I think I watched this 5-6 years ago with my wife as a movie that we checked out from our library after having seen the trailer on another film we watched. I'm pretty sure it was in English, and had a brother and sister, I think in the United States in roughly contemporary times, going on the road (I think they were noted to be skipping school in the process) to track down clues about their father's past (I believe he was estranged from the family, and had recently been reported as dead).

I remember one early scene has them stopping at a rundown hotel in an old house where they encounter ghostly apparitions that shake the doors and stalk them. A later scene has them at a hospital (I think after one of them had been injured by the ghost), and they start seeing manifestations of the haunting, whereupon they try to warn the people at the hospital, but without much success. Eventually, they learn that their father was from a Spanish-speaking country (I think maybe South America?) where he worked with the government as a doctor and torturer, I think primarily with young girls. There was definitely a moral and religious aspect to it, maybe girls who had been found having extra-martial sex?

As I recall the end, the film ends with the sister trapped among the ghosts, including the one of her father, who start strapping her down to the operating table to punish her for her indiscretions.


1 Answer 1


This is Les disparus (AKA Aparecidos) from 2007.

Malena and Pablo, two siblings on a trip through Argentina, find a diary describing crimes committed 20 years before. Then, they witness a family hunted down, tortured and murdered step by step following the facts described in the diary.

  • 2
    Clearly, I was confused about them speaking in English and being in the United States...
    – FuzzyBoots
    Apr 2, 2021 at 0:58
  • @FuzzyBoots - Possibly a dub. And the movie certainly looks like it was filmed Podunk, AL
    – Valorum
    Apr 2, 2021 at 9:02

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.