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The Dangers of Child-Replacement Therapy

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | March 24, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | March 24, 2009 |

Below is the trailer for Orphan, yet another of those evil kid flicks (and Vera Farmiga’s second in as many years, following Joshua). This one comes from Jaume Collett-Serra, who directed the awful House of Wax, but did treat us all to the wonders of seeing Paris Hilton speared through the head (holla!). There is the slightest of variations to this creepy-kid flick: What if you went to the adoption kennel to pick up a cute little girl with puppy dog eyes, but realized that, once you took her home, she was stark ravers? Peter Saarsgaard plays Dad, and Isabelle Fuhrman plays the apeshit preadolescent who is glue to school-girl bully taunts.

There’s nothing particularly new here, but it does offer a cinematic reminder that — if you were ever (God forbid) to lose your child prematurely to the great hereafter, don’t try to replace him or her by adopting an older child (and for that matter, if your dog dies, don’t run out and adopt the same breed of dog and give it the exact same name as your deceased, as I’ve seen once before. It creeps my shit out).

Here’s that trailer:

(H/T to Cinematical’s Goss)

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