Rent The Haunting of Sophie (2018)

2.3 of 5 from 48 ratings
1h 24min
Rent The Haunting of Sophie (aka The Carillon / The Music Box) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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When 6-year-old Sophie (Cearl Pepper) is tragically orphaned she moves into an eerie Victorian house with her aunt Annabelle (Rachel Daigh). There she discovers an unusual music box that has a strange effect on her every time it is opened. The box is possessed by an evil spirit that wants to haunt Sophie and destroy her aunt and the pair must race against time to defeat the spirit before the last note plays.
, , , , Cearl Pepper, Anita Tenerelli, Melissa Leone
John Real
Adriana Marzagalli, Giovanni Marzagalli, Maria Marzagalli, John Real
Adriana Marzagalli, John Real
The Carillon / The Music Box
High Fliers Video Distribution
Horror, Thrillers
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Run Time:
84 minutes
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1

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Reviews (1) of The Haunting of Sophie

The Carillon - The Haunting of Sophie review by NP

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This is a frustrating film to watch. The atmospheric cinematography, creepy sound design and good use of locations is undone by much of the acting, or lack of it. Rachel Daigh as Annabelle is fine, but most of the other actors simply look bored. Antonio Lujak brings some impressive eyebrows to Doctor Loris but very little else. Strangely, the supporting cast delivers much better performances than the main, although some have been very awkwardly dubbed.

There’s often a problem with juvenile actors taking major roles. Annabelle is often reduced to dramatically shouting for her daughter whilst in her underwear; that the little girl is unable to produce any kind of emotion makes her sullen and precocious rather than troubled and needing to be ‘understood.’

There’s a sense of ‘better done elsewhere’ with many of the scare effects – if this is the first horror film you’ve ever seen, it might score a few chills. Otherwise, there’s a good chance you’ve seen most of the set pieces before. Blurred images stand behind characters; when they turn around, they’re gone. You get the idea. Also, the pacing is leaden and never really picks up.

This Italian production is mildly effective on occasion but is unlikely to give anyone nightmares. My score is 4 out of 10.

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