Horror themes: Haunted house, ghost, inheritance, dead relative, skepticism, paranormal “science”
Director: Tennyson Bardwell
Brief synopsis of The Skeptic
An attorney inherits the home of his dead aunt, but his rational, skeptical mind is confronted by the unmistakable fact that the house is haunted.
Synopsis of The Skeptic
Following the mysterious death of his aunt, power lawyer Bryan Becket (Tim Daly) moves into the elderly woman’s purportedly haunted Victorian mansion. A die hard skeptic, he dismisses one eerie incident after another, until the haunting turns so personal and vicious, Becket’s cool, unemotional veneer begins to unravel. Whispers in the night, things he sees in the darkness, clues of a horrible secret, turn our rationalist into a terrified and reluctant seeker. A seeker of a truth so unspeakable it could destroy him. And the mystery, always just out of reach down the darkened hall, is not fully revealed until the film’s final moments. And even then, it leaves a tantalizing question.
(Source: The Skeptic – IFC Films)
The Skeptic, (2009) — Movie trailer (YouTube)
My thoughts about The Skeptic
Not bad. I enjoyed The Skeptic even though in some ways it lingered on the edge of psychological horror and actual ghost horror. The Skeptic provided a few creepy moments, especially surrounding the mysterious closet.
Resources: The Skeptic, 2009 ghost/haunted house movie
- The Skeptic – Wikipedia
- The Skeptic – IMDB (Rating: 57)
- The Skeptic – Official Movie Trailer – YouTube
- The Skeptic – Yahoo Movies
- The Skeptic – IFC Films
- The Skeptic DVD Review – Horror.com (+)
I waited too long between watching the movie and finishing this post.
…however, it was not creepy on the level of horror films like The Grudge or The Ring
Saturday, June 18, 2011