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The Dead Room (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 8 April 2016 (USA)
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When a terrified family flees a desolate southern New Zealand farmhouse, two cynical scientists and a young psychic are sent to investigate their claims of a haunting. There they encounter ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Jed Brophy ... Liam
Jeffrey Thomas ... Scott
Laura Petersen Laura Petersen ... Holly
Carolyn McLaughlin Carolyn McLaughlin ... Mrs. Andrews
Elliot Conlon Elliot Conlon ... Liam's Son
Eleanor Conlon Eleanor Conlon ... Liam's Daughter
Justin B. Carter Justin B. Carter ... Police 1 (as Justin Carter)
James R.W. Smith James R.W. Smith ... Police 2 (as Jamie Smith)
Acushla-Tara Kupe ... Anna (as Acushla Sutton)
Cohen Holloway ... Max
Sophie Hambleton Sophie Hambleton ... Rachel


When a terrified family flees a desolate southern New Zealand farmhouse, two cynical scientists and a young psychic are sent to investigate their claims of a haunting. There they encounter a powerful spirit that will protect the house's secrets at all costs.

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There is an intruder. It's you.


Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La presencia See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Centron Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The first film in the world to use Acoustic Science's new Rumble(TM) sound technology. The sound track literally shakes cinemas. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits have rolled we go to one last scene of the hidden staircase. See more »


References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Terribly underrated
6 January 2017 | by cjs6547See all my reviews

It's rare to come across a horror movie that takes itself and its characters seriously. More often than not, it seems horror producers take it for granted that the plot consists of illogical supernatural things happening and people dying in gory yet cinematic ways. To this end, very little is done to give the story or the characters any heart.

This movie does just that. It has an innocent story of three ghostbusters investigating a haunted house. The characters are, not only NOT obnoxious but downright likable. I could watch 90 minutes of this even if nothing spooky happened because they managed to keep my attention and were thoroughly well fleshed out.

It's not very scary, but it gives you the delicious little glee of watching one of those 'spooky phenomenon' movies. Won't make you jump, but will make you wiggle your toes in your snuggie.

The ending was kind of rushed. I would have liked to know more about the dead room and what transpired all those years ago to put the spooks in that situation.

Overall a very enjoyable watch.

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