A lawyer who doesn't believe in ghosts is haunted after moving into a family mansion.

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Robin Becket
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Storyline

After the mysterious death of his Aunt, a confirmed skeptic lawyer, Bryan Becket, dismisses reports that his Aunt's house is haunted and moves in. Immediately occurrences begin he cannot explain. And beyond the occurrences there is something about the house which gnaws at Becket - some strange connection he senses he has with the house's past. Soon, the haunting turns personal, he hears voices suggesting clues to a deep mystery. He questions his sanity, seeks medical help, but instead finds assistance in a young psychic who immediately declares, "There's a very bad secret in this house." Together they embark on a terrifying journey to uncover the secret - a journey which leads them deep into the recesses of The Skeptic's own troubled mind. Written by Mary-Beth Taylor

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24 June 2010 (Kazakhstan)  »

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Box Office

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$1,553 (USA) (1 May 2009)

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$6,223 (USA) (15 May 2009)
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Robert Prosky's final film. See more »

Goofs

When Bryan (Daly) goes down to the wine cellar and gets a bottle of wine (at about 45 min. mark), it appears to be a brown bottle with a white label. It looks the same when the scene shifts to him trying to open the trunk. But a few moments later, when the scene shifts to him sitting at the table eating, with the bottle of wine quite obvious, talking about "what's in the trunk"...the wine bottle is green with an obviously colorful label. See more »

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[Deputy Lura looks around the dark house with his flashlight]
Deputy Lura: Miss Deaver? It's Deputy Lura, ma'am. Got a phone call from this house. Somebody hung up. Everything all right? Miss Deaver?
[He hears a sound]
Deputy Lura: Is somebody in there? I can hear you, you know. Miss Deaver, is that you?
[His flashlight finds Dead Miss Deaver, who appears to have died of fright]
Deputy Lura: Jesus!
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Brand New Me, Same Old Blues
Written and performed by Joe Whiting
Published by MinkMan Music ASCAP
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Nice Quiet Little Ghost Story
13 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If your looking for special fx and and heavy paranormal mayhem then The Skeptic is not the film for you. However if you like a quiet creepy dramatic ghost story about a man piecing together the tragic events of his past then you will really enjoy this film. Tim Daly goes from being a seemingly normal emotionally distant husband and father slowly realizing his late Aunt's home may be haunted.

Low key isn't an insult it's just the actual haunting and supernatural elements are limited which may turn some people off. I was never bored though as the cast is excellent across the board. Tom Arnold is also likable as the best friend of Daly's character and is a rare non comedy role for him. I found the ending interesting although I'm not totally sure how I feel about it. Ultimately this gore hound dug the film and hope Tim Daly follows in his Wings co star Steven Weber's footsteps and works in the genre more. Speaking of which if you enjoyed this check out Weber's film Farmhouse which is a much different more gruesome film but had some interesting twists.


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