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Writers (WGA):
Ethel Lina White (novel)
Mel Dinelli (1946 screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 April 2000 (USA) See more »
People are trapped in a house with a killer. | Add synopsis »
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Average at best See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)

Nicollette Sheridan ... Helen Capel

Judd Nelson ... Phillip

Alex McArthur ... Steven

Debbe Dunning ... Danielle

Holland Taylor ... Emma

Christina Jastrzembska ... Rachel
Dolores Drake ... Sarah
David Storch ... Bobby

William MacDonald ... Sheriff Bell

John Innes ... Dr. Porter
Margaret Ryan ... Mrs. Pritzker
Lillian Carlson ... Mrs. Winfield

Brenda Campbell ... Elise

Kandyse McClure ... Monica (as Candice McClure)
Dallas Thompson ... Linda
Katrina Matthews ... Cocktail Waitress

Charles Andrew Payne ... Medical Examiner (as Charles Payne)

A.J. Cook ... Local Girl
Kristina Matisic ... Newscaster

Directed by
James Head 
Writing credits
Ethel Lina White (novel "Some Must Watch")

Mel Dinelli (1946 screenplay)

Matt Dorff (teleplay)

Produced by
Amy Goldberg .... co-producer
Lance H. Robbins .... executive producer
James Shavick .... executive producer
Shawn Williamson .... producer
Original Music by
Yuval Ron 
Cinematography by
Gordon Verheul 
Film Editing by
Grace Yuen 
Casting by
Julie Ashton  (as Julie Ashton-Barson)
Production Design by
James Cordeiro 
Art Direction by
Eija Johnson 
Set Decoration by
Matthew Versteeg 
Costume Design by
Katia Stano 
Makeup Department
Catherine Graham .... assistant hair stylist
Jullin Hadden .... hair stylist
Monique Venier .... makeup artist
Tanya Yeats .... assistant makeup artist (as Tanya Yeates)
Production Management
Dan Clarke .... production manager
Jonathan Shore .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Blair Freeman-Marsh .... second assistant director
Robyn Gelka .... trainee assistant director (as Robin Gelka)
Sandra Mayo .... first assistant director
Nicole McKay .... third assistant director
Art Department
Heather Ball .... lead dresser
Thomas Craib .... set dresser
Shelly Dawson .... key painter
Chris Hehn .... lead carpenter
Mervyn Hope .... construction coordinator (as Merv Hope)
Shannon Littlefoot .... scenic carpenter
Gail Luining .... set decoration assistant
Tenille Magnusson .... assistant props
Michelle McCleary .... props buyer
Tom McKinnon .... paint coordinator
Michelle McLeary .... set decoration buyer
Mark O'Sullivan .... scenic carpenter
Rob O'Sullivan .... scenic carpenter
Josh Plaw .... set decorator daily
Barry Rennie .... lead carpenter
Lisa Rogers .... lead props
Michele Schwemmer .... lead props daily
Kim T. Searow .... on-set dresser
Paul Wagner .... property master
Christa Zaqanos .... props trainee
Sound Department
Murray Barker .... sound editor
Kelly Cole .... re-recording mixer
Dario DiSanto .... assistant dialogue editor
James Genn .... sound editor
Brad Hillman .... re-recording mixer
Jeff MacFarlane .... boom operator
Miguel Nunes .... re-recording mixer
Don Painchaud .... sound mixer
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Kevin Townshend .... sound supervisor
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Cody Gillis .... special effects assistant
Kim Mortensen .... special effects coordinator
Adam Tayler .... special effects best boy
Ed Anders .... stunts
Jason Calder .... stunts
Kirk Caouette .... stunt actor
Yvette Jackson .... stunts
Steven McMichael .... stunts
Darryl Scheelar .... stunt double
Owen Walstrom .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Baxter .... best boy electric (as Billy Baxter)
John Carron .... playback operator
Ryan Cox .... grip
Jesse Deacon .... lamp operator
Neil Every .... second assistant camera
Mark Gordon .... camera trainee
Chris Harris .... camera operator
Phil Hersee .... still photographer
John-David Hutchison .... gaffer
Scott Keates .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Stephan Lentz .... key grip
Tyler Olson .... grip
Ron Precious .... camera operator: "b" camera
George Reid .... best boy grip
Scott Shirley .... dolly grip
Orson Stachow .... generator operator
Chris Thompson .... first assistant camera
A.J. Vesak .... aerial camera operator
Joe Waistell .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Casting Department
Colleen Bolton .... casting assistant (as Colleen Rogers)
Romy Stutman .... casting associate
Natasha Tony .... extras casting
Maureen Webb .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marnie Ander .... assistant costume designer
Eric Guenter .... assistant costume buyer
Debra Torpe .... costume truck supervisor
Editorial Department
James Cowan .... on-line editor
Brett Follis .... on-line editor
Ryan Hogan .... final colorist
Erik Nordby .... on-line editor
Karen Porter .... assistant editor
Location Management
Karin Behrenz .... location production assistant
Russ Hamilton .... location manager
Royce Mattice .... location production assistant
Kenneth Meisenbacher .... location scout (as Ken Meisenbacher)
Peter Munro .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Lloyd Michael Cook II .... music supervisor
Laura Fogelman-Vinson .... music assistant
Paul Kristan .... music editor
Casey Stone .... music engineer
Transportation Department
Billy McRobbie .... driver: cast
Will Park .... transportation captain
Miroslaw Syta .... driver: special equipment
Glen Tremblay .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Jody Chow .... assistant production coordinator
Kiki Chow .... assistant coordinator
Zarah Chun .... craft service
Rob Court .... stand-in
Brad E. Danks .... legal counsel
Lesley DeHaan .... production assistant
Byron Drinkle .... playback coordinator
Rodd Feingold .... vice president: Physical Production
Krista Johnston .... clearance
Michele LeBlanc .... executive in charge of business & legal affairs
Michele LeBlanc .... executive in charge of business affairs
Heidi Lingren .... assistant: S. Williamson
Lucy MacLeod .... script supervisor
Sean Manning .... assistant location trainee
Heidi O'Cleary .... assistant accountant
Damon O'Daniel .... assistant to Edgar J. Scherick
Collette Perry .... extras wrangler
Brendan Rooney .... production coordinator trainee
Stephan Rothman .... production accountant
Connie Rusgen .... animal trainer
Roza Savvas .... set supervisor
Joey Setter .... production coordinator
Orrin Stroll .... business & legal affairs
Jarrod Thalheimer .... accounting clerk
Jarrod Thalheimer .... security coordinator
Summer Trigg .... stand-in
Steve Fisch .... business affairs/legal (uncredited)

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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Average at best, 27 June 2004
Author: abgkasjlkasjla from Denmark

I didn't really care for this mystery-thriller at all... it barely has anything that gives the viewer a good reason to watch it. The ending scene has a little intensity, but it is badly filmed, as is the rest of the film, so the small amount of intensity there is, is lost in bad cuts and lousy camera work. Apart from the ending, the only feasible reason to see it is the mystery and the humor. The film does have a decent amount of humor, but humor can only make up for so much bad acting, boring plot, and dull film. The mystery is OK, it did have me guessing until the very end, but it just seems like a lazy attempt at making a "family" slasher film, by having someone die on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the family part shines through far more than the slasher does, so all of the kills, and I do mean *all* of them, are off-screen and barely detailed at all, to keep it safe for the kids, too. What in the world were they thinking? Why would kids watch this, why would the family sit down and watch this? There are plenty of other, better family oriented films out there, why ruin what little potential this one had as an teenage/adult film. Had this been R-rated, it would have been much more interesting. I know that this is a remake, and that there are two films made earlier with virtually the same plot as this, so, if you're reading this, and you can't figure out which one of the three to choose, take my advice: take the second movie, from '75, or, better yet, take the original, from '46. I haven't seen either but I can almost guarantee that they are better than this. I can't really imagine them being much worse, actually. I recommend this only to huge fans of mystery-thrillers, as it is definitely *not* among the best in the genre. At best, it's average, but maybe that's enough for big fans. 5/10

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