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A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

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Emma Shorey ...
Fisher Girl
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Fisher Girl
Ellisa Walker-Reid ...
Fisher Girl
Sophie Stuckey ...
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Misha Handley ...
Joseph Kipps
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Nanny
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Little Girl on Train
Andy Robb ...
Doctor
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Fisher
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Alexia Osborne ...
Victoria Hardy
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In London, lawyer Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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3 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,874,072 (USA) (3 February 2012)

Gross:

$54,322,273 (USA) (27 April 2012)
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The vehicle driven by Ciarán Hinds's character is a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. See more »

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When Arthur emerges from the muddy marsh, his entire head should be covered in mud. However, there is a clean outline around his mouth where he had obviously been breathing through a snorkel. See more »

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Daily: I believe the most rational mind can play tricks in the dark.
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Plain and simple....a good old fashioned ghost story!
4 February 2012 | by (Windsor, CT) – See all my reviews

The film did not disappoint! In a day and age where a scary movie is about "how much blood and squirt out of a body and how far can it go", it is refreshing to see this good old fashioned romp around a haunted house.

Things jump out at the right moments, the imagery is creepy and disturbing. All the right makings to have people of all ages pulling their hoodies down over their faces.

The ending was Hollywoodized, but the move holds onto it's simple scary imaginative fun.

...and the house is spectacular!...as is it's location.


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