Film Review: The Haunted Wardrobe!

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{HERE} are moments in this film where the viewer may be jolted out of their stupor if not a comfortable couch. This is a paranormal outing and the film has a few surprises up its sleeve. What are the chances of two studs ending up sharing a house with a gorgeous roommate when they need a third tenant to split the rent with? Unfortunately a hideous wardrobe will see to it that there is no peace and harmony in the ‘big house’. You can think of the wardrobe as a fourth tenant because besides it being at the center of the story it is a catalyst that leads to catastrophic events as the motion picture narrative unfolds.

Andy Ledwaba as Thandi and Reggie Hoffman as Sphiwo in the Haunted Wardrobe
Andy Ledwaba as Thandi and Reggie Hoffman as Sphiwo in the Haunted Wardrobe (2014). Image source: http://mzansimagic.dstv.com/2015/06/19/the-last-of-our-daily-sun-movies-the-haunted-wardrobe/

One must always keep in mind that anomalies comes with repercussions; this phrase can be read backward for emphasis. Andy Ledwaba stars as Thandi in the lead, she attempts to give us a beautiful frightful young woman personified. Trouble is she is not convincing. Tiyiselani Kubayi is cast as a the skeptical Lunga together with Reggie Hoffman as Sphiwo the charmer boy. The two completes the studs duo of our setting.


»One must always keep in mind that anomalies comes with repercussions; this phrase can be read backward for emphasis«


The plot gets denser when the tenants start to investigate the story behind the wardrobe when by chance they discover details leading to the previous owners of the wardrobe (you’ll have to make your own discovery here). At that point the tale gets really interesting as for a while the viewer’s curiosity is promised to be satisfied. If the Hollywood Haunted Masion can be looked upon as a macro discourse of entrapped spirits the present film whose title spoofs that big budget film, the Haunted Wardrobe (2014), speaks to us at a micro level, at the minutest level, using the barest essentials available to do so and it holds its own. It is a coherent piece. It delivers an ‘ok’ three point dEF’Points out of five

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14 July

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