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PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 1 April 2011 (USA)
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A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Director:

James Wan

Writer:

Leigh Whannell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson ... Josh Lambert
Rose Byrne ... Renai Lambert
Ty Simpkins ... Dalton Lambert
Lin Shaye ... Elise Rainier
Leigh Whannell ... Specs
Angus Sampson ... Tucker
Barbara Hershey ... Lorraine Lambert
Andrew Astor ... Foster Lambert
Corbett Tuck ... Nurse Adele / Doll Girl #2
Heather Tocquigny Heather Tocquigny ... Nurse Kelly
Ruben Pla ... Dr. Sercarz
John Henry Binder John Henry Binder ... Father Martin
Joseph Bishara ... Lipstick-Face Demon
Philip Friedman ... Old Woman
J. LaRose ... Long Haired Fiend
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Storyline

A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all. Written by David Murray Arthur

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Plot Keywords:

boy | house | coma | baby | demon | See All (121) »

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It's not the House that's Haunted. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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This movie owes more than a little to the 1982 movie Poltergeist (1982) as although there are many original ideas there are also many similarities in the plot and characters, at approx 1:08 the movie acknowledges this influence with a kitchen work top and steak homage. See more »

Goofs

(at around 27 mins) When Josh Lambert goes to the front door to investigate, he flips on the porch light, which blows immediately. Moments later, they show an exterior shot of the house with the porch light on and no explanation as to how it was replaced. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dalton Lambert: Mom?
Renai Lambert: Hey, sweetie. What are you doing up? Come here.
Dalton Lambert: I don't like my room.
Renai Lambert: No? That's okay. You know, you're still getting used to it. I can't sleep either.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits finish rolling, Philip Friedman as the Old Woman blows out his/her candle. See more »

Connections

References Saw (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Tiptoe Through the Tulips
Written by Joseph A. Burke (as Josephn Burke) and Al Dubin
Performed by Tiny Tim
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Creepy, jumpy and funny
24 March 2011 | by MoviesforUnMeSee all my reviews

I saw the screening of this movie Weds, March 23, 2011 and...not bad. Three things to know.

1. The acting is good, but the music was great. Very corny, orchestrated string music and loud. 2. The story was actually easy to follow, and not predictable till the very end. I don't think anybody in the theater knew how the ending would be till the very last five minutes of the film. 3. As for being scary, it's more creepy than scary, also jumpy because of the music. Creepy as in "little children creepy" with those little giggles and laughs they have.

Give the movie time because it takes a while for the movie to get going, but that's what makes this movie good. A creepy person doesn't just come up and scare you right away cause that's just weird. A creepy person sends you messages of I'm there, but you can't see me. Like someone hiding in a bush, and you see them for a split second and you look back and they aren't there anymore. If you are frighten or startled easily, then this is the movie for you. But if you aren't scared easily, then you'll just find this movie really creepy.


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Country:

USA | Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Further See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,271,464, 3 April 2011

Gross USA:

$54,009,150

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,557,032
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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