Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
Robert C. Franke
What's it about
After a car accident, a nurse starts to see the ghost of a patient she accidentally killed. However, the ghost not only goes after her, but the hospital staff as well. Boredom and really terrible subtitles ensue.
Is it good movie?
Well there’s nothing wrong with how the movie is made. Everything about it comes off very well, it’s just not very interesting. Germany throws its hat into the crowded genre of scary ghost children, but fails to really distinguish itself from the others. The film borrows many ideas from films that came before it, such as The Ring and The Grudge, which has been done to death already given how many copycats there already are.
The film does have its good points. The direction and acting are just fine, though the subtitled translation can be hilariously awful at times. The story is simple, but has been done before. If you’re not a jaded horror fan, the jump scares will make you…well, jump. There isn’t much to recommend for the hardcore fan though. They may want to take a pass on this European ghost story.
Video / Audio
Unless you feel like watching a movie you’ve seen before in a different language, there’s not much to make me recommend Sovia. It’s hardly a terrible movie, but it’s not something to go out of your way to see.