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Expectant mother Liz wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy has disappeared overnight. When doctors can find no medical explanation for the loss, police treat Liz and her husband Rick as prime suspects in what has now become a missing child case. Only Rick and Liz's brother Evan trust her version of events. As word spreads, the young couple is subjected to the unwanted attention of the police and prying neighbors. Evan feels for his sister and, as a film student, begins documenting her story. Even though he can't prove Liz's innocence, he sets out to tell her side of what… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's been 15 years - can we stop remaking "The Blair Witch Project" already?"
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"There are many things absent from this found-footage horror movie, including suspense, logic, and originality."
‑ Chuck Wilson, Village Voice
"The lives of a small-town couple eagerly anticipating the birth of their first child are shattered when they lose the baby under suspicious circumstances in this creepy psychological thriller that plays out very differently than its early scenes suggest."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"Mundane conversations and outings drag on while the central mystery takes baby steps forward, suggesting that a shorter running time or a more developed script might have better served the originality of the premise."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"There's nothing here the best entries in V/H/S didn't do better in 10 minutes or less, and with the decency to kill off their unbearable protagonists much faster."
‑ Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"The tension almost immediately leaks out of the narrative once we realize we're watching a found-footage horror movie."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"Imagine for a moment what someone like Roman Polanski could do with such a loaded nightmare scenario. And then marvel at how thoroughly it's wasted in this threadbare throwaway ..."
‑ A.A. Dowd, AV Club
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind meets The Blair Witch Project. Hair-raising, chilling and riveting. It will scare the living daylights out of you."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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