In the remote woods of Upstate New York, David and Clare Poe are attempting to live an idyllic life. However, their twin children's bizarre behavior might just tear the family apart.


Christopher Denham
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Cast overview:
Adrian Pasdar ... David Poe
Cady McClain ... Clare
Amber Joy Williams Amber Joy Williams ... Emily Poe
Austin Williams ... Jack Poe
Lucian Maisel ... Christian McNamara
River O'Neal River O'Neal ... The Dog


Documents one family's descent into darkness, using a compilation of found home-made footage. In the remote woods of upstate New York, the Poe family lives a Norman Rockwell life. Perfect house. Perfect marriage. If only the children stopped stapling frogs to trees. Something is very wrong with Jack and Emily Poe, the ten-year old twins. And, to stop them, their parents must enter the nightmare of their minds. The only question is: who will survive the night? Written by MODERNCINÉ STAFF

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I dare you to watch until our movie is done. See more »


Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


During the water gun play in the Christmas scene, the son accidentally laughs when hit in the face with water. The sister glances at him and smirks slightly. The actors quickly go back to straight faces, so this was most likely unintentional. See more »


David Poe: Turn the camera off.
Clare: What? What happened, why...
David Poe: He's throwing rocks at me.
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References America's Funniest Home Videos (1989) See more »


Moment Devine
Written by Ryan Shore
Performed by Ryan Shore
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I was surprised
25 November 2008 | by sarah-dmonrxSee all my reviews

Sometimes I think i'll never see anything fresh and new because it's all been done before, and then I watched this. I was flipping through some on demand channels and watched the preview, had to order it. After the movie was done, I found myself thinking about it for days and wanting to see it again so I could look for clues that I might have missed, that's the sign of a good movie in my opinion. I find it hard to believe so few people have seen this little gem, as I had a hard time even finding reviews for it. Oh.. and that guy from Hero's, Adrian Pasdar, fantastic in this! I never cared for the guy when watching Hero's but in this movie he showed he really has some acting skills, I lost myself in his acting he was THAT good.

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Release Date:

8 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Newtown, Connecticut, USA

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Production Co:

Modernciné See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
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