The horror-thriller movie, The New Daughter, can be yet another addition to your Halloween marathon. Originally released on December 18, 2009, Luis Berdejo makes his directorial debut with this film. The movie adapts the thriller novel by John Connolly, bearing the same name. A horror film bearing the ‘family in new home’ premise, it has a PG-13 rating.
The parents strongly cautioned alert is because of the intense gun violence, slimy monsters, brief strong language, and disturbing images. The movie will have you on the edge of your seat. Before giving it a go, here are a few things to know.
Where can You Watch The New Daughter?
You can watch the movie, The New Daughter, on Amazon Prime Video with a subscription. You can subscribe to the streaming platform at a cost of $12.99 per month. It comes with a 30-day free trial for new users. You can also choose to go with the rent and buy option. The movie, The New Daughter is available for rent or buy from YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and Microsoft.
It is distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment and is produced by Paul Brooks. The movie has a screenplay by John Travis. The total runtime for the movie is 108 minutes.
Who is in the Cast of The New Daughter?
As John James, the movie casts Kevin Costner. It includes Louisa James by Ivana Baquero, Cassandra Parker played by Samantha Mathis, and Sam James by Gattlin Griffith. Professor Evan White is played by Noah Taylor, Alexis Danella by Margaret Anne Florence, and Rogen Wayne by James Gammon. Guy Perry plays Alpha Creature in the movie, Sandra Ellis Lafferty plays the role of Mrs. Amworth. It also includes Officer Lowry by Erik Palladino. The movie features the screenplay by John Travis.
What is the Plot About (No Spoilers!)?
In the rural suburbs of South Carolina, a single father, John James, and his two children, Louisa and Sam, come here to newly occupy a house. But, John’s elder daughter, Louisa begins to show some weird behavior soon after they begin to live in this isolated woodland home. As her behavior becomes more bizarre, which leaves others frightened, they must find an explanation for it. They follow the trails to make some ghastly, and horrific discoveries.
Reviews for The New Daughter?
The New Daughter has a 5.3/10 IMDb score. With a 33% Rotten Tomatoes ratings, the chills, thrills, and horror of the movie work alright, but it certainly lacks some distinguishing elements. Kevin Costner’s performance as John James and the cinematography is some of the cherishable elements. Checco Varese’s cinematography is extremely well-crafted.
Even, Javier Navarrete’s suspenseful and thrilling musical score is a delight. But, the situations and character development are not very well developed, encompassing clichés in excess, and unreasonable attitudes. But, The New Daughter is still a watchable horror-thriller, with scares that render you at the edge of your seat. You could easily include it in your Halloween marathon. It is a gorgeously shot film, where are the nights are ominous of the horrors that follow.
You can give it a try, and if you are a Kevin Costner fan, the movie will appeal to you nonetheless. The New Daughter is 2009, horror-thriller movie, available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.