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Aberration (2007) More at IMDbPro »AfterThought (original title)

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Aberration -- Christy Dawson is a conduit between the worlds of the living and the dead and she's increasingly witness to disturbing glimpses into the future.
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Now you see him, now your dead
A para-psychological thriller where a teenage girl learns of her gift to communicate with the dead. She uses this gift to help solve a local string of murders. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Gwendolyn Garver ... Christy Dawson

Kristian Capalik ... Kyle Walker

Cal Thomas ... Elliott Smithe

Bobbi Jean Basche ... Mindy Mariner

Peter James ... Chief Howard Dixon
Daniel Koester ... Erick Jacobs
Matt Koester ... Joe Turner

Austin Kieler ... Charlie Smithe / The Boy

Chris Muntel ... Officer Johnson

Max Hauser ... Young Elliott Smithe
Annie Hughes ... Sarah Dawson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Erick Abraham ... Hockey Announcer
Ben Dier ... Kyle Walker Hockey Double / Number 44
Diana Flatoff ... Police Officer #1
Lindsey Gagliano ... Lynn Prescott
John Hammond ... Principal Wagner
Kris Hankey ... Ghost Woman
Kristine Hankey ... Ghost Woman
Terry Hankey ... Nacho Man
Jan M. Janssen ... Nurse
Kelly Kearns ... Mrs. Walker
Rachel Klien ... Young Mindy Mariner
Tom Lally ... Larry Smithe
David Larson ... Mr. Walker
Lynn Luce ... Teacher
Dan McCourt ... Paramedic #3
Mae Lou McCourt ... Paramedic #4
Nate Pekarske ... Paramedic #2
Nicholas Peskie ... Carter Vanowen
Erick Przybylski ... Paramedic #1
Gage Roberts ... Young Kyle Walker
Jim Schmid ... Professor Claude
Rylie Simpson ... Young Christy Dawson
Bob Telfer ... Ted Dawson
Chris Wennesberg ... Officer Cross
Katy Werginz ... Ice Hockey Goalie

Directed by
Douglas Elford-Argent 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wendy Elford-Argent 

Produced by
Douglas Elford-Argent .... co-producer
Donn Furhman .... associate producer
John Gusmer .... associate producer
Robert Hankey .... associate producer
Terry Hankey .... associate producer
Annie Hughes .... associate producer
Jerry Lyons .... associate producer
Ted Willett .... co-producer
Ted Willett .... line producer
Original Music by
Tim Williams 
Cinematography by
Marc Menet 
Film Editing by
Wendy Elford-Argent 
Makeup Department
Jason Cienki .... makeup artist
Jason Cienki .... special makeup effects artist
Lara Salzano .... makeup department head
Shirley Winiecki .... assistant hair stylist
Shirley Winiecki .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anit Bashar .... first assistant director
Ted Willett .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Dennis Haggerty .... sound mixer
Wolfgang Matthes .... sound recording engineer
Alvin Perez .... boom operator
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Kurt Thum .... sound designer
Kurt Thum .... sound effects editor
Ronald J. Webb .... sound designer
Garrard Whatley .... sound re-recording mixer
Garrard Whatley .... supervising sound editor
Peter James .... fight choregrapher (as James Symington)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lisa Clauson .... grip
Zach Feezel .... camera trainee
Zach Feezel .... camera: trainee
Todd Mallasch .... second assistant camera
Alicia Rosenthal .... grip
Bily Salazar .... assistant camera
Bily Salazar .... grip
Jeff Tomcho .... camera operator
Steve Ware .... electrician
Tom Wood .... cinematographer: second unit
Tom Wood .... cinematographer: second unt
Tom Wood .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Eric Chase .... final high definition colorist
Mike Hugo .... on-line editor
Brett Smith .... color timer
Brett Smith .... colorist: high definition
Music Department
Jeff Arcio .... music producer: end title song
Tera Greene .... theme vocals
Kenny Texeira .... vocalist: background score
Other crew
Mike Hugo .... on-line supervisor
Anne Willett .... script supervisor
Nina Wilson .... title designer: opening credit sequence

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Also Known As:
"AfterThought" - USA (original title)
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85 min
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Did You Know?

The home of 'Young Elliott Smithe' was the actual house that Alfred Hitchcock modeled the 'Norman Bates' Psycho House off of. Located in Waupaca, WI.See more »


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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
why it took so long to be released.?, 17 September 2013
Author: waqar khan from Pakistan

The supernatural thriller is getting a lot of play lately in films and television; they seem to be coming out of the woodwork.Aberration is one of these films that play on supernatural elements.

I'm not sure what happened with this film, from what it looks like, it was made way back in 2006 under the alternate title AfterThought and is just now being released to DVD. It must have been sitting on a shelf for the past seven years and is now finally seeing the light of day with a new name. I'm not familiar with whatever struggles this film has gone through to get released but I'm sure the makers are glad to finally get it out there. Whether the film is good or not, isn't relevant. I too am glad that after such a long period of time, the public will get to see this film. Every film, especially the independent ones go through so much to get their films made and it would be a tragic event for it not to be released at all, in that aspect, the filmmakers get my respect and admiration. With Aberration, I have a suspicion as to why it took so long to be released.

In the film, we're introduced to mousy high school student Christy, played by Gwendolyn Garver (The Brazen Bull). On the outside, Christy is a shy, normal teenager with all the ordinary high school struggles, but in reality, she's hiding a terrifying secret passed down from her father. She's a dreamer: she can see visions of the dead in her dreams and is a connection between our world and the world of the dead. Christy is being visited by a ghostly boy and she doesn't know why, then her friends begin to be killed. She has disturbing visions of the future that she cannot explain and her world begins to break down. Her friends begin dying around her and her only hope of survival is to uncover the truth behind this mystery before it's too late for the entire town.

I find this film to be poorly titled. I'm assuming the aberration of the title is referring to Christy and her supernatural ability to communicate with the dead and see into their world. The title is a little misleading to make viewers believe the film is more of a horror film than it really is. Sure Aberration has some horror elements to it, but it turns out to be more of a mystery thriller than anything else.

I found the majority of the film to be dull and somewhat boring as a horror film. The supernatural elements should've factored more into the film than they did and the twist ending is decent enough to keep some people guessing until the end. Now as a mystery thriller, it's not a terrible film and most of that genre's audience might find it enjoyable.

The film is solidly written by leading actress Gwendolyn Garver, it just falls flat as a horror feature. Garver also does a fine job in her role as Christy; she is the most believable of the bunch. The rest of the cast does an average job with their roles, aside from some overacting; they try to do their best with the material given to them. Besides Garver, the other standout in the film for me was Mindy played by Bobbi Jean Basche (Shooting April); I would like to see her given a chance in more roles. One complaint I have is that most of the cast are playing high school students and they all look to be in their mid-twenties or older, it just doesn't jive with me.

As I said earlier, as a horror film, Aberration falls flat. There are some murders but they're pretty bloodless and tame. The supernatural elements of the film needed to be explored more and implemented further into the film. I'm a little angry by the DVD cover with a ghostly boy that led me to believe this was going to be a horror film, but in reality it is not. I don't recommend Aberration to the horror crowd, but mainstream watchers may find it fun.5/10

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