When her mentally ill mother passes away, Annie (Toni Collette), her husband (Gabriel Byrne), son (Alex Wolff), and daughter (Milly Shapiro) all mourn her loss. The family turn to different means to handle their grief, including Annie and her daughter both flirting with the supernatural. They each begin to have disturbing, otherworldly experiences linked to the sinister secrets and emotional trauma that have been passed through the generations of their family.
The playhouse has lapboard siding and cedar shakes for a roof coating, yet from beginning to end, the interior shows light shining through the cracks in the vertical wall board and ceiling. This is simply not possible. See more »
The first minute of the closing credits is a list of vertically-scrolling names, where a random letter of each person's name is hi-lighted in a different color, then drops down to form the words of the next person's name in line. See more »
People that trash this movie or make fun of it are the ones who are too scared to surrender to fear. It's a coping mechanism that protects them from the unpleasant feelings this movie generates, understandably. Well it's not for the faint hearted; those will find reasons to hate it. If you're comfortable with feeling uncomfortable then this movie will satisfy you, potentially terrify you but you will enjoy it. At least I did. Top-notch performances, disturbing music with a lurking distressing vibe that haunts you.
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