The Disappointments Room is a 2016 American horror film, directed D. J. Caruso and written by Wentworth Miller, starring Kate Beckinsale & Lucas Till in the lead roles.

The film was released on September 9, 2016, by Rogue Pictures.


Looking for a fresh start, Dana, David and their 5-year-old son Lucas, move into their dream house, a beautiful old rural home.

When frightening and unexplainable events lead Dana to discover the long lost key to a room in the attic, she accidentally unlocks a host of unimaginable horrors that reveal the house’s past is terrifyingly tied with her own.


  • Kate Beckinsale as Dana
  • Lucas Till as Ben
  • Gerald McRaney as Judge Blacker
  • Mel Raido as David
  • Duncan Joiner as Lucas
  • Michael Landes as Teddy
  • Ella Jones as Laura


The production on "The Disappointments Room" began on September 8, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

On October 20th, Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido and Michaela Conlin were filmed outside buildings on South Elm Street in Greensboro. The same buildings were used for exteriors, but the interior filming for the scenes represented by those buildings took place on Fourth Street in nearby Winston-Salem.

The house used for the main location was the English Tudor style Adamsleigh estate, built in 1930 and designed by Luther Lashmit at the Sedgefield Country Club located outside of Greensboro.


The film was seeking a distributor after Relativity Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and placed the film up for sale. Later, Relativity Media scheduled it for a March 25, 2016 release.

On March 14, 2016, it was revealed that "Kidnap" would be the first post-bankruptcy release in August of that year, pushing "The Disappointments Room" and "Before I Wake" off the release schedule.

When Relativity Media revealed their new film schedule, "The Disappointments Room" was moved to November 18, 2016, but it was then pushed up to September 9, 2016 with Rogue Pictures distributing the film.

Box OfficeEdit

In the United States, "The Disappointments Room" was released on September 9, 2016, (alongside films "Sully," "When the Bough Breaks" and "The Wild Life") and was projected to gross $1–2 million from 1,554 theaters in its opening weekend.

It went on to gross $1.4 million in its opening weekend, finishing 17th at the box office.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"The Disapointments Room" received negative reviews from critics.

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 0%, based on 7 reviews with an average rating of 2.3/10.

At Metacritic (which assigns a normalized rating), the film has a score 33 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".

Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "D" on an A+ to F scale.


The Disappointments Room Official Trailer

The Disappointments Room Official Trailer

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