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A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

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A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

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Of the film's modest budget, $30,071 was raised via Kickstarter. Most of the funds raised from Kickstarter were channelled toward the art department. See more »

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Remake of Monster (2005) See more »

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4 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I stood in line on a whim to see this movie in Jan. I love suspense and thriller movies, and this was both. The audience was full of gasps and little shrieks as the movie progressed. Even though I thought I knew what was coming I still found myself caught off guard. The young boy is an amazing actor, and when I learned from the Q & A after the movie how some of the scenes were filmed it made me appreciate the movie more. Parts of one scene reminded me of the movie Sinster which I saw a few weeks before. Not a connection I would have made had I not JUST seen it.

Over all I would not miss this movie, and cant wait to see it again with friends.


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