Ethan Hawke gives an amazing performance as Ellison, grounding the paranormal narrative. The atmosphere is helped immensely by a score from Christopher Young, who previously ratcheted up the tensions in films like Hellraiser. Even the most desensitized horror fans will find themselves drawn into the slow burn of the film as Young’s electronic score full of sampled screams plays the nerves until they’re raw.
Today’s screening is a special preview before the film’s official October 5 opening. 7:30 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park, 531 South Mason Road. For information, call 281-492-6900 or visit www.drafthouse.com. $10.
Mon., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., 2012