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

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If Some Houses Are Born Bad, This One Was Created In Hell. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence and some sexual references | See all certifications »
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27 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When Stephen King was still considering making Rose Red (2002) as a feature film with Steven Spielberg, the two had many creative disagreements over the tone of the film. Spielberg demanded more in the way of thrills and action sequences, while King was dead set on cerebral horrors. Eventually they couldn't come to an understanding and the project was shelved with King buying back the rights to the script. You get an idea of the kind of horror film Spielberg wanted to make with the subsequent Monster House (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Joyce Reardon is teaching her class and is probed by Kevin Bolinger, he claims he is "class of '03". The subtitle at the beginning gives the year as 2001, ten years after Annie's 1991 incident with the dog, and yet, when Bolinger is dropped off at Rose Red by Professor Miller, Miller tells him he will be out in the real world "in a matter of weeks", as if he stood to graduate. See more »

Quotes

Emery: That's Momma's little scoot-about.
Sister: That's *what*?
Emery: Momma's little scoot-about. Sometimes we scoot-about for ice cream and sometimes we scoot-about to the movies... don't look at me like that.
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Before the credits roll: In Memory of David Dukes He played the Professor and he died shortly before filming was through. See more »

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References House on Haunted Hill (1999) See more »

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PENNSYLVANIA SIX-FIVE THOUSAND
Written by Jerry Gray and Carl Sigman
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
1940 Courtesy of RCA Victor 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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