CASSADAGA tells the story of Lily Morel (Kelen Coleman), a post-lingually deaf artist who participates in a séance in the spiritualist community of Cassadaga. But instead of getting closure with her recently departed sister, Lily contacts the vengeful ghost of a murdered woman. As the ghost becomes increasingly angry and violent, Lily rushes to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death—a task that will bring her face-to-face with a sadistic serial killer who turns his victims into human marionette dolls.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
This eager film piles on common fears: evil puppetry, haunted homes and overly generous hosts. So despite a sloppy and humorless execution, it is scary by association.Miriam Bale, New York Times, 10.10.2013
This silly throwback to the post-'Psycho' shockers of the '60s offers a sluggish giallo-like murder mystery spiked with grotesque sadism.Dennis Harvey, Variety, 10.09.2013
"Cassadaga" tries to scoop up enough tropes to satisfy a wide range of potential fright fans but lacks the cohesion to ever truly be effective.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 10.10.2013
Attempts to leverage the horror genre in the service of inducing epiphanies, but keeps tripping over its confused tangle of genres.Chris Packham, Village Voice, 10.08.2013