The downer is that the other bits that were intended to scare and unnerve seem to be out of place or are otherwise excess. Spoiler free, vague examples: While it’s possible living at the site of a murder could exacerbate a young man’s night terrors, it’s hard to get behind the way it’s used in the plot. The box scene was a perfect example. The bush scene was a little better. What of the ghost children parading behind out protagonist? Excess. It’s not like the movie couldn’t tie symbols together, just look at the scorpion, snake and dog. If anything, the movie felt loose and was slow because it was sloppy, not because it was building tension or atmosphere.
That being said, there are many parts that were really great horror, but because of that inconsistency, I rate it a 7.2/10. It’s good and better than a lot of the horror movies out there but isn’t amongst the best.