Mercy (2014, Peter Cornwell)
Kids, Grandma, Devil, Rural Locale, etc.

Acting: 6
Anxiety: 5
Atmosphere: 6
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 4
Production: 5
Recommended: 4
Scares: 4
Story: 4
Unpredictable: 4

Total: 52

Not a terrible movie, but nothing to write home about. Based on a Stephen King story, so you know it can’t be THAT bad, but he has a lot of mediocre storylines, so there’s real potential for it to not be great. Special effects seemed pretty bad for 2014, distractingly so. Felt a little made-for-TV. Kids go to stay with grandma, she’s been possessed, little boy has to fight the devil in order to save the souls of everyone ever. Also, P.S., Cthulhu. What? Anyway. I bet the short story’s much scarier. All-in-all, this isn’t the worst movie to watch, particularly if you’re stuck at home and flying through movies you’ve never seen.