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  (in credits order)

Crystal Day ... Elizabeth Naibert

Elizabeth Ann Bennett ... Holly

Jason Hamer ... Josh

Sam Upton ... Ray Naibert
Tara Carroll ... Cyndy

Brian Gleason ... Jack Naibert

Colleen Shannon ... Mandy
Lilyan Chauvin ... Rebecca Naibert

George Gerdes ... George Naibert
Savannah Stutler ... Emily Naibert
Layton Matthews ... Billy Naibert

Larry Pennell ... Charles - Butler

David Millbern ... Mr. McMlain

Paul Gleason ... Det. Sanders
John Harwood ... Det. Eddie Doyle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Thomas Blake Jr. ... Matt
Katherine Owens ... Heather

Sonia Rockwell ... Emilie

Directed by
John Harwood 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Clinco  writer
John Harwood  writer

Produced by
Lance Bachelder .... co-producer
Jason Hamer .... co-producer
John Harwood .... producer
Annette Joffroy .... co-executive producer
Barbara Lundstrom .... co-executive producer
David Lundstrom .... co-executive producer
Douglas A. Raine .... associate producer
Jill Theis .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jason Brandt 
Cinematography by
Rudy Harbon 
Film Editing by
Lance Bachelder 
Sean Olson 
Casting by
Tieller Rollins 
Production Design by
Annette Joffroy 
Art Direction by
Chris Allen Tant 
Set Decoration by
L.D. Carico 
Costume Design by
Reagan Guthrie  (as Reagan True)
Production Management
Lance Bachelder .... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Brocious .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dean Anthony .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Lance Bachelder .... sound designer
Dan L. Brock .... dialogue editor
Mario Mooney .... sound mixer
Scott W. Nelson .... additional production sound mixer
James Northcross .... sound effects recordist
Special Effects by
Michael Peterson .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Megan Dolman .... character animator
Vahe Douglas .... digital effects artist
Brandon Fayette .... creature designer
Brandon Fayette .... creature modeler
Evan Ghigliotty .... digital compositor
Martin Hall .... visual effects supervisor: Fierce-FX
Stan R. Haptas .... character dynamics
Stan R. Haptas .... lighter
Stan R. Haptas .... visual effects coordinator
Brandon Russ .... visual effects
Nicholas Sorenson .... digital compositor
John Branagan .... utility stunts
Dale Gibson .... stunt coordinator
Frank Torres .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Aldous .... videographer
Aaron Bowen .... assistant camera
Jessica Brower .... camera operator
Kevin Wilt .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michela Prestini .... costumer
Editorial Department
J. Aaron Stinde .... assistant editor
Music Department
Lisa K. Fowle .... music supervisor
Other crew
Richard Applebaugh .... production assistant
Mike Bohatch .... title designer: main title sequence

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Additional Details

USA:105 min (original release) | USA:92 min
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Lilyan Chauvin's final credited film.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Det. Doyle asks Elizabeth "Why did you shoot the butler in the head?" But in that scene the butler is shot in the chest.See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The horror disappeared somewhere along the line..., 26 August 2012
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

I have to start out by saying for the horror movie, you have to look long and far to find the horror. There was nothing scary about this movie at all. Sure it had some great moments and built up a good atmosphere, but it never unfolded into something truly scary.

The story is about three Naibert youngsters who inherit an old estate from their recently deceased grandmother. Instructed, as per her will and testament, the three heirs must spend a weekend at the estate without adult supervision. But they invite some friends over to spend the weekend. But there is a terrible secret to the estate, and everything is not well at the estate.

As for the story, well it was actually entertaining enough, but again, it failed to really spook or scare. There were some great moments here and there, and the effects were actually quite good. There is even a small amount of blood and gore in the movie, just to make it more interesting. The mirror effects were quite good.

Personally I think that the director just brushed too lightly over Billy Naibert (played by Layton Matthews). Who was Billy really? And what drove him? We weren't given much information about him, where he came from, why he was there, or even what was really wrong with him. Too bad that the director didn't bother to take the effort to make Billy a bigger part of the story. It was as if he was just some filler to add something to make the story a bit more bizarre.

To star in his movie, they had Crystal Day (playing Elizabeth Naibert), Sam Upton (playing Ray Naibert) and Brian Gleason (playing Jack Naibert), and they all did good jobs with their roles. However, it was Lilyan Chauvin (playing Rebecca Naibert, the grandmother) who carried the movie with her somewhat disturbing visage and her portrayal of the malignant entity.

The movie was nicely shot, and there was a lot of nice details to the house, to keep up a dark, brooding atmosphere. So that really worked well in favor of the movie. "The Passing" is not a visual horror movie that assaults your senses and shocks you, it is more of a subliminal and psychological horror movie.

If you are looking for a great horror movie to spook you and keep you on the edge of the seat, then "The Passing" is hardly the right choice. However, if you like horror movies that have a really great atmosphere, then "The Passing" might just be something for you.

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