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The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family.

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Emma Parker (as Kassie DePaiva)
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Hardware Clerk
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Rose Parker
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Iris Parker
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Rory Parker
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Frank Parker
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Marge
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Deputy Anders
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Doc Barrow
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Arlene Stratton
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Mrs. Kimble
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Mr. Kimble
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Sheriff Meeks
Vonia Arslanian ...
Emily Meeks
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A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years. Written by Entertainment One

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Blood is the strongest bond.

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Rated R for disturbing violence, bloody images, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Iskonski nagon  »

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Opening Weekend:

$13,727 (USA) (27 September 2013)

Gross:

$76,633 (USA) (25 October 2013)
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When the TV in the kitchen shows a news/weather alert for the storm, the caption on the broadcast spells Delaware as "Delware". The announcer on the broadcast clearly says Delaware. See more »

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A good remake of a foreign film... that's rare.
22 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Having seen and quite enjoyed the Spanish original I was a bit concerned about seeing it remade. My concerns were unfounded though as it turns out since, while the director did use the general idea of the original, he did not so much do a remake as a spin off. The setting, characters, general plot, and ending all very significantly deviate from the original, and there is even a detailed back story added which creates, if not sympathy, at least comprehension for the acts this family does.

The movie itself is beautifully developed to create both a very plausible realism and very well defined characters. It is these characters that are the goal, and the movie does not resort to needless gore to satisfy cruder appetites. The acting is carried off quite flawlessly, and we do find ourselves at least rooting for the children to some degree. All in all it was well worth the watch.

Would I say it is better than the original? Well, given that they are both very different it would be unfair to pit them against each other directly. I will say I did prefer the original overall as it was first, so it took some of the novelty out of the second, and the original made it more of a sort of very twisted coming of age tale than the second movie did, and I really liked that dimension of it. But if I look at them more as apples and oranges, I would say they both are very well done and each earns its place as a highly recommended piece of work.


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