Lisaa Review - Hardly scary!
Lisaa does not have a romantic track. The runtime is 110 minutes. There is only one song. It gets right into the plot in the very first scene. All these point towards a movie that should ideally work like a tightly packed horror movie from Hollywood. Social media infact tells me that the film is a remake ( official/unofficial?) of 'The Visit' by M. Night Shyamalan. I look up at the synopsis and the similarities are striking.
All the good work done in doing away with any romance is nullified by an attrocious comedy track.The makers probably felt that they needed comedy to give a break from the scares. But the unfortunate part is that Lisaa is hardly scary. Save a moment or two of jump scares and there is no real eerie feel to the proceedings. I was wondering why wasn't I getting scared and then realized that when the actors on screen themselves roam around happily without dropping a sweat when they believe they are amidst ghosts, why would I even bother?
The biggest undoing of Lisaa is the acting which predominantly matches the standard found in amateur short films. It is baffling to see the characters on screen roam around happily after supposed encounters with ghosts on the previous night.You can understand this if Lisaa was a horror comedy. But the makers want to scare us and fail to impart any sort of fear on us. The 3D effects aren't really exciting and some portions actually appear blurred.
Lisaa actually has a solid premise for the horror/thriller genre but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.