The Box (2009 film)

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Summary

"You are the experiment. All you have to do is push the button." A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a struggling young married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Details

  • Release Date: 2009
  • Country/Language: US, English
  • Genres/Technical: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery (conspiracy/cover-up), Art/Experimental
  • Setting: Modern US
  • Runtime: 1 hr 55 min
  • Starring: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella
  • Director: Richard Kelly
  • Writer: Richard Kelly (screenplay), Richard Matheson (short story "Button, Button")
  • Producer/Production Co: Warner Bros., Radar Pictures, Media Rights Capital (MRC)
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  • IMDB Page: (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: PG-13 (Violence, Profanity, Adult Content)

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A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • Ss___ (One and a Half Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian)

Some vaguely "Lovecraftian" overtones reminiscent of "The Whisperer in Darkness (fiction)", in the form of an alien intelligence from another dimension manipulating human beings for its own mysterious purposes.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

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A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.


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