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Cold Creek Manor -- A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin to renovate the place they discover their new home harbors secrets, conceals a horrific past, and may not be free of the former inhabitants
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Cold Creek Manor -- A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin to renovate the place they discover their new home harbors secrets, conceals a horrific past, and may not be free of the former inhabitants
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The perfect house hides the perfect crime.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Dennis Quaid ... Cooper Tilson

Sharon Stone ... Leah Tilson

Stephen Dorff ... Dale Massie

Juliette Lewis ... Ruby

Kristen Stewart ... Kristen Tilson

Ryan Wilson ... Jesse Tilson

Dana Eskelson ... Sheriff Ferguson

Christopher Plummer ... Mr. Massie

Simon Reynolds ... Ray Pinski
Kathleen Duborg ... Ellen Pinski

Paula Brancati ... Stephanie Pinski

Aidan Devine ... Skip Linton

Wayne Robson ... Stan Holland
Jordan Pettle ... Declan
Ray Paisley ... Dink

Shauna Black ... Janice

Peter Outerbridge ... Dave Miller

Karen Glave ... Tina
Leslie Dilley ... Antique Dealer

George Buza ... Antique Dealer
Paulette Sinclair ... Crossing Guard
Shawn Korson ... Gang Member
Robert Maratta ... Gang Member
Tommy Brewster ... Gang Member
John Bayliss ... Team Eliminator
Daniel Kash ... Local
Timm Zemanek ... Local

Stephanie Morgenstern ... Local

Raoul Bhaneja ... Local
Philip Williams ... Local
J. Bogdan ... Local
Stan Coles ... Preacher
Jill Fleischman ... Sheriff Office Clerk

Gary Johnston ... Police Officer

Brian Kaulback ... Police Officer (as Brian Kaulbeck)
John C. Warwick ... Police Officer

Directed by
Mike Figgis 
Writing credits
Richard Jefferies (written by)

Produced by
Mike Figgis .... producer
Richard Jefferies .... executive producer
Lata Ryan .... executive producer
Annie Stewart .... producer
Original Music by
Mike Figgis 
Cinematography by
Declan Quinn 
Film Editing by
Dylan Tichenor 
Casting by
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond 
Amanda Mackey  (as Amanda Mackey Johnson)
Production Design by
Leslie Dilley 
Art Direction by
Peter Grundy (supervising art director)
Nancey Pankiw 
Set Decoration by
Patricia Cuccia 
Michael Seirton 
Costume Design by
Marie-Sylvie Deveau 
Makeup Department
Alessondra Bastianoni .... assistant makeup artist
James D. Brown .... hair stylist
Linda Dowds .... makeup artist
Susan Hayward .... makeup assistant
Jo-Ann MacNeil .... makeup assistant (as Jo-Ann Macneil)
Carol Marinoff .... hair assistant
Leslie Ann Sebert .... makeup artist (as Leslie Sebert)
Production Management
John A. Amicarella .... post-production supervisor
Brian Campbell .... production manager
Brian Campbell .... unit production manager
Anne Paynter .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fergus Barnes .... first assistant director: second unit
Jack Boem .... second assistant director
Agnieszka Kroskowska .... assistant director (as Agnieszka Poninska)
Neesha Patki .... assistant director
David Webb .... first assistant director
Art Department
Brad Archdekin .... props
Rob Ballantyne .... illustrator
David Best .... graphic designer
Joseph Bower .... painter
Brenton Brown .... on-set dresser
Alex Cordics .... dresser
Tom Coulter .... set decoration buyer
Bill Harman .... construction coordinator
David Jaquest .... dresser (as David Jacquest)
Mari Laughlen .... dresser
Lara MacInnis .... second assistant art director (as Lara Macinnis)
Brad Milburn .... third assistant art director
Elizabeth Moran .... art department administrator
Jason Munn .... dresser
Henry Piersig .... lead set dresser
Richard M. Snider .... key greens
Rebecca Steele .... first assistant art director
Cliff Tipping .... dresser
Paul Vernon .... carpenter
Eva Zarebska .... art department apprentice
Sound Department
Michael Babcock .... sound effects editor
Benjamin Beardwood .... dialogue editor
Bob Beemer .... supervising sound mixer
Carmen Flores De Tanis .... first assistant sound editor
Rickley W. Dumm .... assistant sound editor
Scott Hecker .... supervising sound editor
Jason W. Jennings .... sound effects editor
Scott Millan .... supervising sound mixer (as Scott A. Millan)
Eric A. Norris .... sound effects editor
Michael Paterson .... daily sound transferer
Fred Peck III .... sound re-recordist
Erika Schengili-Roberts .... boom operator
Roy Seeger .... assistant sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
Pawel Wdowczak .... sound mixer
Thomas Whiting .... adr editor
Dorian Williamson .... second boom operator
Byron Wilson .... dialog editor
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Stephen Carbajal .... rain special effects water truck driver
Jon Davis .... special effects boiler operator
Bob Hall .... special effects
Drew Longland .... special effects technician
Laird McMurray .... special effects director
Shane Million .... special effects office coordinator
Troy Rundle .... special effects
Sophie Vertigan .... special effects props builder
Sophie Vertigan .... special effects technician
Ray Comiso .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Philippe Maurais .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mat Beck .... visual effects supervisor
Brian Bell .... digital artist
Joseph Brattesani .... digital compositor
Nathan Brunskill .... tape operator
Eli Jarra .... digital compositor
Cindy Jones .... visual effects producer
Alan Latteri .... digital compositor
Sara Lee .... visual effects
Brian Petras .... digital I/O
Cameron Striewski .... visual effects coordinator
Grant Viklund .... digital artist
Eric Bryson .... stunt driver
Brad Bunn .... stunt rigger
Randy Butcher .... stunt safety
Tom Farr .... key stunt rigger
Brian Jagersky .... stunts
Mic Jones .... stunts
Riley Jones .... stunt double
Riley Jones .... stunts
Spencer Jones .... stunts
Jim Lyttle .... stunts (as Jim Lytle)
Patrick Mark .... stunt double: Steven Dorff
Patrick Mark .... stunts
Louis Paquette .... fight coordinator
Daryl Patchett .... stunt rigger
Ken Quinn .... stunt coordinator
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor
Mary Ann Stevens .... stunts
Dave Van Zeyl .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Alanthwaite .... gaffer
Klemens Becker .... Steadicam operator
Klemens Becker .... camera operator: "a" camera
Sean Bourdeau .... assistant key grip
Brian Clair .... lighting technician
Ciaran Copelin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Brad Crosbie .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Emerson .... key grip
Kelly Haerns .... second digital video assistant
John Harper .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Harper .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian E. Hill .... grip
Vanessa Ireson .... first assistant camera: second unit
Mandy Kane .... daily second assistant camera: second unit
Marek Krawczyk .... rigging gaffer
Harry Lake .... director of photography: second unit
Mark Lewandowski .... video supervisor
Peter Luxford .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ari Magder .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John O'Boyle .... best boy electric
David Reppen .... electrician
Takashi Seida .... still photographer
Paul Thompson .... digital video assist operator: StormVision
Niall Traynor .... loader
Casting Department
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Sig De Miguel .... casting associate
Terri Douglas .... additional voice casting
Nicole Hilliard-Forde .... casting associate: Canada
Wendy Weidman .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie Bronfman .... wardrobe buyer
Gaye Gardiner .... key textile artist
Natalie Gysel .... costume buyer (as Nathalie Gysel)
Susan Nycz .... wardrobe truck
Linda Petty .... costume supervisor
Andre Schulz .... costumer (as André Schulz)
Editorial Department
Judith Babcock .... post-production coordinator
Doug Caron .... first assistant film editor: Canada (as Douglas Caron)
Vernon Davidson .... post-production assistant
Ehren Davis .... apprentice film editor: Canada
Robert Doyle .... second assistant editor: Canada
Jason Gaudio .... first assistant editor (as Jason Aimée Gaudio)
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Jamie Keeney .... second assistant editor
Deidre Leonard .... apprentice editor
Estelle Malm .... apprentice editor: UK
George Papuashvili .... editor: video
Bradley Souber .... assistant film editor: UK
Rock Tommasone .... computer playback
Michael Trent .... first film assistant editor
Emma Zee .... post-production coordinator: UK
Location Management
Judy Chui .... assistant location manager
Elmer Jones .... location manager
Music Department
James Burt .... assistant music editor
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Eric Colvin .... music programmer
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Louise Hammar .... music supervisor
Stephen Krause .... music scoring mixer
Ken Kugler .... conductor (as Kenneth Kugler)
Ken Kugler .... orchestrator (as Kenneth Kugler)
Sid Page .... musician
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Curtis Roush .... music editor
Rich Ruttenberg .... musician (as Richard Ruttenberg)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Mark Tucker .... assistant scoring engineer
Don Welty .... music business and legal affairs
Booker White .... music preparation
Brian Barrale .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael Corazza .... transportation captain
Aleck Duncan .... driver: Sharon Stone
Other crew
Amanda Alden .... assistant production coordinator
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer
Stephanie Lee Berger .... weapons handler
Deana Bolton .... assistant: Sharon Stone
Natalie Bronfman .... extras coordinator
James Brownlee .... security: Sharon Stone
Justine Butryn .... production assistant
Alison Cannon .... production accountant
Elspeth Cassar .... production coordinator (as Elspeth Haughton)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Jeff Dash .... first assistant accountant
Jim DeMarco .... post-production accountant
Louis Figgis .... assistant: Annie Stewart
Melissa Girotti .... assistant production coordinator: preparation
Joanne T. Harwood .... script supervisor (as Joanne Harwood)
Beau Holden .... assistant: Dennis Quaid
Nancy Honeycutt .... production coordinator: pre-production
Anthony Innone .... production assistant
Lenita Karhunen .... assistant: Lata Ryan
John Brian King .... title designer (as Brian King)
Kathy Klodas .... cast production assistant
Charlotte Kyle .... production assistant: pre-production
Rose Lister .... first assistant accountant
Dahla MacKenna .... stand-in
Brad McIlroy .... on-set caterer
Edgar Pablos .... assistant: Mike Figgis
Harley Pasternak .... fitness trainer
Jules Pereira .... assistant production coordinator (as Julie Pereira)
Esther Scannell .... construction accountant
Misha Skoric .... assistant: Stephen Dorff
Beverly Sutton .... production coordinator
Silenn Thomas .... assistant: Mike Figgis
Mac Torluccio .... assistant to production executive
Sarah Turner .... production assistant
Steven Zander .... assistant production coordinator
Rebecca Edelson .... script clearance administrator (uncredited)
Brandon Millan .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality
118 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Austria:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:16 | Germany:12 (cut version) | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Malaysia:U (cut version) | Malaysia:18SG (uncut version) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #40089)

Did You Know?

Although born in different years, both Kristen Stewart and her father figure in the movie, Dennis Quaid, were both born on April 9th.See more »
Errors in geography: We see a chopper's-eye view of a sunlit New York City morning. In the next shot, we see that the time, according to Leah's clock radio, is 4.30am. The earliest that the sun rises in New York is around 5.25am in mid summer.See more »
Jesse Tilson:Hammerhead will bash your skull and send you to devils throat!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Messengers (2007)See more »
American BoySee more »


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26 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Another Hollywood Horror/Thriller Miss..., 1 November 2005
Author: ResidentHazard ( from Plymouth, MN

Cold Creek Manor

Here's yet another film that I believe suffered from some poor advertising. Or, at the very least, some misguided advertising. As I recall when it was released, there was a strong vibe to those ads that indicated some sort of haunted house or ghost story or something. So it came up on Encore, I remembered those ads and wanted to see what kind of haunted house story I was going to get. Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone? Sounds alright. I'm not generally a big fan of haunted house pictures, but I figured I'd give it a look. At least it's rated R, right?

Well, well, well... So. So where are the ghosts and sh*t? Turns out this is not the ghost story I thought it was... A big, rich family from "the big city" (I think it was Boston or New York--of course--everyone's from either those cities or LA these days) gets fed up with the hustle and bustle and insanity of living in the city and decide to move out to the middle of nowhere. They stumble upon a glorious old house in glorious old decay--Cold Creek Manor. The house is owned by a bank ready to off-load it for whatever they can get for it. Apparently, they could get around 200 grand for it. Sh*t, this house is huge! The property goes on forever! There are houses in the Twin Cities here that are 1/6th as big as the house in this film that cost more than that! Anyway, eventually, the last surviving, capable, member of the family that once lived there turns up, fresh from prison, and a little annoyed that his house is all gone. So he starts terrorizing the family all slowly and methodically and weirdly... Or does this family just have some really rotten luck...? Well, at any rate, Dennis Quaid thinks the guy is out to get them and goes mildly berserk trying to prove it. He's a documentary filmmaker, and it doesn't help matters that he's doing his current documentary on the family that lived in that big ol' mansion before he and his family moved in.

Here's the breakdown:

The Good:

--The acting is generally pretty good (one scene I'll point out later is the exception)

--Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone after all. She's done well to prove she's more than just a remarkable specimen of femininity--she's also an actress, after all.

--Impressive sets--that house is beautiful--from the decaying look of it's years of neglect to it's remarkable half-restoration--it's a great lookin' place to live.

--Fairly interesting story.

--Pretty good chemistry between Sharon Stone and Dennis Quaid, they're characters (the married couple) endure arguments and crumbling marriage with hints of adultery.

Didn't Hurt It, Didn't Help:

--The atmosphere was pretty mild. Nothing special, and nothing doing a really intriguing job of building tension.

--The usual plot-point that one part of the mystery can only be solved by a chance discovery by the children is, of course, present here too.

--Average Cinematography.

--Some very mild blood/gore scenes. Mostly, with just some blood--and a skeleton or two. Nothing major. Looked good, but wasn't anything special.

--Only mild violence. Fight scenes, mostly.

--Very mild nudity, and one sex scene--through window blinds no less. The nudity is pretty much relegated to pictures--photographs--of the wife of the last member of Cold Creek's original family.

The Bad:

--Sharon Stone kept her clothes on. Okay, I'm kidding. She did, but that didn't hurt the film in any way.

--The music varies from average, to simply obnoxious. We get scenes that contain mild drama, but have a piano pounded on with a feverish, near lunatic intensity. Here's an example: Car driving down stretch of road, someone's worried about an argument--overcast with DUNN-DUNN-DUNN-DUNN-DUNN-DUNN-DUNNNNN!!!! as loud as the howling of hell beasts in hell.

--One exceptionally poor scene where the family is apparently threatened by generally harmless American mountain snakes. The snakes slowly slither to and fro through the house and everybody freaks out with enough overacting to match any Keanu Reeves scene. It just wasn't scary. Not at all. Maybe, if there were tons and tons of snakes--like in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" it would've been mildly scary. But whole family is running away from a terrifying torrent of roughly 6 snakes. The scene, very simply, wasn't believable. I almost laughed at it--it was that stupid.

--Some clichés and cheesiness pop up occasionally. No real surprises.

The Ugly:

--Occasionally feels like a "Deliverance"-style "big city folks out 'n their element" movie--but not as good as "Deliverance" (which is a classic).

Memorable Scene:

--Dennis Quaid punches Sharon Stone in the face. Oopsy!

Acting: 7/10 (except for that one scene) Story: 6/10 Atmosphere: 5/10 Cinematography: 5/10 Character Development: 7/10 Special Effects/Make-up: 7/10 (not much to note) Nudity/Sexuality: 2/10 (quantity) Violence/Gore: 6/10 Sets/Backgrounds: 8/10 Dialogue: 7/10 Music: 3/10 Writing: 6/10 Direction: 6/10

Cheesiness: 3/10 Crappiness: 0/10

Overall: 5/10

I'm giving it a 5 because the film suffers from a few too many problems. It's probably good for fans of horror/thrillers to take a look at, but is likely too mild for hardcore horror fanatics to care about. Better, maybe, for the average movie-goer looking for a light thriller to spend an evening with.

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