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Edgar Allan Poe (short story)
Boyd Hancock (story)
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Some doors should never be opened See more »
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Three years after her lover, Rick Usher, and her best friend, Maddy Usher, had suddenly disappeared from her life without explanation... See more » | Add synopsis »
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serviceable thriller, fun to view and discuss See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Austin Nichols ... Roderick Usher

Izabella Miko ... Jill Michaelson

Beth Grant ... Mrs. Thatcher

Stephen Fischer ... Rupert Johnson (as Stephen C. Fischer)
Danielle McCarthy ... Maddy Usher

Elizabeth Duff ... Nurse Lambert
Robin Kurian ... Shay
Jason Fields ... Club Guy
Jamey Jasta ... Mini Cooper Guy
Ann Howland ... Edith (as Ann Richardson Howland)
Henry Ebinger ... Patient
Chris Eagan ... Priest
Tim Hancock ... Bouncer
Nicholas Lapolla ... Taxi Driver
Patricia Durisin Barbera ... Stunt Belly
George Bossi ... Funeral Attendee

Margaret Buff ... Funeral Attendee
Judy Allan Poe ... Funeral Attendee
Elaine Cox ... Funeral Attendee
Amanda Dionne ... Funeral Attendee
Zachary Dionne ... Funeral Attendee
Joan Hancock ... Funeral Attendee
Matthew Hancock ... Funeral Attendee
Les Harris ... Funeral Attendee
Alma Hewitt ... Funeral Attendee
John Howland ... Funeral Attendee
Pembroke King ... Funeral Attendee
Stina Kolegey ... Funeral Attendee
Renato Ocanez ... Funeral Attendee
Kurt Bergeron ... Club Crowd
Jane Chang ... Club Crowd
Michael Colorusso ... Club Crowd
Sam Dionne ... Club Crowd
Rebecca Dorr ... Club Crowd
Jamie Griesbach ... Club Crowd
Amy Gunter ... Club Crowd
Erin Meads ... Club Crowd
Michael Nazarro ... Club Crowd
Jennifer M. Hunter ... Club Crowd
Michael Ostrowski ... Club Crowd
Sarah Register ... Club Crowd
Larry Sampson ... Club Crowd
Anthony Sanguedolce ... Club Crowd
Peter Scaefer ... Club Crowd
Kimberlee Wall ... Club Crowd
Lindsay Waller ... Club Crowd
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sam Krueger ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Hayley Cloake 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Collin Chang 
Boyd Hancock  story
Edgar Allan Poe  short story

Produced by
Collin Chang .... associate producer
Melissa DeSimone .... associate producer
Boyd Hancock .... producer
Karie Koppel .... line producer
Alyssa Weisberg .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Eric Trageser 
 
Film Editing by
Jo Francis 
 
Casting by
Alyssa Weisberg 
 
Production Design by
Lawrence Sampson 
 
Costume Design by
Candice Carella 
 
Makeup Department
Christina LaPointe .... key hair stylist
Christina LaPointe .... key makeup artist
Carrie-Ann Melvin .... assistant makeup artist
Stephanie Noyes .... assistant makeup artist
Janelle Petit .... assistant makeup artist
Shauna Shay .... assistant hair stylist
Shauna Shay .... assistant makeup artist
Ann Marie Shimanoski .... assistant hair stylist
Ann Marie Shimanoski .... assistant makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melissa DeSimone .... second assistant director
Roy Holt .... first assistant director
Karlina Lyons .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kurt Bergeron .... set dresser
Susan Haynes Davis .... property master
J.M. Hunter .... art supervisor
Allison Morrissette .... painter
Michael Ostrowski .... assistant art director
Sarah Register .... property mistress
 
Sound Department
Brian Courchine .... sound mixer
Justin Gadberry .... boom operator
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound designer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... supervising sound editor
Will Ogilvie .... assistant sound editor
 
Stunts
Karl Dabritz .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Booth .... key grip
Mark Brochu .... best boy grip (as Mark S. Brochu)
Robert Bullard .... first assistant camera (as Rob Bullard)
Lizzie Cagmano .... assistant camera
Jeff Costello .... assistant camera
Joseph Dudda .... grip
Joseph Duor .... best boy electric
Peter Hand .... dolly grip (as Peter F. Hand Jr.)
Alec Jarnagin .... Steadicam operator
James Northrup .... second assistant camera
Peter Schaeffer .... assistant camera
Debora Strout .... still photographer (as Deb Strout)
Silas Tyler .... gaffer
Jaxon White .... still photographer
Brandon J. Meadows .... grip (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Paul Bronkar .... supervising digital intermediate colorist
Doug Delaney .... digital intermediate colorist
Kacie Haggerty .... digital intermediate producer
Jonathan Moore .... assistant editor
Bob Warpehoski .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Izabella Miko .... composer: song "I Can't Ignore"
 
Transportation Department
Nicholas Lapolla .... transportation
 
Other crew
Lisa Arnone .... script supervisor (as Lisa Marie Arnone)
Karen Mae Black .... production assistant
Cory Butler .... creative consultant
Mark Action Gallagher .... production assistant
Greg J. Glenn .... production assistant
Deborah Goodwin .... production assistant
Jennifer Harding .... production assistant (as Jen Harding)
Sandra Jessop .... stand-in
Jennifer Kent .... production assistant
Caroline Lussky .... craft service
Karlina Lyons .... production coordinator
Sharon McElveen .... production assistant
Tracy Oliver .... production assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer
Patrick Pitu .... production assistant
Patrick Pitu .... stand-in
Jonathan Salvo .... production assistant
Jacob Spilman .... psychological consultant (as Jacob Spilman LPC LMFT)
Jaxon White .... production assistant
Steven Woods .... production assistant
S. Michael Youngstrom .... production assistant (as Michael Youngstrom)
 
Thanks
Stu Pollard .... very special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexuality and violence
Runtime:
Germany:81 min (European Film Market)
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Certification:
Canada:G (Quebec) | USA:R

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Judy Allan Poe, a descendant of Edgar Allan Poe, took part in the funeral scene.See more »

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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
serviceable thriller, fun to view and discuss, 9 October 2006
Author: oldwivestales from United States

In this very serviceable thriller, a young woman named Jill hears from her former lover Roderick. He and his sister Maddie, her best friend when the three of them were at college together, disappeared suddenly from her life several years ago and she had not heard from either of them since. Roderick tells her that Maddie has died, and asks Jill to come for the funeral.

Roderick suffers from an illness that makes him sensitive to light and touch. He is a novelist and writes at night, wearing gloves and headphones to drown out sensation. He frequently communicates through typewritten notes that bear the Usher seal, weighty symbol of the burden of the Usher legacy. The novel he is writing parallels the happenings in the house, and he won't let Jill read it, saying that he isn't sure yet how it is going to turn out.

Roderick asks Jill to stay because he needs her, but she only gradually discovers his full intent. Austin Nichols is the restrained Roderick to Izabella Miko's translucent but determined Jill. Both are well cast in their roles.

The opening music and the repeated warnings of the housekeeper are a bit heavy-handed and the film might have done better to let the story unfold without them. The second half of the film has lots of plot twists that make for great after-viewing discussion. The artistry of the filming earned this film the best cinematography award at the Boston Film Festival where it premiered.

I recommend seeing this movie (but not alone!)

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