It seems like Martin's mother, Sophie (Maria Bello) is a bit schizophrenic when we first see her. She's disheveled and talks to an invisible person. But we soon learn she's communicating with an unhappy spirit that had latched on to her when she was at a mental institution. Now this spirit, Diana, is so angry that she killed Sophie's husband in the opening scene-and now she's harassing her son, Martin. We find out that Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) went through a similar haunting experience when she was a kid and that was a big reason she left home. Now, seeing her younger sibling in peril big sis wants to do something about it.
Although I thought the special effects with the ghost were great-and suitably creepy-there are way too many things that don't make any sense in this film. When she was alive, the ghost had a skin condition which caused her skin to burn when exposed to dayllight-but any kind of light, such as candles or fluorescent, seem to also cause this problem. Wouldn't it be because of ultraviolet light? There's also the fact that not much is explained-and that the only likable character in the movie is Rebecca's boyfriend, who is underutilized. Not recommended.