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The Other Side of the Door

The Other Side of the Door
The Other Side of the Door
The Other Side of the Door
  • R
  • 1h 37m
  • 2016
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A family’s idyllic life abroad turns to tragedy, then horror, in this terrifying film from the studio that brought you The Hills Have Eyes. After her young son dies in an accident, a mother seeks out an ancient temple to say a final goodbye to him. But when she ignores a warning not to open the temple door, the balance between life and death is upset, leading to unimaginable terror.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Laden with flimsy jump scares and cheap stereotypes, The Other Side of the Door wastes solid work from Sarah Wayne Callies on thoroughly middling horror fare.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Emotionally resonant horror tale has children in peril.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Other Side of the Door is a horror movie about a mother (The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne Callies) who tries to communicate with her dead son and accidentally brings back his malevolent ghost. Language, drinking, and smoking aren't issues, but there's plenty of scariness and violence, including a couple of bloody stabbings. Perhaps even more disturbing is the death of a young boy while trapped in a sinking car; his mother can't save both him and his sister. There are also plenty of ghosts and creatures, jump-scares, and other spooky, creepy, or startling moments. Plus, a woman takes a pill overdose, a dog is potentially harmed (off screen), and a married couple has a very mild kissing, possibly-leading-to-sex scene.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror
  • Release Date:March 4, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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