A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
The basketball coach Clyde and his wife Stephanie divorced a couple of months ago and their teenage daughter Hannah and the girl Emily 'Em' live with their mother and spend the weekends with their father. One day, Clyde stops his car in a yard sale and Em buys an antique carved box and becomes obsessed with it. Em finds the hidden lock and releases an evil spirit that possesses her. Soon Clyde discovers that Em has a problem, but his annoying ex-wife and her boyfriend Brett do not pay attention to him and get a restraining order against Clyde. Clyde seeks out Professor McMannis and when he sees the box, he explains that it is a Dibbuk Box, where a fiend is trapped inside. He also explains that the box should not be open; otherwise the person will be possessed by the spirit. Now Clyde travels to a Jewish community in New York and the rabbi's son Tzadok returns with him expecting to exorcise Em to save the girl. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Rob LaBelle, and Jay Brazeau previously collaborated on Watchmen (2009). See more »
During their first weekend at the new house with their dad, Hannah and her dad have a conversation about how Bret says she has an overbite, dad states her teeth are fine. During that same visit, when Hannah and Em are in the garage, you can see the retainer in Hannah's mouth when she tells Em she'd "...feel better if you just stopped givin' a shit" during that same 1st visit. Then during their next visit is when you learn Hannah decide to have the overbite "fixed" to fix the "disfigured" way her teeth look. See more »
It starts off well and you have very good characters, the father in the film is a very good actor.
Overall the directing of the movie is excellent, all the pieces fit together well and you understand the story. A lot of horror films fail in the directing as things are mismatched and no one knows what is is going on.
It is a very well told story that develops into lots of thrills and scares
It is not a gory film which is very good but it keeps you entertained all the way through
The characters are excellent and interesting, the acting is good so this keeps you gripped all the way through
Overall an enjoyable film and does the job of a good horror film
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