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What Lies Beneath (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 21 July 2000 (USA)
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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He was the perfect husband until his one mistake followed them home. 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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$155,370,362 (USA) (5 January 2001)
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The first film released under Zemeckis' production company ImageMovers. See more »

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The computer in the Spencer's house is a Macintosh, but shows Windows 95 screen shots for the close-ups. It is possible to emulate Windows on a Mac, although it's not common. 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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When the movie title first appears on screen, the word 'Lies' appears just before the rest of the title. See more »

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References Cape Fear (1991) See more »

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The Four Seasons: Autumn
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
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Totally Brilliant and Full of Suspence
20 October 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

What Lies Beneath is a great movie. Its a horror movie which has less gore and more screams which works very effectively. The plot goes along at a steady un nerving pace which is great. The references to some movies are so obvious and the music at the end was used in Psycho. This is one of the best horror movies i have seen in quite a while. If you dont see it you must see it or rent the video or better still...buy it. It really is great and faultless. Harrison Ford and Michelle Phieffer are a great on screen couple and they couldnt have got a better couple to appear. 10/10

If you like this try:

Psycho

The Haunting

House on Haunted Hill


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