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Headspace -- What if your worst nightmare followed you home. Menaced from all sides by the forces of evil, 25-year-old Alex must overcome his past and discover what the demons want with his life.  And his soul.
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Somewhat lacking, but still an excellent exercise in suspense and storytelling! See more (39 total) »


  (in credits order)

Olivia Hussey ... Dr. Karen Murphy

William Atherton ... Dr. Ira Gold

Sean Young ... Mother

Mark Margolis ... Boris Pavlovsky

Larry Fessenden ... Father
Erick Kastel ... Harry Jellenik

Dee Wallace ... Dr. Denise Bell (as Dee Wallace-Stone)

Udo Kier ... Rev. Karl Hartman

Christopher Denham ... Alex Borden
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Anderson ... Desk Nurse
Jeanette Arnone ... Mother (KGB Lab)
David Austin ... Female Creature
Elwaldo Baptiste ... Highwater, Guard #1
Teodorina Bello ... Hospital Cleaning Lady

Stephen Benson ... Social Worker

Matthew Biancaniello ... Creature
Richard Blauvelt ... Slattery, Guard #2
Paul Boritzer ... Police Officer #1
R.D. Bowers ... Doctor #1 (as Dr. R.D. Bowers)
Agata Bowman ... Wheel Chair Patient
John Bradford ... CT Scan Operator
Giuseppe Cataldo ... Guard #1 (KGB Lab)
Sigmund Cranmore ... Additional Park Background
Eli de Mir ... Scientist
David Denham ... Orderly
Alexander Drake ... Additional Park Background
Johnny Egan ... Additional Park Background (as John J. Egan III)
David Glen Eisley ... Janitor (as David Eisley)

India Eisley ... Martha
Nat Gelfinbein ... Additional Park Background
Raymond Gutierrez ... Boat Basin Witness

Morris Katz ... Street Artist
Paula Kelly ... Alice, Ambulance Driver
Alexandra Klausner ... Additional Park Background
Steve Klausner ... Additional Park Background
Vassily Kolganov ... Additional Park Background
Paul Kurzeja ... Patient #1
Tamas Lassu ... Link #1
Michael Locascio ... Jason's Father
Quinn Lujan ... Young Alex
Daniel Manche ... Young Harry
Romy Marqvardt ... Nurse
Troy McCombs ... Homeless Outside Church

Pollyanna McIntosh ... Stacy
Jennifer Mekalonis ... Nude Model In Painting
Laura Minch ... Homeless Outside Church
James Morance ... Additional Park Background
Irwin Nayman ... Additional Park Background
Carl Peters ... Patient #2

Mercedes Renard ... Reporter Connie Sanchez
Regis Schultis Jr. ... Man In Church

Abe Shainberg ... Game Spectator
Josh Shainberg ... Chess Player in park
Leo Shvedsky ... Guard #2 (KGB Lab)
Santo Silvestro ... Game Spectator

Paul Sparks ... Jason
James Spruill ... Lloyd Carter
Cornelia Szustka ... Lab Technician
Marc A. Thomas ... Doctor #2
Craig Tollin ... Additional Park Background
Robert Tollin ... Additional Park Background
Robert Tonino ... Stacy's Boss

Andrew van den Houten ... Charlie, Ambulance EMS
Carola van den Houten ... Bag Lady (scenes deleted)
Tatiana Vidus ... Model
Yan Vizinberg ... Link #2
Mark von Kreuter ... Mark, Ambulance Orderly
Todd Walker ... Game Spectator
Todd Walker ... Obsever

Patrick Wang ... Sammy Chung
Justin Wheeler ... Police Officer #2
Timo Wild ... Resident
Holly Wilson Miller ... Attending Nurse (scenes deleted)
Matthew Wolinski ... Guard #3 (KGB Lab)
Brandon Xuereb ... Additional Park Background

Directed by
Andrew van den Houten 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Klausner 
Troy McCombs  story
William M. Miller 

Produced by
Elwaldo Baptiste .... associate producer
Marius Kerdel .... executive producer
William M. Miller .... producer
Abe Shainberg .... associate producer
Robert Tonino .... line producer
Andrew van den Houten .... producer
Original Music by
Ryan Shore 
Cinematography by
William M. Miller 
Film Editing by
Elwaldo Baptiste 
Casting by
Cindi Rush 
Production Design by
Krista Gall 
Jeff Subik 
Costume Design by
Michael Bevins 
Aimee Schlectman 
Makeup Department
Jill Astmann .... additional makeup artist
Rick Crane .... special makeup effects crew: Creature Prosthetics Application
Paula Kelly .... makeup department head
Jamie Kelman .... special makeup effects supervisor
Michael Marino .... special makeup effects artist
Stephanie Pasicov .... assistant special effects makeup
Justin Stafford .... special effects contact lens maker
Production Management
Elwaldo Baptiste .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johnny Egan .... first assistant director
Dawn Leuchter .... second assistant director
Oak Porcelli .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist
Bucky Carr .... boom operator
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Frank Egan .... dialogue editor
Frank Egan .... sound designer
Frank Egan .... sound effects editor
John Moros .... foley engineer
Nicholas Schenck .... assistant sound editor (as Nicholas J. Schenck)
Eric Thomas .... location sound recordist
Special Effects by
Jamie Kelman .... special makeup effects designer
Visual Effects by
Joe Zito .... smoke artist
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Chris Clarke .... gaffer
John Coots .... additional electrician
René Crout .... first assistant camera
David George Ellis .... Steadicam operator
Harry Greenberger .... additional first assistant camera
Wesley Hodges .... additional second assistant camera
Alec Jarnagin .... Steadicam operator
Lisa Origlieri .... second assistant camera
Jonathan Stern .... key grip
Michael Yetter .... best boy electric
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tamara Luzeckyj .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Jim Finn .... negative supervisor
Matt Woo .... digital intermediate technician
Joe Zito .... on-line editor
Corey Michael Lincoln .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... executive soundtrack producer
CMDess .... composer: additional music
Peter Fuchs .... music scoring engineer
Joshua Klausner .... music supervisor
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Transportation Department
David George Ellis .... swing driver
Other crew
Greg Andersson .... production assistant
Rachel Connors .... script supervisor (segments 2 and 4)
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Zorinah Juan .... script supervisor (segment 1)
Jessica Lustgarten .... production assistant
Joseph B. Mauceri .... unit publicist
Paul C. McKenna .... production assistant (as Paul McKenna)
Reyther Ortega .... script supervisor (segment 3)
Leo Shvedsky .... production assistant (as Leonid Shvedsky)
Ian M. Stratford .... production counsel
Justin Whitacre .... production assistant
Timo Wild .... production assistant

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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, sexuality and language (cut)
89 min | 84 min (Director's Cut) | 95 min (International version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Germany:18 (unrated version) | Portugal:M/16 | UK:15 | USA:R (cut)
Filming Locations:

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Audio/visual unsynchronized: At the main characters first visit to the "artist's apartment", he stands and looks at a painting (the one of the naked woman lying on the couch). He stands still to look at it and as the camera shifts from right to left around him, in the background the TV, (which is turned off) picks up the legs of someone walking, yet both characters are standing perfectly still.See more »
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Referenced in The Making of 'The Girl Next Door' (2007) (V)See more »


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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Somewhat lacking, but still an excellent exercise in suspense and storytelling!, 20 September 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Headspace isn't a completely successful film, but if there was an award for 'most ambitious screenplay', this flick would certainly win it. Andrew van den Houten's debut feature demands respect from the audience for its charming originality, and for the way that it manages to pull many different story elements together. The film is definitely hard to categorise, and works from a psychological base, which is backed up nicely by some good old fashioned scenes of gore. I'm guessing the director was hampered by budget or pressures from elsewhere, as several elements of the film don't feel properly fleshed out, and given how much thought has gone into the film; I find it hard to believe that the writers would just neglect some areas. The film focuses on Alex Borden; a young man who meets a chess player one day and suddenly finds his intellect expanding. This, however, leads to nightmares, and Alex soon finds his world crumbling around him when past traumas meet with real threats from 'demons', which Alex has began to see; and which are killing off people he knows.

The great thing about watching this film is that it's never clear where it's going, and director Andrew van den Houten does a good job of building up the mystery without ever giving too much away at once. I'm deliberately focusing more on the good elements of this film simply because the majority of horror movies coming out recently are tired and derivative, so it's nice to see one that tries its best to do something original. I guess the main negative element of the film is that, while the story plays out well, there's no real resolution to the film, and while messages such as 'ignorance is bliss' stand out from the story, no actual messages are played with much. The director has assembled a strong cast of lesser known stars, which help to provide the film with a lot of cult value. Unknown actor Christopher Denham does well in the lead role, and he's backed up by such cult stars of the past as Sean Young, Olivia Hussey, William Atherton, Dee Wallace and, best of all, Udo Kier; who lights up the screen with a cameo performance mid-way through. Overall, Headspace might not be completely successful; but it's a great attempt, and I'll be keeping my eye on what van den Houten's does next.

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