A family takes refuge in a fallout shelter to avoid a dangerous outbreak.


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Complete credited cast:
Steven Elliot ...
Ted Neary
Joey Neary
Breather Lieutenant


In the film, Ray (Skarsgård), Claire (Riseborough) and their seven-year-old daughter, Zoe, are an average American family in Kingsville, North Carolina - except they have existed in a bomb shelter since escaping a day of devastation that changed everything. For 301 days, they have transformed their cement prison into a home, holding on to memories of the past and hope for a normal life someday. And for 301 days, the family has eluded what looms above the surface - the heavy breathing and booming footsteps that punctuate the night, threatening their fragile existence. All the while, the family has managed to stay hidden. Until now. Now their safe haven has been breached... and something is coming for them. Written by John McLaughlan

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Fear will find you.


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence/terror | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 September 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escondidos  »

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The movie contains no credits at the start, just the title of the movie. See more »


Zoe: Olive said we had to hide
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Stranger Things (2016) See more »

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Psychological Horror in a sense and dramatic at times.
22 September 2015 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

First of all what defines horror? Jump scares or gore? There is all kinds of types of horror. I'd say the fear of losing your family can be horrifying.

It's all a matter of perspective and maybe empathy at times. I for one really felt the bond between the father and daughter. The father constantly keeps his family's sanity together.

The first half of the movie is all about these aspects and doesn't show anything remotely scary. The only mentioning about the creatures, referred as "The Breathers" comes from the daughter who isn't allowed to talk about them anymore. If you lost interest by now just because you didn't see anything scary then just stop watching.

If you are wondering what they are hiding from stay tuned.

In other words the horror aspect is more so the fact they are hiding from forces that are a threat to them, but you don't actually see them until the second half of the movie.

The acting is well done. Script is well done. Claustrophobic post- apocalyptic environment is well done. Flashbacks are well spread out and not overdone.

I have seen far worse horror movies and this is just different. Even if you strip away all the horror it is supposed to have it's still a great movie IMO. The twists are there as well and in this day and age those are hard to do. Just freaking enjoy the movie and don't be so technical about it. Don't bash it just because it's not your definition of horror.

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