5.8/10
7,800
65 user 17 critic

Bag of Bones 

Trailer
0:33 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
After his wife's sudden death, a best selling author returns to his cabin retreat where he receives paranormal visitations and becomes involved in a custody battle.
Reviews
Popularity
3,285 ( 487)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2011  
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Desperation (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Tom Skerritt, Steven Weber, Annabeth Gish
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger
Rose Red (2002)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown
Salem's Lot (2004)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.

Stars: Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton
Golden Years (TV Series 1991)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An elderly janitor hurt in an explosion at a secret army lab run by "The Shop" starts to grow younger. A ruthless operative is sent to cover it up, so the janitor and his wife go on the run with the help of a sympathetic female agent.

Stars: Keith Szarabajka, Felicity Huffman, Ed Lauter
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. A great disaster threatens a haunted hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.

Stars: Jamie Harrold, Diane Ladd, Bruce Davison
The Stand (1994)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan
Storm of the Century (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A dangerous blizzard hits an isolated town and brings along a mysterious stranger intent on terrorizing people for his own desires.

Stars: Becky Ann Baker, Kathleen Chalfant, Adam Zolotin
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?

Director: Peter Askin
Stars: Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Stephen Lang
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.

Stars: Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, Tom Holland
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Pierce Brosnan ...  Mike Noonan 2 episodes, 2011
Melissa George ...  Mattie Devore 2 episodes, 2011
Annabeth Gish ...  Jo Noonan 2 episodes, 2011
Anika Noni Rose ...  Sara Tidwell 2 episodes, 2011
Matt Frewer ...  Sid Noonan 2 episodes, 2011
Jason Priestley ...  Marty 2 episodes, 2011
Caitlin Carmichael ...  Kyra Devore 2 episodes, 2011
Peter MacNeill ...  Bill Dean 2 episodes, 2011
William Schallert ...  Max Devore 2 episodes, 2011
Deborah Grover Deborah Grover ...  Rogette Whitmore 2 episodes, 2011
Jefferson Mappin ...  Buddy Jellison 2 episodes, 2011
Deborah Allen Deborah Allen ...  Brenda Meserve 2 episodes, 2011
Cienna Prendergast Cienna Prendergast ...  Kisha Tidwell 2 episodes, 2011
Gary Levert Gary Levert ...  Deputy George Footman 2 episodes, 2011
David Sheftell ...  Young Max Devore 2 episodes, 2011
Shane Anderson Shane Anderson ...  Lance Devore 2 episodes, 2011
Joel Freckelton Joel Freckelton ...  Harold Noonan 2 episodes, 2011
Gregory Penney Gregory Penney ...  Young Normal Jellison 2 episodes, 2011
Geordie Brown Geordie Brown ...  Young Edgar White 2 episodes, 2011
Aja Deeble Aja Deeble ...  Dean Daughter 2 episodes, 2011
Fiona Forsythe Fiona Forsythe ...  Jellison Daughter 2 episodes, 2011
Edit

Storyline

Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young widow and her child's enormously wealthy grandfather. Mike inexplicably receives mysterious ghostly visitations, escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him. Written by nitorch

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

lake | curse | writer | novelist | singer | See All (16) »

Taglines:

Beware the lake.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

MySpace | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csontzsák See more »

Filming Locations:

Brooklyn, Nova Scotia Canada See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kelly Rowland was originally cast as Sara Tidwell. See more »

Goofs

Kyra is first shown having her front teeth. In later scenes her front teeth have fallen out. They then reappear in what seems to be too short of a time for them to have regrown indicating these scenes were shot out of order. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gerald's Game (2017) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Bag of Bores
12 December 2011 | by briantwissinkSee all my reviews

I cannot believe that this drivel has received a 9 rating! The acting is the only horrific aspect of this film. It is proof positive that Stephen King novels do not translate well within the confines of a sanitized TV film. Mick Garris continues to prove that he just does not "get" King, yet is given opportunity after opportunity to butcher the master of horrors work. Bag of Bones, while not his best work, is still a novel that deserves so much better than this waste of time. Perhaps the hype was just too great, and it just could not possibly live up to the expectations. It is literally 4 hours of my life I will never get back and probably the worst film I have seen all year, and that's saying a lot because I saw Jack and Jill 2 weeks ago, and that was almost as excruciating.


34 of 61 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 65 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed