A remake of Hideo Nakata's unique haunted house variation during the US J-Horror and Asian Horror remake craze, though this film is one of the better remakes.Jennifer Connelly plays a recently divorced mother with her young daughter moving into a low rent apartment. Things begin to get strange when mysterious drips and wet spots start to appear in the ceiling. To reveal more would spoil the story, but I will say that Connelly, who I really thing is one of the best actresses of her generation, gives such a sincere performance as a mother trying to protect her daughter, that to label this film merely a haunted house story is a huge disservice. Elegantly directed by Walter Salles (Motorcycle Diaries), smartly written by Rafael Yglesias (Fearless) and a hauntingly beautiful score composed by Angela Badalamenti (Blue Velvet) all add up to a classy production. This may not be a horror fan's horror film, but it's a thinking person's horror film, which I think is a fairly narrow band of the general public. And it's worth noting John C. Reilly's performance as a smiling but oily (verging on evil) apartment leasing manager. It's a small but quite memorable part of the film.