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Ti West (written by)
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Release Date:
13 January 2006 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Nightmare Unparalleled in the History of Human Imagination See more »
Plot:
Part of a "special" late-nite television program...Four friends on their way to a wedding find themselves marooned on a mysterious farm. Creatures of the night awaken and the undead rise, as a night of relentless horror...Begins! | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
It's not all that bad....... See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Noonan ... Horror Host

Karl Jacob ... Trevor
Vanessa Horneff ... Allison
Sean Reid ... Brian

Wil Horneff ... Elliot
Barbara Wilhide ... May
Richard Little ... Elvin

John Speredakos ... Officer Mitchell

Larry Fessenden ... Tow Truck Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Hamilton ... Duncan (Radio Show)
Graham Reznick ... Local DJ (Radio Show)
Heather Robb ... Aubry Promise / Fake Shemp
Mary Schmidt ... Sally (Radio Show)

Ti West ... Professor (Radio Show)

Directed by
Ti West 
 
Writing credits
Ti West (written by)

Produced by
Larry Fessenden .... executive producer
Susan Leber .... producer
James Felix McKenney .... associate producer
Peter Phok .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Grace 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Robbins 
 
Film Editing by
Ti West 
 
Production Design by
David Bell 
 
Makeup Department
Mary Schmidt .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Peter Phok .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neil Daly .... guest assistant director
Sheri Davani .... first assistant director
Hannah Lewis-Rosenblum .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Tom Efinger .... re-recording mixer
Graham Reznick .... sound designer
Graham Reznick .... sound recordist
Hebron Simckes-Joffe .... sound mixer
Craig Spencer .... additional sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Mazikowski .... special effects makeup
Brahm Revel .... animatics
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Amante .... digital artist
Sam Cuttriss .... CG animator
Mindy Dubin .... digital artist
Kim Harvey .... digital artist
Karen Heston .... digital compositor
Graham Holly .... digital artist
Glenn McQuaid .... visual effects supervisor
Steve Parish .... CG animator
Brahm Revel .... animatics
Kris Rivel .... CG animator
Jordan Sariego .... CG animator
John Semerad .... visual effects
Johnny Tomasello .... digital artist (as Jon Tomasello)
Richard Weissman .... digital artist
 
Stunts
David Leslie .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Contino .... grip
John Gatland .... assistant camera
Bart Grieb .... gaffer
Kelly-Ann Kinsley .... camera production assistant
Jason Musco .... first assistant camera
Kevin O'Donnell .... electrician
John-Michael Trojan .... electrician
Ethan Wilhelm .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Haven Cousins .... colorist
Jim Finn .... negative cutter
Matt Woo .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Gordon Arkenberg .... composer: additional music
Mikael Carlsson .... executive soundtrack producer
Benjamin Dickinson .... composer: additional music (as Ben Dickinson)
Dave Eggar .... music producer
Gods of Fire .... composer: additional music
Jeff Grace .... music producer
The Mr. Move .... composer: additional music
Graham Reznick .... composer: additional music
Jonathan Schultz .... music producer
Ti West .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Patrick Bonanni .... production assistant
Nick Maczka .... mic operator
Mary Schmidt .... production assistant
 
Thanks
John Fallon .... special thanks
Ben Rock .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
USA:80 min | Argentina:80 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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1.85 : 1 See more »

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Trivia:
The barn used in the film was also used in the Alfred Hitchcock film Marnie (1964).See more »
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Referenced in Yes Man (2008)See more »
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City of GoldSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
It's not all that bad......., 15 October 2006
Author: sanjr1 from United States

"The Roost" is a movie that was most assuredly made by lovers of "B" movies for lovers of "B" movies. Nothing more, Nothing less. And as a lover of this particular type of film I was stoked to see it. I have to admit though...It was a while before I could get into the movie. It starts out slooowly, With a intro/outro featuring a horror host that I found to be fairly interminable. As a matter of fact I didn't know what was going on for more than a few minutes of the film. Once the feature actually started I managed to get a hold of the concept & enjoy the film a little bit more. A lot of the film is grainy & dark. Not a good combo if you ask me but it 's not enough to hinder watching the film on your TV. It must have been rough to watch on a big screen though. The plot? Well let's just say that 4 People are stranded on an old country road in the middle of the night & seek shelter/help at an barn that they stumble upon. Unfortunately for them the barn is infested with killer bats that have the ability to turn you into a zombie if you are bitten by them. WTF? Yeah, It's a bit odd. As a matter of fact it doesn't make any sense at all. But I don't think they were looking to make a logical movie when they were filming this. Just a movie that makes you jump a few times & cover your eyes a bit. And in that sense they succeeded.....Barely. It's got plenty of atmosphere & the performances were pretty tight(When you can hear them, The sound is fairly bad. Subtitles help a lot). The ending was also pretty eerie. All in all a pretty good little movie to get you through a dark & stormy night with your significant other. And I believe that's what the filmmakers set out to do. They succeeded.

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