Vivien and Ben Harmon and their daughter Violet relocate to Los Angeles from Boston and buy a large old house. As required by law, the real estate agent discloses that the previous occupants were the victims of a murder-suicide. The Harmons think nothing of it and concentrate on repairing their marriage that has come under strain following Vivien's miscarriage and Ben's subsequent infidelity with one of his students. Ben is a psychiatrist and will meet his patients in the house. They meet the neighbors, the eccentric Constance and her daughter Adelaide. Vivien also hires a housekeeper, Moira, but Ben and Vivien don't quite see the same person when they look at her. Violet is bullied at school and befriends one of her dad's patients who has serious psychological problems. Strange events begin to occur.
Did You Know?
When Ben is pleasuring himself near the window after seeing Moira, the curtains are closed at first, but when the camera cuts to his head the curtains are open. See more
This is where those dudes killed themselves, right? I thought maybe we'd find a body or something.
The DVD released in Britain has been cut to remove a detailed description of a suicide technique. The original showing and all subsequent repeats shown on British television are of the uncut version. See more
References The Addams Family
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Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry
and Charlie Clouser See more