Genre:  Thriller | Running Time:  100 min.
Release date:  January 18, 2013 | On DVD/VOD:  May 7, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 3.51
based on 76 votes and 28 reviews
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Cast: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nelisse


Five years ago, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished from their suburban neighborhood without a trace. Since then, their Uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (Jessica Chastain), have been madly searching for them. But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home.

As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house. Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, or is a ghost coming to visit them? How did the broken girls survive those years all alone? As she answers these disturbing questions, the new mother will find that the whispers she hears at bedtime are coming from the lips of a deadly presence.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Toronto and Hamilton. Several cast members are Canadian.

Director: Andy Muschietti
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): J. Miles Dale, Barbara Muschietti
Screenplay: Neil Cross, Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti
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  • 2 stars "Had me hooked until the end, which unfortunately was not good. The youngest of the siblings was really creepy..."
  • 2 stars "Meh, not that good. Acting wasn't very good. Story was kind of boring."
  • 3 stars "I liked this movie, except I hated Jessica Chastain's hair. Good twist about Mama."
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