Orphan reminds me of those psychological thrillers form the 90s. The Hand The Rocks The Cradle, Pacific Heights, Mikey and The Good Son were some notable ones and Orphan embodies them all. While its nothing new and all of the cliches are put to good use, the movie works because of some solid acting. The girl playing the lead is incredible and Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard keep it grounded with their understated performances. As far as the whole "evil child" brand of horror movies go, this is one of the better ones!