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The Enchanted (2016)

Action | Comedy | Fantasy
Rayting:   3.8/10 2.4K votes
Language: English | American Sign Language
Release date: February 26, 2016

Nick is haunted by night terrors stemming from a tragic murder he saw when he was young. After inheriting an old toy shop, he discovers a cursed elf doll sealed inside an ancient chest with a naughty list of his family's names writte

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keiran-mclaren 25 December 2020

This is a horrible pile of dogsh&t and don't bother watching.

What I do recommend is sending this to someone that you don't like and tell them it's awesome, purely as a prank. It will give new meaning to Elf on a Shelf.

Please send these actors back to acting classes, this is just bad acting all round.

If I had to say one good thing about it then it would be the music and sound effects added to create a scene in a very badly written script filled with bad actors.

colormeunimpressed 11 December 2019

I love horror films and especially love Christmas themed horror, but man, was this movie bad. And no, I don't mean so bad it was good. I mean bad. This is quite literally the worst movie I have ever seen. I honestly don't believe there was an actual script. I think they were just told to wing it. There were moments of talking over each other, awkward pauses and random conversations that had nothing to do with the story. The music track was louder than the dialogue and the acting was just plain terrible. I think some dude just paid his friends to star in it.The elf, which didn't even look like an elf, just looked like a doll, was held up by someone behind a black sheet. I know this because at one point, I believe I saw their hand. That hand gave a better performance than everyone in this movie. Honestly, I wouldn't just skip this movie. I'd run far, far away from it.

karlsaville 24 November 2017

Not QUITE the worst film I've ever seen - after all, it IS in colour. But it's pretty close. It's certainly the lowest IMDb score I've given.

Firstly everyone in the film appears to have some significant physical disability or disfigurement. The lead actress is suffering from some kind of lip bloat, so her face resembles an over-inflated deep sea fish. The lead actor experiences frequent epileptic episodes which the camera rather cruelly continues filming. Either that or he's under the mistaken impression that this constitutes method acting. One of the characters who is 13 feet tall seems not to possess articulated limbs. Or a neck. Or a spine. I assume he is rotated into position by a hidden platform operated by dwarfs.

The elf of the title is a small doll approximately the size of a man's fist, who wields a miniature knife the length of a sewing needle. Using this fearsome instrument he somehow manages to dispatch most of the cast in the movie. Possibly because they are handicapped by the weight of their lips or their inability to articulate their limbs.

I'm not sure. I fast-forwarded most of the film and then abandoned it. But don't take my word for it - knock yourself out. Advisedly during the opening credits.

zuitsuit 22 December 2020

There isn't much to be said that hasn't already been said about this movie, but I am 25 minutes into this movie I need to say something about the pacing of this script. Are they being fed their lines through an ear piece? From behind the camera? There are times when a character speaks and there is dead silence for several seconds. Sometimes they ask questions and the audience is just sitting here, waiting for the other character to answer. Who edited this film? The long delays in the acting and reacting on a set are supposed to be used for editing purposes. Is this an unnecessary attempt at suspense or tension? The audience is already confused and tense from the lack of context and narration. We don't need frustratingly long pauses in between anything that is supposed to be happening. It's a Christmas horror film! Give us a fun story and something to enjoy for an hour and a half. The audience is not looking for a bad attempt at a psychological thriller with a toy elf.

Reviews_of_the_Dead 23 February 2019

This film was another that I decided to check out during my Christmas horror film round up in December. I had heard some unfavorable reviews of the film, but I can be a glutton for punishment, so I was curious to check it out. The official synopsis for this film is Nick (Gabriel Miller) is haunted by night terrors stemming from a tragic murder he saw when he was young. After inheriting an old toy shop, he discovers a cursed elf doll sealed inside an ancient chest with a naughty list of his family's names on it. He soon discovers what happened all those years ago.

I do have to say, that I feel if I would have read the synopsis before seeing the film, some of my issues would have been resolved. The film kicks off with an older man as he is sewing the mouth shut of a boy. Something then comes in and takes a list off his desks.

We then jumped to a couple inside a toyshop. Nick is there with his fiancée Victoria (Natassia Halabi). During my viewing of the film, I was confused as to why they were there. The film didn't do a very good job at establishing that. The film does get a bit creepy though as Nick goes into the back and finds a box. He reads an inscription on the side of it and opens it to find an elf doll. I found the doll looked fine, but I hated the knife that was in its hand. It does make a little bit of sense during the reveal why this knife is there, but it feels out of place. In the front of the store, Victoria is freaked out by a man outside and talks to her friend on the phone. We get the idea there is some apprehension between the couple.

It then establishes what that is. Nick spent some time in a mental hospital and still has night terror like dreams. He was there when his parents were murdered and he refuses to talk about it. It also explains why he hates Christmas. Victoria doesn't know why and he refuses to talk about it. When they get home, the elf doll has followed them there and this angers Victoria, thinking that Nick was the one who put it there.

Things take quite the turn when Nick goes to shower and has an episode. He is freaked and wants to leave. When he comes downstairs, Victoria's family is there. They don't seem to really like Nick and it seems to come from they know the truth about his past. Things take an even darker turn as the elf that was released starts to pick them off, one by one.

As I've kind of alluded to, I knew some of this from watching the film, but the synopsis I read to start this review filled in some of the blanks. For me as person who pays most attention to the story, this was problematic for me. I was lost early on and I think there are just major plot-holes in the story.

The film kind of explains how the old man is tied into all of this, but it also doesn't make sense. I like the idea that this doll is a conduit for evil and that it is coming to punish those who are bad. My problem here though is that it kills anyone in its path without abandoned. I think if you are going to use this concept, we need to have why they are being punished. I can think of a reason for some of the characters, as it was legit shown to us, but there are others that I think the film was just padding the body count.

I was also confused as to where this film is taking place. I saw at the end it was filmed in New Mexico. That isn't the most ideal setting for a Christmas film. We do hear that there is a horrible snowstorm coming, which is also fine. The characters are wearing heavy winter coats, but Victoria's outfit

stehartley 14 December 2019

Not scary, not funny, not much of anything to be honest. little dude looks like a garden gnome. actings is ok but nothing to write home about. production value is zero.

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