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The Skeptic -- Following his aunt's mysterious death, a power lawyer (Daly) moves into the elderly woman’s supposedly haunted mansion. There, he dismisses one incident after another, until the haunting turns so personal and vicious, his veneer begins to unravel.


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A tormented man's reluctant search for greater meaning in his life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Good relax-and-curl-up-on-the-sofa-with-a-bowl-of-popcorn movie. . . See more (30 total) »


  (in credits order)

Tim Daly ... Bryan Becket

Tom Arnold ... Sully

Zoe Saldana ... Cassie

Edward Herrmann ... Dr. Shepard (as Ed Herrmann)

Andrea Roth ... Robin Becket

Robert Prosky ... Father Wymond

Bruce Altman ... Dr. Koven

Lea Coco ... Deputy Lura
Sara Weaver ... Helena Becket (as Sarah Weaver)

L.J. Foley ... Young Bryan Becket

Paul Tietjen ... Michael Becket
Steve Fletcher ... Courtroom Lawyer

Christina Rouner ... Courtroom Witness
Catherine Wyler ... Carol
James DiSalvatore ... Carl
Chris Silipigno ... Raz
John J. Taylor ... Courtroom Judge (as John Taylor)
Lee Bieler ... Bartender
Alex Demers ... Derek
Judy Spevack ... Dead Mrs. Deaver
Cassidy ... Dillon
Julia Ricciardi ... Lizzie Borden
Meg Savage ... Krista
J.J. Buchner ... Matt

Shannon Rafferty ... Paralegal
Kathryn Zox ... Sleep Walking Woman
Matt Leddick ... Riley
Kyle Burke Ford ... Conny
Steve Chick ... Lobby lawyer
Victoria Bruster ... Lobby lawyer
Terry J. Field ... Pub patron (as Terry Field)
Kathy Striefert ... Pub patron
Maureen Taylor ... Pub patron
Julie A. Murphy ... Waitress
Cailey Bardwell ... Goblin
Molly Bardwell ... Goblin
Quinn Taylor Bardwell ... Bunny
Tennyson Taylor Bardwell ... Halloween Ghost
Wayland Taylor Bardwell ... Devil
Alex Beer ... Scarecrow (as Alexander Beer)
Gabriel Beer ... Mummy
Maxwell Beer ... Joker
Allayla Silipigno ... Viking
Jessica DeLong ... Witch (as Jessica R. DeLong)
Kayla Murphy ... Witch
Maggie Ricciardi ... Witch
Ciara Silipigno ... Witch
Ann Marie Lizzi ... Teacher
Jill McClain ... Teacher
Jon L. Yusaitis ... 2nd courtroom attorney
Suzanne Lang Baetz ... Courtroom Insurance Rep / Voice of Marlene Deaver

Nicole Signore ... Paralegal
Beth Facto ... Courtroom plaintiff
Christopher Shields ... Firm attorney

Mo Quigley ... Helena Becket (voice)
Shannon Ryan ... Undefined role(s) (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Campano ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Tennyson Bardwell 
Writing credits
Tennyson Bardwell (written by)

Produced by
Paul Bardwell .... executive producer
Tennyson Bardwell .... producer
Brian David Cange .... co-producer
Jon Griggs .... associate producer
Ann Marie Lizzi .... associate producer
Isen Robbins .... producer
Aimee Schoof .... producer
Dave Silipigno .... executive producer (as David B. Silipigno)
Mary-Beth Taylor .... producer
Original Music by
Brett Rosenberg 
Cinematography by
Claudio Rocha 
Film Editing by
Ann Marie Lizzi 
Casting by
Christine Sheaks 
Production Design by
Susan Block 
Art Direction by
Lissette Schettini 
Set Decoration by
Meg Savage 
Costume Design by
Sarah Beers 
Makeup Department
Loretta Alston .... key hair stylist
David Kalahiki .... additional hair stylist
David Kalahiki .... additional makeup artist
Leo Won .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Tena Golding .... production manager: second unit
Jon Griggs .... post-production supervisor
Emily Perez .... production manager: second unit
Nan Sandle .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephanie Bortis .... second second assistant director
Scott Larkin .... second assistant director
Michael A. Moffa .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jason Bistarkey .... lead man
Mechelle Chojecki .... property master
Devon Ford .... computer program design
Dominic Maier .... scenic artist
Chuck Shaw .... swing
Brian Urbina .... property master
Kory C. Victor .... assistant props and sets
Tim Wechgelaer .... construction coordinator
Michael I. Whelan .... art production assistant
Jason White .... contributing artist
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Eli Cohn .... assistant sound
Rob Daly .... foley editor
Neil Danziger .... boom operator
Tammy Douglas .... sound mixer: re-shoots
Jeff Formosa .... dialogue editor
Mark Garcia .... foley supervisor
Jan McLaughlin .... sound mixer
Eric Offin .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Offin .... supervising sound editor
Guillermo Pena-Tapia .... boom operator: reshoot
Daniel Perlin .... sound designer
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Anthony Vincent .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Russell Bouchelle .... third electrician
Ralph Brandofino .... first assistant camera
Jim Burke .... grip
Jaime D'Aquino .... second assistant camera (as Jaime Segschneider)
Peter Fackler .... key grip
Ryan Gibeau .... additional electrician
P.J. Hand .... grip
Alexa Harris .... additional electrician
Mike Jackson .... best boy grip
Evin Lowe .... gaffer
Bill Lucia .... additional best boy electric
David Peska .... additional electrician
Paul Rogers .... grip
Daniel D. Sariano .... second assistant camera
Joy Weber .... best boy electric
Greg Wimer .... first assistant camera
Ian Woolston-Smith .... Steadicam operator
Yueni Zander .... camera loader
Casting Department
Rebecca Gushin .... casting assistant
Elizabeth Shea .... extras casting
Sharon Wolin .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chrissy Kuhn .... wardrobe supervisor
Jennifer Roe .... wardrobe supervisor
Caitlin Stolley .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
John Dowdell .... digital intermediate colorist
Lloyd Forcellini .... on-line editor
Peter Heady .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Jean Lane .... digital intermediate producer
Amy Smith .... assistant editor
Tim Spitzer .... digital intermediate supervisor
Other crew
Steven C. Beer .... lead attorney
John Caccese .... assistant production office coordinator
John Calderon .... production assistant
Steve Chick .... assistant to director
Steve Chick .... researcher
Terry DeLong .... head accountant
Romualdo 'Aldo' Scotto DiCarlo .... location assistant
Jodi Domanic-Riccio .... script supervisor
Orion Dwelley .... location production assistant
Andrew Ellis .... set production assistant
Debra D. Espey .... production accountant
Heidi Hoyt .... caterer
Michael Hoyt .... caterer
Despina Kotsakis-Smith .... production accountant
Juan Mazara .... key set production assistant
Maria Miles .... attorney (as Mary Miles)
Joseph Miller .... security officer
Dana Nelson .... production coordinator (as Dana Rafferty)
Matt Noeth .... set production assistant
Michael Pantzer .... assistant: Susan Block
Sean J. Piasecki .... first aid
Dorin Razam-Grunfeld .... assistant production office coordinator
Elizabeth Shea .... location manager

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Also Known As:
"The Haunting of Bryan Becket" - International (English title)
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USA:89 min | Canada:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Dr. Warren Koven's name derives from two words related to witchcraft: a coven is an assembly of usually 13 witches, and a warren is a maze of small rooms where they might gather.See more »
Continuity: When Bryan (Daly) goes down to the wine cellar and gets a bottle of wine (at about 45 min. mark), it appears to be a brown bottle with a white label. It looks the same when the scene shifts to him trying to open the trunk. But a few moments later, when the scene shifts to him sitting at the table eating, with the bottle of wine quite obvious, talking about "what's in the trunk"...the wine bottle is green with an obviously colorful label.See more »
[first lines]
[Deputy Lura looks around the dark house with his flashlight]
Deputy Lura:Miss Deaver? It's Deputy Lura, ma'am. Got a phone call from this house. Somebody hung up. Everything all right? Miss Deaver?
[He hears a sound]
Deputy Lura:Is somebody in there? I can hear you, you know. Miss Deaver, is that you?
[His flashlight finds Dead Miss Deaver, who appears to have died of fright]
Deputy Lura:Jesus!
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Movie Connections:
References The Changeling (1980)See more »
Brand New Me, Same Old BluesSee more »


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69 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
Good relax-and-curl-up-on-the-sofa-with-a-bowl-of-popcorn movie. . ., 15 May 2009
Author: bunny226622 from United States

The movie is about a guy, Bryan Becket (played convincingly by Tim Daly) who, while going through the process of a divorce, moves into his recently deceased aunt's house. The house is soon to be turned over to a University Lab that does sleep studies and studies on paranormal and psychic phenomena. While staying at the house, Bryan becomes aware of strange incidents that allude to a haunting which ultimately entrenches him in a mystery surrounding the secrets of his "blocked" childhood.

What I liked about this movie is that it is very laid-back and down-to-earth in it's telling. The way the haunting unfolds in small but creepy events served to make the hair stand up on the back of my neck. This movie doesn't rely on over-the-top haunting events, thank God, and that's what makes it all the more believable. It's simple but very eerie, the way a haunted house movie should be. I also really liked the characters. They were all unique and compelling people and the dialogue is witty and intelligent. Really worth spending 89 minutes of your life on.

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