Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of the elderly nanny of the Mariell family. Nanny Tess is seeing things, and Ash's book debunking such phenomenon makes him a ... See full summary »
The Smurl family move into their new home on Chase Street only to find that it is plagued with three spirits and a demon. The demon wants to destroy their family and they are constantly desperate until they find the Warren family to get rid of them. Written by
Khelben Arunsun Blackstaff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It is easy to dismiss a film simply because it is made for television, and therefore must be toned down. This film, however, succeeds where most otherwise fail by playing on a psychological level and not pandering to cheap and unconvincing TV-budget effects.
There are a couple of silly moments, particularly a scene where the father is raped by the invading spirit manifesting itself as a fat drag-queen type, but this can be forgiven. There are many other truly chilling moments, such as just prior to the rape scene when the couple hear noises in their bed, and two scenes (at the beginning and end, when the family move into new houses) when the mother, Janet, hears her mother calling her name three times, only to realise that it is the spirit.
Not perfect, nothing is, but it works.
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