"Horror" is a well selling label, which is the reason, why manyambitious movies are labeled as horror movies despite being nothinglike that - this old curse also hits "Anguish" and makes it being seenmostly by an audience, who will not take this slow little indie movieas a pleasure but will rather be disappointed.<br><br>I don't want to hide that I am part of just this audience. <br><br>Looking for a small, chilling ghost / possession movie I stumbled about"Anguish" with little to no expectations and no idea about what themovie will be in detail. <br><br>Starting the movie, I was immediately annoyed by "Lucy", but well,things take a certain turn here...late, we are introduced to "Tess",who, in all honesty, is at least as annoying as Lucy, if not more. Isee what the directors tried - they wanted to paint an introverted,troubled character, but I am not sure if this wouldn't have played outbetter if they didn't try to show an annoying teenager but a sensitive,unusually calm kid or something...but well.<br><br>The story basically is about a girl, that gets possessed by the spiritof another girl - without spoilers, if you read my review this far, youcan probably figure out who gets possessed by whom.<br><br>If you expect a possession horror movie, some exorcism, creepy stuff,moving things and whatever there might be out there in the huge horrormovie portfolio, than forget that. "Anguish" is 95 % very low paceddrama about how the mothers cope with the situation - the girl(s)is/are surprisingly unsurprised (no pun intended) by the situation. Imean, hey, getting possessed by some dead girl is pretty refreshing ifyou live in a boring small town, eh? <br><br>So, that's it. Basically nothing more happens during the entire movie.Two annoying girls, two a very little bit less annoying mothers, andsome drama about why things have to be this way, until the movie finalsin a, well, it's not even a twist, I'd say it's the end you will expectfrom minute one, if you ever have seen any horror movie, despite thefact "Anguish" isn't such.<br><br>I can give some points for the fairly nice soundtrack, the okay actingof the female lead girl, the atmosphere and the one scene, that getssupernatural finally (even though this scene does not make any sense atall - they just wanted to have it in the movie for showing off someshift/tilt effects, I assume). The result of this scene finals in thementioned "twist" and does not match with the scene. At all. I'dbasically describe that as a continuity mistake.<br><br>So, can I recommend? For my personal taste, I can not, unfortunately. Iappreciate the efforts of independent film makers, and I understandthey tried to mix up rather suspense than horror with drama elements.And hey, I can be fan of this - Carrie, Babadook and others show thatthis walk on a red line can be done. Anguish fails to place itselfamongst those examples and can thus not be recommended - at least notif you have to pay for it. If your preferred VoD portal has it offeredfor free, you can take a look.