In New York, Dr. Norman Boyle assumes the research about Dr. Freudstein of his colleague Dr. Petersen, who committed suicide after killing his mistress. Norman heads to Boston with his wife Lucy Boyle and their son Bob to live in an isolated house in the woods that belonged to Dr. Petersen. Bob befriends the girl Mae that only he can see and she warns him to leave the house. Soon his parents hire the mysterious babysitter Ann and creepy things happen in the house. When Bobby goes to the basement, his parents discover the secret of the house.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Did You Know?
Fishing line can be seen attached to the bat that attacks Lucy in the cellar. Also, when Norman stabs the bat with a pair of scissors, blood comes out of the bat in places other than where the scissors penetrated it. See more
Ann? Mommy says you're not dead. Is that true?
In the end credits: "no one will ever know whether children are monsters or monsters are children." - Henry James See more
For its American release, all scenes that featured Norman and Lucy Boyles arguing or showing any signs of marital tension were cut from the film. ALMI, after acquiring the U.S. theatrical rights, had these edits commissioned because they felt that the marital tension subplot would alienate viewers and those scenes were removed to make the film more of a traditional "Family Moves Into A Haunted House" style movie. See more
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