Live Action Reviews by Crystal Connor: The Sacred

On April 14th, after taking a break from the current novel in progress, Crystal flipped thru her film archives and came across a film she hadn’t seen yet. After ordering a pizza, she settled in for the night. This is the unedited journal chronicling the harrowing experience her neighbors were forced to endure as she watched Brett Donowho’s 2012 The Sacred.


-Excuse me?! The caretaker doesn’t even step one foot on the stairs.  You seriously need to rethink your lodging situation.

-All that dust and thick ass spider web? No ma’am.

-So the doll took itself out of the closet and went outside? Why are you still in the house?

-No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

-And that’s why you never trust the children.

-If you’re half way thru the movie and the only black person is still alive and tells you to leave – you leave.

-Keep fucking with that doll if you want to.

-Put that cross back where you found it!

-Now where did this girl come from?

-No one is helping you because your stupid ass won’t listen.

-Pack your shit and leave. Now!

-Are you fucking serious? No one comes right back.

-I told you to put that cross back, now deal with it.

-This dumb ass little girl!

-That was fun.

Plotline: A young girl bravely travels up to her dead Aunt’s cabin for creative inspiration. Marie gets more than she bargained for, when she soon realizes she is not alone. Confronted by evil spirits, she is forced to fight for her life.

Who will like it: Those new to the horror genre, younger horror movie fans, and the occasional horror movie fans.

Gore Factor: N/A

 High Points: Though it’s full of clichés and tried and tested jump scares, it’s interesting enough to keep the story moving.  Our heroine is doing everything she can it seems to infuriate the viewer…which was fine by me, because I think watching horror movies should be an ‘interactive’ activity (which is why I watch them alone) and the more I yell at the people on the screen the more fun I’m having.  The Sacred was fun. The performance by Brighid Fleming (the little girl) is at times startling to the point where I had to question why anyone would not feel completely uncomfortable in her presence.

 Overall: Stars: 3

Where I watched it: VOD


Washington State native Crystal Connor has been terrorizing readers since before Jr. high School and loves anything to do with monsters, bad guys, rogue scientific experiments, jewelry, sky-high high heel shoes & unreasonably priced hang bags. She is also considering changing her professional title to ‘dramatization specialist’ because it’s so much more theatrical than being just a mere drama queen. Crystal’s latest projects can be found both on her blog and Facebook fan page at: