A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin to renovate the place they discover their new home harbors secrets, conceals a horrific past, and may not be free of the former inhabitants completely.
On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.
A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.
Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their dream house soon becomes a living nightmare when the previous owner (Dorff) shows up, and a series of terrifying incidents lead them on a spine-tingling search for clues to the estate's dark and lurid past... Written by
I don't understand why this is underrated, because I was entertained. Dennis Quaid is always excellent, and raises this film alone by his presence, and Sharon Stone is a very good actress come a decent story. Stephen Dorf is a actor I always want to see more of, any fans of Blade, take note, Dorf is on form here.
This is a very atmospheric film, creepy in the tension. It doesn't excel over the best horror films on someones list, it's not looking to be something different, but in its execution for what it is, it can be entertainment. I'm a fan of Dennis Quaid, Stephen Dorf and Sharon Stone, so this is a major plus for me.
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