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Writers (WGA):
Adam Simon (written by) &
Tim Metcalfe (written by)
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Release Date:
27 March 2009 (USA) See more »
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Some things cannot be explained. See more »
Plot:
After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, which turns out to be a former mortuary. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Predictably clichéd. But, surprisingly well made. See more (181 total) »

Cast

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Virginia Madsen ... Sara Campbell

Kyle Gallner ... Matt Campbell

Elias Koteas ... Reverend Popescu

Amanda Crew ... Wendy

Martin Donovan ... Peter Campbell

Sophi Knight ... Mary

Ty Wood ... Billy Campbell

Erik J. Berg ... Jonah (as Erik Berg)
John Bluethner ... Ramsey Aickman

D.W. Brown ... Dr. Brooks

John B. Lowe ... Mr. Sinclair

Adriana O'Neil ... Chemo Nurse

Will Woytowich ... Cop
James Durham ... Matt's Cell Mate
Darren Ross ... Paramedic #1

Sarah Constible ... Paramedic #2
Blake Taylor ... 1920's Séance Attendee #1
Keith James ... 1920's Séance Attendee #2
Kelly Wolfman ... 1920's Séance Attendee #3
Jessica Burleson ... 1920's Séance Attendee #4
Matt Kippen ... Strung-Out Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeny Cassady ... 1920's Hero Engraved Corpse #2 (uncredited)
Nicholas Podbrey ... Engraved Ghost (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Cornwell 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Adam Simon (written by) &
Tim Metcalfe (written by)

Produced by
Paul Brooks .... producer
Daniel Farrands .... producer
Brad Kessell .... co-producer
Phyllis Laing .... co-producer
Jeff Levine .... co-producer
Scott Niemeyer .... executive producer
Lesley Oswald .... line producer
Wendy Rhoads .... producer
Jonathan Shore .... associate producer
Andrew Trapani .... producer
Norm Waitt .... executive producer
Steve Whitney .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Robert J. Kral 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Swica 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Elkins 
 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
 
Production Design by
Alicia Keywan 
 
Art Direction by
Edward Bonutto 
 
Set Decoration by
Craig Sandells 
Steve Shewchuk 
 
Costume Design by
Meg McMillan 
 
Makeup Department
Crystal Biloski .... special makeup effects trainee
Joe Colwell .... special makeup effects artist
Ken Culver .... prosthetics technician
Mike Fields .... special makeup effects artist
Alex Ganczar .... special makeup effects trainee
Ediena Hawkes .... key hair stylist
Steven Kostanski .... special makeup effects trainee
Amanda Kuryk .... first assistant makeup artist (as Amanda Lesage)
Jennifer Machnee .... additional special effects makeup artist
Brenda Magalas .... special makeup effects
Todd Masters .... prosthetic makeup designer and supervisor
Doug Morrow .... makeup department head
Sarah Pickersgill .... special makeup effects artist
Nicholas Podbrey .... special effects makeup artist
Nicholas Podbrey .... special effects makeup coordinator
Dan Rebert .... prosthetic makeup designer and supervisor
Catherina Saites .... first assistant hair stylist (as Catharina Saites)
Forest Sala .... head of hair department
Kyla Rose Tremblay .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Joanna L. Rees Jones .... post production executive
Koah Kruse .... post-production supervisor
Lesley Oswald .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Crossin .... second assistant director
Richard O'Brien-Moran .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ricardo Alms .... set designer
Ryan Berzuk .... assistant property master
Lloyd Brandson .... co-lead scenic artist
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist
Joelle Craven .... graphics
Jason Gibbs .... property master
Janet Kusnick .... storyboard artist
Alexis Labra .... on-set dresser
Gordon Lebredt .... set designer
Bill MacInnis .... assistant set decorator
Lisa Manchulenko .... key greens
Robb Paraskevopoulos .... carpenter
Bill Sinosich .... on-set carpenter
Brian Smith .... construction coordinator
Khali Wenaus .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Jesse Dube-Smith .... sound trainee
Luke Dunn Gielmuda .... sound designer
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer
Graeme Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer
James Kusan .... sound recordist
Christine McLeod .... co-sound supervisor
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Glen Noseworthy .... foley recordist
Belinda Pattison .... assistant sound editor
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Christopher M. Ray .... assistant re-recording mixer (as Chris Ray)
Ian Robinson .... sound engineer
Adam Sharpe .... foley recordist
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer
James Wallace .... sound designer
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor
Tony Wyman .... boom operator
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gideon Hay .... special effects makeup
Brian Hillard .... special effects makeup: Masters F/X
James Kozier .... special effects co-coordinator
Cullen Redekop .... special effects assistant
Tim Storvick .... special effects coordinator
Hill Vinot .... sculptor/fabricator: Todd Masters FX
 
Visual Effects by
Austin Basile .... digital compositor
Ann-Marie Blommaert .... visual effects project manager
Landon Bootsma .... digital compositor
Dan Brittain .... digital compositor
Todd Busch .... visual effects editor
Drake Conrad .... digital colorist
Pete Dionne .... 3d supervisor: Technicolor
Steve Elliott .... visual effects I/O: Technicolor
Colleen Jenkinson .... visual effects producer: Technicolor Creative Services
Stephen Misek .... effects technical director
Erik Nordby .... visual effects supervisor
Jeremy Price .... visual effects artist
Persis Reynolds .... visual effects executive producer: Technicolor Vancouver
Michael Stewart .... digital compositor: Technicolor
Tomaso Tartarotti .... digital compositor
Patrick Thompson .... digital compositor
Matt Yeoman .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Megan Herkert .... wendy stunt double
Alyssa Jantz .... mary stunt double
Garth Merkeley .... matt stunt double
Chuck Robinson .... off camera stunt driver
Kristen Sawatzky .... sara stunt double
Dan Skene .... on camera stunt driver (as Daniel Skene)
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Sean Skene .... cop stunt double
Richard Thomas .... stunt fireman
 
Camera and Electrical Department
François Balcaen .... key grip
John Clarke .... gaffer
Allen Fraser .... still photographer
Caley Gibson .... camera trainee
Casey Harrison .... second assistant camera
Jason Heke .... second assistant camera
Junichi Hosoi .... steadicam
Jonathan Kennedy .... grip
Ryan McGregor .... camera trainee
W. James Meagher .... lighting technician
William Mills .... dolly grip
Doug Petersen .... grip
Rebecca Sandulak .... still photographer
Ben Stouffer .... daily electrician
Terry Thiessen .... grip
Brad Vos .... camera operator: 'a' camera
 
Casting Department
Jim Heber .... casting: Canada
Kari Rieger .... extras casting
Joey Ritche .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Dunfield .... key costumer
Amy Sztulwark .... costume buyer
Angela Wells .... costume truck supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Adam M. Duthie .... first assistant editor
Kate Kroll .... post-production coordinator
Jennifer Taylor .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Hal Beckett .... conductor
Hal Beckett .... contractor
Hal Beckett .... supervising music editor
William Boston .... orchestrator
Meagan Carsience .... music editor
Sherri Chung .... orchestrator
Greg Hamilton .... music preparation
Robert J. Kral .... orchestrator
Roger Monk .... score mixer
Milton Nelson .... orchestrator
Vince Renaud .... score mixer
Ellen Segal .... music editor
Marissa Steingold .... solo vocals
Sandy Taronno .... guitar advisor
 
Transportation Department
Scott Quantrell .... driver
Corey Walker .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Lindsay Affleck .... office production assistant
Lesa Andelson .... production counsel
Neal Baksh .... assistant location manager
Matthew Benson .... production executive
Peter Block .... production executive
B. Pat Burns .... rehearsal actor
Paul Courchaine .... first assistant accountant
Laura Daniel .... assistant: Mr. Cornwell
Kiran Dhillon .... office intern
Chris Doss .... executive in charge of finance
Cathie J. Edgar .... location manager
Laura Forrest .... travel services provided by
Andrew Gallinger .... locations key
Suraj Gohill .... production lender
Tamara Harland .... location production assistant
Jennifer Hoffman .... assistant: Mr. Brooks
Cathie Hutfluss .... medical consultant
Robb Inniss .... assistant production coordinator
Robb Inniss .... production coordinator: pre-production
Shannon Jacques .... stand-in
Heather Joyce .... director of marketing: Gold Circle Films
Lisa Knight .... business affairs and post production coordinator
Mary Catherine Little .... assistant: Mr. Niemeyer
Todd Masters .... prosthetics supervisor
Tamara Mauthe .... production coordinator
Allan McGowan .... security
Karly Meola .... assistant: v. madsen
Alanna Mills .... continuity
Alanna Mills .... script supervisor
Nicolas Phillips .... lead lighting technician
Nicholas Podbrey .... prosthetics coordinator
Nicholas Podbrey .... puppeteer
Carmen Reed .... creative consultant
Jayson Schimnowski .... production assistant
Allen Snedeker Sr. .... creative consultant
Dylan Tarason .... executive in charge of production
Kevin Waehner .... assistant: Mr. Kessell
Adam Wilton .... office production assistant
Dylan Woodley .... accounting clerk
Sheila Woodley .... production accountant
Ryan Wuckert .... location scout
Todd Zeller .... unit publicist
 
Thanks
Dalibor Backovic .... special thanks (as Dalibor Backovich)
Peter Block .... special thanks
Kenny Boyce .... we would like to thank: manager of film & special events, city of Winnipeg
Johnny Cash .... in memory of
Jason Constantine .... special thanks
Abby Elkins .... special thanks
Sam Elkins .... special thanks
Suzy Elkins .... special thanks
Eric Gable .... special thanks
Louise O'Brien-Moran .... special thanks
Carole Vivier .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of terror and disturbing images
Runtime:
92 min | 102 min (extended cut)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the original story, the one trapped in the bathroom curtain is Sara and not Wendy.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the Reverend took out an eyelid from the box to look at it, it vertical, when the shot is from over his shoulder the eyelid it is horizontal. Yet back to a side shot, it is once again vertical.See more »
Quotes:
Matt Campbell:Mom, if I die...
Sara Campbell:No! You won't.
[she turns and hurries out of the room]
Matt Campbell:[under his breath] ... it's not your fault.
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Predictably clichéd. But, surprisingly well made., 23 May 2010
Author: Girish Winchester from Bangalore

Sara Campbell (Virginia Madsen) and her husband, Peter Campbell (Martin Donovan) decide to move to Connecticut when the long journey for the treatment of cancer to her son, Matt Campbell (Kyle Gallner) is taking a huge toll on his body. The 5 children and her move into a cheap rental home, but it is quite huge. The father stays back at his job and only comes to Connecticut at weekends. The house has a history behind it. It was actually a mortuary in the 1920's, where Ramsey Aickman was famous for his seances which were attended by Harvard professors and all kinds of big shots. He had an assistant Jonah, who was a kid, and he was a medium who could amplify the nature of these seances. During one of their seances, all the sitters around the seance were killed, except Jonah who was never found again. But now Jonah is haunting Matt and things start to get weirder as the days go by.

This film is 'based on a true story'. How many times have we seen a horror movie which proclaims itself to be based on true events? Most of the times its just a cheap trick to make more money. So, I had decided long back never to watch a horror movie by thinking that it was actually a true event. This film is clichéd and sort predictable upto a point. Do we have a kid who can see ghosts? Check. Do we have parents who think he is hallucinating? Check. Some cute adorable children? Check. A haunting history to the place? Check. A guy of faith to help them in their time of need? Check. A friend who will believe Matt? Check. Cats or other animals possessed? No. Surprising, isn't it? Possessed animals are quite a hit among horror movie directors. Anyway, the thing which makes the movie a believable true story is the ending in which Sara says her son is fine and has no cancer now. That would be a kind of proof that this was a true story.

Even with all of the clichés, this is a very well made movie which is worth a watch. The real high point of the movie is Kyle Gallner who gives a haunting performance as Matt, the cancer kid who can see the dead. We can see the subtle change in him when he is kind of possessed by the ghost, in the scene where he makes his little brother sleep on a metal table used for autopsies in the funeral room and spins the boy round and round and the look on Matt's face was extremely creepy. He is truly an amazing actor and looks frightening throughout the movie. Virginia Madsen needs no special mention, we all know that she was an Oscar nominee and a good actress. She pulls in the necessary requirement of the character. Elias Koteas as Reverend Popescu didn't do enough justice to the role. That's just my opinion. The father character played by Martin Donovan did a good job, except in the drunk scene, where it really didn't add anything to the story. The graphics are quite cool and it is very stylistically shot which makes it quite a good horror movie. The editing is slick and the ghost scenes look really cool. There are no false jump scares and the background score is well done.

7/10

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