A family unknowingly moves into a home where several grisly murders were committed...only to find themselves the killer's next target.
Successful publisher Will Atenton quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby, and his two girls to a quaint New England town.
But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children.
And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived.
When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from a neighbour who was close to the family that died.....
Believe me when I say this. If you have not read any reviews, but have heard how dire the film is, and the fact that the two leads have disowned the movie, watch it and revel in the fact that this is one good movie.
I can understand that this has been compared to 'The Shining;, thanks to the advertising, and the trailer makes this look like any other horror movie (insidious and the aforementioned came into mind before seeing this), but it's something so very different, and the surprise is just how well made the film is.
Craig and Weisz are very good in their respective roles, and although Watts just spends the majority of the film leeching over Craig, she plays a big part of the overall story.
I was thinking that halfway through the film that this was mundane, and where was Sheridan going with it, and then something happens, and the fact that this film has been slated so much, it literally made me sit up and take notice in what I was seeing.
and from there, it turns into a completely different movie, and it becomes evident it has more to do with 'The Jacket' than anything else.
it's not worth spoiling, but there are two big twists in this film, that make it one of the most under-rated films of 2011.
See it, thinking it will be a piece of garbage, and you may enjoy it more.