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Evil Has Many Faces. See more »
Plot:
25-year-old Alex Borden is handsome, charming, and intelligent. In fact, he may be too smart for his... See more » | Add synopsis »
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6 wins See more »
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Cast

  (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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MPAA:
Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, sexuality and language (cut)
Runtime:
89 min | 84 min (Director's Cut) | 95 min (International version)
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Germany:18 (unrated version) | Portugal:M/16 | UK:15 | USA:R (cut)
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Goofs:
Continuity: When Alex visits the artist's apartment the first time for the chess rematch, the timer's button is in a different position when they sit down than when they actually start the game.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of 'The Girl Next Door' (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Your eyes are bleeding..., 23 April 2008
Author: Irate_Tyrant from Syracuse, New York

HeadSpace There is always a certain urge, controllable, yet always persistent in everyday thoughts that deviates from the norm, sets itself at a distance and realizes the ridiculousness of common event. The urge, it takes it's shape as a distortion, an unrealistic fascination that changes our perception of a constant moment. This quandary of the human mind is a focus of the horror genre.

It takes a lot of guts, so to say, to step into the horror genre, but not a lot of wit. Anyone is capable of tricking someone else, easy to pop out behind a closed door, simple even to cue the wolf's howl on a dark moonlit night. The movies, then, that truly stand out in horror, are those that not only stay on a well-founded formula, but continue the internal analytic deviation in the voyeur's eyes by stretching the limits of what is believable.

Then, there are the movies, such as Houten's HeadSpace, starring Christopher Denham, that go and above and beyond the dilemma of how to make a monster unbelievably horrific, but to make the story real, to take back that previously forsaken realm of storytelling. Without abandoning the human emotions of empathy, sympathy, and character attachment, HeadSpace delivers a full force horror entourage. The most actually interesting thing about the story, aside from the numerous sub-plots, is that the story on paper, might even sound believable for a moment. The only thing bringing us away from the dangerous precipice of the "normal" belief suspension commonly used in film, is that it is indeed, only a movie.

The story follows Alex, a mid-20's inner city male. The striking yet correlated traits of confused innocence, uncouth arrogance, selfless helplessness, stand out amongst the youthful characters he surrounds himself with. He is a homesitter, and artist, who collects unemployment, and drinks himself silly some nights, while still maintaining certain hidden truths about his life and future. The trouble begins one day while playing chess in the park, but by the time the story ends, we're taken into a world where we are all just pawns to a game of life and death played in realms we do not belong.

My advice for approaching this film, is to pay attention to nuance. The dialogue is phenomenal for character development, the most crucial part of a horror/slasher film, and the plot that intertwines religion with metaphysics and science, is genius, but don't forget to watch everything else. The score is great, although not the best, and the cinematography is simple and effective.

"Checkmate." 10/10

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