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When Frank and Julie move to a small isolated town with their son Sam, both Julie and Sam become ill. Driven by terrifying nightmares of torture that come true Frank begs a local midwife ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lukas Haas ... Frank
Emily Hampshire ... Julie
Amanda Smith Amanda Smith ... Helen
Libby Adams ... Young Helen
Trevor Bain Trevor Bain ... Helen's Dad
Ellisa Madeline Marks Ellisa Madeline Marks ... Baby Sam
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When Frank and Julie move to a small isolated town with their son Sam, both Julie and Sam become ill. Driven by terrifying nightmares of torture that come true Frank begs a local midwife Helen to care for Sam as he desperately searches for a way to stop this curse on his family. When he discovers they are being tortured by the vengeful spirit of a child that was buried alive years earlier, Frank is pushed to the brink of madness as he tries to stop the ghost and save his dying family. Written by Bill Cunningham

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Where Evil Is Born

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Horror | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La cuna See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Good reviewer and clarifier and good comments
12 October 2008 | by ravmelttSee all my reviews

If it weren't for elissarh I would not have understood this movie, so elissa, good going. You are a good reviewer. I must admit I did miss some of the movie as I left for about 20 minutes to run out and get some dinner, but needless to say the movie still was unclear to me, and I think I was getting, and eventually at the end, got lost. The twist left me more confused. I decided to read the reviews. I would advise anyone who does not understand what happened to read the review by elissrh. Her two scenarios are workable and I think either one, but especially the first, can be exactly what happened. Thanks K-Burg as well. You also gave a good commentary. I did like Lukas Haas' acting in spite of the unclarity of the movie. He had me anxious to know what was going to happen next, so in spite of all the unclarity, I still felt that suspense, and therefore enjoyed the movie.


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