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Spiral -- A harrowing story of a shy  telemarketer and his carefree new co-worker whose love may offer a portrait of normalcy. Stars Joel David Moore, Zachary Levi, and Amber Tamblyn.
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A reclusive telemarketer has only one semblance of a friend: His telecommuter boss. But the telemarketer's... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Annie Neal ... Diana - The Waitress

Joel David Moore ... Mason

Zachary Levi ... Berkeley
Lori Yohe ... Valerie

Amber Tamblyn ... Amber
Ryan Chase ... Chad

Nick Sowell ... Record Shop Employee

David Muller ... Will
Rose Weiker ... Street Musician
Patrick Semmes ... Ticket Taker
Jenson Segui ... Boy in Cemetery
Mary Benson ... Grandmother in Cemetery

Tricia Helfer ... Sasha

Rileah Vanderbilt ... Girl on Bus
Sean Bailey ... Phone Bank Employee
Aundre Barnes ... Phone Bank Employee
Deb Blume ... Phone Bank Employee (as Deborah Blume)
Arlene Ancheta ... Phone Bank Employee

Todd Chatalas ... Phone Bank Employee
Spencer Conway ... Phone Bank Employee
Amber Dahl ... Phone Bank Employee
Andrew Danhorn ... Phone Bank Employee
Courtney Davis ... Phone Bank Employee
Judd Eustice ... Phone Bank Employee (as Jud Eustice)

John Hugill ... Phone Bank Employee
Matt Kimmel ... Phone Bank Employee
Teresa Koberstein ... Phone Bank Employee
Kristen Lumen ... Phone Bank Employee
Cathi-Jo McCoy ... Phone Bank Employee
Bryna Smith ... Phone Bank Employee
Traci Vitale ... Phone Bank Employee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Todd A. Robinson ... Phone Bank Employee (as Todd Robinson)

Jeremy Danial Boreing ... Concerned Employee (uncredited)
Kai Evans ... Boy feeding ducks (uncredited)

Reuben Rox ... Record Store Customer (uncredited)
Heather Wakehouse ... Park Goer (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Green 
Joel David Moore 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeremy Danial Boreing 
Joel David Moore 

Produced by
Jeremy Danial Boreing .... producer
Ryan Chase .... associate producer
Michael D. Jones .... line producer
Zachary Levi .... executive producer
Joel David Moore .... executive producer
David Muller .... co-producer
Cory Neal .... producer
Rachelle Ryan .... executive producer
Kurt Schemper .... co-producer
Jim Sowell .... executive producer
Lori Yohe .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Todd Caldwell 
Michael Fish Herring  (as Michael Herring)
 
Cinematography by
Will Barratt (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Cory Livingston 
 
Production Design by
Travis Zariwny  (as Travis Nicholas Zariwny)
 
Art Direction by
Tyler B. Robinson 
 
Costume Design by
Michelle Sandvig 
 
Makeup Department
Rileah Vanderbilt .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Borden .... first assistant director
Susan Funk .... second second assistant director
Diana Hammons .... second second assistant director
Jill Hoppy .... second assistant director
Michael D. Jones .... first assistant director: second unit
Aaron Stewart .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Cody Bartol .... art production assistant
James Eubank .... set dresser
Dan Schaefer .... sketch artist
Timothy Oakley .... prop fabricator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Jane Boegel .... sound editor
Jesse Nordhausen .... sound mixer
Creed Spencer .... boom operator
Creed Spencer .... sound utility
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Mathew Waters .... sound re-recording mixer
Mathew Waters .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Amanda Steen .... special effects assistant (as A.L. Steen)
 
Visual Effects by
Tyler A. Hawes .... DI colorist: Liquid DI
Tyler A. Hawes .... DI supervisor: Liquid DI
David Miazga .... assistant digital intermediate colorist: Liquid DI
Doug Okamoto .... visual effects coordinator: Liquid DI
Joel Peterson .... visual effects artist: Liquid DI
Neil W. Smith .... DI supervisor: Hollywood-DI
 
Stunts
Jerry L. Buxbaum .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Banholzer .... electrician
John Banholzer .... grip
Jim Dunn .... best boy grip
Paul Fanning .... electrician
Bruce 'Sarge' Fleskes .... gaffer
Lewis Fowler .... first assistant camera
Steve Hubert .... electrician
BJ McDonnell .... Steadicam operator
BJ McDonnell .... camera operator: "a" camera
Moira Morel .... film loader
David Muller .... still photographer
Dustin Pearlman .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Steve Purcell .... best boy electric
Mark Tomlinson .... grip
Joe Vitellaro .... grip
James WilderHancock .... key grip (as James 'Junior' WilderHancock)
James WilderHancock .... still photographer (as James Wilder Hancock)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristin McKinney .... set costumer
Alexa Mey .... costumer
Marjorie Raser Sortman .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Todd Gardner .... telecine colorist
Jamie Mitchell .... on-line editor
 
Location Management
Michael D. Jones .... location manager
 
Transportation Department
Victoria Mischa Austreng .... driver
Steve Evans .... transportation coordinator
Tommy Laughlin .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Heather Beckett .... production coordinator
Tej Bhatia Herring .... publicist
Daniel Ingram .... documentarian
Krysta Kelley .... craft service
Sandy Parker .... script supervisor
Wilson Peery .... additional production assistant
Travis Rehwaldt .... key set production assistant
Kevin Rhoads .... documentarian
Joe Rynearson .... set production assistant
Ron Ridenour .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jim Sowell .... thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing behavior, violence, some partial nudity and language
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USA:90 min
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Russ Tamblyn appears in this film as an extra.See more »
Quotes:
Mason:[after being walked home under Amber's umbrella in a torrential downpour] I live here.
Amber:Ah, well, gee Mason.
[pretending to be him]
Amber:Thank you for walking me home. Perhaps you would like to have some coffee or something. Or look at my art.
[after no response]
Amber:Right. Well, I'll see you later.
Mason:Thank you... for the umbrella.
Amber:Oh yeah, of course.
[smiling]
Amber:These things are rare in this town, you know. But if you look really hard you can usually find one. Probably shouldn't get mine wet.
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24 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
See This Film., 2 April 2008
Author: Renee Moody from Maine, United States

Spiral is the story of Mason, played by co-director, co-writer, producer Joel David Moore from Hatchet. Mason is a telemarketer, who likes to paint mysterious women, and consumes nothing but peanut butter sandwiches, apples and milk. (Just a warning, before viewing, you may want to be sure to have these items in the house in case you have a sudden craving. Or maybe that's just me?) Mason's life is a mess; he's messing up at work, having panic attacks that end in 3am phone calls, and freaky visions of some waitress. Mason is like a child in a man's body, awkward, scared; he needs a lot of help that he unfortunately isn't getting. Mason's only "friend" is Berkeley, played by producer Zachary Levi, who I hear has a show called Chuck but I've never seen it. Berkeley doesn't so much help Mason, as treat him like crap, then tries to justify it to himself and others by saying that he's being "honest". I think he's said it enough times that he actually believes it either that or he doesn't care, because he treats everyone the same way. One day, Mason meets a woman named Amber, played by Amber Tamblyn of Joan of Arcadia and more recently a great Hallmark movie, The Russell Girl. Amber is happy, bubbly, outspoken, and open book, she's the exact opposite of Mason and for a while, their relationship seems to work. Mason decides to paint her; he starts to seem happy, borderline normal. But, Amber knows there's something in his past, other women he's painted but won't talk about and the harder she pushes the more he pulls away.

After seeing co-director Adam Green's film, Hatchet, back in December I wasn't sure I was ready for the 180 into Spiral. I knew this film was going to be different, because for one thing, Spiral wasn't written by Green. This film is Joel David Moore's first as a writer/director but you have to wonder how the director of Hatchet is going to make this film work. I don't know how they did it but Green and Moore did an incredible job, I love this film. It reminds me of Psycho (the original not the piece of crap 1998 remake), the Sixth Sense, and maybe even a little 1408. Spiral already seems like a classic, with a great storyline, amazing jazz score (I'm not even into jazz), great camera work (even the hand-held at the end which makes you just the right amount of nauseous) and memorable performances. I'm not saying that all fans of Hatchet will like this film because I know many of them won't, Spiral isn't hardcore horror and it doesn't claim to be. Spiral is much more psychological, character and relationship driven. But if you like mystery and suspense, with a great twist ending, see this film, you won't regret it. My only wish for Spiral is that it could see a wider audience because the film and filmmakers deserve it.

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