A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Director:

David S. Goyer

Writer:

David S. Goyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Odette Annable ... Casey Beldon (as Odette Yustman)
Gary Oldman ... Rabbi Sendak
Cam Gigandet ... Mark
Meagan Good ... Romy
Idris Elba ... Arthur Wyndham
Jane Alexander ... Sofi Kozma
Atticus Shaffer ... Matty Newton
James Remar ... Gordon Beldon
Carla Gugino ... Janet Beldon
C.S. Lee ... Dr. Lester Caldwell
Rhys Coiro ... Mr. Shields
Michael Sassone ... Eli Walker
Ethan Cutkosky ... Barto
Craig J. Harris ... Rick Hesse (as Craig Harris)
Rachel Brosnahan ... Lisa
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Storyline

While babysitting a boy and his infant brother, Casey Beldon has a dreadful nightmare involving a weird dog and an evil child, and she tells her best friend Romy over the phone. Casey is haunted by this boy, and when she goes to the ophthalmologist, he asks if she has a twin brother or sister. She asks her father and discovers that her mother lost a son that died in the womb. Casey suspects that she is haunted by the spirit of her brother. She finds a letter addressed to a woman called Sofi Kozma and a creepy picture at home that belonged to her mother. She goes with Romy to a retirement home to meet Sofi, a survivor of the experiments during the Holocaust. But Sofi tells Casey that she had never met her mother and later calls Casey to tell her she is in great danger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It Wants To Be Born Now. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, thematic material and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Megan Good says "old-timers" when referring to Alzheimer's. See more »

Goofs

The photo that shows the main characters uncle is a Polaroid, however Polaroids weren't invented until 1948. Her grandmother, Sofi says he died in 1944 in Auschwitz. See more »

Quotes

Matty Newton: Jumby wants to be born now.
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After the credits the letters WORD appears in capitals See more »

Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Close To You
Written by Acklins Khaliyl Dillon, Jamal K Hanna
Performed by Light of Dub Rock All Stars feat: Mela Machinko
Courtesy of Monster Truck Audio Inc.
By Arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
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Pretty Bad
13 January 2009 | by chicagopoetrySee all my reviews

What is it with movies that spend more time concentrating on nightmares than what is really happening? Don't these movie makers know that nightmares aren't really scary unless they are your own? When something freaky happens in a movie and then the character wakes up to reality that isn't scary. What is scary is when the nightmare becomes reality, like in Nightmare on Elm Street. But when someone sees bugs coming out of the walls and blood or something coming up from the toilet and monsters and all sorts of things in a public restroom and then some people walk in but none of that is there anymore all we can think is that the character in question is hallucinating which isn't very scary unless we really really care about the character. The thrills in this movie are so forced that they are boring. Very, very disappointed. Even some of the straight to DVD titles have scared me more than this formula.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled David S. Goyer Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,810,585, 11 January 2009

Gross USA:

$42,670,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,514,050
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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