When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make - she's getting stronger.
This an okay movie. Good if you need to kill a couple of hours. However, the plot line is bizarre. You are left wondering why they do the things they do. The story does not set you up with any background on the town, and why the townspeople are so weird. Also, they say this is based on events and urban legends surrounding Stull, KS. They missed the mark, and then over exaggerated it. This storyline has nothing to do with anything that has ever happened in Stull, KS. Also, Stull, KS had two strange murders years ago, and is barely a town. It is unincorporated. There is an old church and cemetery where they say satanic rituals are performed, and a few houses, and a few other buildings.
Regarding the real Stull and the old church - for reasons unknown to anyone including the land owner, someone tore down the old tiny brick church a few years ago. It is a pile of rubble. However, there is still a staircase underneath the ground, that leads down to no-where. They say that is a gateway to hell and you will feel a powerful pull if you start down the stairs, and lose all track of time (like weeks). And people who have camped near the cemetery have reported seriously bizarre stuff and sounds. There is nothing like the real Stull legends in the movie.
Regarding the movie, the children/young adult actors in this movie dominate the film, and if it weren't for them, it would be pretty robotic and dull. Heche was not into this movie at all, it seemed like she felt obligated to be there.
Bottomline -- it's definitely more bizarre than scary, so watch it if you are bored and you have seen every other scary flick with a higher rating.
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