The Other Side of the Door co-writer and director Johannes Roberts says they were inspired by such classics as W.W. Jacobs’ The Monkey’s Paw and Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. The film which comes out in theaters on March 11, 2016 stars “The Walking Dead’s” Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky, and Logan Creran.
A family living overseas in Mumbai, India, are struck by tragedy when their 8-year-old son, Oliver, is killed in a car accident, for which his mother, Maria, feels directly responsible.
Maria falls into a deep depression, unable to function around her husband or 6-year-old daughter, who survived the crash. But her housekeeper tells her about a Hindu ritual that will allow her to speak to her son one last time. She’s instructed to head to an abandoned temple, sprinkle her son’s ashes, and when he appears at night, speak to him from the other side of the temple portal.
It soon becomes clear that Maria is haunted by her son and other spirits angered by the sacrilege of the open door.