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The Beacon (2009)

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While trying to get their lives back on track after the loss of their four year old son, Bryn and Paul Shaw move to the charming old Beacon Apartments. Bryn begins seeing a ghostly little ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Polo ... Bryn Shaw
David Rees Snell ... Paul Shaw
Elaine Hendrix ... Vanessa Carver
Ken Howard ... Officer Bobby Ford
Michael Ironside ... Lieutenant Hutton
Nick Sowell ... Will Tyler
Marnette Patterson ... Christina Wade
Jonny Cruz ... Simon Valencia
Kelli Dawn Hancock ... Officer Kit Karasic
Everett Sifuentes Everett Sifuentes ... Mr. Butters
Kevin Scott Keating Kevin Scott Keating ... James Nash
Austin Lux Austin Lux ... Ronnie Nash
Rick Morrow Rick Morrow ... Moving Man
Julia Smathers Julia Smathers ... Hospital Clerk
Dell Johnson Dell Johnson ... Detective


While trying to get their lives back on track after the loss of their four year old son, Bryn and Paul Shaw move to the charming old Beacon Apartments. Bryn begins seeing a ghostly little boy skulking around the building. With the help of an eccentric young professor and a tough old beat cop, Bryn tries to uncover the details of the boy's death. She hopes that freeing the child will allow him to carry a message to her son. Too late she realizes a second malevolent entity stalks the halls of the Beacon: one that doesn't want the boy to escape. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some violent and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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An Act, A Phase
Lyrics by Darin Watson & Devin Servis
Music by Darin Watson, Devin Servis, Jordan Pipka & Chris Perez
Performed by The Wake of Man
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Crazy plot twists for this Texas-shot horror flick
2 November 2009 | by BornInBigDSee all my reviews

Shot mostly at the Roger's Hotel in Waxahachie, Texas (30 miles south of Dallas), this scary flick successfully made me jump... a few times. I also can usually determine the outcome of a given film, but I couldn't have guessed this one at ALL!

The plot centers around a couple who are recovering from the disappearance of their son. They relocate to the Beacon Apartments, only to find that the building appears to be haunted by a young boy (around the same age of their own son who they've lost). From the moment they move in, the wife notices strange things happening around them, but the husband is quick to brush it off. Soon, he realizes that his wife may be telling the truth, after all.

Great movie if you like this genre. I saw it at a sneak peek in Dallas and am not sure about national release. Consider joining their Facebook group so you can find out how to get the film to show in your neighborhood, if interested!

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Release Date:

13 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Haunting at the Beacon See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sabbatical Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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