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(2011) (Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs None
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Extreme
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy

Horror: After moving into their new home, a family discovers that it's their boy, now in a coma, and not their house, who's haunted by the spirits and other otherworldly presences that are terrifying them.
Josh (PATRICK WILSON) and Renai (ROSE BYRNE) have moved into their new home with their three kids, an infant and preteen brothers Dalton (TY SIMPKINS) and Foster (ANDREW ASTOR). Other than a few odd occurrences, all seems well in the house. That is, until Dalton goes up into the attic, sees something, falls a short distance from a ladder and ends up in a coma.

The doctors can't explain the latter, and the boy is eventually sent home with all of the necessary medical equipment to care for and keep him alive. Yet, his younger brother says he doesn't like it when his comatose brother walks around at night, while Josh's mother, Lorraine (BARBARA HERSHEY), has horrifying nightmares and terrifying visions revolving around Dalton.

The spooky stuff eventually gets so bad that Renai hires medium Elise Reiner (LIN SHAYE) and her team of paranormal investigators, Tucker (ANGUS SAMPSON) and Specs (LEIGH WHANNELL) to check out the house. And they return with news both expected and disturbing. Yes, there are spirits, ghosts and even a demon in the house.

But they're after Dalton's spirit as it turns out the boy isn't in a coma but has astral-projected himself into the ether known as "The Further," and those otherworldly beings want his physical body. With time running out, Elaine tries to help the family get their son back before the evil spirits and the demon take over the boy's body.

If they're into scary horror films and are fans of the filmmakers' previous work ("Saw," "Paranormal Activity") they probably will.
For thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language.

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