Since it has been some times since the last time I watched a horror movie, I was elated to know that my sister got 2 free movie premier tickets for "The Other Side of the Door". Thanks to KLIPS Malaysia because my sister won the tickets from http://klips.my.
Maria is consumed with guilt after she failed to save her son in a tragic car accident. She learns about a remote Hindu temple where visitors can communicate with the dead to say goodbye for the last time. The grieving mother disobeys a dire warning to never open the ancient door that serves as a mysterious portal. Her failure to follow the rules upset the balance of life and dead and it causes Oliver's restless spirit to return home and haunt the rest of his family.
One of the interesting factor of this story is that it staged in India! I rarely see an English horror movie that will shoot in other countries. The setting is interesting as they explore the traditional folklore of the Indian culture which many of us did not know about. The Hindu traditions and beliefs in connecting with the dead was interesting!
However, there are some part of the story that I find is unbelievable. I cannot believe that a lady alone can travel by herself to such a remote village and have to walk to the Hindu temple that is located deep within the forest. If it is me, I would have never travel there by myself! Another note to myself, never ever stay in a big mansion because it is always the setting for every horror movies that I have seen.
Overall, I think the story is okay, not too scary and the interesting part would have to be the setting in India! I think more horror movies should explore using the setting other than America! There are many other countries that has a folklore that yet to be explored and known to people.