This was a bad movie. Bad enough that even though I am supposed to be working on a chemistry lab right now, I took time out from working on it, to let you learn from my mistake. I actually bought it because I like to put on stuff in the background while I work. I regret this now. Though I suppose having something so banal it is genuinely completely unworthy of my attention, may help with my focus.
The concept seemed good and I thought it was actually a brilliant idea, using the shutdown of the tourist industry in 2020 to shoot at an "abandoned" resort in Hawaii. And the scenery is indeed beautiful. Of course it is, it's Hawaii! However, just throwing some old palm fronds on the driveway does not a spooky atmosphere make. Still, I'll give it a star for concept.
Unfortunately the framing device, having a survivor narrate the situation to a homicide detective, means you already know who survives. So no tension there. And while there are a few good makeup effects and special effects (one more star for you), there is nothing particularly scary about the ghost/haunting. Just a lot of people running around and screaming for the last third of the movie.
So, two stars total, but it's basically garbage. The acting is initially fine but oddly becomes wooden and unconvincing as the tension (theoretically) escalates. The characters are annoying enough that you are 100% okay with them dying (and they don't even die that interestingly). And the ghost story itself is not very interesting and TBH "haunted resort built on cursed indigenous land" is both cliché and pretty offensive. And the ending was just...so predictable. No original thoughts were had.
Here's an interesting tidbit though, Hawaii has an interstate highway. That doesn't really have anything to do with the movie, but I think it's an amusing fact.