Hide and Seek

Synopsis: Hide and Seek revolves around a widower and his daughter. They move to upstate and Emily soon creates an imaginary friend named Charlie... but this act takes an unexpected and terrifying turn, where her father and doctor start to worry about Emily's gruesome habits.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): John Polson
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

( drumroll )

( rousing orchestral

fanfare playing )

( fanfare ends )

( suspenseful music playing )

( child squealing in distance )

( quiet, haunting theme playing )

( birds chirping, wings flapping )

( laughing )

( both laughing )

( screams )


Ready to go faster?


All right. No, no, no!

You're gonna slide off.


You all right?

- Are you sliding?

- Yes.

No, if you're sliding,

I'm going to stop.

- No, no, no.

- You okay? Okay.

( both laughing )



GI RL ( giggling ):


( screaming )

( pills rattle in bottle )

( sighs )

That's funny.

I could've sworn

I saw a little girl

by the name

of Emily come in here.

( singsongy ):

Come out, come out,

wherever you are...

Could she be hiding

in the closet?

( playful gasp )

I wonder where she could be.


Maybe my eyes

have deceived me.

I'm invisible, Mommy.

Well, if you're invisible...

( laughs )

...then how could I... do this?!

( both laughing )

( screams )

Did you know where I was?

Not a clue.

You want Alex?

What is it?

I love you more

than anything else in the world.

You know that, don't you?

I love you, too.

( kisses )

( whispering ):

Good night, sweetheart.

Make the face.

( giggling ):


( both laughing )

- Now, go to sleep.

- Okay.

( light switch clicks )



Good night.

( footsteps departing )

You coming to bed?

In a little while.

Something you want to talk about?

( sighs )

Some things are beyond therapy, David.

( faucet dripping )

( sighing slowly )

( cheering )

( soft click )

( faucet dripping slowly )

( dripping continues )


( dripping continues )

( dripping continues )

( indistinct conversation )

( sighs )

I should've seen it coming.

All the signs were there.

The ones closest to you

are the hardest to judge.

No, but I...

I could've prevented it.

David, it's not your fault.

How long have

we known each other?

Trust me when I tell you this.

As difficult

as it may seem, you're...

you're gonna have to try

and start over.

We're gonna move.


The country.

That's not exactly what

I meant by ""starting over.''

What about Emily?

This is a traumatic time for her.

I think it's important she stays

here and works through this.

No, here, she's

flooded with memories.

I need to expose her

to a new environment,

new things to do...

She'd be losing another person

she depends on.

It's only an hour away.

And... you're always welcome

to come and see her.

And right now, I need to do

what's right for Emily.

I need to be

a full-time dad.

I have a surprise for you.

( simple, sweet "Mockingbird'"

melody playing )

When I was your age,

my mom gave me one just like that.

And whenever I was feeling sad,

I would open the lid,

and all my sorrows went away.

Do you like it?

( melody continues )

Give me a hug.

( melody ends )

You're going to like it there.

All right, let's go.

( engine starting )

( haunting melody begins )

dd CHI LD ( vocalizing )

( bird cawing )

dd ( vocalizing continues )

dd ( vocalizing ends )

( orchestra continues theme )

( theme fades into wind whistling )

( tires crackle over gravel )


Come on.

Let's take a look.


Right on time.

Dr. Callaway...

Mr. Haskins.


This is Sheriff Hafferty.


He routinely checks

on the houses up here

to make sure things

run smoothly.

I see. Well, this is

my daughter, Emily.

This is Sheriff Hafferty.


How are you?

This is Mr. Haskins.

He found us the house.

Well, hello there, Emily.

Think your dad did a good job

picking the house?

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