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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    Oct 10, 2013
    50
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Oct 8, 2013
    50
    All the horror hallmarks do little to compensate for a dearth of genuine scares or surprises, and DiBlasi’s workmanlike approach isn’t distinctive enough to transcend the script’s clichés.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Oct 10, 2013
    40
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Steven Boone
    Oct 11, 2013
    38
    This one is especially obsessed with grisly details that contribute nothing to our fear or excitement.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 11, 2013
    30
    What starts out as a reasonably effective ghost story devolves into familiar torture porn in Cassadaga, Anthony DiBlasi’s muddled horror film ineffectively blending two genre styles.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Oct 9, 2013
    30
    Equal parts gory mayhem, convoluted mystery and rote romance, none of which gel together very well.
  7. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Oct 8, 2013
    30
    Like the Saw franchise, Cassadaga, directed by Anthony DiBlasi, attempts to leverage the horror genre in the service of inducing epiphanies, but keeps tripping over its confused tangle of genres.

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