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"Masters of Horror" Dreams in the Witch-House (2005)

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Masters of Horror:  Dreams in the Witch-House: Season 1: Episode 2 -- A graduate student questions his sanity after he rents a room in an old boarding house which was the residence of a 17th Century witch, and he figures out that the evil forces still roam within the walls.

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Director:
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Mick Garris (creator)
H.P. Lovecraft (short story)
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4 November 2005 (Season 1, Episode 2)
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A graduate student questions his sanity after he rents a room in an old boarding house which was the residence of a 17th Century witch, and he figures out that the evil forces still roam within the walls. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A brilliant adaptation of H.P Lovecrafts Classic tale by veteran director Stuart Gordon. See more (38 total) »

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Stuart Gordon 
 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (creator)

H.P. Lovecraft (short story)

Dennis Paoli (teleplay) &
Stuart Gordon (teleplay)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Bo Altherr .... producer: special features
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer (as Steve Brown)
Ben Browning .... co-producer
Andrew Deane .... executive producer
Mick Garris .... executive producer
Adam Goldworm .... co-producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Lisa Richardson .... producer
Grant Rosenberg .... consulting producer
Tom Rowe .... producer
Pascal Verschooris .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Band 
 
Cinematography by
Jon Joffin 
 
Film Editing by
Marshall Harvey 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor  (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Kelly Wagner  (as Kelly Martin Wagner)
 
Production Design by
David Fischer 
 
Art Direction by
Don Macaulay 
 
Set Decoration by
Ide Foyle 
 
Costume Design by
Lyn Kelly 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects artist
Mark Boley .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Mark Bolie)
Michael Deak .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Mike Deak)
Mike Fields .... on-set key makeup artist: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Michael Fields)
Robert Freitas .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Rob Freitas)
Cleo Gagner .... first assistant hair stylist (as Cleo Gagne)
Sarah Graham .... on-set key makeup artist: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Dana Hamel .... makeup artist
Grady Holder .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Jim Leonard .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Amanda McGowan .... first assistant makeup artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects artist (as Gregory Nicotero)
Ron Pipes .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Frank Rydberg .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc. (as Frank Ryberg)
Shannon Shea .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
Adina Shore .... hair stylist
Veronica Torres .... special effects makeup crew: KNB EFX Group, Inc.
 
Production Management
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager: IDT Entertainment
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor
Marie Norton .... administrative manager: IDT Entertainment
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production: IDT Entertainment
Pascal Verschooris .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karin Behrenz .... third assistant director (as Karen Behrenz)
Mick MacKay .... first assistant director
Ian Samoil .... second assistant director
Yannick Leray .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Trevor Ralph .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Andrei Andrianko .... assistant art director
Doris Deutschmann .... art department coordinator
Nick Dibley .... property master (as Nicholas Dibley)
Jim Geddes .... construction coordinator
Leesa Hanna .... assistant set decorator (as Leesa McNalley)
Jake Miller .... assistant property master
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (uncredited)
Robert Foreman .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sean McGee .... on-set props assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Power .... leadman (uncredited)
Regan Steele .... set dresser (uncredited)
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Kevin Belen .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... sound supervisor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Kevin Konarzewski .... adr mixer
Jason Mauza .... foley editor
Laurie Melhus .... audio post coordinator
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean Raymond .... foley mixer
Sebastian Salm .... sound mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Colin Smith .... boom operator
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor (as Matt Wilson)
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Joshua Stevenson .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Derek Heselton .... special effects best boy (as Derek Heselston)
Wayne Szybunka .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Corey Bastiaans .... cg artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Matt Belbin .... visual effects editor: Anthem Visual Effects
Sébastien Bergeron .... digital effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects
Paul Chapman .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Craig Clarke .... senior compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Darren MacKay .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Stu McRae .... digital compositor: Anthem Visual Effects
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects coordinator: Anthem Visual Effects (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects producer: Anthem Visual Effects (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects
Mladen Miholjcic .... senior cgi artist: Anthem Visual Effects (uncredited)
Stephen Paschke .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bradley S. Creasser .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Brad Creasser)
Stewart Henshaw .... best boy lighting
Kieran Humphries .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tom Kaczmarski .... key grip
Christina Kasperczyk .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Kolafa .... gaffer (as Michael Kolafa)
Dean Schwingboth .... best boy grip
Peter Wilke .... camera operator: "b" camera
Rob Cantin .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Chris Cove .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Ian Gariepy .... grip (uncredited)
Jeff Grimshire .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Seth Hettrick .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Jos Oman .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting (as Sandra Ken-Freeman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Leduc .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Richard Cordes .... color timer
Andrea Dixon .... color timer
David Reale .... assistant editor
Matt Venables .... post-production coordinator
Mike Williamson .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Mike Beckett .... music editor
Lisa Brown .... music supervisor
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Ed Shearmur .... composer: main title music (as Edward Shearmur)
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
James Fogel .... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Fraser Sutherland .... transportation coordinator
John Swetlikoe .... transportation captain
Vince Morden .... cable truck (uncredited)
Vince Morden .... driver: cable truck (uncredited)
Duane Shearer .... office driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Barbara Barnes .... assistant production coordinator
Steve Best .... assistant to director
Kristi Blicharski .... unit publicist
Sheri Buckham .... assistant accountant
Andrzej Dec-Williams .... assistant location manager (as Andrzej Dec)
Kathryn Drew .... production accountant (as Kath Drew)
Shalia Edl .... production coordinator
Tracey Gardhouse .... rat trainer
Gary Garfinkel .... network executive
Louisa Gradnitzer .... location manager
Kristin Harris .... production coordinator: IDT Entertainment
Dave Harvey .... assistant accountant
Alison Hunter .... script supervisor
Katy Lew .... assistant to producers
Ross Redhead .... assistant to producers
Louie Schwartzberg .... stock footage (as Louis Schwartzberg)
Alison Stephen .... assistant to producers
Alison Stephen .... script coordinator
Bonnie Sutherland .... set supervisor
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in (as Stephen Tibbets)
Raj Uppal .... assistant to producers (as Rajvinder Uppal)
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager
Desiree Zurowski .... stand-in
Krista Johnston .... clearances (uncredited)
Connie Rusgen .... animal trainer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
55 min | Argentina:60 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (DVD) (self applied) (2007) | Italy:VM14 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | USA:TV-MA
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Trivia:
On the DVD commentary for another Stuart Gordon movie called From Beyond, Gordon and Brian Yuzna mention that they had planned to make an adaptation of Dreams in the Witch-House in the 1980s after the success of Re-Animator. From Beyond ended up getting made instead.See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Dombrowski - Manager:You ain't gonna find any cheaper than this.
Walter Gilman:Yeah, I know. I'll take it.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A brilliant adaptation of H.P Lovecrafts Classic tale by veteran director Stuart Gordon., 15 November 2010
Author: Vivekmaru45 from Kenya

This Is Horror at its very best.

Based on a short story by the undisputed master of the horror tale H.P Lovecraft first published in the July 1933 issue of Weird Tales .

The Dreams in the Witch House was likely inspired by the lecture "The Size Of The Universe" by Willem de Sitter which Lovecraft attended three months prior to writing the story.

Several prominent motifs—including the geometry and curvature of space, and a deeper understanding of the nature of the universe through pure mathematics—are covered in de Sitter's lecture. The idea of using higher dimensions of non-Euclidean space as short cuts through normal space can be traced to A. S. Eddington's The Nature of the Physical World which Lovecraft alludes to having read.

A graduate student Walter Gilman (played by Ezra Godden) rents a cheap room. The dimensions of Gilman's room in the house are unusual, and seem to conform to a kind of unearthly geometry that Gilman theorizes can enable travel from one plane or dimension to another.

Walter hers some shrieks coming from a neighboring room where a single mother Frances Elwood (played by Chelah Horsdal) lives with her baby boy. He immediately goes to see what the trouble is and finds her fending of a rat. He chases the rat away which disappears through a hole in the wall. Frances tells Walter that the rat has been plaguing her baby for some time.

He informs the unconcerned landlord who promptly tells him to sort out any problems he has by himself. It is her that he first meet Masurewicz (played by Campbell Lane) who asks him if the rat that he saw had a human face. Walter denied having seen a rat with a human face.

In a dream that he has he is visited by a rat-faced human familiar Brown Jenkin who tells him that "She will come for him".

He goes to Masurewicz and tells him about the dream. Masurewicz tells him that his life is in great peril.

What happens next in the film is for you to find out.

Expect nothing but the best from Stuart Gordon the director of The Re-animator (1985), From Beyond (1986), Fortress (1992) and Dagon (2001). Special effects are solid along with terrific acting.

Buy the Masters Of Horror Complete Collection on DVD and enjoy horror by the greatest horror directors of all time.

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