Imaginary Movie Review, Cast and Story

Cast, Release and Box Office Collection

Imaginary is an American supernatural horror movie of 2024. Jeff Wadlow produces and directs the Imaginary movie himself. Wadlow, Greg Erb, and Jason Oremland unanimously write the scripture of the Imaginary movie. Blumhouse Productions and Tower of Babble helped Jason Blum produce the Imaginary movie under their banner.

Imaginary movie review

The film cast includes Dewanda Wise, Taegen Bums, Pyper Braun, Tom Payne, Matthew Sato, Veronica Falcon, along Betty Buckley. The Imaginary movie follows the story of Jessica, a writer and friend of a mysterious creature, passing through strange situations full of mysteries. On March 8, 2024, the Imaginary movie was released in the United States by Lionstage.

The Imaginary movie marks a negative outcome in terms of people’s reviews but overall, it collects the amount of $35 million by the expenditure of $10_12 million. The Imaginary movie has a 104-minute running time and has also been nominated for many awards and won many of them as a tribute. As of April 1, 2024, the movie grossed $26.4 million only in the United States and $9.4 million in other countries across the world. In Canada and the United States, the movie was released along with the Kung Fu Panda 4, that also a reason for its unpopular growth.

Story and Summary

A Imaginary movie full of horror, suspense, and mystery tells the story of an author named Jessica. Jessica living with her new husband Max, a local musician with two daughters from the first marriage. Alice and Taylor both teenagers treat Jessica differently from each other. Alice treats her friendly and seems to be interested in everything that Jessica does. But, Taylor doesn’t seem to take any interest in her.

As the Imaginary movie proceeds, many secrets come out, as Jessica gets afraid at night when she observes some mysterious creatures making horror moves and sounds one includes her mentally ill father Ben, and the other one is a fictional character from her book. She suffers a lot because of these daily basis horror afflictions until they move to Jessica’s childhood home.

Imaginary movie

Gloria, an elderly neighbor of Jessica, tells them about the mysterious childhood of Jessica. Alice here finds a teddy bear from the basement and begins liking it. This bear very soon becomes her close friend and center of attention. A new character, Chauncey soon enters the story, becomes intimate with Alice, and begins sharing things. Jessica soon realizes the reality of her childhood and the real identity of Chauncey as a forbidden spirit. Chauncey tries to drag Jessica into his world. Which soon is interrupted by Alice and Ben. A mess happens, ultimately resulting in the victory of the family.


The interval of the movie marks the entry of the character of Chauncey. Firstly, Chauncey introduces himself as a neighbor and tries to become a close friend of Alice, which he very soon becomes. On the other hand, Jessica keeps on suffering from her inner and mental turmoil, continuously forcing her to know about the hidden mysteries of her childhood.

She gets connected with Gloria, another neighbor. And tries to learn all the truth about her mysterious childhood. Jessica also comes to know about the fact that teddy bears can only be seen by Alice and herself. Now, Alice’s life also seems to be at stake. Which enables Jessica to dig deep further to finally reach reality. Meanwhile, Max moves to a business meeting, leaving Jessica and the children behind. Finally, Jessica comes to know about the real identity of Chauncey.

Imaginary movie

When he continuously provokes Alice for a scavenger hunt. The idea then reminds Jessica about her forgotten memories of her despised childhood. Chauncey is her childhood friend, who is a spirit, and always needs attention and Jessica always ignores him. Chauncey’s idea of revenge then shocks Jessica to the ground. And she prepares herself for the protection of her daughter against Chauncey.


The ending finally becomes a relief for the family as their arch-enemy dies away from them. The story follows the revelation of Chauncey’s true identity and ultimately leads the family toward a new fight with the spirit. Jessica in her childhood ignored Chauncey, and he returns to take revenge on her to finally take her back to the realm of never.

It is the special realm of the spirits. As the story is unveiled, Taylor and Alice’s brother come to know about the real story of his mother. He seems to understand the reason for all the disturbances and different incidents happening inside the house. Finally, Jessica and Alice both get trappes in the hands of Chauncey. Who tries to take them both into the realm of never? Taylor reaches the destination at a suitable time, finding himself in the best position to help his sister and mother.

A series of skirmishes happen between the family and the ghost, Chauncey trying to bring the girl along with him and Taylor along with the help of Gloria, joined by Ben now. The Continuous struggle then enables Jessica to put scissors in Chauncey’s eyes, making him blind and disappear. In the end, the family returns to the hostel as their house burns to the end because of a deadly war between the family and the ghost.

Short Details about Imaginary Movie

  • Release date
    • March 8, 2024
  • Running time
    • 104 minutes
  • Country
    • United States
  • Language
    • English
  • Budget
    • $10–12 million
  • Box office
    • $35.8 million
  • Cinematography
    • James McMillan
  • Edited
    • By Sean Albertson
  • Music
    • By Sparks & Shadows
  • Production Companies
  • Distributed
    • By Lionsgate
  • Directed
    • By Jeff Wadlow
  • Written
    • By Jeff Wadlow, Greg Erb, and Jason Oremland
  • Produced
    • By Jeff Wadlow, and Jason Blum
  • Starring
    • By DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Pyper Braun, Matthew Sato, Veronica Falcón, and Betty Buckley

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