An expectant couple's intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous 'Butterbox Babies', THE CHILD REMAINS is a twisting supernatural thriller and homage to slow-burn vintage horror like The Shining, Rosemary's Baby and Session 9. Starring Cannes' Best Actress winner Suzanne Clement (Mommy), Allan Hawco (Hyena Road), Shelley Thompson (Labyrinth) and genre hero Geza Kovacs (Scanners, The Dead Zone), THE CHILD REMAINS is a character-driven, psychological scary movie for adults that will leave audiences breathless.
Loosely based on The Ideal Maternity Home (IMH), located in Chester, Nova Scotia. The IMH, which was a maternity home, for unwed mothers, operated from 1928 until 1947 by William Peach Young, a chiropractor and unordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and his wife Lila Gladys Young, a midwife, although she advertised herself as an obstetrician. The business was eventually shut down by the government. See more »
This film has a slow build up to a conclusion that I, certainly, didn't see coming. I like movies that keep me guessing. The production isn't top quality, no offense to Canada, but I knew right away it was coming from there. I'm not sure what it is about their movies, but I can almost always identify them and/or their actors. Not bad, just different. The writers did a nice job off tying up loose ends that I didn't even suspect existed. The saddest thing about this film is that thing like this actually happened, giving horror writers material for stories to come. This one was inspired by a Canadian adoption agency, but America had its own outrageous orphanage scandal, too. For me, it was worth watching. And, for the record, this ISN'T a phony review, as one reviewer suggests. Each to their own, as the saying goes.
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