• Publication date: November 22, 2013

What Lies Beneath

One night Claire hears her neighbor Mary sobbing, then sees her husband with what looks like a body bag. She suspects that he killed his Mary, who is trying to contact her, when paranormal things start to happen inside her lakeside Vermont house. Her husband Dr. Norman dismisses it all to Claire’s memory lapses since her auto accident, and her not quite dealing with Caitlin, her daughter, going to college…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2000

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One night Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer) hears her neighbor Mary (Miranda Otto) sobbing, then sees her husband (James Remar) with what looks like a body bag. She suspects that he killed his Mary, who is trying to contact her, when paranormal things start to happen inside her lakeside Vermont house. Her husband Dr. Norman (Harrison Ford) dismisses it all to Claire’s memory lapses since her auto accident and her not quite dealing with Caitlin (Katharine Towne), her daughter, going to college, which for sure must be affecting Claire, but to the point of seeing things?

Unconvinced, she invites her friend Jody (Diana Scarwid) to hold some séance in her bathroom - as that’s where the spirit seems to be able to communicate best. The dial on the Ouija board moves from ‘M’ to ‘F’ before Cooper, the family Saint Bernard, interrupts everything. Yet after Jody leaves, Claire finds the bathtub somehow filled with water. And after seeing a reflection of the ghost and asking what she wanted, on the steamed-out bathroom mirror the words ‘YOU KNOW’ appear. Then her computer starts typing out the letters ‘MEF’ over and over again…

She confronts Warren, her neighbor one day, only to find Mary alive and well. Yet that still leaves a woman’s ghost in her house that’s trying to tell her something…

Starring:

  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Claire Spencer
  • Harrison Ford as Norman Spencer
  • Katharine Towne as Caitlin Spencer
  • Diana Scarwid as Jody
  • Amber Valletta as Madison Elizabeth Frank
  • Miranda Otto as Mary Feur
  • James Remar as Warren Feur
  • Wendy Crewson as Elena
  • Joe Morton as Dr. Drayton
  • Ray Baker as Dr. Stan Powell

Directed by:  Robert Zemeckis

Rating:  PG-13 for terror/violence, sensuality and brief language.