The first and only time I posted on “House of Wax” director Jaume Collet-Serra’s latest, the orphan thriller, well, “Orphan”, the post ended up being a conversation about adoptions and what have you. Well here’s the latest on the movie — two trailers, with the second one including additional footage, though really, they’re both pretty much the same. Ready for one creepy ass girl name Esther? Well you best be ready, cause she’s coming…
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, Aryana Engineer, and Lorry Ayers. Jaume Collet-Serra (“House of Wax”) directs.
Stay away from the orphanage July 24.