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The Visitors (1988)

Besökarna (original title)
Frank, Sara and their two children have recently moved into the house of their dreams on the countryside. Frank is disturbed by mysterious sounds and somebody tears down the wallpaper from ... See full summary »

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(as Joakim Ersgård)

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(as Joakim Ersgård),
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kjell Bergqvist ...
Frank
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Sara
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Allan
Joanna Berglund ...
Lotta
Jonas Olsson ...
Peter
Patrik Ersgård ...
Brevbäraren
Bernt Lundquist ...
Civilpolis
Lena Lindblom ...
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P.G. Hylén ...
Polis i vägspärr
Mats Lundberg ...
Polis i vägspärr
Leif Grönvall ...
Demonen
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Storyline

Frank, Sara and their two children have recently moved into the house of their dreams on the countryside. Frank is disturbed by mysterious sounds and somebody tears down the wallpaper from the walls. He contacts a ghost-hunter, Allan. While conducting an experiment, Allan is killed, and Frank has to find out the truth himself. What's so special with the mysterious room in the attic? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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En svensk thrillerrysare

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

29 April 1988 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

The Visitors  »

Box Office

Budget:

SEK 9,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[Allan sets up a sinister-looking laser machine in the living room]
Frank: Uh, are you sure you know what you're doing?
Allan: Of course! Hell, I built this thing myself!
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Very, very good!
16 November 2005 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

I am really pleasantly surprised! This Swedish movie is really simple and plain haunted house story with focus on few characters and their experience with horror. The best thing is simplicity and minimalism - everything happens in and outside house without any explanation why scary events happens which is great and original approach that simply put viewer in the same line with characters on screen. Also, actions of characters tend to be realistic as it possible - with all bad, stupid and good moves without silly heroic and/or cold approach to mysterious events in the house. Very different from other haunted house movies. Also, lack of gore and usage of light, shadows and sound instead over the top FX to produce horrific atmosphere is fantastic approach and works amazing! Even awfully bad English dubbing in the version I watched, occasionally lame acting and silly ending can't reduce real creepiness of scary scenes.

Very different view of pretty exploited theme with situations and actions that are the closest to reality if this would happen to some real family in the real world.

Highly recommended!


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