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The Marsh (2006)

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A young beautiful but stressed out children's writer seeks out a holiday in the country but becomes the lead character in a supernatural mystery she must solve to save her life

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Noah Pitney (as Justin Louis)
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Philip Manville
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Little Claire / Rose
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Mercy
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Teen Ernie
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Teen Pitney
Bill MacDonald ...
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The successful children's writer Claire Holloway is troubled by scary nightmares and is under psychological treatment. While working out watching television, she sees the landscape of the Rose Marsh Farm in the Westmoreland County, and she notes that the farmhouse is linked to her nightmares. She decides to spend her vacation in the farm, which is located nearby a swamp, and she is haunted by the ghosts of a little girl and a teenage boy inside the house. She is befriended by the local publisher and historian Noah Pitney but after a sequence of disturbing visions, she decides to contact the paranormal consultant Geoffry Hunt. Together, they investigate the mystery and disclose a tragedy that happened in the farm about twenty years ago. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You can bury the past... but sometimes the past won't stay buried.

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and some language | See all certifications »

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1 March 2007 (Russia)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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When Claire first enters the country store her basket is empty. She goes over and picks up a pack of rolls and all of the sudden her basket is full. See more »

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Claire Holloway: So you're a paranormal consultant who doesn't believe in ghosts?
Claire HollowayGeoffry Hunt: I believe in people. I mean, people are water and energy. If water can transform from ice into steam, into mist and energy transforms them, why can't people?
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Lost In Time
Written by Tim Branom
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Effective ghost story with a twist or two...
21 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

OK, now here is a ghost story that came way under my radar and turns out to be a superior ghost story with a couple of twists. A lady children's book author is plagued with nightmares of a little girl disappearing in a swamp and images of an old house. When viewing a television story, she notices the house in her nightmare and the surrounding area, specifically a marsh where she keeps seeing and following this little girl. She tracks down the property and moves into the house, in a small remote area close to a little town. After installing a door she finds in the cellar, strange things begin to happen and what were her nightmares are now becoming too real. Yes, the house and the marsh hold deep secrets in the town and the house, and she enlists the help of a local paranormal consultant played very well by Forest Whitaker. He moves into her house with his equipment and quickly realizes the supernatural is at work. This movie succeeds on every level with excellent performances, and a very tight story that keeps you guessing until the final reveal. Are her nightmares really lost memories of a past she has forgotten, and if she is the little girl ghost then how is that possible? All the questions are answered, and I had a real ball with this one. Highly recommended.


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