July 24th 2009
  • Horror/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 123 min,
  • Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder, Jimmy Bennett, Aryana Engineer, Lorry Ayers, Margo Martindale, Karel Roden, Rosemary Dunsmore, Matthew Raudsepp, Andrew Shaver
  • Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Writers: David Leslie Johnson, Alex Mace
  • Producers: Joel Silver, Susan Downey
  • Co Producers: David Barrett, Michael Ireland, Richard Mirisch
  • Associate Producer: Ethan Erwin
  • Executive Producers: Don Carmody, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Erik Olsen, Steve Richards
  • Art Direction: Pierre Perrault
  • Casting: Ronnie Yeskel
  • Costume Design: Antoinette Messam
  • D.O.P.: Jeff Cutter
  • Editor: Timothy Alverson
  • Makeup: Annick Chartier
  • Music: John Ottman
  • Production Design: Tom Meyer
  • Set Decoration: Carolyn 'Cal' Loucks


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 what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther's sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late...for everyone.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Montreal, Canada; Toronto, Canada
  • MPAA Warning: Disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language
  • Production Companies: Appian Way, DCP Orphan Productions, Dark Castle Entertainment, Don Carmody Productions, Silver Pictures
  • Production Schedule: 3 December 2007 - 7 March 2008

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 31 July 2009: Taiwan
  • 13 August 2009: Argentina
  • 20 August 2009: Slovakia
  • 21 August 2009: Iceland, Italy, South Africa
  • 27 August 2009: Australia, Russia
  • 28 August 2009: Brazil
  • 3 September 2009: Malaysia
  • 4 September 2009: Finland, Poland
  • 10 September 2009: Netherlands
  • 2 October 2009: Bulgaria
  • 8 October 2009: Czech Republic
  • 9 October 2009: Spain
  • 16 October 2009: Lithuania
  • 23 October 2009: Romania