In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.
Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.
After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul (Andrew Sensenig) and Anne (Barbara Crampton) move to the quiet New York countryside to try to start a new life for themselves. But the grieving couple unknowingly becomes the prey of a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town they've moved into is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Now they must find a way to overcome their sorrow and fight back against both the living and dead as the malicious ghosts threaten to pull their souls - and the soul of their lost son - into hell with them. Written by
Dark Sky Films
This movie was shot in the middle of February. See more »
Although the film is set in the 1970s, in the scene where Harry and Daniella are driving to the Sacchetti's home, a 2000s model pickup truck can be seen in the background. See more »
[first lines, driving to the house]
Probably another hour or so. Everything should be there. The movers were working all week, putting all the rooms together.
How did they know where to hang the photos?
I told them. If something's in the wrong place, we'll fix it.
We'll fix it...
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I gave this a shot based on its pretty awesome trailer but found it pretty disappointing in the end. It has some genuinely scary moments that are ultimately hampered by poor acting, amateurish staging and directing, and unimaginative plotting. The scare scenes are intense, effective and very well done, but the drama propelling the story is uninteresting and noticeably budget. Seems like much of the budget went to the special effects, which are truly terrific but the rest of the film looks so cheap that you're constantly being taken out of the movie and reminded that you're watching a movie. Lisa Marie (she of mid-to-late-90s Tim Burton mate and part-time actress infamy) remains an interesting but inaccessible screen presence.
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