The Vault (2017)

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Dan Bush directs Francesca Eastwood, Taryn Manning and James Franco in this horror where bank robbers unleash malevolent supernatural forces from a haunted safe.

You cannot set ghosts on fire. Stop chucking petrol bombs at them. Aside from that important safety announcement… the characters are detestable, the twists obvious, the poltergeist element strangely ignored for huge swathes of the second half. Even the “shock” finale, suggesting the money itself is haunted rather than the basement, has no fun with what could be quite a fruitful revelation. Taryn Manning puts in the sole capable performance even if she is essentially only transplanting her Orange Is The New Black persona to a rather poor genre mash-up.

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