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A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

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While babysitting a boy and his baby brother, Casey Beldon has a dreadful nightmare involving a weird dog and an evil child, and she tells her best friend Romy over the phone. Casey is haunted by this boy, and when she goes to the ophthalmologist, he asks if she has a twin brother or sister. She asks her father and discovers that her mother lost a son that died in the womb. Casey suspects that she is haunted by the spirit of her brother. She finds a letter addressed to a woman called Sofi Kozma and a creepy picture at home that belonged to her mother. She goes with Romy to a retirement home to meet Sofi, a survivor of the experiments during the Holocaust. But Sofi tells Casey that she had never met her mother and later calls Casey to tell her she is in great danger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, thematic material and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,300,543 (UK) (27 February 2009)

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£3,669,708 (UK) (20 March 2009)
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The doctor that Sofia is talking about as she recounts her time in Auschwitz is the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele. He was notorious for selecting those that came off the cattle carts for those who lived or were sent to the gas chambers. He was particularly interested in experimenting with people, whether it be freezing people in sub-zero water or changing the color of the iris of eyes. He also had a deep interest in twins and would do organ switching, blood transfusions or sewing twins together. See more »

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The librarian who shows Casey the copy of the antique "Book of Mirrors" simply requests that she "Please exercise care when handling the manuscript." In fact such manuscripts are never allowed to be handled without cotton gloves - though Casey is subsequently shown to be turning pages with her bare hands. See more »

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Casey Beldon: It's not safe to be around me.
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Spitfire
Written by Liam Howlett and Juliette Lewis (as Juliet Lewis)
Performed by The Prodigy (as Prodigy)
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company/XL Records
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Chills, thrills and scary scenes written , produced and directed by David S. Goyer
13 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is an astonishing story about a vengeful specter who kills everybody go into his past . While Casey ( Odette Yustman ) is babysitting a little boy and his baby brother, she has a horrible nightmare involving a masked dog and an creepy child, and she tells her best friend ( Meagan Good ) over the cellular . Casey is unsettling because of suddenly appearing by this boy, and with some words as ¨ I want to born ¨ and when she goes to the ophthalmologist, he asks if she has a twin sister or brother . She asks her daddy ( James Remar ) and tells her that her mum lost a son that deceased in the birth . Casey suspects that she is haunted by the spirit of her twin . She encounters a letter addressed to an old woman named Sofi Kozma ( Jane Alexander ) and a photography at home that belonged to her mummy . Then she goes to a retirement house to meet Sofi , a survivor of the Joseph Mengele experiments during the WWII Holocaust . Later on , Casey asks help for experts on mysterious issues about a book of mirrors ( Gary Oldman , Idris Elba ) . After that , they form a Jewish exorcism with ten persons .

This frightening movie displays terror, shocks, hard-edged drama and creepy images. While the look is suitable atmospheric and eerie, the argument stretches plausibility to the breaking point . The film is a crossover of various terror movies , as the spooky phantoms of pale complexion of Japanese stories directed by Takashi Mike and Hideo Nakata as ¨The Grudge ¨ , ¨ The ring ¨ and ¨ Dark water ¨ and exorcism and diabolic possession of ¨ Omen ¨and of course ¨ The exorcist¨ , adding Joseph Mengele's Nazi experiments of ¨The boys from Brasil ¨ . The artistic technicians create a creepy make-up of horrible and bloody images though are also made by means of computer generator. The gutsy murders are gruesomely executed and equally graphic . The film is constituted by a well done terror set pieces with creepy and ghastly atmosphere . The specter appearance delivers the goods with hair raising chills and full scares. The motion picture is regularly written and directed by David S. Goyer . He is an expert writer ( Blade trilogy ,Batman , Flashforward series ) and producer (Mission to Mars , Ghost rider )though occasionally directs films ( The invisible , Blade : Trinity ). Rating : 5,5 acceptable and passable horror film.


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