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28 October 2004 (USA) See more »
A Ghost Story
A couple stay in a dingy motel in Maine to try and escape their hectic lives, but are haunted by spirits of previously murdered guests. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Christina Campanella ... Kathryn Bennett

Don Wood ... Rick Holland

Angus Scrimm ... Ted
Ruth Kulerman ... Mrs. Farthing

Larry Fessenden ... Phil
Francine Pado ... Claudette
Jamie Sneider ... Stacy

Brenda Cooney ... Nora
Noah DeFilippis ... Librarian
James Felix McKenney ... Library Patron (as Clifford Steele)
Laree Love ... Creepy Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barnee Abrams ... Barbara
Laura Camien ... Reporter
Jordan Kratz ... Kurt

Directed by
James Felix McKenney 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Felix McKenney 

Produced by
Larry Fessenden .... executive producer
James Felix McKenney .... producer
Cinematography by
David W. Hale 
Film Editing by
James Felix McKenney 
Makeup Department
Anissa Day .... key makeup artist
Art Department
Chris Sorensen .... digital prop designer (as Chris Sorenson)
Sound Department
Noah DeFilippis .... sound recordist
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Ted Gannon .... sound designer
Eddie McShane .... assistant sound designer
Visual Effects by
Glenn McQuaid .... title coordinator
Jay Sienkwicz .... main title design
Editorial Department
Haven Cousins .... colorist
Matt Woo .... on-line editor
Other crew
Lisa Wisely .... production coordinator

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, language and some thematic material
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Boom mic visible: After Rick and Kathryn's neighbor tells them the sound they heard was a freight train, they climb back into bed and the shadow of a boom mic can be seen moving on the wall.See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Man, oh man, 25 April 2006
Author: violetmoreviolent from Portland, Oregon, USA

I think this one goes down as the worst horror film of all time, if not the worst film of all time. And I'm really not kidding.

I was misled into watching this piece of garbage when I spotted the cover at a local Hollywood Video rental store. The cover looked promising, and I was thinking this would be a millennial indie horror spin on "The Shining" but I was so very wrong (note: I later noticed that on the cover, a critic (must've been a dumb one at that) quoted this "The scariest horror film since The Shinning". Yes, "The SHINNING").

This film is basically about a couple who move into a cracker jack box hotel room at some cheap seaside hotel, and they begin to see weird stuff in their ten-foot by ten-foot room that is somehow related to the hotel's past.

The only thing remotely memorable about this film is Angus Scrimm's performance (well known as The Tall Man from "Phantasm"), but other than that, the rest of the film is just complete and utter trash. I will say this film created a sense of claustrophobia considering 99% of it took place in that tiny hotel room, but it was just plain awful. If it was trying to be an exercise in claustrophobic horror, it failed miserable. If it was trying to be an exercise in horror at all, it also failed miserably. Terrible acting, extremely weak script, nothing scary at all, really bad cinematography, etc. I'd say this is even way below your average B-horror film. Avoid at all costs, unless you want to laugh and make jokes for 90 minutes. Even then, I don't think sitting through it is even worth the laughter. 1/10.

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