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Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

  1. C. Robert Cargill


  2. Scott Derrickson


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  1. Ethan Hawke

    Ethan Hawke


  2. Vincent D'Onofrio

    Vincent D'Onofrio

    Professor Jonas

  3. James Ransone

    James Ransone


  4. Fred Dalton Thompson

    Fred Dalton Thompson


  5. Clare Foley

    Clare Foley


  6. Juliet Rylance

    Juliet Rylance


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget $3,000,000.00

Revenue $77,712,439.00

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Release Information

  • October 12, 2012
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Bughuul the Bastard!

After moving himself and his family into a new house that was the scene of a horrendous crime, true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) finds a box of 8mm "snuff" films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates some way back still further...

It is becoming the un-reviewable genre, horror that is, there are just too many splinters of horror to choose from and so many people to cater for. There are many who stand up and proudly proclaim that they will watch any horror film and view it on its own terms, ye... read the rest.

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