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The Baby's Room (2006)

Películas para no dormir: La habitación del niño (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 12 January 2007
In Spain, the sports journalist Juan has a perfect life with his wife Sonia: they have just had a baby and moved to an old house that needs to be repaired in a fancy neighborhood. When ... See full summary »

Director:

Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Writers:

Jorge Guerricaechevarría (screenplay), Álex de la Iglesia (screenplay) (as Alex de la Iglesia)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Gutiérrez ... Juan
Leonor Watling ... Sonia
Sancho Gracia ... Domingo
María Asquerino ... María
Antonio Dechent ... Fernández
Terele Pávez ... Mujer de Domingo
Ramón Barea ... Marcos
Eulàlia Ramon ... Teresa
Asunción Balaguer ... Anciana 2
Manuel Tallafé Manuel Tallafé ... García
Cesáreo Estébanez Cesáreo Estébanez ... Martí
Gracia Olayo ... Enfermera
Enrique Martínez Enrique Martínez ... Eslavo
Penélope Velasco Penélope Velasco ... Dependienta
Antonio de la Torre ... Operario (as Antonio de Latorre)
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In Spain, the sports journalist Juan has a perfect life with his wife Sonia: they have just had a baby and moved to an old house that needs to be repaired in a fancy neighborhood. When Juan's sister and her husband visit the couple, they give them an electronic nanny to monitor the baby's room. During the night, Juan and Sonia hear voices in the room but they do not find anybody. On the next day, Juan hires an alarm system for the house and a monitor to observe the baby's room. When Juan sees a man in the room, he gets a knife to protect his son. However, Sonia believes her husband is insane and moves to her mother's house. Juan investigates the happening with the former journalist Domingo, who explains him the paradoxical experiment Schrodinger's Cat and the existence of parallel worlds. Further, he advises the obsessed Juan to leave the house otherwise could be trapped in another world. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Domingo: In a crate sits a cat and a particle that kills the cat, with a possibility of 50%, within an hour. As long as the crate is closed, how could you know if the cat is dead or alive?
Juan: I don't know.
Domingo: Nobody knows. Actually the cat is dead and alive at the same time. The person that opens the crate decides which option becomes reality.
Juan: I don't understand...
Domingo: No human understands. Those are only speculations. But the quantum physics brought men to the moon. That is reality. Like you and me, or this whiskey.
Juan: ...
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A Wild Ride
18 October 2010 | by ShaolinMimeSee all my reviews

Unsatisfied after finishing a horror movie that we thought would scare us straight, a few friends and I looked for a movie On Demand. We were intent on ending the night terrified, but as the a.m. crept up on us, we decided to just settle for a laugh. And, upon reading the title of this movie, "The Baby's Room", as well as the comical synopsis On Demand provided, we thought that was exactly what we would get.

We started the movie and chatted through the first ten minutes or so. One friend refused to watch a movie with subtitles, but quickly noticed what they were saying and got interested. Five minutes later, everyone in the room was screaming.

That's one of my favorite things about this film. Typically, good horror movies start slow, build suspense, and end with a terrifying finale. "La habitación del niño", or "The Baby's Room", starts with a bang, leaving you on the edge of your seat for the rest of the movie. There are slow parts here and there, but the mystery of the plot and the knowledge that anything could jump out and scare you at any moment helps you through those patches and smoothly escorts you to the explosive climax.

In short, a man and his wife have moved into a new home with their newborn baby. Just as they begin to settle in, they start to hear noises on the baby monitor. Surprisingly, rather than passing it off as house sounds or coincidence, the protagonist believes that something fishy is going on. He buys a baby monitor with a video display, so he can see into his son's room at all times. The video monitor uncovers even more paranormal activity and therein lies the beauty of this film. The way they centralize all the horror around something as simple as a baby monitor is brilliant.

I understand that the title of the film, or the short description you may read for it On Demand, can easily warrant hesitation. But, I can assure you that this movie will suck you in early on, and keep raising your interest, slowly but surely, as the plot spirals into a complex, thrilling mystery, until you arrive at the ultimately satisfying and chilling ending.


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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (Spain) See more »

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