A few months ago Hannah Sloan (Fairuza Balk) was in a horrible car accident, leaving her son Daniel in an extended coma. With hopes of putting their recent tragedy behind them Hannah and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

2AM, closing time: A cocky bar manager with a shady past and a young handsome bartender discover a beautiful woman bloodied and unconscious in the bathroom of a late night lounge. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Glatis
Stars: Fairuza Balk, Rick Ravanello, Ryan Merriman
Forget Me Not II (2009)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Recent high school graduates become prey of the vengeful spirit of an innocent girl they wronged long ago.

Director: Tyler Oliver
Stars: Carly Schroeder, Cody Linley, Brie Gabrielle
Haunt (2014)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An introvert teen befriends his new neighbor, and together the couple begin to explore the haunted house that his family has just purchased.

Director: Mac Carter
Stars: Jacki Weaver, Liana Liberato, Harrison Gilbertson
Shit Year (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An actress finds herself adrift after she quits performing.

Director: Cam Archer
Stars: Ellen Barkin, Luke Grimes, Bob Einstein
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagined he would discover himself.

Directors: Darren Grodsky, Danny Jacobs
Stars: Jeremy Strong, Fairuza Balk, Peter Bogdanovich
Red Letters (2000)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.

Director: Bradley Battersby
Stars: Peter Coyote, Nastassja Kinski, Fairuza Balk
Absentia (2011)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Director: Mike Flanagan
Stars: Catherine Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine
Battle Scars (2015)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Battle Scars examines the war experience as well as the wrenching change many veterans face on returning home. Luke Stephens (Zane Holtz) shows up on his brother Nicky (Ryan Eggold)'s ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Buday
Stars: Zane Holtz, Heather McComb, Fairuza Balk
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.

Director: Cam Archer
Stars: Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White, Max Paradise
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Chart
Stars: Amanda Plummer, Robert Forster, David Thewlis
They Wait (2007)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young mother and her six-year-old son come face to face with the mysteries of two murders and a great crime against the Chinese community into which they have recently arrived from Shanghai.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Jaime King, Terry Chen, Pei-Pei Cheng
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

This is the story of how the music business was transformed in the 1980s by like-minded musicians who decided to self-publish their work. They formed a "network" before the internet or email made it commonplace.

Director: Andrew Szava-Kovats
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Hannah
...
Graham
Walter Learning ...
Ted
...
Linda
...
Daniel Jenkins
...
Martin
...
John Dodson
Felix Pennell ...
Danny Sloan
Kyla McMahon ...
Young Hannah
Sean Jordan ...
Parking Lot Attendant
...
Overworked Nurse
Edit

Storyline

A few months ago Hannah Sloan (Fairuza Balk) was in a horrible car accident, leaving her son Daniel in an extended coma. With hopes of putting their recent tragedy behind them Hannah and her husband Graham (Greg Bryk), move into their recently purchased farm home. Suffering extreme feelings of guilt and responsibility for her son's condition, Hannah turns to her prescribed anti-depressants to bring her comfort. Soon after moving in to their new home Hannah begins witnessing strange and mysterious occurrences causing Graham to become increasingly converned with the quantity of medications that Hannah is taking. Is Hannah losing her mind, or are there supernatural forces at work? Written by Gregory Absten

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There goes the neighborhood

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grindstone Rd.  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not good or bad...it just is
22 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Grindstone Road is one of those forgettable but not altogether bad ghost story flicks that are about a dime a dozen. I say "ghost story" instead of "horror" because I don't think there's anything anyone would find even remotely scary going on here, but it still manages to worm it's way into what most people would consider a horror flick. Hey...if you can pass off The Messengers as a horror flick then the sky's wide open.

The movie starts with our protagonist Hannah (Balk) having a flashback to a car accident that left her son in a coma. Now you might be tempted to think the accident is why Balk looks so awkward throughout the rest of the film, but then you remember that she's always looked that way. I swear, it looks like someone slammed a tennis ball into her mouth and she just left it there. It's really borderline distracting. Ugh. Oh...and a side note...when going to visit your vegetable son in the hospital it's probably bad form to wear high-heeled hooker boots. Kinda makes it look like you're not really that interested. Just a thought. Anyway...moving on.

After becoming painfully aware of the movie's subplot (the accident and ensuing drama) via way too many flashback sequences, we see Balk and her husband move out to the country to start over...which seems weird because their kid isn't really dead, he's just comatose. Way to be great parents. Long story short the new house plays tricks on Hannah's mind (but only her...how predictable) and her husband starts to think she's nuts until all is made clear in an ending so anti-climactic and out of left field you'll wonder what the hell the last hour and twenty minutes were about. I mean, it all ties together and you saw it coming, but it still seems pretty lame and off topic.

The cast isn't bad and the director does a good job of making the house as creepy as possible, but the movie just never really gets to where it wants to go. Or maybe it does and I just didn't care. Either way I'd say this is a fair bet if you've got nothing better to do/watch. Might not be a bad way to waste a Sunday afternoon. Then again, that can be said for a whole lot of movies that aren't very good.


24 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Melanie Orr a director to watch for nitznitch
Discuss Grindstone Road (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?