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After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

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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 Paramount Pictures

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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16 October 2009 (USA)  »

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$15,000 (estimated)

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$77,873 (USA) (25 September 2009)

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$107,917,283 (USA) (15 January 2010)
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All the crew had to wear black clothes at all times so that no colored reflections would show up on the walls or wooden floors. See more »

Goofs

(at around 51 mins) Katie's hair changes lengths from one scene to the next. This is especially noticeable when Katie tells Micah he is finished using the Ouija board and her hair is long, then in the next scene she is on the couch and her hair is much shorter. See more »

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Katie: Is that what I think it is?
Micah: Depends on what you think it is.
Katie: I think it's a big-ass camera! Whatever happened to one of those little hand held cameras?
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How Come some People Really Like This?
16 September 2014 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

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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