Neither very plausible nor scary, this found-footage exercise is nonetheless entertaining enough for a spell ...
Dennis Harvey, Variety, 2016-03-29
The storytelling becomes muddled in the middle, and the suspense doesn't build as well as it ought to, but the winking undercurrent keeps the film watchable.
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 2016-03-24
Writer-directors Micah Wright and Jay Lender are kids'-cartoon vets and show a facility for comedy on a more human level here - as does the nimble cast, which ably handles the tonal shift from travel nightmare to actual nightmare.
Rob Staeger, Village Voice, 2016-03-22
An hour and fifteen minutes of tedium is too long to wait for two or three minutes of pleasantly cheesy.
Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com, 2016-03-25
The movie doesn't do justice to a promising premise.
Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 2016-03-24
What we have here is a horror movie with all the expected trimmings: Rumors of witchcraft. An isolated house way out in the middle of spooky woods where no one can hear you ... well, you know how that goes.
Soren Anderson, Seattle Times, 2016-03-24
Is the film savaging cable TV? Ethically challenged filmmakers? Found-footage horror itself? If the intent was to finish off this subgenre by exposing the rote mechanics behind it, the mission is only halfway accomplished.
Jesse Hassenger, AV Club, 2016-03-22