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The Roost
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Writer:
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 »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Fun Creature Feature See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Noonan ... The 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 Bloom .... foley artist
Tom Efinger .... sound 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
Jon Tomasello .... digital artist
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

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

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22 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Fun Creature Feature, 17 March 2005
Author: monica-63 from Austin, TX

I just caught The Roost at SXSW--my friends and I had a great time with it. Reminded me of staying up and watching Night Flight and horror movies at sleep overs as a kid. Loved the vintage horror host framework and that it never became campy or self parody. It was also refreshing to see a scary movie that is a true monster movie rather than another slasher, bogeyman or demon flick--not that I don't like that type of horror, but a good monster movie seems to be a rarity. The theater was packed which meant that it was also rewarding to see a film that made people jump and squeal (the guy two seats down from me was hugging his knees at one point with his hands over his ears). It had great atmospheric music and a cool use of horror programs coming from all the radios that created an eerie effect. I'm totally impressed that this is a first time director who made this with next to nothing. Horror fans should love it!

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