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  • Summary: Until they lose their baby to a miscarriage, a young couple were happily settling into their new life in their spacious home. After the tragedy, Thao is inconsolable and won't let her baby's body leave the house. Normal life eludes her as terrifying visions undermine her sanity. Her husband, Thanh, experiences strange phenomena around their home and when his wife turns on him, he must race to uncover the secrets of the house in the alley before they lose their sanity and their lives. Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Oct 24, 2013
    60
    [A] slight exercise, which, for all its modesty, generates a measure of dread.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Oct 28, 2013
    50
    Despite the bumpy pacing and the routine plot elements, writer-director Le-Van Kiet periodically generates a sense of palpable trepidation during what might best be described as a worst-case scenario about post-partum depression.
  3. Reviewed by: Lily Janiak
    Oct 22, 2013
    40
    At its best, the film deftly plumbs the gulf between its central couple... At its worst, it paints a Victorian portrait of womanhood... It's shoddily plotted, too.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Oct 28, 2013
    40
    The film manages to generate only mild shocks and surprises.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Oct 24, 2013
    37
    There’s nothing sly about writer-director Le-Van Kiet’s scenario.