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The Presence (2010)

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A woman travels to an isolated cabin she begins to think she is losing her mind when her boyfriend comes to stay.


Tom Provost


Tom Provost
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Cast overview:
Mira Sorvino ... The Woman
Shane West ... Ghost
Justin Kirk ... The Man
Tony Curran ... The Man In Black
Muse Watson ... Mr. Browman
Deobia Oparei ... Woodsman


A woman travels to an isolated cabin where she finds herself stalked by an apparition who has come to inhabit her space as his own. With the unexpected arrival of the woman's boyfriend, the dark spirit's haunting grows more obsessive. Soon the woman begins to exhibit weirdly irrational behavior as the thin line between sanity and possession begins to unravel. Written by Flatland Pictures

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Don't Believe Everything You Hear


Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some frightening material and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Presenca See more »

Filming Locations:

Mount Hood, Oregon, USA

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There is no dialogue spoken for the first 17 minutes of this movie. See more »


At around the 25 minute mark there is a close up of a phonograph playing a record with the needle incorrectly to the left of the spindle. The record plays continuously over the next minute or so but the needle moves to the correct position - right of the spindle. See more »


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Wonderfully original ghost story
13 April 2011 | by sallymom34See all my reviews

I recently caught this beautiful film at the Dallas Film Festival. The response of the crowd was certainly different from some of the reviews here. The audience loved the movie, which was evident not only by the response during the movie but during the Q&A after the movie with the director. I went with three other people and while our reaction in some ways was split - two of us loved the opening, which is very quiet, very still and two were not as fond of the opening section as they were the rest of the movie - by the end all of us found the movie very creepy and thought-provoking. Some people in the audience, including one of our group, cried at the end. We all had different interpretations of what was going on. We found the ambiguity in the movie very refreshing. Finally a movie that asks the audience to participate and think! Subsequently I am befuddled by some of the reviews here. I guess some people were expecting a horror movie but the movie is not a horror movie. The director, while noting that the production team has had a hard time labeling the movie, given it is so different from the norm, did call it a Gothic romance. One of my friends thought it was a twisted fairy tale. It certainly is lushly photographed and the score we all thought was incredible. I don't want to give away too much but if you are in the mood for a creepy, tense yet someone romantic twist on a traditional ghost story, and you don't mind being asked to think, this is an excellent film. People always seen to complain about Hollywood making the same type of movies over and over. This definitely is not the same old thing!

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