After the death of her husband, Dr. Cara Harding's faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to get her more open to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam, a patient with multiple personalities who also takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. But Cara quickly discovers that his other personalities were murder victims and the more she finds out about Adam and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming murder victims themselves.Written by
In the scene where Julianne Moore's character picks up her daughter from her brother's (approximately 17-18 minutes in) there is a poster for "The Night of the Living Dead" (1968) on the wall of the brother's apartment. Both films were filmed in and around the city of Pittsburgh, PA. See more »
Before Dr. Cara Harding's first interview with "David Bernburg," as she is preparing she's writing with her right hand. But when the interview starts and for the remainder of the movie, she writes with her left hand. Also, the first picture she hands him changes directions between shots. See more »
Do you ever have emotions that you can't explain? Have you ever lost control of these emotions? Do these emotions have a name? These were the first three questions that Dr. Malison asked of Joesph Kinkirk, just six hours after his arrest. To which Kinkirk answered: yes, yes, and Henry.
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God is the first credited on "the producers wish to thank" part of closing credits. See more »
Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein's 'Shelter' is very much just another one of those horror movies that classifies itself as a 'supernatural thriller' in order to appear more classy and cool. The direction seems confused and even if the film is well shot, it's nothing outstanding. Clichés and plot holes are abundant in 'Shelter' (which is very much the case with most movies of this genre) and it has a disappointingly typical ending that tries to be haunting. It tries to be tricky by initially giving the impression of being a psychological thriller and then the writer throws in the occult to tell you that it's actually a horror film. Would fans of 'The Ring' like it (as the promos suggest)? Probably. Julianne Moore does a great job. I only watched 'Shelter' because she was in it. Her castmates are okay at best with the exception of Frances Conroy who stands out as a mother who lost three sons. Overall, 'Shelter' is a disappointing film that has absolutely nothing new to offer.
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