Too many loose threads


1. The 'Dutch Hunters'? Heavily discussed before entering the campsite. Then forgotten. Was the shirtless guy supposed to be a dutch hunter? The hunters ended up having zero impact.

2. Is the 'bad guy' supernatural? Or the work of humans? Why would ghosts use that patented spot light? Did ghosts bury that large tin chamber? These seem to be man-made objects

3. Nothing from or about Ross's uncle after we hear his story

4. No confirmation that they did or did not time warp

5. Returning the gold-infused quartz was so important but didn't change their fate at all

6. Does Ross even die?

Maybe these questions were left open-ended to add to the suspense, but to me the movie has too many plot elements to tie neatly together. It's like if Lost ever didn't have a next episode.

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It looks intriguing, but to many loose ends isn't ideal. I keep waiting for one of these movies to get a score, or rating of 8-10, but they always fall short. "Alien Abduction" was horrible, and "Paranormal Activity" started good, but I didn't feel the need to watch the latest sequel. Of course the 1st "Blair Witch" film was awesome, until we all found out that it was fake. Still I felt genuinely scared of the scenario. I do like these cavern, and mine, horror films. I even liked Scy-Fi's "Ghost Mine" reality/ghost hunting TV series, especially with all the real history involved, and the massacre of the Chinese miners. You don't know what's a genuine accident, or a real paranormal experience, and it is true that quartz emit energy, and gold mines are full of quartz veins. Of course other good horror movies with a similar scenario, were "The Decent," and its sequel. Also, that newer one, but I can't seem to recall it's title, but it was on Demand.

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Check out "Lovely Molly" if you haven't. That's a found footage movie, granted also by Sanchez, that I think is sorely underrated and genuinely creepy.

Science can't explain everything, but religion can't explain anything.

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I'd be surprised if one of these types of movies ever gets that high of a rating on IMDB. A lot of people automatically rate found footage movies low just because they're found footage. Even Blair Witch only has a rating of 6.4 here.

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Thank you for the spoiler font.

You are quite correct, too many loose ends.

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I enjoyed watching the movie - it was effectively creepy at times. Unfortunately, I have to agree that there were too many loose ends without enough clues to even try to tie them together.

That said, I think the shirtless guy we saw near the beginning might have been Paul. Remember that he's shirtless in the final scene and that they are possibly in a time warp. End-of-movie possessed Paul is running around in the same time and space as beginning-of-movie sane Paul (who initially seemed to be the only grown-up in the trio and was rather easy on the eyes besides, btw). Other than that, I don't know what the filmmakers wanted us to think was going on. A combination of aliens and evil mountain spirits, maybe? It's too bad, because just a little more effort could have helped viewers at least theorize about the cause of the events.

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Yeah, too many things mixed in, and no real focus on any one thing.

It says it was inspired on true events. It doesn't look like the real Superstition Mountains are really as much a hotbed for strange activity as the film makes it seem. Apparently, I lot of people have gone missing in search of the mine, but that probably isn't that surprising, as I'm sure any remote wilderness area like this could have the same result if a bunch of non-prepared people go into looking for something that may not even really exist.

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Apparently, I lot of people have gone missing in search of the mine, but that probably isn't that surprising, as I'm sure any remote wilderness area like this could have the same result if a bunch of non-prepared people go into looking for something that may not even really exist.


A lot of people go missing in the wilderness all over North America. We only hear about the ones that are particularly newsworthy (missing child, missing famous person, plane crash involved, > 1 person missing and the like). If you start looking around on the internet (just google "missing persons wilderness areas" for a start), it's creepy how many people have vanished, with their bodies found months or years later in unlikely places or never found at all. There are a lot of crackpot theories, but even if the disappearances are just bad luck, the sheer number is still startling.

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