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Haunting Sarah (2005)

As a mother (Raver) deals with the death of her young son, she learns that her niece is being contacted by the boy from beyond the grave.

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Erica Rose / Heather Rose
Alison Sealy-Smith ...
Rosie
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Edgar Lewis
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Sarah Lewis
Ryland Thiessen ...
David Lord
Gordon Tanner ...
Richard Lord
Terri Cherniak ...
Dr. Rachel Koenig
Ross McMillan ...
Psychic
Ernesto Griffith ...
ICU doctor
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Dr. Samantha Graton
Blake Taylor ...
Dr. Christopher Myman
Audrey Dwyer ...
Phebe
Harry Nelken ...
Hardware clerk
Krysia Andrzejczak ...
New teacher
Kristen Sawatzky ...
Woman
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Writer and college professor of mythology, Erica, and her pediatrician sister, Heather, are twins and have been closely connected since they were children. Erica's daughter, Sarah, and Heather's son, David, are close as siblings. However, when David is hit by a car and dies in a silly accident, Sarah has premonitions and claims that she still talks and plays with her cousin. Meanwhile, Erica finds that she is pregnant and needs to rest, and Heather is informed that she cannot have any more children. Erica travels to a cottage by a lake and is told by her maid, Rosie, that the spirit of David does not realize that he died abruptly - and is waiting for the chance to be reborn. Erica does not believe her so sends Rosie back home, staying in the house with Sarah and Heather, but when the spirit of David is aggressive with Sarah, Erica calls Rosie back to help. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Has Potential, but Fails Mostly in the End
21 April 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The writer and college professor of mythology Erica (Kim Raver) and her pediatrician sister Heather (Kim Raver) are twin sisters and very connected since they were child. Erica's daughter Sarah (Niamh Wilson) and Heather's son David (Ryland Thiessen) are close as siblings. However, when David is hit by a car and dies in a silly accident, Sarah has premonitions and claims that she still talks and plays with her cousin. Meanwhile Erica finds that she is pregnant and need to rest and Heather is informed that she can not have a baby anymore. Erica travels to a cottage nearby a lake and Erica's maid Rosie (Alison Sealy-Smith) explains to Erica that the spirit of David does not realize that he abruptly died and is grabbed to Sarah waiting for the chance to reborn. But Erica does not believe in her words and sends Rosie back home, staying in the house with Sarah and Heather. When the spirit of David is aggressive with Sarah, Erica calls Rosie to help her.

"Haunting Sarah" has potential but unfortunately fails mostly in the end. The idea of the connection between twins and a spirit refusing to move on and wishes to reincarnate in a baby is intriguing and even spooky in some moments, but not well explored. Unfortunately the writer and the director never decide whether the movie is drama or horror and give a commercial unsatisfactory resolution to the plot. There are many flaws in the development of the characters, like for example, the confused relationship of Erica and Heather – is Heather an evil twin? Why did she build a spirit house? Why Erica follows her in the end? Edgar is very weak and disappointing, taking no attitude; it would be better off that Erica was divorced; and why David would transform in a fiend in his after death and hurt his beloved cousin? In the hands of Stephen King and Mary Lambert, this movie might be great. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Aparição" ("Apparition")


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