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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Some houses are born bad. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence and some sexual references | See all certifications »
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Stephen King's Rose Red  »

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Trivia

Stephen King named the character Annie Wheaton after Wil Wheaton's wife. Stephen King had worked with Wil on Stand By Me. See more »

Goofs

Though the house is protected by a gate that only seems to be operable using a remote control (as in a later scene there is no signs of an intercom), a pizza delivery man seems to have no problem getting to the front door of the house. See more »

Quotes

Joyce: [while surrounded by ghosts] Stay away from meee!
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Crazy Credits

It takes 8 minutes and 30 seconds for the opening credits to play out. See more »

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References The Haunting (1963) See more »

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IN THE MOOD
Written by Joe Garland
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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