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A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.
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Series cast summary:
 Prof. Joyce Reardon (3 episodes, 2002)
 Steve Rimbauer (3 episodes, 2002)
 Annie Wheaton (3 episodes, 2002)
 Professor Carl Miller (3 episodes, 2002)
 Cathy Kramer (3 episodes, 2002)
 Rachel Wheaton (3 episodes, 2002)
 Emery Waterman (3 episodes, 2002)
 Nick Hardaway (3 episodes, 2002)
 Victor Kandinsky (3 episodes, 2002)
 Ellen Rimbauer (3 episodes, 2002)
 Pam Asbury (3 episodes, 2002)
Laura Kenny ...
 Mrs. Kay Waterman (3 episodes, 2002)
Tsidii Leloka ...
 Sukeena (3 episodes, 2002)
 Actress Deanna Petrie / ... (3 episodes, 2002)
 Kevin Bollinger (3 episodes, 2002)
John Procaccino ...
 John P. Rimbauer (3 episodes, 2002)
 Young Steven Rimbauer (3 episodes, 2002)
Kristen Fischer ...
 Annie / ... (3 episodes, 2002)
Paige Gordon ...
 April Rimbauer (3 episodes, 2002)
 Mr. George Wheaton (2 episodes, 2002)
Mary Jo Dugaw ...
 Mrs. Wheaton (2 episodes, 2002)
Don Alder ...
 Douglas Posey (2 episodes, 2002)
Zoaunne LeRoy ...
 Mrs. Stanton (2 episodes, 2002)
 Mr. Stanton (2 episodes, 2002)


Dr. Joyce Reardon, a psychology professor, leads a team of psychics into the decrepit mansion known as Rose Red. Her efforts unleash the spirit of former owner Ellen Rimbauer and uncover the horrifying secrets of those who lived and died there. Written by Gizele

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Some houses are born bad. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror/violence and some sexual references | See all certifications »





Release Date:

27 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Rose Red  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The cast had dance lessons at Blue Skies Studios in Seattle. See more »


After Annie falls and hurts her head, the bandage that is placed on her head is white in one scene and has a blood spot and back to clean in the next. It alternates several times between scenes from clean and the blood spot. See more »


Ellen Rimbauer: How beautiful you are, Rose Red.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits roll: In Memory of David Dukes He played the Professor and he died shortly before filming was through. See more »


References Carrie (1976) See more »


Written by Max Steiner
Performed by Percy Faith and His Orchestra
1960 Courtesy of Columbia Records
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This is not for all you short attention spanners...
6 October 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

For the rest of you, though, this mammoth 250 minutes horror miniseries, is well worth the time. Stephen King has probably created one of his best screenplay-to-screen only works (not based on a novel) in "Rose Red", a chore usually not too successful ("Sleepwalkers", anyone?). This haunted house tale, about a creepy enormous mansion in Seatle, and the intrepid psychics that go there for a "field trip", boasts amazing production design and sets, fine acting, especially by Nancy Travis as the determined Joyce Reardon and Matt Ross as Emery ("Go and warn someone who isn't broke!), and decent special effects (especially considering this is made for TV). Although not everything is always clear, and although the middle part tends to sag a little, this is a high quality mini-series which amazingly manages to sustain interest through four hours of haunted house shenanigans, one of the most overused themes in horror. It's length also allows it to dedicate the first hour to character development and story buildup, so that when the characters walk for the first time into "Rose Red", we are almost as anxious as they are. this wouldn't have worked in a two hour film.

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