The Attic (2007)

The Attic (2007)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Attic Photos

Movie Info

John Savage and Mary Catherine Stewart star in Pet Sematary director Mary Lambert's foreboding tale of a mysterious Victorian home, and one particularly vengeful doppelganger. Shortly after moving into a sprawling Victorian home with her controlling father (Savage) and former beauty-queen mother Stewart), frightened teen Emma (Elisabeth Moss) begins seeing ghastly visions of her deceased twin sister. As the visions become increasingly vivid Emma begins to wonder if she is slowly going insane, eventually confiding her dark secret in her mentally handicapped older brother Frankie (Tom Malloy). When Frankie proves unable to comprehend the true depth of his sister's fear, Emma gradually begins to suspect that her parents have begun practicing a diabolical form of Wicca in order to resurrect their deceased child. Now the only one who will listen to Emma is kindly local police detective John Trevor (Jason Lewis, yet while the attic of the her picturesque Victorian home may finally provide an answer to all of Emma's questions, it could also prove the very place she meets a grim demise.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:


John Savage
as Graham
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for The Attic

All Critics (1)

Trying to lend visual style to this kind of material is a bit like performing surgery on a mangled corpse: the effort merely further mutilates an already dead body.

Full Review… | March 10, 2009

Audience Reviews for The Attic


An uneventful, unscary haunted house film, The Attic starts off well for the first few minutes but then quickly devolves into a snooze-fest.

Al Miller
Al Miller

Don't too excited for The Attic because of the director Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary.) It will only let you down.

Lanky Man Pat
Lanky Man Pat

@suite9229 Cinematography: 8/10 Mostly well-lit and in good focus, with reasonable framing. Occasionally, a vignette filter was used, which I could have done without. Sound: 8/10, good but not the best. In several passages the spoken word seemed hollow. Acting: 6/10 John Savage gave the performance I expected. I'd seen Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men and Top of the Lake, and this performance was not nearly as good. Elisabeth Moss is the centre of the piece, so the whole movie seemed awkward. Tom Malloy gave a competent performance as the brain damaged brother. Screenplay: 6/10 Emma's refusals to cooperate with the police resulted in no consequences. Horror films, and also psychological thrillers, are all about consequences, so this struck me as mighty unlikely. That her family would allow her self-destructive behaviour to continue was hard to believe.

Ed Collins
Ed Collins

The Attic Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Attic on our Movie forum!

News & Features