4.7/10
2,334
24 user 22 critic

The Haunting of Helena (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 18 June 2013 (USA)
Trailer
1:41 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A single mother moves into a new house with her daughter. Soon after the young girl has her first baby tooth fall off, she begins to recount that she is having nocturnal visits by a tooth fairy. It seems the house has a sinister history.
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dark Touch (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Niamh finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, ... See full summary »

Director: Marina de Van
Stars: Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett, Pádraic Delaney
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A family's journey toward a better life is interrupted by an unstable man of the cloth.

Director: Anthony Leonardi III
Stars: Anne Heche, James Tupper, Ethan Peck
Haunt (2014)
Horror | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An introvert teen befriends his new neighbor, and together the couple begin to explore the haunted house that his family has just purchased.

Director: Mac Carter
Stars: Jacki Weaver, Liana Liberato, Harrison Gilbertson
Neverlake (2013)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

On a trip home to Italy to visit her father, Jenny is thrown into a world of mystery, horror and legend as she is compelled to discover the truth behind all his secrets and lies.

Director: Riccardo Paoletti
Stars: Daisy Keeping, David Brandon, Joy Tanner
Dark Circles (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Alex and Penny are sick of the hectic city life and decide a move out to the country to raise their newborn child. But they don't expect the horrors threatening their relationship and family.

Director: Paul Soter
Stars: Brett Beoubay, Jamie Bernstein, Ashley Braud
Gallows Hill (2013)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After a family is involved in an accident, they take refuge in a secluded inn where they free a girl locked in a basement without knowing she's an ancient evil spirit.

Director: Víctor García
Stars: Peter Facinelli, Sophia Myles, Nathalia Ramos
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is, only to find the killer is very close to her.

Director: Brett Donowho
Stars: Erick Avari, Steve Bacic, James C. Burns
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

When a tour guide breaks into America's Most Haunted House, a bit of amateur ghost hunting with friends turns into more than they could have ever imagined.

Director: Jose Prendes
Stars: Alex Arleo, Arielle Brachfeld, Graham Denman
Beneath (2007)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Christy (Zehetner) returns to her hometown years after a car accident that disfigured her older sister. Haunted by the accident in which she was the driver, she learns that her worst nightmares have either come true ... or are about to.

Director: Dagen Merrill
Stars: Nora Zehetner, Brenna O'Brien, Carly Pope
Haunter (2013)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Director: Vincenzo Natali
Stars: Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden
Fairytale (2012)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Another perfect morning in Kate's perfect life, until reality bites hard... Fairytale is the story of a young girl who deals with an awful domestic situation by creating a perfect fantasy ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Collier
Stars: Jemma Bolt, Hattie Gotobed, Val Monk
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Poltergeists attack a family in Yorkshire during the 1974 nationwide blackouts.

Director: Pat Holden
Stars: Kate Ashfield, Steven Waddington, Craig Parkinson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Sophia
...
Helena
...
Robert
...
Patrick
...
Ferri
...
Dr. Fabiano
Susanna Cornacchia ...
The Fairy
Marco Fattibene ...
Battista Greco
Lucrezia Tosi ...
Ghost Child
Massimiliano Carnevale ...
Asylum Patient
Angela Presepi ...
Miss Cavendish
Marco Basile ...
Marco
Melania Maccaferri ...
Nurse Manuela
Alice Filippi ...
Nurse Alice
Alessia Cannavale ...
Baby Sitter
Edit

Storyline

A single mother moves into a new house with her daughter. Soon after the young girl has her first baby tooth fall off, she begins to recount that she is having nocturnal visits by a tooth fairy. It seems the house has a sinister history.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 June 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bajka  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie Helena already has very well developed adult incisors. Later, her mother acts like it's the first baby tooth that's coming out. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Like an annoying toothache ...
15 April 2013 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Don't you just hate it when a film doesn't live up to even a minor 10% of its own great potential? "Fairytale" easily could have been an old-fashioned sinister and atmospheric fable, but due to a variety of reasons (most of them relating to lack of talent) it turned out to be yet another sore disappointment. The film premiered at the annual Brussels Festival of Fantastic Films, and what mainly lured to me to theater was the plot synopsis mentioning the tooth fairy. Personally, I think there's great macabre potential in this theme, but so far this hasn't resulted in any good or even half-decent movies. There's an adequate episode of "Supernatural" devoted to the theme, but the only long-feature horror movie I recall is the mediocre "Darkness Falls". Like that one, "Fairytale" starts off promising but doesn't manage to retain the viewer's attention through lousy character development and inept usage of the splendid set pieces and filming locations. Harriet MacMasters-Green, who's a stunningly beautiful lady but a very implausible concerned single mother, moves into an ancient apartment building with her daughter Helena after her husband left them. The jerk went off to Hawaii for a life of partying and flirting with young gals, in fact. Naturally, the new house comes with an eerie and secretive old wardrobe and a nasty neighbor who claims they shouldn't have come here. After the single worst car crash ever staged on film, which leaves both mother and daughter miraculously unharmed, the house slowly unfolds its mysteries. Helena becomes disturbingly obsessed with the tooth fairy, who actually lived in the building and left her marks inside the wardrobe, but is she really a good spirit … or a restless and tormented soul roaming around? The entire film, or at least the first 75 minutes or so, drags endlessly and everything (acting, direction, coherence …) gradually gets worse. It's almost like a toothache that gets more painful because of infection and lack of care. The denouement brings some improvement, even though the twist ending is still somewhat derivative and predictable. Tales about mythical night creatures and fairies gone ballistic shouldn't be boring. Especially not if they are made in Italy. Whatever happened to this country's awesome horror reputation? And now that we're on the subject, why does everyone speak lousy English instead of plain normal Italian? They read their newspaper articles in Italian, so why don't they speak it?


14 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?