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Cold Creek Manor (2003)

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A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin renovations, they discover their new home harbors a secret and may not be completely free of its former inhabitant.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Massie
Ray Pinski
Kathleen Duborg ...
Ellen Pinski
Stephanie Pinski
Skip Linton
Stan Holland
Jordan Pettle ...
Ray Paisley ...


Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their dream house soon becomes a living nightmare when the previous owner (Dorff) shows up, and a series of terrifying incidents lead them on a spine-tingling search for clues to the estate's dark and lurid past... Written by Gavin Nelson

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The perfect house hides the perfect crime.


Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Devil's Throat  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,190,574 (USA) (19 September 2003)


$21,384,035 (USA) (28 November 2003)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christopher Plummer only spent two days on the set. He was shooting one day, each with Dennis Quaid and Stephen Dorff. See more »


When the Tilson's first explore the grounds, they pass an ancient, rusted-out truck. The chrome on the headlights and the grill of the truck, however, are shiny and glistening. Throughout the opening of the house, we see that the amount of dust and wear are not consistent with other shots. See more »


Mr. Massie: Give me another chocolate cherry.
Cooper Tilson: [sees that the box is empty] Uh... there aren't anymore.
Mr. Massie: [after a moment's beat] You little shit!
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Referenced in The Messengers (2007) See more »


Up for Grabs
Written by John Porter
Performed by John Porter with 'The Converse All Stars'
Courtesy of JPP, Inc.
By Arrangement with Nettwerk Management
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Not worth the watch.
20 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Cold Creek Manor is another example of a group of great actors populating a horrible film. It is an action/thriller that is neither thrilling nor action-filled, with a bland and predictable plot which plods on slowly and steadily to its very obvious and uninspired ending. There are no twists, turns, or interesting developments. This potential-filled cast was doomed to a bad script, made worse by one of the cheesiest and most poorly timed scores I've ever heard (hackneyed suspenseful piano riffs await you at every camera change from the start to the end of the movie, even when there is no reason whatsoever to feel in suspense). Simply put, this movie is not worth your time.

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