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Brett Kelly (writer)
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Release Date:
15 July 2004 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He's coming. At seven o'clock.
Plot:
In the town of Munster, children are going missing. According to one mother, it is the doing of bonne homme sept heure . . . the Bonesetter. Its up to two librarians, a cop and a single mother to stop him! He's coming. At seven o'clock Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(5 articles)
Spend Nearly 4 Minutes With The Bonesetter
 (From Dread Central. 4 June 2014, 9:30 AM, PDT)

First Official Bonesetter Trailer Sets In
 (From Dread Central. 22 May 2014, 9:00 AM, PDT)

Witness the Attack of the Gorilla Right Now!
 (From Dread Central. 5 December 2013, 9:00 AM, PST)

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Honestly, it's just very amateur. See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Brett Kelly ... Kyle Addison
Sherry Thurig ... Madeline
Anne-Marie Frigon ... Mindy

Mark Courneyea ... Jackman
Tara Rheaume ... Stacy
Josh Grace ... Bradley
Jodi Pittman ... Marc Dixon
Jodi Wood ... Bonnie
Beverley Brooks ... Mrs. O'Banyan
Jody Haucke ... The Bonesetter
Kyla Smith ... Julie
Shann McGrail ... Little Girl's Mother
Amanda Boniface ... Little Girl
Steve Duncan
Rebecca Westwell
Lucia McRae ... Derelict
Rebeka Hall ... Beky

Lloyd Kaufman ... The Mayor
Lydia Klein ... Pauline
Jennifer Forbes ... Poster Person
Hayden Emery ... Gordie O'Banyan
Arisa Cox
Wayne Westwell
Nix Cameron ... Female Cop
Kody Hall
Ray Besharah ... Police officer
Ashley Elliott ... Reporter
Stephanie Lavergne ... Journalist
Michelle Mulligan ... Reporter
Sonia Myers ... Concerned Townsfolk
Thea Nikolic ... Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jodi Larratt ... Principle - Bonnie
Mark Cayer ... Villager (uncredited)

Directed by
Brett Kelly 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brett Kelly  writer

Produced by
Brett Kelly .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sylvain Lavigne 
 
Cinematography by
Nicole Thompson 
 
Film Editing by
Brett Kelly 
 
Sound Department
Anne-Marie Frigon .... sound editor
Josh Stafford .... boom operator
Josh Stafford .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Josh Grace .... f/x consultant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brandon Lahaie .... grip
Jodi Pittman .... camera operator: second unit
Jodi Pittman .... grip
Nicole Thompson .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Anne-Marie Frigon .... production co-ordinator
 

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72 min
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Followed by The Bonesetter Returns (2005) (V)See more »

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Honestly, it's just very amateur., 17 January 2015
Author: rushknight from United States

I was reading back through some of my reviews recently and realized that I tend to do a lot of tearing down. But of course, I also have a penchant for the worst of movies, so I guess that would make sense. It can be hard to say good things about a film that is just really bad.

As for "The Bonesetter," it's a very amateur work. You are going to see a fair bit of work put into it, but ultimately everything is very poor in quality. The camera work in the opening sequence is very rough, and occasionally so shaky you can't even make out the picture. The acting is wooden (more oak than hickory, if yew follow me..), the characters appear to be attempting to play parts that require younger actors at times, the makeup somewhat silly, and the flow of the story is plugged full of holes.

And as always with amateur horror, garage band grind for the music. This time with at least one player who hasn't quite finished getting his guitar tuned up. To be fair, while the music did have a certain "casio" sound to it, some of the themes were fairly nice. I enjoyed some of it this time.

I think the villain was a little over planned. His attire may have fit the decade, but he still just seemed a little to circus-ee to me. I think that they would have done better by keeping him off camera and not allowing him to speak. Oftentimes what the audience doesn't get to see is more interesting than what they do get to see.

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