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After Marnie Watson kills her abusive husband in self-defense, she is condemned to house arrest... only to discover that the house is possessed by the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband.


Eric Red


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Cast overview:
Famke Janssen ... Marnie
Bobby Cannavale ... Shanks
Ed Westwick ... Joey
Michael Paré ... The Ghost - Mike
Patricia Charbonneau ... Frances
John Fallon ... Jimmy
Kevin Geer ... Priest
Tibor Pálffy Tibor Pálffy ... Homeless Man
Kembe Sorel Kembe Sorel ... Patrolman
Evelyne Kandech Evelyne Kandech ... Patrolwoman
Ken Kelsch Ken Kelsch ... Garbage Man


A young woman, Marnie Watson, is granted early release from her prison sentence for manslaughter (killing her husband - a violent NYC cop - in self defense) on condition she wear an electronic ankle bracelet and remain within her home, effectively under house arrest, for the remainder of her sentence. Her late husband's partner keeps tabs on her from a patrol car parked across the street, hoping she'll violate probation and he can send her back to prison. But the 100-foot radius her ankle bracelet allows isn't the worst of her problems. Her dead husband --now a malevolent ghost--is still in the house, where he died -- intent on savage revenge. Written by Grand Ilusions

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Accused of Killing Her Husband, Confined To The Home He Now Haunts See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, terror, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

24 July 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Acoso del más allá See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The apartment is the same one as in "Elementary". See more »


When Marnie goes into the basement, her ankle bracelet starts chirping that she is more than 100 feet from the transmitter, when in actuality it is only about 20 to 30 feet above her head. See more »


References American Idol (2002) See more »

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I Love This Film
6 July 2011 | by lisakeenan72See all my reviews

I borrowed this film from a friend (fellow horror fan) who raved about it. Even though I'd never even heard of it I thought I'd give it a go. I'm so very glad I did.

After serving a partial sentence for murdering her violent and abusive policeman husband, Marnie is released to her home. She must however wear a tag, preventing her from moving more than 100 feet from a security monitor in her home. Marnie settles in well, despite visits from her husband's partner who is still bitter at her part in his death, a bloodstain that just won't wash away and a neighbourhood that shuns her.

To add to Marnie's problems the power company is unable to connect her electricity supply for 48 hours, leaving her alone in the dark. As if that isn't bad enough Marnie's husband is back from the dead, and he's not happy at all!

I physically jumped at a couple of scenes in this film. The first major scare made me literally shout out with fright! The story, whilst not exactly original, does manage to hold your attention and a couple of excellent twists just add to the tension. All in all a cracking horror film that doesn't need big names, huge budgets or too many over the top CGI effects to scare the viewer.

I'm a huge fan of horror films and I would most definitely put this film in my all time top 50. Just watch it and I bet you'll agree.

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