Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 92 minutes
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Directors: D.J. Caruso
Writers: D.J. Caruso, Wentworth Miller
Casts: Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido, Lucas Till, Duncan Joiner, Gerald McRaney, Michaela Conlin, Michael Landes, Marcia DeRousse, Ella Jones, Jennifer Leigh Mann, Jay Bronson, Chris Matheny, Michael Zovistoski, Melissa Eastwood, Robert McRary
IMDB: The Disappointments Room (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 4.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 2.9
Entertainment Weekly -
There simply aren't enough scares to build tension throughout.
The Hollywood Reporter -
Caruso's direction is slick and fluid enough, and gifted cinematographer Rogier Stoffers (Quills, School of Rock) makes the most of the house's dark, eerie corners. But the performances are highly variable. Beckinsale delivers the goods, but Mel Raido as her impatient husband David never generates much sympathy.
The A.V. Club -
Disappointments has the strange confidence of a much slicker, more decisive movie, and all of its sort-ofs don't add up to much.
There is more mood than matter to be sampled in “The Disappointments Room,” a spooky psychological thriller - or, perhaps, a psychological thriller with spooks - that is initially intriguing but ultimately, unfortunately, lives down to its title.
The Disappointments Room (2016)
The architect Dana, her husband David and their son Lucas move to an isolated manor in the countryside seeking a restart of their lives after the death of their baby daughter in a tragic accident. Dana overhears noises in the attic and finds a hidden locked room. Soon she finds the keys and is haunted by the evil spirit of an old man. She researches and learns that old rural houses had disappointments room where retarded and deformed children were locked to avoid embarrassment to the traditional families. Further, the spirits of the original owner of the house, Judge Blacker, and his daughter are still trapped in the house. However, only Dana is capable to see and contact them and David believes she is delusional. When Judge Blacker threatens the life of Lucas, Dana tries to protect him but she is not sure of what is reality or daydream.