So this movie isn't horror in its purest form. I would rather describe it as an amalgam of horror/thriller/drama. The horror element is not maintained completely consistently throughout the story and usually subtle if you disregard a few old school sudden in-your-face apparitions. In fact, with a run time of two hours the movie actually starts to slack at a few points. To an extent it can be blamed on the bits of the personal life of Sarchie. As much as I would love to see Olivia Munn on the screen, her role is hardly critical to the story, bringing shades of not so meaningful dramatics. The aspect of the movie that keeps it interesting though is to see the treatment of these supernatural cases from the perspective of a police officer, giving it a very cop-thriller feel. The movie revolves around Sarchie trying to find the common link between his recent cases and bring an end to the chaos caused by the supernatural events, thus maintaining a backdrop of horror but the treatment of a thriller. And to add to that, we have Ramirez play a “specialist” (somewhat John Constantine like) and Joel McHale (from Community) add a dash of humour as the “Red-Sox fan” parter of Sarchie.
Overall it is an interesting attempt and offers different experience if not a unique one. I would like to say that this isnt a bad movie and might be worth your time if you have lots to spare or if you are looking to spend the holiday weekend seeking some scares. If not, I’d suggest you wait for the DVD release.