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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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If you think you're alone ... Think again

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Production Co:

Sabbatical Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Enjoyable but flawed effort
5 November 2012 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

After moving into a new apartment building following the disappearance of her son, a woman and her husband find the area's grisly history of suicides is sparking an increase in ghost sightings and that something may be after her.

This one here was a pretty forgettable entry but still has some good stuff about it. One of the main problems is that it's rather predictable from the outset, as nothing really sticks out here as being all that original or unique and it tends to wander down the same exact roads done hundreds of times in these kinds of films, where the woman maybe telling the truth or not and those around her are totally unsupportive. It becomes far more enjoyable during the last half-hour, when a twist comes along that really spices things up and makes the film far more enjoyable, as there's some good hauntings, nice make-up work and more that are highly enjoyable. However, all the Lifetime-style drama not only causes it to be too little too late, it also makes it stick out like a sore-thumb as being inconsistent with the rest of the film as it comes barreling out of nowhere with a ham-fisted introduction to turn it into a horror film. It's still pretty good, but it is flawed.

Rated R: Graphic Violence and Language

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