Synopsis: The middle class Emmy receives a video camera at home and her husband Tom starts filming. They believe they won a prize from the mall. The college student Beth is alone and bored in the empty campus and also receives a camera. Out of the blue, they are instructed to film and not call the police; otherwise they will die. Meanwhile the unemployed Leonard that lives with his mother receives a clown outfit and make-up and instructions to receive ten thousand dollars. After moments of tension, their lives are tragically entwined. Who is the stranger behind the prank?
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Bryan Bertino
Production: Universal Pictures
81 min




...Is that you?

Who's there?


Stay away from me!



Just leave!

I did what you said!

I have the camera!

Get out!


I never stopped filming!

I didn't call anyone.

Go away!

Go away!


I did

everything you said!

I never stopped filming!

What the hell?


Hey, handsome.

Would you turn that off?

- I'm not gonna turn it off.

- This was left on our doorstep.

Come on, you guys.

Come on. Help me out.

Why do we have to

get off the bed?

No, this is

their version of helping.

- This is our room...

- Come on.

So, as much as I hate saying

I was wrong and you were right,

- uh, this, I believe is

one of those contests.

Excuse me.

What did you just say?

I said... I said I was

wrong and you were right.


Feels good, right?

It feels good.

That was amazing.

That was amazing.

- My kids don't listen to me. It's great.

- And not... That's new.

- Can you please help me? I can

jump. I'm just waiting for Dad.


why don't I just sit here...

All right, so where did this

kind of camera come from?

Okay. This was a red box sitting

on our doorstep and it had a card.

It said, "Congratulations. "

And I do believe

it was from a...

One of

the contests that you entered.

- Mom won a contest.

- And, uh...

- Mom won a contest.

- And you won.

- No way.

- Yeah. This was free.

- I... You know what?

- Which is my favorite price.

- Did you really?

- I gave you two children.

I am so nice to you. Why

would you mess with me like...

Look at me. I'm not... I'm not lying.

Why would I lie about this?

I've already admitted

to you that I was wrong

and I'm glad that you

filled out that stupid thing.

'Cause I like free stuff

as much as the next guy.

Let me see that. Let me...

Come here. Let me see it.

I told you.

- Look.

- No, it's the one at the mall.

- Yes. Yes.

- I mean I filled one out.

- I mean...

- Yes.

You think this is it?

Wait. More cleaning

and less running around.

- Where's your sister?

- How'd you win? How'd you win?

Your uncle's gonna

be here any second.


did you put pajamas in here?

- Did you guys pack?

- Megan.

I did not put my pajamas in here.

- Did you put PJs in here?

You each get to pick one toy

to bring with Gary.

- I did not pick pajamas.

- Okay. Yes you can. Okay.

Get it, get it, get it.

- I can jump from bed to bed.

- If you wanna take it...

I'm not gonna do this by

myself. You guys help me out.



- Ah! Oh, my God!

- Three...

- If I get to five, I will eat you.

- Okay. Right here.

- What?

- Four...



Mommy! He's gonna eat you.

...We're on the boat.

We're on the boat.

We can't... You can't get us.

We're on the boat.

Well, luckily

I'm a shark with legs.

...Uh-oh! I'm gonna eat her!

...He's on the boat!

What's this?

Did I win you?


Where did you come from?


Shall we take

a tour of the place?

Let's go.

Ladies and gentlemen,

we're entering the kitchen.

This is the kitchen.



This is the refrigerator.


There's my girls.


I remember when I used to have the time

to sit and read books on these couches.

And now...

Now... Not so much.

We refuse to let

the children eat with us.

They're forced to sit in the corner of

this kitchen where we feed them only gruel.

- But that's okay.

It's cheap labor and...

I figure... Oh, crap!


Welcome to my

expensive dining room set.


This is my work.

And this is all the stuff

that keeps me from my work.

I, uh, end up doing all my

children's homework for them,

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Bryan Bertino

Bryan Michael Bertino (born October 17, 1977) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. best known as the writer/director of The Strangers (2008), as well as writing its 2018 sequel, The Strangers: Prey at Night, with Ben Ketai. more…

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