The New Daughter

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  • Summary: John James is a single father who moves to a house in the country with his two children following a painful divorce. Soon, however, his adolescent daughter begins acting strangely, and the household is plagued by disturbing events. John begins to suspect that the mysterious mound at the edgeJohn James is a single father who moves to a house in the country with his two children following a painful divorce. Soon, however, his adolescent daughter begins acting strangely, and the household is plagued by disturbing events. John begins to suspect that the mysterious mound at the edge of the forest may have something to do with her ominous behavior. (Gold Circle Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Ethan Gilsdorf
    50
    Buried under a mound of haunted house cliches is a creepier, more sophisticated movie about the sexual power of teenage girls, and their fathers’ inability to comprehend, clambering to get out.
  2. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    40
    Unfortunately, Berdejo doesn't seem to know the difference between "slow" and "suspenseful," erring on the side of the former far too frequently. It's mostly formulaic fare, too.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    30
    Kevin Costner starrer boasts an impressive English-language debut from Spanish teenager Ivana Baquero ("Pan's Labyrinth") and a well-constructed first half, but its many cliches begin to undo its spell long before a ridiculous third act squanders all remaining goodwill.
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  1. Sep 11, 2010
    8
    I hesitated to pick this film up at the local video store--the synopsis made it sound run-of-the-mill haunted house/family in peril fare. SureI hesitated to pick this film up at the local video store--the synopsis made it sound run-of-the-mill haunted house/family in peril fare. Sure enough, the initial moments of the movie proved me correct. But midway through, something happened. Aside from being well-acted from top to bottom (and I'm no Kevin Costner fan), the direction, lack of cheap gore, and genuine atmosphere of dread grabbed me. This is a film that creates terror not by constantly throwing "boo!" moments at its audience, but one that plays off the modern horror found in the demise of the "safe" family. No one knows how to protect their children any more. And this leads to one of the most horrific endings I've seen in years. Don't pass this one by. Will it change your life? Certainly not, but it's a heckuvalot better than most of the crap masquerading as horror fare that gets a theatrical release these days... Expand
  2. Feb 11, 2012
    7
    Actually, the movie was not bad. The plot is quite simple and it's about a divorced father moved with his two kids to an isolated house whichActually, the movie was not bad. The plot is quite simple and it's about a divorced father moved with his two kids to an isolated house which unknowingly haunted by Indian spirits. It's not as horror as I thought but it's creepy enough. I'd say It's a mixture of M. Night Shyamalan (beginning to the middle part of the movie) and Stephen King (the middle towards the end). Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2013
    7
    It is a great creep out of hell idea, done terrible, this is what this movie is, it starts familiar, gone bad, the worse, then...TERRIFYING,It is a great creep out of hell idea, done terrible, this is what this movie is, it starts familiar, gone bad, the worse, then...TERRIFYING, the acting was bad compared to other horror with kids like signs, the pacing is so BAD! Good God, I wanted to turn of that movie! But the near ending sequences stopped me and interested me, the ending was great, for me, but, for the last part I would've give it 10, but I need to judge the movie as whole so I say 5.5 out of 10, 2/5 and 49 out of 100 Expand
  4. May 18, 2015
    4
    The New Daughter is a film that contains good actors, but the film is slow at showing the true horrors attacking the house. The only characterThe New Daughter is a film that contains good actors, but the film is slow at showing the true horrors attacking the house. The only character i cared for throughtout the entire film is, big shocker the daughter. Kevin Costner character is an unlikable character to me who is sometimes making poor decisions in the film. For example, spoiler!, theres a scene where he wants to get out the car without a gun to investigate a body Being dragged.The cop saves Costner from being a dimwitted cliche by telling him to stay in the car. Seconds later the Cop turns into in oxymoron by sticking his head out and gets dragged out the car window by a mound creature. And the ending will make you scratch your head. Expand
  5. Jan 26, 2014
    3
    The movie is very slow, sometimes even boring. Yet I watched the movie till the end. Hoping that the ending will reward my time I spentThe movie is very slow, sometimes even boring. Yet I watched the movie till the end. Hoping that the ending will reward my time I spent watching this movie. But I was wrong, it goes from mysterious to just plain silly and dumb. Expand
  6. Nov 21, 2014
    2
    Was initially intrigued by the idea of Kevin Costner in a horror film. But the story was just plain awful. Why does single, sensitive dadWas initially intrigued by the idea of Kevin Costner in a horror film. But the story was just plain awful. Why does single, sensitive dad not catch on sooner to the fact that something is wrong? Why does the young actress who plays his daughter have such trouble expressing anything but dullness? What's with the excessive growling, screeching and other predictably scary noises? And what was Kevin thinking when he signed on? If they pay me, I will come? Many funny Costner quotes may pass through the viewer's mind as s/he watches this disappointing flick. They could've titled it something like Dances With Voles. Yuk. Expand
  7. Sep 16, 2014
    0
    Spoiler alert!!! This movie sucks ass!!

    I have seen Oculus which was a terrible god awful **** but this...this piece of garbage, this piece
    Spoiler alert!!! This movie sucks ass!!

    I have seen Oculus which was a terrible god awful **** but this...this piece of garbage, this piece of rotten, festering dog turd. I have seen awful, AWFUL!!! As of recently I thought Oculus was the worst I've seen in a good while, but this takes the cake on worst film I've yet suffered through.

    The plot...the plot is retarded. I really wish it didn't have a plot, because it thinks it has some sort of real story. It's like a kid standing there with **** in his pants screaming, "I'm a real movie!!" In reality the plot is so terrible, so god awful, so heinously bad that it should have never been written in the first place. The writer needs to have his teeth punched out with his awful script.

    The acting was so bad that if I watched Cops on late night T.V. I'd get better acting. With such a stale and unfelt performance from EVERYONE I felt I'd get more attached to a talking cardboard box then these tools. I hated them...hated them all. I really wish I had never watched this...it's so bad.

    The badness was so bad it needs it's own segment. This turd fest was so far into crapville that it could have been called Crap the Movie and that title would have been more appropriate. It's badness is off the charts it's so bad. It's so bad it's wrong. It's so bad and wrong that only a stronger word will suffice for this movie. This movie is badong. (Bad + Wrong = Badong)

    If you love torture and you hate yourself...watch this. If you're planning on suicide and want to lose all faith in mankind to make it easier, watch this movie. If you hate having money and like to spend it on the worst things imaginable...buy this movie. If you want to slay a small bit of your soul as the movie slowly trudges on into a sludge of boredom, lameness, and terrible plots then get this.

    If you, like me, however still have your soul and aren't a sadomasochist then please...avoid this.

    This is...a piece of filth. Filth is nicer. Eating filth through a sewer tube is nicer. Eating filth through a sewer tube while someone plucks out your nose hairs with a **** chainsaw is nicer!! In short...worst...movie ever. It's slow, it's boring, the acting is terribad, and the plot is so up it's own ass that it can't see the light of day. I'm now going to use this movie as charcoal for my mother **** grill.
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