In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.
- Filming in Toronto, Canada.
- Saxon Sharbino plays "16-year-old Kendra Bowen, the eldest of the three Bowen children."
- Kyle Catlett (The Following) plays a member of the Bowens family.
- Jared Harris (Mad Men) plays "Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show Haunted House Cleaners"
- Rosemarie DeWitt (Mad Men, United States of Tara) plays the female lead.
- It's said that this is a remake/sequel (much like they did with Evil Dead) where it supposedly takes place sometime after the events of the original film. Apparently the new family will find items left behind by the family from the original hidden inside the house to reiterate this fact.
- Rumor is that the wife in this new family can "communicate with the dead."
- Director Gil Kenan also helmed the 2006 animated film Monster House and City of Ember in 2008.
- Once had a November 24th 2010 theatrical release.
- Sam Raimi is producing, but will not be directing.
- David Lindsay-Abaire (Inkheart, Rabbit Hole) is handling the latest scripting duties.
- Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog) was originally said to be directing.
- Writing duo Juliet Snowden and Stiles White (Boogeyman, The Waiting) wrote an early draft of the script.
- Original studio MGM is behind this.
- This project had been rumored for a number of years.
- The obvious remake to the classic 1982 Tobe Hooper film with the same name.
A UHM staff member has not reviewed this film.