What was the last *undecided* movie you saw?
I don't even consider this a horror as I expect some supernatural aspect, it's more a thriller to me. I appreciate a slow-burn if the ending pays off but many things were very predictable and there weren't any real surprises. On top of that, many of the characters weren't really likeable so I didn't care if they got killed, not to mention how stupid they are when the first thing that didn't seem right happened and they still stayed there so they can research this freak cult village thing?? Really, self-preservation is not high on the list compared to what awesome grade you may get for your thesis...if they even let you get out alive lol.
The build-up was great and I guess the cinematography is pretty (not that the latter influences me as to the plot) but the story could have been told in much, much shorter time, it's crazy that it's almost 3 hours just to draw out things...to me, that's artificially-created tension.
Overall, it's watchable but just barely imho.