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13 January 2006 (UK) See more »
A Nightmare Unparalleled in the History of Human Imagination See more »
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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Dull, dull, dull See more (46 total) »


  (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 Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
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
Johnny Tomasello .... digital artist (as Jon Tomasello)
Richard Weissman .... digital artist
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
John Fallon .... special thanks
Ben Rock .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
USA:80 min | Argentina:80 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The barn used in the film was also used in the Alfred Hitchcock film Marnie (1964).See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Dull, dull, dull, 11 August 2015
Author: moonmonday from United States

It's amazing how many people have jumped on the Ti West bandwagon. Reminds me of the story about the emperor's new clothes. This is by no means a good movie, nor is it particularly watchable. The direction is lazy, the premise patently stupid, and it's basically the kind of film where nothing really happens. Ever. There's a predictably stupid ending too, and you'll expect it.

The framing show idea was cute, but it unfortunately also suffers from lasting far too long for what it is. It's like he's never seen a television show before; even in the 60s, those sequences did not take that long and did not drag that long.

The whole experience feels like someone who has tried to make a film despite never having seen one, only heard basically what it's supposed to be like. As a result, it feels like it goes on for hours at a time, because the pacing is terrible, the acting is unexceptional, the sound engineering is nonexistent -- actors mumble all the time, but the sound effects and music are top volume -- and overall it's something that can't even be enjoyed as a sort of homage. But it's not even that. It's basically just a terrible movie from the late 60s/early 70s, except it was made now. Kind of like House of the Devil.

The Innkeepers is so far the only Ti West anything that has been watchable, and it really wasn't that great. Certainly not excellent enough to justify the blind adoration so many seem to have for him in reviews and website comments. But this one? This was just boring. I couldn't even deal with having it on as background noise, it actually just bored the bejeezus out of me no matter what. And at the end of the day, if your horror movie is boring above all, you have pretty disastrously failed in that genre.

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