Directed by: James Wan, Rated: PG-13
Starring: Parents - Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne),
Sons: Ty Simpkins (Dalton Lambert) and Andrew Astor (Foster Lambert) and the baby.
This movie is fast-paced and sure not to disappoint. It is in no way like Paranormal Activity, nor Poltergeist. It is in a class by itself. There hasn't been a child film done on this subject matter. It has chilling moments, but is not scary, though you may jump a time or two.
It begins when Josh and Renai move their family into a new home, because Josh gets a new job as a school teacher. The mother, Renai, is a music writer. They have two darling sons and a crying baby to boot. The mother keeps a monitor in her piano playing room to keep tabs on the baby when she awakens.
Now the fun begins. The opening of doors, people appearing, voices talking. The son, Dalton, begins exploring the attic, climbs the ladder to turn on the light, slips, sees something and screams bloody murder. The parents check to see if Dalton is hurt, and puts him to bed. The next morning he never awakens. The doctors diagnosed it as a coma, but it wasn't.
Near the end, the father has a big secret which he has forgotten about and the family knows nothing about, except for his mother. He holds the key to his sons dilemma.
My family and I absolutely loved this movie and would see it again. The only problem I had with this (even if it is a movie), was the part about astral projection. In the movie, Dalton goes to a place called "The Further" in astral projection, which in the movie they described as a place where you go to far out and can't get back to your body. In reality, there is no such thing as not being able to get back to your body or something taking it over. Hollywood just goes too far with trying to scare people. Other than that big, white lie, this movie was awesome! It's now on DVD. If you have a free day, catch this movie.