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The Yellow Wallpaper (2012)

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After a devastating fire, Charlotte and John rent a countryside house and attempt to start life over, though Charlotte, upon seeing visions of her deceased daughter, retreats to the house's attic and pulls away from her husband and sister.

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Dr. John Weiland
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Charlotte Weiland
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Jennie Gilman
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Catherine Sayer
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Sarah Weiland at age 8
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Colleen Preston
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Travis Preston (as Joseph Williamson)
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David Kilbourne - Duellist
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Peter Ware
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Sage at Duel
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Mrs. Foucolt at Tea Party
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Mrs. Tremayne at Tea Party
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Mrs. Steele at Tea Party
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The Yellow Wallpaper (Motion Picture) is an "Origins Myth"... rather than a direct adaptation of the famous Charlotte Perkins Gilman story. Drawing from the original short story and a number of Gilmans' other gothic works (The Giant Wisteria, The Unwatched Door, etc.), The Yellow Wallpaper is an original narrative of events that unfold around the actual writing of "The Yellow Wallpaper" short story. After a devastating fire, Charlotte and John rent a countryside house and attempt to start life over, though Charlotte, upon seeing visions of her deceased daughter, retreats to the house's attic and pulls away from her husband and sister. Written by Max Visconti

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Writer/actor Aric Cushing spent one year compiling lost stories of Gilman's entitled 'The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories'. See more »

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Excellent highly original Horror time piece
29 April 2012 | by (yourhdd') – See all my reviews

I was highly skeptical after seeing the trailer for this and all the 10 star reviews, but I have to say it was definitely worth ones time. The Yellow Wallpaper definitely had budget restraints, but that didn't really matter here. The acting and overall ambiance gradually drew me in deeper and deeper to these people's lives. The movie really had an old feel to it that a lot of Hollywood films lack. I actually felt like I was watching these people.

With that being said, The Yellow Wallpaper is a bizarre movie that has some shades of Lovecraft in it. It strays from the original short story into a full feature that stands out on its own. Im glad it took the direction it did because so many people were talking about the short I figured I pretty much already knew how it was going to end. I'm glad I was wrong.

This film is a bit of a slow burn, but it carries itself well. Its creepy, bizarre, and bleak. I recommend this to anyone who likes time pieces and Lovecraft stories.

Solid 7/10


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