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Spirit Trap -- The boundary between the real world and the afterlife blurs for four college students who must find a way to escape an abandoned mansion or face a living hell with a malignant spirit forever.
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Release Date:
12 August 2005 (UK) See more »
This house has a secret that won't let you go. See more »
In London, four students have a call from the student accommodation office of the local university offering lodging in an old house... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Billie Piper ... Jenny

Luke Mably ... Tom

Sam Troughton ... Nick
Emma Catherwood ... Adele
Alsou ... Tina

Chiké Okonkwo ... Edmund Joseph

Ovidiu Matesan ... Zack
Kitt Smith ... Sam
Miruna Biranu Chetu ... Jenny's Mother
Oxana Moravec ... College Secretary
Gillian Scotney ... College Student

Robert Goodman ... Tramp
Colin Dent ... Cabbie
Ion Stroe ... Victorian Gang Member
Ciucarel Marinel ... Victorian Gang Member
Adrian Donea ... Victorian Gang Member
Dan Iscu ... Victorian Gang Member
Valentin Codrescu ... Victorian Gang Member

J.D. Kelleher ... Demolition Man
Jimmy Roussounis ... Demolition man
Darren Gilcrest ... Street Person #1
Mari Mihara ... Street Person #2
Naomi Mihara ... Street Person #3
Meg Douglas ... Hand Artist

Directed by
David Smith 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rohan Candappa  additional material
Paul Finch  additional material
Phil O'Shea 

Produced by
Susie Brooks-Smith .... producer
David Higginson .... line producer
Denis Ingoldsby .... executive producer
Steve McGuire .... executive producer
Pippa Mitchell .... associate producer
Andrew Nicholson .... executive producer
Phil O'Shea .... associate producer
Vlad Paunescu .... executive producer
James Reggel .... co-producer
Original Music by
Guy Fletcher 
Cinematography by
Nick Sawyer 
Film Editing by
Simon Cozens 
Casting by
Floriela Grapini 
Carrie Hilton 
Production Design by
Caroline Greville-Morris 
Costume Design by
Sarah Burns 
Makeup Department
Ioana Angelescu .... assistant makeup artist
Jacqueline Fowler .... special makeup effects artist (as Jackie Fowler)
Letitia Ghenea .... assistant hair stylist
Liz Jones .... assistant hair stylist
Allison Sing .... assistant makeup artist
Magi Vaughan .... makeup designer
Viorel Militaru .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Ionel Popa .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Tessa Beazley .... production manager
Cristian Bostanescu .... executive in charge of production
Peter Freeman .... unit production manager
Ovidiu Stoia .... unit production manager: Romania
Elena Valeanu .... assistant unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simona Dascalu .... second assistant director: Romania
Guy de Glanville .... second assistant director: UK
Peter Freeman .... first assistant director
Harriet Harper .... third assistant director: UK
Mircea Hategan .... first assistant director: Romania
Cristina Iliescu .... second assistant director
Stuart MacLeod .... second unit director
Fotea Alex .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Tudor Cotovelea .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Stuart St. Paul .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Crina Cartos .... construction coordinator (as Crina Cartas)
Alex Constantinescu .... construction foreman (as Alex Constanantinescu)
George Costache .... assistant property master
Adrian Curelea .... assistant art director
Ghinea Diana .... draftsperson
Costin Dragan .... art department buyer
Adi Handac .... props
Cristina Adriana Lurascu .... storyboard artist
Eugen Marinescu .... property master
Oana Marinescu .... scenic painter
Serban Porupca .... art director: Romania
Stuart Rose .... art director: UK
Gina Stancu .... set dresser
Sound Department
Sandy Buchanan .... adr mixer
Ed Colyer .... sound mixer
Marius Emil Stanescu .... boom operator
Jamie Gambell .... boom operator
Ashok Kumar Kumar .... sound mixer
Ashok Kumar .... sound mixer
Nicolas Le Messurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Jacques Leroide .... foley editor
Steve Little .... dialogue editor
Liviu Lupsa .... boom operator
Colin Miller .... supervising sound editor
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
Mark Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Lucian Iordache .... special effects supervisor
Luke Marcel .... special effects senior technician: UK
Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Robin Beard .... titles design & digital effects
Simon Carr .... visual effects designer
Isaac Layish .... digital effects artist
Victoria McDowell .... visual effects line producer: Men From Mars
Tom Pegg .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Roxana Andronescu .... stunt double
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunt performer
Adrian Pavlovschi .... stunt coordinator
Stuart St. Paul .... stunt coordinator
Vasilescu Valentin .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Barwick .... rigging gaffer
Toni Cartu .... camera operator
Calin Catalin .... gaffer: Romania
Catalin Ciobanu .... electrician
Ion Cofaru .... generator operator
Russell Farr .... gaffer: UK
Postasu Gain .... dolly grip (as Gabi Postasu)
Catalin Grigoras .... electrician
Marcu Ion .... best boy electric
Sandu Polu .... best boy grip
Cornel Popescu .... video assist operator
Gabi Postascu .... key grip (as Gabi Postasu)
Viorel Radu .... electrician
George Stan .... electrician
Jo Vermaercke .... Steadicam operator
Rick Woollard .... key grip
Casting Department
Tamara Notcutt .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ioana Albaiu .... wardrobe supervisor
Geta Isvoreanu .... assistant costume designer
Florenta Pauna .... set costumer (as Florentina Pauna)
Editorial Department
Dan Farrell .... editorial associate (as Daniel Farrell)
Lee McComish .... negative cutter
Ilinca Nanoveanu .... assistant editor
Jason Pelham .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Tony Clarke .... musician: guitar
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Denis Ingoldsby .... music supervisor
Alastair King .... orchestrator
Bruce White .... viola
Alison Wright .... music supervisor: Air-Edel
Transportation Department
Sorin Predescu .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Edmund Broad .... production assistant
Valentina Coccia .... production coordinator
Sara Curran .... legal services
Alina David .... production executive: Romania
Jethro Ensor .... location manager
Piers Fletcher .... script editor
Jacqueline Fowler .... prosthetic artist (as Jackie Fowler)
Erin Graham .... assistant production accountant
Cristina Grigoras .... office secretary
Kathy Hughes .... script supervisor
Paul Hyett .... prosthetics designer
Clara Jacobs .... production assistant (as Clara Gheorghiu)
Clara Jacobs .... script supervisor: additional and second units (as Clara Gheorghiu)
Cathy Lord .... production consultant
Lavinia Mercea .... production accountant
Teodor Mercea .... customs liaison
Andreea Mititiuc .... office secretary
Alina Moldoveanu .... production secretary
Christopher Nundy .... production assistant
Lucy O'Driscoll .... legal assistant
Ruxandra Popescu .... cashier
Oana Topliceanu .... production coordinator

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Rated R for violence, language, drug use and some strong sexuality
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The acting debut of Russian pop star Alsou.See more »
Continuity: When Tom finds his stuff gone the wardrobe is open, but when they find the keys it's somehow locked.See more »
Tom:Look at that one, all locked up. Must be for the family nutter.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Spirit Trap: A Ghost Story (2005) (V)See more »


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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Not as bad as people say, 15 January 2007
Author: jason_13 from Bulgaria

Spirit Trap is a typical, contemporary ghost story where everything is a result of something horrible, that has happened in the past and most of the film's runtime is used to unlock the secret. Usually most ghost stories resemble the classic horror movies about a haunted mansion, surrounded by darkness and mystery. Spirit Trap is a modern version of The Hauting. At least the first 20-25 minutes will be very familiar and probably boring for Haunting fans.

Four students receive a phone call and are offered lodging in an old, creepy house. Of course, they are all different and problems occurs immediately after the house's newest inhabitants learn about the presence of a drug dealer as their co-tenant. Later on, one of the teens fixes a spirit clock and now he is able to witness the events that has taken part many years ago. The characters are now convinced that the house is haunted by ghosts.

To be honest, I watched the movie out of desperation. I didn't have the time to pick up another horror movie and Spirit Trap was the only possibility. The movie is not bad. It ain't good either. Decent horror flick for time killing. One thing that managed to surprise me was the acting. Better than I asked for. Completely unknown actors give everything to recreate realism.

We should also take notice on the fact that the movie is British. In my opinion, most good horror flicks come from Britain these days. Yes, Spirit Trap is not among the good lists of great horror movies, but it could have been much worse if it looked like most American ghost stories.

I applaud the idea of putting more depth into a rather dull story, but the plot loses its potential soon after the creators create sub-plots concerning the characters's past. The main girl has killed her mother, the drug dealer's wife doesn't love him and stuff like that. Cheap tries of dry, needless drama that has absolutely nothing to do with what we cheer for when it comes to ghost flicks.

I won't recommend Spirit Trap to anyone, but calling it bad is a big mistake. It tries something new and even though it fails in provoking the viewer, it includes scenes that worth a look.

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