in March. The film has made it Netflix and I got a chance to watch it this weekend.
They’re Watching follows a home improvement show as they travel to a remote Eastern European village. When the crew returns six months after a couple buys a fixer-upper to film an update, they discover that the town is a very strange place and the superstitious villagers seem to follow them where ever they go. After two of the crew accidentally interrupt and record a funeral things get even more tense. Not everything is as it seems.
The film stars Mia Faith, Kris Lemche, David Alpay, Carrie Genzel, Dimitri Diatchenko, Christian Balint, and Alin Popa, among others.
The film started out great. There was a real story there, but as the film continues problems arise. First, one of the main characters, Alex, turns annoying quick. Then when the show’s host arrives, we get another character who is distracting and unpleasant. Of course, the character is meant to be unliked, but the character doesn’t achieve the desired effect of making you feel sympathy for the other characters. Every time she opens her mouth you want break out a role of Duct Tape. Half way through, it’s obvious where the movie is going. Even then, I was still interested enough to watch it all the way through. They’re Watching had a lot of potential, but it was ruined by the cheesy (not in a good way) effects. The last 20 minutes were a real let down. There was an opportunity for a good film, but bad acting and even worse effects just ruined it.
So, now comes the question of would I recommend They’re Watching? I have to say, no. There are a ton of great things to watch on Netflix, but this film isn’t one of them.