Great story but movie missed too many points
Even from the very beginning of the movie there was problems. In the Diary, it all starts in 1907 but in the movie it starts in 1910, and the whole thing was just rush rush...it would have been nice to have made it a two part longer miniseries. Another big issue was Madam Lu...in the Diary, she never comes to Rose Red and never seems much interested in it at all, she in turn gets another woman to visit to do the seance and it was not her at all.
It just seems key story lines where mixed around, edited or not even put in the movie. I would have totally loved them to have stuck with the Diary, but it was watchable, although not at all the summation that you get from the Diary.