A widowed father desperately tries to break through to his nine year old daughter when she creates a creepy, maniacal imaginary friend with a terrifying vendetta. Come out, come out, wherever you are!That command is familiar to everyone who has played the children’s game, Hide and Seek. The words and game take us back to an innocent, carefree time in our lives, where the simple goal was to find hiding playmates.Many children could even enjoy a spirited game with imaginary friends.

But then, imaginary friends can sometimes seem so real

For young Emily Callaway, her games of Hide and Seek with an imaginary friend named Charlie have become anything but simple and innocent. Instead, she finds herself in the middle of a series of increasingly nightmarish acts that even her father David cannot stop. Who or what is Charlie? David wonders. How can an imaginary entity have this kind of hold on her? Mayb Charlie is not imaginary at all, but instead a flesh-and-blood, malevolent presence?

Imaginary friends can seem so real.

Cast

Starring:

David Callaway ROBERT DE NIRO

Emily Callaway DAKOTA FANNING

Katherine FAMKE JANSSEN

Elizabeth ELISABETH SHUE

Alison Callaway AMY IRVING

Shf Hafferty DYLAN BAKER

Laura MELISSA LEO

Steven ROBERT JOHN BURKE

Amy MOLLY GRANT KALLINS

Mr. Haskins DAVID CHANDLER

Stephanie AMBER McDONALD

Little Boy JOSH FLITTER

Waitress ALICIA HARDING

Directed by JOHN POLSON

Written by ARI SCHLOSSBERG

Produced by BARRY JOSEPHSON

Exe Producer JOE CARACCIOLO, JR