A desperate single mother moves with her three children into the notorious, supposedly haunted, real-life Amityville house to try and use its dark powers to cure her comatose son. Things go horribly wrong.
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
The architect Dana, her husband David and their son Lucas move to an isolated manor in the countryside seeking a restart of their lives after the death of their baby daughter in a tragic accident. Dana overhears noises in the attic and finds a hidden locked room. Soon she finds the keys and is haunted by the evil spirit of an old man. She researches and learns that old rural houses had disappointments rooms where disabled children were locked to avoid embarrassment to the traditional families. Further, the spirits of the original owner of the house, Judge Blacker, and his daughter are still trapped in the house. However, only Dana is capable to see and contact them and David believes she is delusional. When Judge Blacker threatens the life of Lucas, Dana tries to protect him but she is not sure of what is reality or daydream.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Two buildings in downtown Greensboro, NC were refinished to look like New York during filming. They're across the street from the scene of the Greensboro Four Sit In. See more »
The house is supposed to be in North Carolina. The obituary refers to the MK&T (Missouri, Kansas, and Texas) Railroad and the Pecan Bridge, also located in Texas. See more »
See, it's gone unchecked for a while.
Lucky it didn't cave. Lucky I stopped by when I did.
Well, and lucky for you people around here like to gossip.
That they do. Also heard you were an architect or something.
Yeah or something.
Well, maybe we should talk about money.
Well, that's a little premature.
You haven't been hired yet.
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Title doesn't show until the end of the movie: before the rolling credits. See more »
I had high hopes for the first half of this movie, but it just falls into a jumble in the last half. So many unanswered questions; a random kite, a random carpenter,etc..
If you want to see a classic with a similar story line, but done much, much better, check out The Changeling, bone chilling Canadian movie from 1980 with George C Scott. Don't be fooled by it's age, it's scary. You can even see it on youtube for free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVttK509_JI .....it's basically everything this movie is trying to be except....you know, it makes sense.
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