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The Cradle (2007)

 |  Horror, Thriller  |  31 July 2007 (USA)
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When Frank and Julie move to a small isolated town with their son Sam, both Julie and Sam become ill. Driven by terrifying nightmares of torture that come true Frank begs a local midwife ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Amanda Smith ...
Young Helen
Trevor Bain ...
Helen's Dad
Ellisa Madeline Marks ...
Baby Sam


When Frank and Julie move to a small isolated town with their son Sam, both Julie and Sam become ill. Driven by terrifying nightmares of torture that come true Frank begs a local midwife Helen to care for Sam as he desperately searches for a way to stop this curse on his family. When he discovers they are being tortured by the vengeful spirit of a child that was buried alive years earlier, Frank is pushed to the brink of madness as he tries to stop the ghost and save his dying family. Written by Bill Cunningham

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Extremely Bad
28 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Really awful... Have enjoyed watching Mr. Haas grow from child star to mature actor. His normal 'underplaying' normally works fine. His superb work in "johns" should have earned him some mainstream acclaim... but Oscar did not focus.

Almost all of the previous reviews mirror my feelings regarding this film. Cinematography is excellent, but completely wasted on a poor script. I think I could have written it better.

I am watching the film as I write this - maybe 80 minutes in - and I will be switching channels now...

Sorry... but due warning this masterwork is a waste of time.

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