Written by Jodie Kearns

Social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellwegger) has to become personally involved and fight hard to save 10 year old girl Lillith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) from her seemingly abusive and murderous parents. As Jenkins becomes more attached to the girl, an even darker truth begins to reveal itself. By the time she starts to question why Lillith's parents had huge bolts on the inside of their bedroom door, she and those she loves are already in grave danger.

Case 39
was shown at FrightFest 2009 with the caveat that we must all behave ourselves and not record anything because there were representatives of the studio in the picture house with night vision goggles. It was an affront easily shrugged off in the excitement of a new horror film about to begin, but it also served to announce Case 39 as a big studio product. Disappointingly, a big, glossy and ultimately hollow studio product is all it is.
categories Reviews, Horror