- 1 hr 50 min
The film is set in 1969. A British woman named Rose and her four children move to rural America live in the house, Marrowbone House, where she grew up. Upon arrival she says that from then on they would take the name of the house as their name and all memories were to be forgotten, everything was to start anew. Things start off well, and they make a new friend, Abby. Unfortunately, the long trip took a toll upon Rose's poor health. At the end of summer, her health worsens and dies leaving her four children Jack (20), Jane (19), Billy (18) and Sam (5) alone. In her last moments, she makes her eldest son Jack promise to keep everyone together and not tell anyone about her death until he was 21 and legally able to care for his siblings. Things appear to be going well, despite their loss until an unexpected visitor arrives six months later. The film then jumps ahead to the next summer with the children living in a dilapidated house with all the mirrors hidden or covered to protect them from the ghost, which has apparently been gone for several months but they fear its return. Only Jack visits the town now to sell baked goods and take care of any necessities. He is also courting Abby. The rather calm life that they have created becomes disrupted when a lawyer (who is also interested in Abby) comes around to take care of legal matters and starts becoming nosey. Things start to heat up when he starts trying to blackmail the children and the ghost returns.