i actually really didn't enjoy this....
i don't care about the storyline, the writing is annoying, it's gory just to have gore, and I actually dislike Samara Weaving in this??? no thanks.
wow wow wow what a surprise! this was so enthralling, unique, and fun. while there were some one-note characters, the more fleshed out characters made up for it.
there's also a LOT of gore, which I'm not typically a fan of, but I don't mind it as much if it feels earned (the evil dead remake, for instance).
despite it's few flaws (pacing, not enough character backstory, a few plot holes), this is potentially a new favorite of the year snd something I'll be watching for many Halloweens to come.