After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to. Written by
Shot in 2006, not put into general release until 2009. See more »
In the original Director's cut of the film, the name of the demonologist recommended by the psychic is Dr. Johan Abrams. In the Theatrical version, every time his name is mentioned it is noticeably re-dubbed as "Dr. Johan Averies". See more »
Is that what I think it is?
Depends on what you think it is.
I think it's a big-ass camera! Whatever happened to one of those little hand held cameras?
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Fans who submitted their name on the official website during the film's theatrical run were treated with having their name listed in the film's ending credits on the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film as thanks from Paramount for making the film such a success. See more »
Well, the acting is quite good, I guess. Given that the protagonists are amateurs more or less. It is definitely not their fault that this movie almost put me to sleep. This is uniquely the achievement of the writer and the director who both fail to transport any suspense or even thrill. It is a short movie, only 86 minutes, but during this time, there is nothing that quickens the viewer's heartbeat the slightest bit. This movie is basically one and a half hours fighting the feeling of falling asleep. There is just nothing that happens on screen. Doors opening magically are not enough for me to feel satisfied by this movie. Unless anyone has children they are trying to put to sleep I recommend not to watch this movie under any circumstances. It is really boring and absolutely useless. Just like I think all the sequels are though I have not found the courage yet to watch them.
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