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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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Cast

  (in credits order)

Nick Stahl ... Christian Turner

Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Adam

January Jones ... Elizabeth

Lori Heuring ... Katie

Derek Hamilton ... Benjamin

Amber Benson ... Piper
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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
 
Stunts
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
 
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
Andrei Marinescu .... location manager
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
 
Thanks
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
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80 min
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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 »
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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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Truly, truly awful, 25 November 2005
Author: shay_562 from Dublin, Ireland

I watched this movie on the grounds that Amber Benson rocks and Nick Stahl is generally pretty cool - I figured that any film featuring two actors I like and respect couldn't be all bad. And in that sense, I was right - considering the cringe-making dialogue they were given, both of them perform reasonably well. Not well enough to stop the movie from sucking, you understand, but well enough that I was able to make it through the 75-odd minutes of movie (and that's the main sign of an awful film: when, at 40 minutes through, you're already praying for it to be over).

It's hard to know where to start with the problems in "Taboo". The dialogue, as mentioned, is appalling; wooden and completely unnatural. January Jones' acting is unbelievably bad, and since she's the character we spend most of our time following around the house, this is an unforgivable flaw. The plot manages to be so convoluted that it makes no sense while simultaneously being so clichéd as to be completely predictable (literally, not one of the major 'twists' in this film would surprise anyone but a toddler). A few interesting shots aside, the director tries far too hard with far too little success, awkward tracking shots and jittery camera-work distracting from what little element of story there is.

Three of this movie's stars are awarded for the fact that it contains Amber Benson, and the last is tossed in on the grounds that one of the jokes made me snigger a little bit. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone, ever, under any circumstances. Avoid at all costs.

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