Synopsis: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Gil Kenan
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min


Griffin. Griffin.

-Griffin, what did I say?

-I'm in the middle of a game.

You can't play that in the car

unless you take your Dramamine.

It's too late for Dramamine.

We're practically there.

Don't roll your eyes at me.

You want him puking in the car again?

-I said I was sorry.

-No, it's not your fault.

That was smelly.

-Was not! It was only an accident.

-Nobody's blaming you, honeybun.

It was smelly.

I'm following the GPS.

It stinked.

Look, she says left on Kitty Hawk.

No, no, Dad.

-There's no way we can live here.

-Oh, come on.

You haven't even seen the house yet.

-There are power lines.


I can feel the tumors forming already.

No one's getting tumors.

-What tumors?

-It's a joke.


It's a joke, dumbass!

Don't say that, sweetie.

Make a U-turn in 50 feet.


-You missed the turn?

-Yes, ma'am.

Dumbass. Whee!

Come on.

Nice, right?



I think it's nice.

I think it's nice, too.

Piggy-corn, too.

Mr. and Mrs. Bowen.

Hi. Sorry we're late.

We missed that turn on Kitty Hawk.

Yeah, modern technology.

She's just gonna go right in,

start checking it out.

That hoop is cool.

Nice tree, huh?

That's been here longer

than any of the houses.

Be fun to climb.

-Mom, there's a kitchen!

-Oh, wow.

I'm gonna go see my bedroom!

Slow down, please, on the stairs.

That security system works.

The owner was a bit of a technophile,

so this house is wired for whatever you might need.

You'll notice he put speakers in all of the walls,

so you can hear music in every room...

including the john.

So, this is the kitchen through here.

-Do you wanna see this?


Will either of you two be commuting to work?

Not me. I'll be home with the kids.

-Amy is an amazing writer.

-Oh, Eric!

-She is.

-Come on!

She's being very humble right now.

She's very good.

I'm trying to be, but you know,

it's just hard to find the time.

I know, believe me,

I have two of my own.

They're in college.

I'm glad they're gone.

I mean, I'm getting my life back.

Where did you say that you worked,

Mr. Bowen?

John Deere corporate, over in Moline.

That's a wonderful company.

We have a riding mower.

It's lasted us for years. We love John Deere.

Well, I'd be very flattered right now

if I hadn't gotten laid off.

-I'm sorry. I didn't realize--

-That's all right.

They do have a quality... mower.

It's fine.

They do, but...

They were making some cutbacks,

and I was--

Hey, Eric, come look at this.

I'd love to, honey, but I'm in the middle of a very

awkward exchange with our realtor right now.

Come see.

Is that all right?

-Don't go anywhere.


-Look, there's a field down there.

-Oh, hey.

-Whose property is that?

-That's city property.

That's a good place for a brushfire.

You have to try to like this.

Okay. I'll try.

Would you like to see the upstairs?

Yes, I would.

And this is a master

that you're showing us?

That's correct.

How is it up there, kiddo?

I like our house better.

Well, that's not an option, honey.

You can call that a bedroom,

but really, it's an attic.

That can be where Griffin sleeps.

This place has so much light.

Huh, Eric?

Very nice.


Very nice.

The house faces...

Yeah, it's a little bit quiet

on this side of the street...

but just one block up,

things are starting to fill up.

It's funny. Yeah.


No, Piggy-corn's not my baby.

She's just a doll.

She's half-pig and half-unicorn, see?

She has a little horn.

Honk, honk.

Who are you talking to?

No one.

Mom, we like this house!

Jesus, this is really stuck.

That's probably just moisture.

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David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright, lyricist and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations. more…

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