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A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.


Peter Cornwell


Stephen King (short story "Gramma"), Matt Greenberg (screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Frances O'Connor ... Rebecca
Shirley Knight ... Mercy
Chandler Riggs ... George
Joel Courtney ... Buddy
Mark Duplass ... Uncle Lanning
Dylan McDermott ... Jim Swann
Amanda Walsh ... Charlotte
Hana Hayes ... Girl Next Door
Pepper Binkley ... Young Mercy
Chris Browning ... Frank
Eddie Jones ... Pastor Gregory Luke
Sewell Whitney ... Doctor Hayes
Joe Egender ... Wendell
Munda Razooki ... Mr. Tullen
Jack Carter ... Mr. Bello


A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »






Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mersi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chandler Riggs & Hana Hayes (as of April 1st 2014) are currently dating See more »


Three obviously different snakes are shown when George is standing on the grave. Two different rattlesnakes are shown in sequence followed by a pine snake. See more »


References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Not THAT bad - actually quite watchable
21 November 2015 | by jacques77See all my reviews

If I had read the reviews on IMDb before watching the film, I probably would have expected much worse than what I got. It is not good enough for main screen release or for any Top 100 lists, but contrary to most of the reviews I have seen here, I actually did find the movie quite watchable - I have seen MUCH WORSE with much better ratings. The story runs at a steady pace and I never found myself distracted or watching the clock. I probably would not have been happy if I had to pay at a cinema to watch this, but as an online release, I was more than satisfied with the film's 1970's feel and subtle dramatic undertones. I can't really say that I ever felt scared as such, but though the film does play out like a horror version of a Hallmark Movie, it definitely did have a sinister creepy quality. In all, the production value was worthy of a straight to internet release. I did not expect more. I think a lot of bad reviews can be attributed that people expect much more and then feel disappointed that they did not get it. When such a short piece if prose gets adapted for screen, we can hardly expect The Shining. Maybe it helped that I did not read the short story before seeing the film. Maybe I just sometimes enjoy to watch something uncomplicated by weaves of b and c story lines. Be it what it may…I found this far more enjoyable than many other horror flicks that has made it into mainstream release.

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