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Knife Edge (2009)

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A successful Wall Street trader returns to England with her new husband and five-year-old son, but their new start together turns into a nightmare when they move into a country house which contains a terrible secret.

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Anthony Hickox
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Hugh Bonneville ... Charles Pollock
Natalie Press ... Emma
Matthieu Boujenah ... Henri Connaught
Miles Ronayne Miles Ronayne ... Thomas Connaught
Nigel Whitmey ... Martin
Patrick Poletti Patrick Poletti ... Bart Landis
Kimberly Jaraj Kimberly Jaraj ... Shelley
Tim Wade Tim Wade ... Jack
Nina Muschallik Nina Muschallik ... Pauline
Mark Holden ... Alfred
Jamie Harris ... Derek Partington
Karen Ferrari ... Jocelyn Partington
Josephine Kime Josephine Kime ... Josephine
Cyrus Pahlavi Cyrus Pahlavi ... Pierre La Font
Tamsin Egerton ... Flora
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A successful Wall Street trader returns to England with her new husband and five-year-old son, but their new start together turns into a nightmare when they move into a country house which contains a terrible secret.

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The Perfect House. The Perfect Husband. The Perfect Murder. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Dame Joan Plowright's last movie before retiring. See more »

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Hell Yeah, Good Stuff
9 December 2008 | by chicagopoetrySee all my reviews

Yee gads, this is a good one. This is a true gem, a hokey haunted house movie in the lines of House On Haunted Hill that will scare the living daylights out of you. In the tradition of The Changeling (the one with George C. Scott not the one about the missing kid) and The Sentinel (the scary one not the one about government agents), this is an excellent fright fest that isn't camp and doesn't play it for laughs. The only scary horror movies are the ones that are serious, and this one is, with a lot of twists. If you liked The Shining or Amityville Horror, you will love this movie. This is what horror movies were like before Jason and Freddy and Saw, when frights came in the form of The Omen or Beyond The Door and the characters actually had mysterious motives. This movie has the patience to allow the atmosphere to startle you rather than resorting to cheep gore. I don't think I've seen a horror movie this engaging since What Ever Happened To Baby Jane; cross that with Stir of Echoes and you have Knife Edge. In Race With The Devil they had to go to a library that somehow had the exact book on satanic rituals that they were looking for, but in this modern movie they have Google, which is about the only thing that distinguishes this fine thriller from those great flicks that were made in the 70s and 80s, and even some of the movies made in the 60s such as Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte. The ending is a mixture of Sixth Sense and Psycho. Knife Edge is a modern masterpiece. It is creepy in a Rosemary's Baby type of way.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De Cortar à Faca See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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