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Rose Red: :  -- A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.


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27 January 2002 (USA) See more »
From the imagination of Stephen King comes a disturbing new tale. See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 24 of 25)

Nancy Travis ... Prof. Joyce Reardon (3 episodes, 2002)

Matt Keeslar ... Steve Rimbauer (3 episodes, 2002)

Kimberly J. Brown ... Annie Wheaton (3 episodes, 2002)

David Dukes ... Professor Carl Miller (3 episodes, 2002)

Judith Ivey ... Cathy Kramer (3 episodes, 2002)

Melanie Lynskey ... Rachel Wheaton / ... (3 episodes, 2002)

Matt Ross ... Emery Waterman (3 episodes, 2002)

Julian Sands ... Nick Hardaway (3 episodes, 2002)

Kevin Tighe ... Victor Kandinsky (3 episodes, 2002)

Julia Campbell ... Ellen Rimbauer (3 episodes, 2002)

Emily Deschanel ... Pam Asbury (3 episodes, 2002)
Laura Kenny ... Mrs. Kay Waterman (3 episodes, 2002)
Tsidii Leloka ... Sukeena (3 episodes, 2002)

Yvonne Sciò ... Actress Deanna Petrie / ... (3 episodes, 2002)

Jimmi Simpson ... Kevin Bollinger (3 episodes, 2002)
John Procaccino ... John P. Rimbauer (3 episodes, 2002)

Robert Thomas Preston ... Young Steven Rimbauer (3 episodes, 2002)
Kristen Fischer ... Annie / ... (3 episodes, 2002)
Paige Gordon ... April Rimbauer (3 episodes, 2002)

Robert Blanche ... 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)

Richard Sanders ... Mr. Stanton (2 episodes, 2002)

Series Directed by
Craig R. Baxley (3 episodes, 2002)
Series Writing credits
Stephen King (3 episodes, 2002)

Series Produced by
Thomas H. Brodek .... producer (3 episodes, 2002)
Mark Carliner .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2002)
Bruce Dunn .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2002)
Stephen King .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2002)
Robert F. Phillips .... producer (3 episodes, 2002)
Series Original Music by
Gary Chang (3 episodes, 2002)
Series Cinematography by
David Connell (3 episodes, 2002)
Series Film Editing by
Sonny Baskin (3 episodes, 2002)
Series Casting by
Lynn Kressel (1 episode, 2002)
Series Production Design by
Craig Stearns (3 episodes, 2002)
Series Art Direction by
Randy Moore (1 episode, 2002)
Series Set Decoration by
Maggie Martin (1 episode, 2002)
Series Costume Design by
Ronald Leamon (1 episode, 2002)
Series Makeup Department
Katharina Hirsch-Smith .... key makeup artist (1 episode, 2002)
Mary L. Pyanowski .... key hair stylist (1 episode, 2002)
Bob Riggs .... special effects makeup (1 episode, 2002)

David Dupuis .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
RaMona Fleetwood .... assistant hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Greg Funk .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Mark Garbarino .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Akemi Hart .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Rob Hinderstein .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Gina Homan .... makeup artist: re-shoots (unknown episodes)
Lee Romaire .... dental technician: XFX (unknown episodes)
Johnni Whitby .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Luis Patiño .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 2002)
Valley Via Reseigne .... unit production manager (1 episode, 2002)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald P.H. Eaton .... assistant director: second unit (1 episode, 2002)
Eric Sherman .... second assistant director (1 episode, 2002)
Craig Stearns .... second unit director (1 episode, 2002)
Craig West .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2002)

Hope Garrison .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Rosemarie DeSapio .... painter (3 episodes, 2002)
Alan Feffer .... stand-by carpenter: propmaker (3 episodes, 2002)
Tony R. Medina .... propmaker foreman (3 episodes, 2002)
Rick Newsome .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)

Bobby Bednar .... general foreman: construction (unknown episodes)
Mariko Braswell .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Mary Buri .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Charisse Cardenas .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Brady J. Condit .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Robert E. Denne .... painter (unknown episodes)
Brown Donna .... art assistant (unknown episodes)
Benjamin Edelberg .... model maker (unknown episodes)
Luke Freeborn .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Chad S. Frey .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Randal R. Groves .... foreman (unknown episodes)
Gregory S. Hooper .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Pete Johnson .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
Lyle Maves .... lead plasterer foreman (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Milfred .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Natalie Richards .... illustrator (unknown episodes)
Lisa Shaftel .... paint gang boss (unknown episodes)
Paul Sonski .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Rachel M. Thompson .... assistant set decorator (unknown episodes)
Stephanie Tichenor .... painter (unknown episodes)
Jennessa West .... art department assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
David Barbee .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2002)
Misty Conn .... boom operator / boom (3 episodes, 2002)

Peter Bergren .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Erik Flockoi .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Tiffany S. Griffith .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Mike Marchain .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Kevin McCullough .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Christopher B. Reeves .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Brian Risner .... sound designer / supervising sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Raymond E. Spiess III .... adr editor / dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Charles Tomaras .... sound mixer: second unit (unknown episodes)
Corey Woods .... sound utility (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Tom Killeen .... key creature painter (3 episodes, 2002)
Vincent Niebla .... effects painter: XFX (3 episodes, 2002)
Taylor Yingling .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2002)

Paul Francis .... special effects (unknown episodes, 2002)
Enrique Bilsland .... creature mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
Ray Brown .... special effects foreman (unknown episodes)
Damian Fisher .... mold department: Steve Johnson's XFX (unknown episodes)
Joe Gomez .... mold department: Steve Johnson's XFX (unknown episodes)
Jason Gustafson .... second unit special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jeff Jingle .... animatronic creature design (unknown episodes)
Rodd Matsui .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Steve Newburn .... mold department: Steve Johnson's XFX (unknown episodes)
Casey Pritchett .... special effects set supervisor (unknown episodes)
Dan Rebert .... old creature effects supervisor / puppeteer (unknown episodes)
Bob Riggs .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Bryan Smith .... mold department: Steve Johnson's XFX (unknown episodes)
Hill Vinot .... mold maker (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Robin Griffin .... visual effects producer (1 episode, 2002)
Judd H. Maslansky .... visual effects editor (1 episode, 2002)
Stuart Robertson .... visual effects supervisor (1 episode, 2002)
Andrew Tucker .... special visual effects (1 episode, 2002)

Aaron Dem .... head of production: CFX (unknown episodes, 2002)
Ken Zorniak .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes, 2002)
Colleen Bachman .... visual effects coordinator: Kleiser-Walczak (unknown episodes)
Everett Burrell .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
David Carlson .... visual effects animator (unknown episodes)
Scott Cegielski .... visual effects artist (unknown episodes)
Carole Cowley .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
David Crawford .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Robert Cribbett .... roto/paint supervisor: CFX (unknown episodes)
Chris Dawson .... motion control operator (unknown episodes)
Giovanni Dulay .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Fish Essenfeld .... senior compositor (unknown episodes)
John Follmer .... head of production: MetroLight Studios (unknown episodes)
Walter Garcia .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Kevin Gendreau .... CG artist (unknown episodes)
Mitch Goldstrom .... systems administrator: Digiscope (unknown episodes)
Juan Gonzalez .... matchmover (unknown episodes)
Edward Helmers .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Nathaniel Hunter .... lead effects animator (unknown episodes)
John Joyce .... model maker (unknown episodes)
Michael Joyce .... miniatures supervisor (unknown episodes)
Alisa Loren Klein .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Linda Kohn .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
James W. Kristoff .... executive in charge of production: MetroLight Studios (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Lee .... miniature producer: Cinema Production Services (unknown episodes)
John J.S. Lee .... visual effects I/O manager: Kleiser-Walczak (unknown episodes)
Matt Linder .... 3D effects animator (unknown episodes)
Carlyle O. Livingston II .... prop maker (unknown episodes)
Lance Lones .... systems administrator (unknown episodes)
Scott Lord .... senior systems administrator (unknown episodes)
Anthony Mabin .... senior digital effects compositor: CFX (unknown episodes)
Ralph Maiers .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Samantha McGovern .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Dennis McHugh .... visual effects director of photography (unknown episodes)
Michael Melchiorre .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Sheila Molnar .... roto/paint artist (unknown episodes)
Bruce Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor: Pinnacle Studios (unknown episodes)
Cristin Pescosolido .... compositor (unknown episodes)
Brad Pitre .... digital effects artist (unknown episodes)
Robert C. Powers .... animation lead (unknown episodes)
Janet Quen .... digital effects compositor (unknown episodes)
Eric Reinhard .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Rod Ripley .... editorial, data management: Cantina Pictures (unknown episodes)
Kody Sabourin .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Dobbie Schiff .... visual effects executive producer: MetroLight Studios (unknown episodes)
Andrew Schwartz .... digital compositor: CFX (unknown episodes)
Nelson Sepulveda .... visual effects supervisor: CFX (unknown episodes)
Robert Shinolt .... visual effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Kate St-Pierre .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kevin Struckman .... 2D supervisor: Cantina Pictures Inc. (unknown episodes)
Mary Stuart-Welch .... visual effects producer: Digiscope (unknown episodes)
Mandy Tankenson .... visual effects producer: CFX (unknown episodes)
Nowell Valeri .... digital artist: CFX (unknown episodes)
Archie Villaverde .... digital effects artist (unknown episodes)
Jerry Weil .... digital artist: Metrolight Studios (unknown episodes)
Scott Wheeler .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Simon Yuen .... 3D animator (unknown episodes)
Chris Zapara .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Craig Baxley Jr. .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2002)
Kanin Howell .... stunts (2 episodes, 2002)

Chandra De Alessandro .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mary Fallick .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Michael Hilow .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lori Otis .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Barnes .... rigging gaffer (1 episode, 2002)
Robert Beaumont .... key grip (1 episode, 2002)
John Ferguson .... gaffer (1 episode, 2002)
Richard Merryman .... camera operator: "a" camera (1 episode, 2002)
Brian W. Nordheim .... first assistant camera (1 episode, 2002)
Michael Edison Satrazemis .... second unit camera (1 episode, 2002)
Dick Tummel .... second unit cinematographer (1 episode, 2002)
Scott Watkins .... rigging grip (1 episode, 2002)

Patriq Luo .... electrician (unknown episodes, 2002)
Michael Baird .... video assistant (unknown episodes)
John Banholzer .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Stuart Campbell .... camera operator: "a" camera / second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Matthew J. Curry .... camera operator: "b" camera / first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Brian Fuller .... camera operator: "b" camera / second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Ted Jackson .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Vince Klimek .... unit gaffer (unknown episodes)
David R. Kohn .... set lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Michael LePard .... rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Malecki .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Kim McCall .... video assist operator (unknown episodes)
Norbert F. Quiban .... lamp operator / rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Daniel D. Sariano .... assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
Greg Schmitt .... grip (unknown episodes)
Gregory D. Smith .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
James 'Biff' Thomsen .... grip (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Steve Johnson .... animatronic designer (1 episode, 2002)
Series Casting Department
Brennan Dufresne .... casting associate (1 episode, 2002)
Terry Terry .... extras casting: Seattle (1 episode, 2002)
Heidi Walker .... casting: Seattle (1 episode, 2002)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Henry Earl Lewis .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 2002)

Marienne O'Brien .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
Gerard Parr .... costume department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sally Roberts .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (3 episodes, 2002)

Judd H. Maslansky .... additional editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Sherry Whitfield .... music editor (1 episode, 2002)

Percy Faith .... conductor: "Theme From 'a Summer Place'" (unknown episodes)
Todd Hayen .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Gary K. Thomas .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Nik Edgerton .... transportation (3 episodes, 2002)
Grady Hughes .... driver (3 episodes, 2002)
William Powell .... driver (3 episodes, 2002)

Eric Solmonson .... driver (unknown episodes)
Rick Wiley .... driver: camera car (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Ed Gorre .... set medic (3 episodes, 2002)
Marisa McKay .... location assistant (3 episodes, 2002)
Alder Sherwood .... stand-in (3 episodes, 2002)
Jennessa West .... assistant to the executive producer (2 episodes, 2002)

Dezryelle Arcieri .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Shelsie Blake .... computer technician (unknown episodes)
Chamonix Bosch .... key set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Terry Edinger .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Jason Ganwich .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
H. Skye Leslie .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (unknown episodes)
Douglas W. McHenry .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Kathleen McInnis .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Rey-Phillip Santos .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Christine Globke Saric .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jonas Spaccarotelli .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Spale .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Stefanie Sparks .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
David Dukes .... in memory of (unknown episodes)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stephen King's Rose Red" - USA (complete title)
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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence and some sexual references
254 min (3 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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The glass floor in one of Rose Red's rooms references an early short story ("The Glass Floor", 1967) by Stephen King.See more »
Plot holes: 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 »
Cathy:Why are you so miserable?
Emery:Because I am miserable, you over-Christianized idiot!
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References "Storm of the Century" (1999)See more »


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53 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
My favorite version of The Haunting, 2 July 2005
Author: Brandt Sponseller from New York City

Rose Red is basically an uncredited remake of The Haunting, based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House. The novel was first made into a film by Robert Wise in 1963. Jan de Bont did a much-loathed remake, which I prefer to the Wise film, in 1999. Novelist Stephen King, who wrote the script for Rose Red, has long said that Jackson's book is one of his favorites, and he's a fan of the Wise film. The Jackson book has greatly influenced his work. I don't recall ever hearing King's opinion of the de Bont remake, but I could imagine that he might not have cared for it very much.

Thus, it was only natural that when Steven Spielberg contacted King about doing a haunted house film shortly after the release of the de Bont remake, King thought it would be a great opportunity to give the world an updated filmic version of The Haunting of Hill House, but done "right". Probably because of the negative public reaction to the de Bont film, and the temporal proximity (and possibly because of rights/licensing issues), it was decided to do something "original" instead of marketing another remake. But make no mistake, there are far too many similarities in the story, the structure and the visuals for this to not be a Haunting remake. Enough was changed that no one could be sued for copyright infringement, of course, and in making the changes and lengthening the film to a mini-series, King and director Craig R. Baxley have topped both previous versions of The Haunting. Rose Red is very nearly a 10. Only a couple slight missteps bring the score down to a 9.

Rather than Hill House, the name of the home is Rose Red. And rather than being in the countryside in New England, King has moved it to a hilltop in Seattle, Washington. This was a great idea, in that it gives the home an eerier feeling because of its incongruity with its surroundings, and it emphasizes the fact that the home is in its own world, with an ability to keep visitors captive, regardless of how close civilization may seem.

Dr. John Montague/Dr. John Markway/Dr. David Morrow has been changed to Dr. Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis). The gender is different, but the aim is the same--to research the big, supposedly haunted house on the hill using the aid of some psychically inclined folks. Eleanor Vance/Eleanor Lance has been changed to Annie Wheaton (Kimberly J. Brown), now a teen, but just as "key" to bringing the house alive. Luke Sanderson has been changed to Steve Rimbauer (Matt Keeslar). He's similarly the heir looking to make some quick cash. King also gives his "hill house" a similar history, with a more typical turn-of-the-century source of fortune for John Rimbauer, who takes the place of Hugh Crain, and King lets Rimbauer's bride, Ellen, live much longer than Crain's. This all serves the story remarkably well--it gives a lot more depth to the home, and gives a good 50 years or so before the home was finally abandoned, after countless tragedies. Increasing Rose Red's active history also enabled strengthening the parallels to Sarah Winchester's "Mystery House", which had been alluded to in previous instantiations of The Haunting.

Similarly, increasing the running time of the film enabled King to go into great depth with characterization, exposition and backstory. Early material establishing Joyce as something of a quack at her university works extremely well and sets up a great subplot with a warring department head, Professor Carl Miller (David Dukes), and a student flunky, Kevin Bollinger (Jimmi Simpson). Annie works 100% better as a character than Eleanor, and King gives us a psychological intensity in her familial situation that easily trumps Eleanor. The increased running time also enables a large cast of characters for Rose Red to play with--that was always one of the problems with the other films. There just weren't enough people around to work with or make the experimental situation believable. The larger cast enables a typical King Ten Little Indians-styled gradual character knock-off, which for me helps the story work better as horror. It's notable that the deaths and the appearance of otherworldly antagonists in Rose Red are more graphic and brutal than the other versions of The Haunting, despite the fact that Rose Red was made to initially air on ABC television in the U.S. King and Baxley do a great job of pacing the build-up to violent chaos over the film's 4-hour running time.

Although de Bont's film is well known and deservedly respected at least for its eye-popping, opulent sets, Baxley also trumps that aspect conceptually. Rose Red isn't nearly as grandiose, baroque or decorative as de Bont's Hill House, but it's even more bizarre and surreal, and Baxley better keeps it in the realm of spookiness.

Also far better than any other version of The Haunting, King and Baxley expertly develop complex subtexts and motivations for characters. These are too numerous to mention here, but the most interesting and important one may be Joyce's gradual transformation from lovable kook to manipulative, obsessive maniac. There are increasing suggestions in later scenes that Joyce may be possessed by some spirit, but smartly, Baxley and King keep this ambiguous--it's just as believable that her own monstrous side is finally emerging.

Unfortunately for all of its brilliance there are a couple minor flaws with Rose Red. There is a muddled section during the crew's first night in the home, when some members go wandering around and unintentionally shed their mortal coils. There are also a couple later sections with characters wandering around the house in a panic that are just a bit too stretched out--it can begin to feel more like padding to meet running time requirements than plot necessity. However, these flaws are minor, especially given the breadth of the film. Rose Red is a must-see for any haunted house film fan.

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