After the death of her husband, Dr. Cara Harding's (Julianne Moore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam, a patient with multiple personalities who takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. But, Cara quickly discovers that Adam’s other personalities are murder victims and the more she finds out about him and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming murder victims themselves.
March 27, 2010 (Japan)
April 9, 2010 (UK)
March 1, 2013 (US)(VOD)
April 5, 2013 (US)(Limited)
July 2, 2013 (DVD)
Now On DVD
R "violent content, disturbing images and terror."
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
- Originally titled Shelter.
- Originally said to have a February 25th US release.
- Opening to theaters in Japan on March 27th 2010.
- Alternate synopsis: Single mother and dedicated psychiatrist Cara Jessup centers her professional reputation on debunking the idea of multiple personality syndrome, until she encounters a criminal mental patient whose powers defy rational explanation. This eerie contact with evil shatters her world, turning a cynic into an embattled true believer. Following her father's mystifying sudden death, Cara intuits that her own daughter faces grave danger.
- This marks the English-language debut of Swedish filmmakers Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein.
- The film's original casting director was fired during filming, after putting out an insensitive casting call for extras with unusual features that may look inbred.
- Writer Michael Cooney also scripted the 2003 multiple personality film Identity.
- Budgeted at an estimated $22-million.
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