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What Lies Beneath (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  21 July 2000 (USA)
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The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.

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Norman Spencer, a university research scientist, is growing more and more concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who a year ago was involved in a serious auto accident, and who has just sent off her daughter Caitlin (Norman's stepdaughter) to college. Now, Claire reports hearing voices and witnessing eerie occurrences in and around their lakeside Vermont home, including seeing the face of a young woman reflected in water. An increasingly frightened Claire thinks the phenomena have something to do with the couple living next door, especially since the wife has disappeared without apparent explanation. At her husband's urging, Claire starts to see a therapist; she tells him she thinks the house is being haunted by a ghost. His advice? Try to make contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Jody, and a ouija board, Claire seeks to find out the truth of What Lies Beneath. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Some men cheat and get caught. Some men pay a higher price. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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$29,702,959 (USA) (21 July 2000)

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ESP 2,285,968,301 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Michelle Pfeiffer stated in an interview that she used Drew Barrymore's method of projecting fear to help her get into character. See more »

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It seems unlikely that Norman or Claire would be able to dial 911. Only 30 of Vermont's 250 towns have 911 service. Residents in rural areas, like Norman and Claire's town, have to dial 7 or 11 digits to call for emergency services. See more »

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[first lines]
Claire Spencer: Good morning, Beauty. Let's go or we'll never leave on time.
Caitlin Spencer: I'm totally ready.
Claire Spencer: Come on. I'll make you some waffles.
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Just as the final scene at the cemetery fades out to the closing credits, you can briefly see the shadows on the snow forming a face across the entire screen. See more »

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Gymnopedie No.1
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Surprisingly good and creepy horror/mystery.
8 November 2000 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

When I went to the cinema to watch this movie,I expected it to be another big-budget Hollywood garbage.After the seance I was pleasantly surprised.I saw "Scream 3" some days ago and that movie wasn't nowhere near as scary as "What Lies Beneath".Great performances by Michelle Pfeiffer(she looks really gorgeous in this one)and Harrison Ford.The climax is absolutely terrifying(especially the bathtub sequence).Plenty of suspense and shocks,wonderful atmosphere of dread and fear.Finally after never-ending strain of lame slasher flicks a truly suspenseful movie.Check it out if you dare.Highly recommended.


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