Emily Jenkins (Rene Zellweger of TEXAS CHAINSAW: THE NEXT GENERATION) is an overworked social worker who saves a girl, Lilith, from her seemingly abusive parents. In fact, she ends of taking the girl into her own home. She soon discovers that the girl's parents weren't insane after all--they had a good reason to want to kill their evil child. One by one she begins killing Emily's friends and associates. When she visits the father in prison he explains that when she was born that "something older came back with her". So now she has to protect herself but doesn't know how to do this without harming the child.
As a "killer kid" movie this is just okay and actress Jodelle Ferland pulls off the performance. But in regard to the poor script Emily's switchover to wanting to save the kid to wanting to kill the kid is out of the blue. It's too abrupt and made me feel as if the DVD skipped a chapter.
The hardest part I had was watching Renee Zellwegger for an hour and a half. At least have a lemon half-sticking out of her yap to explain why she has that expression on her face all the time. CASE 39 is a generic title for a generic, paint-by-the-numbers horror movie. If you saw the trailer then there's no need to see this.