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Grindstone Road
Grindstone Road
Actors: Fairuza Balk, Zachary Bennett, Joan Gregson, Matt Gordon, Greg Bryk
Director: Melanie Orr
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2008     1hr 28min

The Sloan's young son Daniel has been in coma for an extended period of time following a car accident. Hannah, who was driving at the time of the accident, is suffering a great deal of guilt and depression. Shortly after m...  more »


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Actors: Fairuza Balk, Zachary Bennett, Joan Gregson, Matt Gordon, Greg Bryk
Director: Melanie Orr
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Peace Arch Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/20/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Deidra C. (Deidra670) from GARRETT, KY
Reviewed on 3/24/2011...
GRINDSTONE ROAD is a good old-fashioned ghost story. The kind you don't see nowadays. Hannah and her husband Graham have moved into a new house, hoping for a new beginning. Things have been strained ever since Hannah and their son, Daniel were in an automobile accident. Hannah survived, but Daniel has been in a coma with little chance of waking up. Hannah is especially fragile because of her guilt--she was driving the car.

But things are looking up. A new house to occupy Hannah's time. Friendly neighbors. Hannah even reconnects with a long lost classmate.

Then the strange noises start. Voices that whisper to Hannah. And the bad, bad dreams.

GRINDSTONE ROAD was a delight. The actors put in solid performances and the film tied up all the loose ends. I loved it. Fairuza Balk is a favorite of mine and she comes alive in her role as Hannah. I loved the spooky old telephone on the wall, the way it would ring even though there was no service. There were even a few twists along the way, two that I didn't see coming.

GRINDSTONE ROAD reminded me of another ghost story, CHANGELING with George C. Scott. It's a blast from the past, but still brings chills.

So, GRINDSTONE ROAD is a big thumbs up.

Just stay out of the basement.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Meg B. (Megatron)
Reviewed on 6/28/2009...
HORRIBLE. Slow. Boring. I couldn't get through it. I LOVE Fariuza but this was just bad.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Has its Moments
Cory T. Shaeffer | Pittsburgh | 10/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Grindstone Road will not score any points for originality; the plot and the "twist" at the end have been used and re-hashed quite a few times. But there is something eerie about this film - the way that it is delivered, perhaps, that makes it worthwhile. Fairuza Balk is toned down a bit (at least during the first half of the movie) and has lost that famous scowl from her younger days. Here, she convincingly plays a grieving mother, and since the film involves a total of about six characters, the success of the film rests on Balk's shoulders, and she delivers a steady performance. I have always considered Fairuza Balk, Asia Argento, and Parker Posey to be very underrated actors. But here, she gets a boost from the eerie atmosphere of the film's setting. This movie is strikingly similar to "Danika" is you have not seen that one. This one winds up somewhere between a remake of The Ring and Godsend. If you combine those two films with a cheaper budget, you've got this one. This is purely a genre flick, so if you are a fan of Balk or the genre in general, pick this up. If not, you will probably not like the movie."
Guilt or Ghost?
Richard A. Back | Port Richey, Fla | 03/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am always pleased when I am able to find a well made movie that relies on a good story and acting instead of high priced special effects. Grindstone Road is one of them. Fairuza Balk stars as a despairing woman who is agonizing over her feeling of guilt caused by having a quarrel with her 11 year old son immediately preceding a horrible automobile accident that left him in a coma and on life support years ago. Even though her supportive husband wants to move on with life and forget the son she refuses to do so. They buy an old house in the country in an attempt to start their life over but find out that the house has a past of its own including the disappearance years ago of an 11 year old boy with the same first name as their comatose son. Hannah{Balk} begins to have visions and sleepwalking dreams and begins researching old newspaper articles concerning the missing boy. Is she losing her mind over the guilt over her son or is she really seeing visions of the missing boy? Is she somehow connected with the disappearance? Is the former teacher who first appeared when she initially came to look at the house somehow involved? Are her kindly neighbors who told her about the house and its past somehow not telling her everything? All are revealed in the fast paced ending. all in all a very worthwhile way to spend an hour and one half. P.S. the product description says that the movie is in 4:3 ratio but the copy I bought is in 16:9."