Skip to content

31 Days of Halloween: Day 28: Orphan (2009) – There’s Something Wrong With Esther

orphan_2DCategory: Thriller/ Mystery
Actors: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder, Jimmy Bennett, Margo Martindale
Duration: 123 min
Rated: R

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
The Good Son (1993), Case 39 (2010)

Long Story Short:
When a young couple decides to adopt 9-year old Russian girl Esther, their world seems perfect. But Esther is not as innocent as she seems to be.

Orphan was a huge surprise to me when I saw it in 2009. I expected some cheesy horror movie, but it’s a very atmospheric drama about a couple who recently lost their child during labor. They decide to adopt a little Russian girl, who seems to have perfect manners, but due to her age she is too old for most couples. As they bring her home the wife notices strange trades and starts to dig deeper about Esther’s past. And from there the horror begins. I loved every minute of it. It is very gruesome and disturbing sometimes, the actors are extremely committed, and therefore set the perfect tone for the movie. The children actors steal the show. Isabella Fuhrman is a brilliant evil character, and can make some creepy faces, I can tell you that. The only thing that bothered me a little was the fake Russian accent, however, that didn’t spoil the rest of the movie. Great Storyline, nice subplot, amazing actors and a unexpected conclusion. A Must- See!!

Rating: 8/10


  1. This is one of those movies which you have to find by yourself, because not many people know about this! But we all love Esther anyway! 😀

Share your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

No Nonsense with Nuwan Sen

Art Cinema & Literature site NS

Kids Gallore

Food, Fashion & Health For the Little Ones

Raising My Rainbow

Adventures in raising a fabulous gender creative son.

I Travel. I Eat. I Make Memories...

The Hungry Nomad Mark Simon shares what you are missing not just in Dubai but around the planet.

The Tea Cerebrations

Thoughts inspired by tea


film reviews, etc.

The Cinema Monster

unparalleled film reviews, news, and top 10s

Damian Thomas Films.. Etc

A dodgy film lecture service

Early Bird Film Society

Four bloggers. Two timezones. One love for movies.

Gareth Rhodes Film Reviews

Spoiler-free film reviews

Jeyna Grace

A Story Begins

The Monday Movie Show

The Wonderful World Of Films

Ross v Ross


Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Reviews of Vintage Science Fiction (1945-1985)

John M. Cusick

Write. Represent.

DAG's Food Blog

My cooking adventures

%d bloggers like this: