Following the mysterious death of his
aunt, Bryan Becket (Tim Daly) separates from his wife
(Andrea Roth) and young son, to move into the elderly
womanís supposedly haunted Victorian mansion. A die hard
skeptic, he dismisses one eerie incident after another as
natural phenomena: scratches from inside a locked closet,
objects disappearing, a strange seizure suffered by his law
partner (Tom Arnold). Then a more secular fright: it appears
the mansion, which Becket believed to be his rightful
inheritance, his aunt has willed to someone else.
He learns the beneficiary is a professor (Bruce Altman) of a
paranormal lab at a renowned science institute. The
professor informs him his aunt reported many frightening
incidents that she wished investigated after her passing.
The occurrences grow stronger, and their personal nature
prompts the professor to suggest, to our mortified skeptic,
that he seek psychiatric help. That he may be haunting
Now the deterioration of Becketís stoicism accelerates
alongside the intensifying haunting. The local priest
(Robert Prosky) and Becketís own psychiatrist (Ed Herrmann)
seem to both know more than theyíll reveal. But Becket
persists. He enlists the help of an exotic young psychic (Zoe
Saldana) who soon realizes the house and Becket are linked.
As they move toward the unpredictable and shattering final
scenes it becomes clear that it is not the house which holds
the secret... it is Becket himself.
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