Altar

Synopsis: The Hamilton family move into a large country house on the Yorkshire Moors to supervise its restoration from a dilapidated B&B to the original Victorian grandeur. When Meg Hamilton, wife, mother and renovation expert first loses her London team after an accident, then a local Yorkshire team too superstitious to continue, she's forced to carry on alone. The discovery of a secret attic room, a Rosicrucian mosaic, a bricked up root cellar and many other unexplainable events gradually convince Meg, her husband Alec and children Penny and Harper, that they're not only restoring the house, but also its original Victorian owners who died 150 years ago. But before they can escape, the house - and its former occupants - force them to spend one last, terrifying night under its roof.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Nick Willing
Production: Content Media Corporation
 
IMDB:
5.5
NOT RATED
Year:
2014
94 min
4 Views

I spy with my little eye

something beginning with "Y".

Yorkshire.

Ooh, no, you can't see Yorkshire.

Yellow.

I don't see anything yellow.

Hey, Pet, these walls

have been inspiration

for a lot of great

British artists.

Maybe they'll be

good for you, too.

Oh, look. Look, kids.

There's Heathcliff

chasing Catherine

across the moor.

I don't see anybody,

just a lot of... empty.

Creepy.

- Ow!

- I think it looks nice.

Wait 'til your

mum's done with it.

Rock stars and royalty will

be lining up around the block

to get into one of

Brad Mason's parties.

What block?

All I see is green stuff.

Come on. It's

only for 6 months.

- 6 months?

- I thought it was 4 months.

Well, it depends what I find!

If there's woodworm

and dry rot, it could

take longer than that.

Come on, we're going to

enjoy ourselves, aren't we?

This is an adventure!

An adventure that pays well.

I'll drink to that.

There it is!

Who would pay money to

stay in a dump like this?

Come on. Let's

get settled in.

Mum, there's no signal.

And what kind of hotel

doesn't have bathrooms?

It wasn't a hotel.

It was a B&B.

And there's a bathroom

down the hall.

Yeah, still.

Is there no water?

Sorry, darling.

I'll fix it tomorrow.

Oooh.

Come on, budge up. Let me in.

Do you think you're gonna

be able to work here?

I think I can work

anywhere, but right now,

I just really wanna go to sleep.

All right, let's...

OK.

Right down.

2, 1...

Oh, yeah, it's perfect.

What was it before?

A games room, but originally

when it was first built,

it was an artists' studio.

Radcliffe had an artist?

No, Radcliffe was an

artist, a landscape painter.

I shouldn't wonder with all

this landscape lying about.

It's not too late for

you to join the fun.

I'd go crazy up here.

Since when has that ever

been bad for an artist?

True, if you'll make

something worth selling.

What?

And ruin my marriage?

Is she all right?

She has a broken jaw

and a few cracked ribs.

The car's a write-off.

Jesus!

It could be serious.

They want to do a brain scan.

I'm sorry, Meg.

I can't leave her.

Maybe you could get

Tony to help you instead.

But Tony's on a

build in Scotland.

Look, they're calling me back.

What about that

Italian guy you used...

Can you hear me?

Frank?

Greg left.

Couldn't get out of

here fast enough.

Everything all right?

Celia's had a car accident.

Oh, my God. Is she all right?

Yeah, but Frank's got to

stay and look after her.

What are you gonna do?

I don't know.

I'll... find a local guy?

Can you help me with something?

Thing must be nailed shut.

What's in there?

I've no idea but from the

skylight, it's worth a look.

That's it.

Nearly there.

Oh! Damn!

Ooh, are you all right?

Yeah, it's just a nick.

- OK.

- Come on.

Come on. On 3. Ready?

1...2... 3.

Whoo!

Ohh! What do you

think this place was?

I have no idea.

It's not on any of the plans.

I wonder why.

What are you going

to do with it?

Turn it into a playroom

for one of Brad's kids?

I have a feeling this

house is full of surprises.

What the hell is that?

Wow.

Right. I've got

a builder to find.

Right.

I'm looking for Mr. Donnelly?

Sean Donnelly?

I'm not available.

- I've come about

a long-term job.

At Radcliffe.

Yeah, wow, how

do you know that?

You're the American

banker's designer from London.

Why do I get the feeling

you don't approve?

I don't mind who

lives in that house.

Just don't want to be the one

who turns it into Disneyland.

That's not what we're doing.

Is it true he hasn't

even set foot in the place,

that he bought it

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Nick Willing

Nick Willing is a British director, producer and writer of films and television series. Willing is the son of Portuguese painter Paula Rego and English artist Victor Willing and was largely brought up in Portugal, but settled in England at the age of 12. He graduated from The National Film and Television School in 1982 and started directing music videos for bands such as Eurythmics, Bob Geldof, Swing Out Sister, Debbie Gibson, Kirsty MacColl, Kim Appleby, Tony Banks, and Nik Kershaw. Throughout this period he was also writing screenplays, and in 1996 his adaptation of the Steve Szilagyi novel Photographing Fairies was financed by Polgram Filmed Entertainment and made into a feature film. Photographing Fairies was a critical success and won several awards including the Méliès d’Or in 1998.Alice in Wonderland followed with a cast which included Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Robbie Coltrane, Martin Short, Peter Ustinov, Gene Wilder, Ken Dodd, Christopher Lloyd, George Wendt and Miranda Richardson. Alice was made for NBC television in 1999 and won 4 Primetime Emmys. more…

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