Talk about creepy. You don’t get any creepier than Esther. And as it turns out, dangerous, too. That’s unfortunate for the characters played by Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard because they’ve just adopted her. Much creepy little girl action ensue, some of which you can take a gander at in the six clips from the movie below. The film itself opens later this week. Just don’t take your kids to go see it. They may, er, get ideas. And you know what they say about kids with ideas…
The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there’s something wrong with Esther-this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther’s sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late…for everyone.
Starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder, Jimmy Bennett, Margo Martindale, Aryana Engineer, and Karel Roden. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.
Run, don’t walk from Esther July 24, 2009.