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Orphan

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Starring (View all)
CCH Pounder CCH Pounder
Sister Abigail
Jimmy Bennett Jimmy Bennett
Daniel
Margo Martindale Margo Martindale
Dr. Browning
Karel Roden Karel Roden
Dr. Varava


Written by
David Johnson David Johnson
(screenplay)
Alex Mace Alex Mace
(story)


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Trailer

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Trailer 2

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Make Her Stop Clip

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Generic, cliché-ridden suspense film

14 years, 1 month ago at Jan 24 11:20
10 votes
"I have a special surprise for you, Mommy!" In motion pictures, it's a widespread belief that children are the embodiment of pure evil. Perhaps not all kids are the spawn of Satan, but horror filmmakers realise that evil disguised behind the eyes of a seemingly innocent child is an effective way of amplifying the scare factor. Into this genre now steps 2009's Orphan. Instead of being an overly eff... read more

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13 years, 9 months ago at May 7 8:30
1 vote
That's the story of, that's the glory of love..

Brilliant. The subtle horror brought upon by a young girl gave the film an eerie and intense mood all throughout. At first, you wouldn't think that this film is worth tuppence, but as the events progress, each revelation gives you an idea of what the film is about. Frankly, it was one of the best films I've seen which features a child as... read more

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14 years, 4 months ago at Oct 15 10:33
1 vote
老實說,這部片沒有想像中好看。
或許是片中的父親太過於愚昧(?),或該說這類型電影盲點,總有一方會莫名愚鈍或反應遲鈍,沒有察覺生活中發生異狀。

此外,片中提到的病症:垂體性侏儒(pituitary dwarfism or ateliosis),是指由於下丘腦或垂體前葉功能障礙致使生長激素不足而致身長低... read more
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Description: The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there’s something wrong with Esther-this seemingly angelic little girl is not wh ... (more)
Release date: 24 July 2009
Tags: Horror (22), Thriller (14), (13), 2009 (12), Mystery (9), Adoption (9), Suspense (7), Alcoholism (7), 2000s (6), Evil Child (6), Drama (5), Murder (5), Manipulation (5), Orphan (5), Deaf Mute (5), Brother Sister Relationship (4), Piano (4), Twist Ending (4), Nun (4), Recovering Alcoholic (4)
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"Plot: A couple decide to adopt 8-year-old Esther, after a miscarriage. But they soon start to notice her strange behavior. Plot Twist: Esther is not an 8-year-old girl, but a woman in her thirties whose hormones keeps her from growing into adult size. And years before, she killed a previous family, when the husband learned who she was and made the murders look like an accident and she's the only survivor."



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