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The Disappointments Room (2016)

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A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Blacker
Ms. Judith (as Marcia de Rousse)
Mrs. Blacker
Jay Bronson ...
Runner / Driver
Chris Matheny ...
Ghost / Male Party Guest (Circa 1890s)
Himself - Pedestrian / Driver
Period-Guilt Ridden Woman


The architect Dana, her husband David and their son Lucas move to an isolated manor in the countryside seeking a restart of their lives after the death of their baby daughter in a tragic accident. Dana overhears noises in the attic and finds a hidden locked room. Soon she finds the keys and is haunted by the evil spirit of an old man. She researches and learns that old rural houses had disappointments room where retarded and deformed children were locked to avoid embarrassment to the traditional families. Further, the spirits of the original owner of the house, Judge Blacker, and his daughter are still trapped in the house. However, only Dana is capable to see and contact them and David believes she is delusional. When Judge Blacker threatens the life of Lucas, Dana tries to protect him but she is not sure of what is reality or daydream. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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blood | attic | baby | key | husband | See All (32) »


Some mysteries should not be unlocked


Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content, bloody images, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ático  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,402,823 (USA) (9 September 2016)


$2,411,580 (USA) (14 October 2016)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the second film written by Wentworth Miller to have Lucas Till in the cast. Lucas Till played Pitts in Stoker (2013). See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Disappointments Room (2016) See more »


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I felt about this one the same way I felt about The Witch. More disturbing and hard to watch than scary.
16 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"He doesn't want you here." Dana (Beckinsale) and her family have just moved into a new home in a new city are are trying to adjust. After she begins to investigate the house she discovers a locked door. Once she gets it opened she unleashes a terror that effects her beyond anything she could have imagined. This is a difficult movie to review. The movie itself isn't bad, although it did get a little cliché in some areas. The acting is good and the movie does have its tense moments. The biggest problem I had with this, and one the reason I have a hard time really recommending this is due to the fact the the movie is more disturbing and hard to watch than I thought it would be. I can take a lot without being disturbed, but without trying to give anything away or ruin the movie there is a lot of violence against children in this and that really made it hard for me to watch in some parts. This is a horror and is tense, but I felt about this one the same way I felt about The Witch. More disturbing and hard to watch than scary. To me that hurt the movie. Overall, tense and good acting but just too disturbing for me to fully recommend. I give this a C+.

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