D.J. Caruso had a bit of a moment in the mid-2000s where it appeared he was going to be the hot new director to watch, directing Disturbia and Eagle Eye and being attached to film adaptations of Y: The Last Man and Preacher that never came to pass. But he ended up helming I Am Number Four in 2011 and his career took a big hit. He's on the rise again with xXx: The Return of Xander Cage under his belt for a release next year, but before that, we'll see him tackle a horror movie called The Disappointments Room that he co-wrote with Prison Break star Wentworth Miller.
Unfortunately, it looks like a by-the-numbers haunted house movie that treads ground we've seen covered hundreds of times before. Unless there's a huge twist or mega surprise brewing here, I can already tell I'll be skipping this one. To be fair, this isn't my favorite genre, so if you dig films like this, you may end up liking this one quite a bit. Let me know what you think below.
In this psychological thriller from the director of Eagle Eye and Disturbia, Dana and David move from Brooklyn to a once-grand southern mansion with their 5 year old son looking for a fresh start. But Dana’s discovery of a secret room unleashes unexplainable events that test her sanity and slowly reveal the home’s terrifying past.
Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, Total Recall), Mel Raido (Legend), with Gerald McRaney (Focus, The Best of Me) and Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse, TV’s “MacGyver”) round out D.J. Caruso's all-star cast.
The Disappointments Room hits theaters on September 9, 2016.