Looking for a fresh start after the death of their infant daughter, Dana and David, together with their 5-year-old son Lucas, move into their dream house, a once-grand, now run-down rural home. When frightening and unexplainable events lead Dana to discover the long lost key to a room in the attic, she accidentally unlocks a host of horrors that reveal the house’s past is terrifyingly tied with her own.
A town historian tells Dana that houses of the well to do often had a “disappointments room” where children with special needs or deformed would be isolated so as not to embarrass the family. Dana uncovers the shocking story of a judge whose daughter was kept in such a room in her house and the spirit of the deformed girl and the monstrous judge still linger. She starts to see this demonic spirit who threatens her own child but by doing so she begins to doubt her own sanity.
The Disappointments Room is an American horror film directed D. J. Caruso, written by Wentworth Miller, and starring Kate Beckinsale and Lucas Till as a couple in a new house that contains a hidden room with a dark, haunted past. The film was released on September 9, 2016 by Rogue to both critical and commercial failure, grossing only $2 million from a $15 million budget and panning from critics.
The production on the film began on September 8, 2014, in Greensboro, North Carolina. On October 20, Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido and Michaela Conlin were filmed outside buildings on South Elm Street in Greensboro. The same buildings were used for exteriors, but the interior filming for the scenes represented by those buildings took place on Fourth Street in nearby Winston-Salem. The house used for the main location was the English Tudor style Adamsleigh estate, built in 1930 and designed by Luther Lashmit, at Sedgefield Country Club outside Greensboro.
The Disappointments Room
Directed by: D.J. Caruso
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Michaela Conlin, Marcia DeRousse, Melissa Eastwood, Duncan Joiner, Ella Jones, Michael Landes, Lucas Till, Jennifer Leigh Mann
Screenplay by: Wentworth Miller
Production Design by: Tom Southwell
Cinematography by: Rogier Stoffers
Film Editing by: Vince Filippone
Costume Design by: Marian Toy
Art Direction by: Kevin Hardison
MPAA Rating: R for violent content, bloody images, some sexuality and language.
Studio: Relativity Media
Release Date: September 9, 2016