Dana Abercrombie from Filmtakeout writes:
"At every moment and in every scene, the viewers are told what to feel and how to think. The landscape is mountainous and ominous, the lighting is dark, dreary and depressing; obviously the director wanted to top Man of Steel…bring on the Paxil. The atmosphere is weighed down in hues of grey and cascading fog. The townspeople are devoid of life; even the children knowing they will amount to nothing are depressing to look at. This is a place where happiness goes to die. Then there’s the overwhelming theme of the supernatural, where every sound is underscored with the dramatic."