A former banker, his actress wife, and their spirited daughter book a vacation at an isolated modern home in the Welsh countryside where nothing is quite as it seems.


David Koepp


David Koepp (written for the screen by), Daniel Kehlmann (based on the novel by)
2,076 ( 39)





Complete credited cast:
Kevin Bacon ... Theo / Stetler
Amanda Seyfried ... Susanna
Avery Tiiu Essex ... Ella (as Avery Essex)
Colin Blumenau Colin Blumenau ... Shopkeeper
Lowri Ann Richards ... Welsh Woman (as Lowri-Ann Richards)
Joshua C Jackson Joshua C Jackson ... Production Assistant - Susanna's Movie (as Joshua C. Jackson)
Eli Powers ... Susanna's Assistant


The stressed and jealous middle-aged banker Theo is married with the young actress Susanna and they have a six-year-old daughter, Ella. Theo is a hated man since he was accused of drowning his first wife, but he was considered not guilty by the justice. Out of the blue, they decide to travel on vacation to a huge, isolated house in the Welsh countryside to resolve the problems in their relationship. But soon they have nightmares and Theo believes something evil is hidden in the house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The House Finds You.


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, disturbing images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The house the Conroys rent is Life House (Ty^ Bywyd), a vacation home in Llanbister, Wales. It was designed by famed British architect John Pawson, in collaboration with British philosopher Alain de Botton, and was completed in 2016. De Botton said, "'With Life House, we were looking to reinvent the monastery for a secular modern age, based upon the concept of a retreat, to take us back to the earliest days of Buddhism in the east and of Stoic philosophy in the West." See more »


The bouncer at the set has on a Furious 7 hat and there is zero connection between the actors in the two films. See more »


Our Day Will Come
Written by Mort Garson and Bob Hilliard
Performed by Ruby & The Romantics
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

User Reviews

Jus like that.....
18 June 2020 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

Warning - it's not a horror film, more of a drama n mystery but tediously prolix.

David Koepp as a writer is phenomenal but as a director he is lazy and he proved it once again with this film. The film gets tedious after a while n apart from the star cast (Kevin Bacon) n the lovely locations, it has nothing good. There is unnecessary hide n seek inside the house. There is no tension but monotonous nightmares. The end was predictable for me. Generous with a 6 cos of Bacon n the nice locations.

Some moron has put up the synopsis of Secret Window regarding a writer moving in a secluded cabin to overcome writer's block.

71 of 108 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 374 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »






Release Date:

18 June 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You Should Have Left See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Blumhouse Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed