The architect Dana, her husband David and their son Lucas move to an isolated manor in the countryside seeking a restart of their lives after the death of their baby daughter in a tragic accident. Dana overhears noises in the attic and finds a hidden locked room. Soon she finds the keys and is haunted by the evil spirit of an old man. She researches and learns that old rural houses had disappointments rooms where disabled children were locked to avoid embarrassment to the traditional families. Further, the spirits of the original owner of the house, Judge Blacker, and his daughter are still trapped in the house. However, only Dana is capable to see and contact them and David believes she is delusional. When Judge Blacker threatens the life of Lucas, Dana tries to protect him but she is not sure of what is reality or daydream.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lucas was watching "The Magic Garden". He must have been watching a DVD because: 1. "The Magic Garden" was broadcast in the NYC metropolitan area and the movie takes place in NC. 2. It was last on the air in 1984. See more »
The house is supposed to be in North Carolina. The obituary refers to the MK&T (Missouri, Kansas, and Texas) Railroad and the Pecan Bridge, also located in Texas. See more »
See, it's gone unchecked for a while.
Lucky it didn't cave. Lucky I stopped by when I did.
Well, and lucky for you people around here like to gossip.
That they do. Also heard you were an architect or something.
Yeah or something.
Well, maybe we should talk about money.
Well, that's a little premature.
You haven't been hired yet.
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Title doesn't show until the end of the movie: before the rolling credits. See more »
I felt about this one the same way I felt about The Witch. More disturbing and hard to watch than scary.
"He doesn't want you here." Dana (Beckinsale) and her family have just moved into a new home in a new city are are trying to adjust. After she begins to investigate the house she discovers a locked door. Once she gets it opened she unleashes a terror that effects her beyond anything she could have imagined. This is a difficult movie to review. The movie itself isn't bad, although it did get a little cliché in some areas. The acting is good and the movie does have its tense moments. The biggest problem I had with this, and one the reason I have a hard time really recommending this is due to the fact the the movie is more disturbing and hard to watch than I thought it would be. I can take a lot without being disturbed, but without trying to give anything away or ruin the movie there is a lot of violence against children in this and that really made it hard for me to watch in some parts. This is a horror and is tense, but I felt about this one the same way I felt about The Witch. More disturbing and hard to watch than scary. To me that hurt the movie. Overall, tense and good acting but just too disturbing for me to fully recommend. I give this a C+.
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