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horror, thrillers

A couple devastated by the loss of their unborn child decide to adopt a young girl named Esther from a local orphanage, but come to find she is not what she appears to be.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The film rests on Furhman's shoulders, and she's up to the task.

- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Friday, July 24, 2009


- Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out, Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rotten: Painfully predictable.

- Ben Lyons, At the Movies, Monday, July 27, 2009

Audience Reviews

3 stars

An easy watching Horror, which is not a strictly an original setup, but better acted than most of this genre. Capturing the art of manipulation, Isabelle Fuhrman pulls off the "evil" child in a kind of "Omen" and "Godsend" type fashion.

- 76Majikat, Sunday, August 15, 2010

4 stars

One of the best horror/suspense films I have seen in a long time. I would have rated it five stars if it wasn't for the abrupt ending, (which is strange considering it was 2 hours long, still felt it could have been a little longer at the end). Isabelle Fuhman is excellent as creepy little Esther, as are the rest of the cast - I really found the whole family believable and sympathetic. Also, it had a twist I never saw coming........SPOILER............................................ They did the makeup on the little girl so well, I really was questioning if it was the same person once the teeth came out etc. Well worth a look. This had me on the edge of my seat pretty much the whole time.

- romy861, Friday, August 13, 2010

3 stars


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, July 29, 2010