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Taboo -- Three college couples traveling through Europe find refuge in an old, dark castle which turns into a night of horrors for everyone.
Taboo -- Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets which soon leads to murder.
Taboo -- Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets which soon leads to murder.


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  (in credits order)

Nick Stahl ... Christian Turner

Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Adam

January Jones ... Elizabeth

Lori Heuring ... Katie

Derek Hamilton ... Benjamin

Amber Benson ... Piper

Directed by
Max Makowski 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Drilling  uncredited
Chris Fisher 

Produced by
Chris Fisher .... producer
Amy Gardner .... associate producer
Todd King .... executive producer
Ash R. Shah .... producer
Dan Vornicu .... co-producer
Original Music by
Ryan Beveridge 
Cinematography by
Viorel Sergovici  (as Viorel Sergovici Jr.)
Film Editing by
M. Scott Smith 
Casting by
Freddy Luis 
Anne McCarthy 
Production Design by
Calin Papura 
Set Decoration by
Gloria Papura 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Hui 
Makeup Department
Ioana Angelescu .... key hair stylist
Ioana Angelescu .... makeup artist
Adrian Hostiuc .... hair stylist
Adrian Hostiuc .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Luigi Enciu .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lewis Cojocar .... first assistant director (as Louis Cojocar)
Tudor Cojocar .... second assistant director
Diana Nastase .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Constantin Aurelia .... assistant props
Cristi Burlacu .... props
Marian Ioja .... assistant props
Gabriela Nechita .... construction coordinator
Robert Ruse .... props
Marian Tone .... property master
Sound Department
Doug Andham .... sound re-recording mixer (as Douglas Andorka)
Jeff Courtie .... adr mixer
Lisa Hannan .... sound effects editor
Aly Ienner .... sound mixer
Markus Innocenti .... adr supervisor
Jackie Johnson .... assistant dialogue editor
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Alan Kerr .... foley artist
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Rod O'Brien .... supervising sound editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... dialog editor
Calin Potcoava .... boom operator
Andy Potvin .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Vasile Radulescu .... cable puller
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Dan Scolnik .... foley editor
Paul Stanley .... sound post-production coordinator
Jussi Tegelman .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Petre Constantin .... special effects coordinator
Bogdan Uritescu .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Gache Adrian .... best boy grip
Pompiliu Avram .... assistant camera
Nicolae Bunea .... assistant camera
Toni Cartu .... still photographer
Lucian Diaconu .... gaffer
Adrian Gache .... dolly grip
Celestin Gache .... grip
Ancuta Iordachescu .... camera loader
Florin Jumatate .... electrician
Parvu Mihai .... key grip
Ion Olteanu .... best boy electric
Mihai Parvu .... key grip
Marian Razvanu .... electrician
Tica Terenche .... video assist operator
Ionut Voicu .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hilda Canciu .... set costumer (as Brunhilda Canciu)
Pandora Copperkry .... wardrobe stylist
Tora Dragomir .... assistant costume designer
Vasile Neagu .... set costumer
Vasile Stefanel .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jason Bretz .... assistant editor
Annette Davey .... assembly editor
Brandi Emma .... assistant post-production coordinator
Wendy Fisher .... assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Dan Mitre .... colorist
Location Management
Andrei Marinescu .... location manager
Music Department
Ryan Beveridge .... orchestrator
James Boblak .... music editor
Transportation Department
Eugen Cerneanu .... driver
Cristian Dinu .... driver
Eugen Dinu .... driver
Gabriel Nica .... driver
Nicolae Popescu .... driver
Vali Popovici .... driver
Vlad Tomescu .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Carmen Badea .... production assistant
Dani Dragan .... slate
Melissa Elliott .... title designer
Elena Ene .... script supervisor
Ana Maria Florescu .... production assistant
Andreea Francu .... assistant production coordinator
Adrian Galeta .... production assistant
Monica Gheorghe .... production secretary
Mackenzie King .... production assistant
Tracey Mayer .... production coordinator: USA
Daniela Mihailescu .... production accountant
Viorel Moraru .... production assistant
Mihaela Piciu .... production coordinator: Romania
Ken Rudolph .... downshooter operator
Andrei Rusu .... production assistant
Barry Brooker .... special thanks
Jim Busfield .... special thanks
Sundip R. Shah .... special thanks

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some violence
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: When Katie exits the closet in the game room, the bullet hole on her head is on the right side. In all other scenes it's on the left.See more »
[first lines]
Piper:[reading from a dictionary] "Taboo: A prohibition against touching, saying, or doing something for fear of immediate harm from a supernatural force." That's creepy. And, and I, I don't, I don't really get it.
Elizabeth:Well, the thing about taboos is that society shuns them. But if you really think about it, I mean, there's something very tempting about it. And the game will test whether or not we succumb to the taboo, whatever it might be.
Christian Turner:Such as?
Elizabeth:Such as, would you cheat on your husband or wife?
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Concept had potential but something just failed..., 26 August 2003
Author: Lisa-92 from Canada

Just finished this movie... saw it on the video shelf and being a Nick Stahl fan I just had to rent it. In all honesty, it probably should have stayed on the shelf. The concept was an interesting one and there were several fairly smart twists and turns but somehow I guessed almost all of them before they came along. And the movie just went a little too far in the end in my opinion... if you have to suffer through a viewing of it you'll see what I mean!

On a positive note, Nick Stahl's acting was great (especially considering what he had to work with). Eddie Kaye Thomas was also good but he always plays the same type of character... too much Paul Finch from "American Pie" coming through for my liking.

And finally, the worst part of this movie has to be January Jones' emotionless performance... I guess a pretty face really is all that matters in Hollywood.

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