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The Attic Expeditions (2001)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Mystery  -  19 April 2002 (USA)
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Trevor is a young man who has been sentenced to a long stay in a mental hospital after brutally killing his girlfriend. However, the longer Trevor is in stir, the more he wonders if the ... See full summary »

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Trevor Blackburn
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Dr. Ek
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Dr. Thalama
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Dr. Coffee
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Trevor is a young man who has been sentenced to a long stay in a mental hospital after brutally killing his girlfriend. However, the longer Trevor is in stir, the more he wonders if the murder ever really happened, or if it's all just a horrible fantasy implanted in his brain by Dr. Ek, the sinister director of the asylum. Written by Schleppy

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Rated R for strong sexual content, horror violence/gore, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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The original score, by composer David Reynolds, was performed by a fifteen piece orchestra with musical saw. The rock and roll soundtrack was put together by music supervisor Michele Wernick and includes songs by Danzig, Alice Cooper and the seminal experimental-jazz composer John Zorn. Bitchbox recorded an original modern cover of "That Old Black Magic" for the end credits. See more »

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Near the end when Trevor and Faith are making love, you can see the actor is wearing a flesh-tone g-string. As they are sitting and talking in the follow scene, you can see the "string" part on his hips. See more »

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Douglas: No one that you ever knew, or loved, or who loved you, or anyone who was ever anything to you that made you think that they might be as real as you are, ever proved that all six billion of the rest of us aren't all in it together against you.
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Kasten will be around for a while...
22 September 2001 | by (florence, alabama) – See all my reviews

I recently saw "The Attic Expeditions at DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fans of the horror genre should definitely check this film out. It's not a "blood and guts" film, but one that takes your inner fears and smacks you in the face with them.

The movie is stylishly directed by first-time director, Jeremy Kasten. His work as an editor over the last several years gave him the eye that he needed to direct this film. I really liked his use of the camera as a character. Some directors tend to over-use it to try to make a point. Kasten takes you to that point, but pulls back before going over the top, a point that he deserves much credit for.

The script is very clever to say the least. With bits of humor spread throughout (mostly delivered by Seth Green), the story pulls you in unlike most of the genre pieces that are floating around these days.

With great performances by Green, Andras Jones, Jeffrey Combs, Ted Raimi, and a wonderful cameo by Alice Cooper, the film is exactly what the horror genre needs these days.


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