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A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.

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Peter Taylor
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Bronny Taylor
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Michael Taylor
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Stephanie Taylor
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Gary Carter
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Joy Carter
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Andrew Carter
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Simon Richards
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Wendy Richards
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Sammy Levin (as Trian Long-Smith)
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Kat
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Tasha
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Jeff (as Chris Darga)
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Trish
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Gloria Ortega (as Ilza Rosario)
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Teresa Morales
Yoshio Be ...
Tony
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Police Officer
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Franc Thomas Jr.
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Server (as Katie Ward)
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Checkout Lady
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Doctor Jones
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Young Real Estate Agent
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Animal Demon (uncredited)

Directed by

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Greg McLean

Written by

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Greg McLean ... () &
Shayne Armstrong ... () &
S.P. Krause ... ()

Produced by

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Jason Blum ... producer
Phillip Dawe ... co-producer
Gerard DiNardi ... co-producer
Matthew Kaplan ... producer (as Matt Kaplan)
Robyn Marshall ... co-producer
Bianca Martino ... producer
Greg McLean ... executive producer
Seth William Meier ... line producer: additional photography
Couper Samuelson ... executive producer
Jeanette Volturno ... executive producer (as Jeanette Volturno-Brill)

Music by

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Johnny Klimek

Cinematography by

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Toby Oliver

Film Editing by

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Timothy Alverson ... (as Tim Alverson)
Sean Lahiff

Editorial Department

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Janni Alexander ... post production accountant: Australia
Samantha Bowmer ... post-production assistant
Hershel Cohen ... post-production coordinator
Emma DuPell ... assistant editor (as Emma Marie DuPell)
Scott Heysen ... data manager: KOJO
Jenny Lalor ... post production: legal counsel Australia
Katie Mims ... post-production supervisor: behind the scenes featurettes
Benjamin Packer ... digital intermediate assistant
Marty Pepper ... digital intermediate colorist
Matthew Prescott ... second assistant editor
Jason Rostovsky ... post-production coordinator
Drew Sacks ... assistant editor
Paul Sobolewski ... supervisor: IT
Caitlin Spiller ... first assistant editor
Jenny Wardrop ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Fabiana Arrastia
Terri Taylor

Production Design by

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Melanie Jones ... (as Melanie Paizis-Jones)

Art Direction by

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Hunter Brown

Set Decoration by

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Karuna Karmarkar ... (as Karuna Karmarker)

Costume Design by

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Nicola Dunn

Makeup Department

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Elena Arroy ... additional makeup
Ange Bebbington ... hair stylist: Mr. Bacon, additional photography (as Ange Grmolyes)
Leslie D. Bennett ... hair stylist: additional photography
Yunea Cruz ... key hair stylist
Roy Knyrim ... Make Up Effects Designer / special makeup effects designer
Elizabeth Mbousia ... makeup artist: additional photography
Thomas Nellen ... makeup artist: Mr. Bacon, additional photography
Pavy Olivarez ... additional hair stylist / department head hair: additional photography
Lygia Orta ... additional makeup (as Lugia Orta)
Traci E. Smithe ... hair department head
Teresa Vest ... key makeup
Nacoma Whobrey ... makeup department head
Clayton Brickert ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Matt Falletta ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Melissa Garcia ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Robert Giddens ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Rob Hinderstein ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Susan Laprelle ... special makeup effects technician (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jeff Kloss ... unit production manager
Seth William Meier ... unit production manager: additional photography
Elene Pepper ... post-production supervisor: KOJO
Jennifer Scudder Trent ... post-production supervisor
Ram Paul Silbey ... production supervisor
Erin Vitali ... production supervisor: additional photography

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gerard DiNardi ... first assistant director
James Moran ... first assistant director: additional photography
Marc Newland ... second assistant director: additional photography
Ram Paul Silbey ... second assistant director
Marielle Woods ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Jonathan Aguillon ... set dresser swing (as Jon Aguillon)
Tommy Azevedo ... propmaker (as Tommy Azzvedo)
Jackson Beale ... painter
Jason Bennett ... set dresser swing
Micah Brenner ... storyboard artist
Brian Chapman ... lead person
Daniel James Cox ... concept artist (as Daniel Cox)
Cole Daroff ... set dresser swing
Catherine Devaney ... art consultant (as Cate Devaney) / art department production assistant (as Cate Devaney)
Rhannon Dodge ... art department production assistant (as Rhiannon Dodge)
Tim Dodge ... set dresser swing
Robbie Duncan ... set dresser swing (as Robert J. Duncan)
Usccti Ehret ... painter
Jacob Ellis ... art production assistant
Zak Faust ... art department coordinator
Robert Fure ... set dresser swing
Bobby Gibson ... set dresser
Rod Gregory ... greensman
Joann Gross ... propmaker (as Jo Ann Gross)
Ron Hinson ... painter
Gary Jones ... construction foreman
Xylon Jones ... leadman: additional photography
Greg Lay ... propmaker
Jeff Legore ... on-set dresser
Dana Lehman ... painter
Lianir Lopez ... art department production assistant (as Lia Lopez) / buyer / set dresser (as Lianir 'Lia' Lopez)
Ronnie Lovette ... art department production assistant
Michael Luce ... set dresser swing
Joel Markman ... construction medic
Joe Mason ... storyboard artist
Ian McCains ... additional assistant property master
Kevin McDonald ... propmaker
Ian McMains ... props
Corty Moore ... layout board
Glenda Mullins ... lead painter
Christine Nelson ... on set dresser
Elizabeth Norton ... painter
John Ortega ... propmaker
William Parker ... propmaker (as Will Parker)
Steve Prieto ... layout board
Gary Ramirez ... property master
Drew Rebelein ... construction coordinator
Francis J. Roix ... propmaker
Billy Sales ... set dresser swing
Mark Sexton ... storyboard artist
Stephen Sharpe ... propmaker
Scott Shauger ... propmaker
Katie Singleton ... art department production assistant
Mike Starbird ... art department production assistant
Aaron Stuart ... construction foreman
Michael Alan Tanner ... set dresser swing
Jason Thirlaway ... assistant property master
Lisa Walker ... paint coordinator
Jim Waters ... propmaker
Jeffrey L. Woolley ... propmaker
Vincent Yague ... additional on-set dresser
Sean Yarbrough ... art department production assistant

Sound Department

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Fabiana Arrastia ... loop group coordinator
Kevin Becker ... boom operator: additional photography
Susan Boyajian ... loop group coordinator
Duncan Campbell ... mix assistant
Jamie Famularo ... assistant sound editor
Jamie Hardt ... additional re-recording mixer
Tom Heuzenroeder ... sound effects editor
Tim Song Jones ... boom operator (as Tim Jones)
Michael Kaleta ... utility sound
Lex Lang ... loop groop: artist
Glenn Newnham ... dialogue editor
Paul Pirola ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Chris Quilty ... production sound mixer: additional photography (as Chris 'CQ' Quilty)
Jamison Rabbe ... adr mixer
John Simpson ... foley artist
Alicia Slusarski ... sound effects editor
Pete Smith ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer
Pawel Wdowczak ... production sound mixer
Ayako Yamauchi ... audio restoration

Special Effects by

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David Dion ... special effects coordinator: additional photography (as Dave Dion)
Rocky Gehr ... special effects technician
James Lorimer ... special effects coordinator (as Jimmy Lorimer)
Bruce Minkus ... special effects foreman
Jeremy Stone ... special effects technician (as Jerimey Stone)

Visual Effects by

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Aha ... post-vis artist
Pétur Arnórsson ... texture artist
Jake Barton ... compositor
Harsh Borah ... creature modeler
Justin Bromley ... visual effects supervisor
Richard Coburn ... compositor
Eleni Diakomichalis ... lighting technical director (as Eleni Taylor)
Mark Dickson ... compositor
Eric Hawksley ... compositor
Mark Holman Harris ... lead compositor
Jeremy Kelly-Bakker ... compositor
Haris Kruskic ... visual effects producer: Fin
Morgan MacCuish ... visual effects producer
Stuart Mackenzie ... visual effects producer (as Stuart MacKenzie)
Guy Masonwells ... digital compositor
Sam Matthews ... compositor
Brodie McCrossin ... creature character concept artist / creature modeler
Mark McKenna ... compositor
Arthur Moody ... fur groomer / lighting technical director
Cafe Noir ... motion graphics artist
Alex Pepper ... visual effects editor
Marty Pepper ... visual effects supervisor
Brad Pickford ... visual effects: simulations
Emily Probert ... lead compositor
Mohit Sherman ... fur groomer
David Smith ... creature modeler / lead animator
Chris Spry ... visual effects supervisor
Alastair Stephen ... executive producer
Mike Thomson ... visual effects artist
Jack James Troisi ... compositor (as Jack Troist)
Bree Whitford ... visual effects producer (as Bree Whitford Smith)
Ben Wotton ... digital compositor: Fin Design + Effects

Stunts

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James Armstrong ... additional stunt coordinator
Kelli Barksdale ... stunt double
Keir Beck ... key stunt rigger
Tim Connolly ... stunt performer
Brian Duffy ... stunt performer
Stephen Dunlevy ... stunt performer (as Steve Dunlevy)
Nash Edgerton ... stunt coordinator / stunt double: Kevin Bacon
Sierra Hoyle ... stunt performer (as Sierra Morton)
Zach Hudson ... stunt double: Kevin Bacon
Alex Kingi ... additional stunt performer
Ingrid Kleinig ... stunt double: Radha Mitchell
Brett Praed ... stunt performer
Audi Resendez ... stunt double: Alma Martinez / stunt performer (as Audi Resedez)
Craig Frosty Silva ... utility stunts
Jack Tamplin ... additional stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nadia Baptista ... a camera second assistant
Chad C. Barrow ... best boy grip
Mark Carlile ... balloon technician
Damian Church ... a camera first assistant / a camera operator: additional photography
Lyndel Crosley ... digital technician
Mark Cueto ... additional set lighting technician
John L. Dardis ... set lighting technician
Willie E. Dawkins ... chief lighting technician
Marcus Del Negro ... b camera second assistant
Erik Delgado ... additional grip
Lance Dickinson ... best boy electric
Michael Dorowsky ... dimmer board operator
Bill Essling ... best boy grip
Rick Farris ... set lighting technician
Scott Febbo ... grip
Ray Fortman ... grip
Matthew Freedman ... a camera second assistant
Todd Geritz ... grip
James Gonzales ... additional grip
Alexander Griffiths ... key grip: additional photography
Colleen Haley ... loader
Chris Haney ... assistant chief lighting technician: additional photography
Peter Holland ... b camera operator
Peter Iovino ... still photographer
Jordan C. Kadovitz ... vfx video assist: second unit
Steve A. Kowalski ... grip
Amanda Levy ... b camera second assistant
Griffin Levy-Heath ... grip
Vadim Lineau ... grip
Glen Magers ... set lighting technician (as Glen Magers)
Candice Marais ... b camera second assistant
Kevin Massey ... chief lighting technician: additional photography
Sergio Mendez ... grip
Tim Merrill ... key grip
Juan Morse ... set lighting technician
Yuji Nakaza ... set lighting technician (as Yuji Nakuza)
Greg Patterson ... set lighting technician
Dan Pelegro ... grip
Alicia Pharris ... b camera second assistant
Tommy Phillips ... set lighting technician
Billy Pierson ... additional grip
Brice Porter ... set lighting technician
Steve Reinhart ... set lighting technician
Paul Samaniego ... set lighting technician
Jerry Sandager ... grip
Mathew Severns ... grip
Christopher Taylor ... b camera operator (as Chris Taylor)
Von Thomas ... digital loader
Brian Udoff ... a camera first assistant: additional photography / additional first assistant camera: b-cam / b camera second assistant
J. Scott Van Buskirk ... additional grip
Salvador Vega ... b camera first assistant
Kenneth H. Wiatrak ... a camera operator (as Ken Wiatrak) / second unit: cinematographere
Spencer Wilcox ... grip

Casting Department

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Susan Boyajian ... adr voice casting
Ally Conover ... casting assistant
Sarah Domeier Lindo ... casting associate (as Sarah Domeier)
Nicholas A. Mudd ... casting assistant (as Nicholas Mudd)
Dixie Webster ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alexandra Aronoff Mayer ... costume production assistant (as Alexandra Mayer)
Carly J. Mills ... key costumer
Lisa Norcia ... costume designer: demons
David Profeta ... costume supervisor: additional photography
Cynthia Salazar ... set costumer
Justine Seymour ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Kandice Billingsley ... location manager: additional photography
Carlyn Couch ... key assistant location manager (as Carlyn 'CC' Couch)
Michael Neale ... location manager
Steven Neale ... location production assistant

Music Department

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Joe Bailey ... composer: additional music
Justin Bell ... additional music / musical arrangements by / orchestrator
Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife ... music performed by
Fernando Rodriguez Fragoso ... concert master
Dino Herrmann ... additional musical arrangements / score mixer
Scott Fletcher Horton ... composer: additional music
Cesar Martin ... assistant: to conductor
Gabriel Isaac Mounsey ... additional music (as Gabriel Mounsey) / additional musical arrangements (as Gabriel Mounsey) / additional score arranger
Pedro J. Mérida ... orchestra contractor / recording producer
Diego Navarro ... conductor
Brendan Nusbaum ... composer: additional music
Kike Perdomo ... recording engineer
Gene Pritsker ... additional music / orchestrator
Martin Rowberry ... composer: additional music
Jonathan Levi Shanes ... additional musical arrangements
Ayako Yamauchi ... additional music editor
Jordan Rees ... composer: tv trailer music (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Carmen Tabanyi ... script supervisor
Sarah Willgrube ... script supervisor: additional photography

Transportation Department

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James G. Brill ... transportation coordinator
Joe Chavez ... driver
Chris Chisholm ... driver
Paul Dunkoe ... driver
Don Iwanaga ... driver
Jeff Jones ... driver
Evan M. Kavan ... driver
Candace Kula-Wilson ... driver (as Candace 'Michelle' Kula-Wilson)
John S. Loveless Sr. ... driver
Scott Loveless ... transportation captain: additional photography
Ken Plumlee ... driver
Evan Sklov ... driver
John A. St. Cyr ... driver
Matthew Talamantes ... transportation coordinator: additional photography
Greg Taylor ... transportation captain
Alan Wykoff ... driver

Other crew

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Amy Agzarian ... production accountant
Nicholas Barragan ... production assistant (as Nick Barragan)
Daphne Boelsma ... studio teacher
Justin Carville ... production accountant: additional photography
Holli Dean ... stand-in
J.R. Decampos ... key craft service
Thomas Della Bella ... assistant: Ms. Mitchell / production assistant
Megan Drayton ... set production assistant
Matt Falletta ... puppeteer
Monique Fisher ... studio teacher
Lee A. Frost ... production coordinator
Maura Gannett ... studio teacher
Frankie Gieb ... studio teacher (as Frank Gieb)
Chad Heffelfinger ... production secretary: additional photography
Cody Heffelfinger ... post accounting clerk
Paula Henry ... set production assistant
Brad Henson ... production assistant
Pablo Herrera ... craft service
Sierra Heuermann ... photo double / photo double: Michael
Lindsay Hudson ... set medic
Mallory Irvine ... first assistant accountant
Deidric Irving ... set medic (as Deideric Irving)
Aaron Khristeus ... head of production finance
Roy Knyrim ... puppeteer
Michael J. Kouri ... paranormal consultant
Marguerite Lliteras ... central city stages owner
Ralph Lliteras ... central city stages owner / medical consultant
Sunshine Lliteras ... central city stages prop department
Zac Locke ... head of business affairs
Stephanie Louie ... production coordinator: additional photography
Nicholas Marro ... assistant: to Mr. Blum, Blumhouse (as Nick Marro)
Olivia Mascheroni ... chief of staff
Kelly McCrossan ... post accounting clerk
Fred Miller ... set medic
Courtney Nicholas ... physical production coordinator (as Courtney Salmon)
Skylar Ojeda ... office production assistant
Lisa Patton ... set medic: additional photography
Sam Patton ... production assistant
Matthew Plassman ... production secretary
Amanda Raymond ... assistant: to Mr. Greg McLean
Chris Ruiz ... physical production coordinator
Matthew Ryckman ... assistant: to Mr. Blum, Blumhouse (as Matt Ryckman)
Kathia Sanchez-Aldana ... production assistant
Jordan Schuster ... production assistant
Max Siemers ... assistant: to Mr. Kaplan and Ms. Marshall
Jo Ann Smith ... studio teacher
Brady Smoot ... production legal counsel
Lon Sowders ... set medic
Chelsea Stardust ... assistant: to Mr. Blum, Blumhouse (as Chelsea Peters)
Brett Thornquest ... tax incentive consultant: Australian Contrarion Group
Greg Whitehead ... set production assistant (as G. Whitehead)
Ariel Wilder ... production assistant

Thanks

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Helen Cauchi ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to
Bella Dahl ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to
Mike Delorenzo ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to: Santa Clarita Studios
Rick Farmiloe ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to
Robert Greenfield ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to: Warner Bros Props
Janey Lopaty ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to: Italia Independent Sunglasses

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Peter and Bronny Taylor go on a trip to the Grand Canyon with their daughter, Stephanie, and Mikey, their autistic son. Mikey discovers a small cavern, where he finds rocks with glyphs on them. He takes the rocks, keeping a secret untold. When the Taylors return home, strange things begin to happen..

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Taglines Evil comes home See more »
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Also Known As
  • 6 Miranda Drive (United States)
  • La oscuridad (Spain)
  • Темнота (Russia)
  • Тъмнината (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Tama (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,950,859, 15 May 2016

Did You Know?

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Trivia There's a scene where the dad opens up an e-mail from the mom, with a YouTube-looking link (watch?v=FDhoqY1grJY). If you paste that video ID to YouTube, it redirects to The Darkness (2016) trailer. See more »
Goofs The Anasazi Indians apparently spoke Tanoan, Acoma, Zuni, and Navajo, all Native American languages. However, they seem to understand the healers talking to them in Spanish, a language that is nothing like their languages. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 WORST Movies of 2016 (2017). See more »
Soundtracks It's a Good Life See more »
Crazy Credits The title doesn't appear until nine minutes in to the film. See more »
Quotes Stephanie Taylor: We never talk about him, we never talk about how he affects all of us... it's getting creepier and creepier.
Stephanie Taylor: Will you tell Michael to stay out of my room... he keeps leaving dirty hand prints everywhere.
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