As the forgoing plot description may have made clear, there is some metaphysical gobbledygook of the H.P. Lovecraft variety on offer here. But grownups will easily dismiss these jumbled references, along with a theory that purgatory holds beings besides as-yet unperfected human souls. These notions are spouted by Patrick (“Harry Potter” stalwart Tom Felton), organizer of the seance that got Kelly and Ben into their moldy mess in the first place.
Either as an homage to Hitchcock’s “Psycho” or for less lofty reasons, we follow Kelly into the shower at one point, though we see her only from a distance and through the modesty-preserving medium of a semi-opaque shower curtain.
She also does some under-the-sheets canoodling with Ben and demonstrates her distracted state by spending a series of scenes clad only in her underwear. Presumably, she’s not the only one who’s meant to be distracted.
The film contains minimal violence and gore, cohabitation, a brief, nongraphic bedroom scene, blurred upper female and partial nudity, a couple of crude words, at least one crass term and fleeting innuendo. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III – adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 – parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Mulderig is on the staff of Catholic News Service.