December 15, 2009

The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006)

So it was supposed to be a ghost story based on true events. It was also probably the most boring hour and a half of my life too in spite of writing this review at the same time. It's just not a horror film by any stretch of the imagination.

It took until an hour and 10 minutes in before the only interesting part of the story occurred which is the confession to the murder of Lucy Keyes. Up until then it was just like a boring "made for TV" movie with everyone having weird flashback dreams and shouting "Lucy, Lucy!" over and over again.

It was nice to see that Julie Delpy hasn't really aged much since "An American Werewolf in Paris" and that Brooke Adams has (and badly!) but neither of them can act anyway.

It was filmed well and probably makes all the Americans who know the legend quite pleased that it was committed to film even if in such an inept, unscary and completely unsatisfying manner.

It just didn't do anything for me except make me want to kick the telly in every time another character said the name "Lucy" especially in the last 10 minutes (plus the horrendous song over the end credits!). I am however thinking it could be useful for a "drinking game" for serious boozers. You'd die of alcohol poisoning though if you were to attempt more than a sip for every time you hear, "Lucy, Lucy, Lucy!"

So that's another 0 out of 10 from me. Leave it on shelf unless that you think that "An American Haunting" was a really good film too.

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