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"A Haunting" Hungry Ghosts (2006)

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Writers:
Fred Mills (writer)
Joseph Maddrey (writer)
Contact:
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
14 September 2006 (Season 2, Episode 5)
Plot:
An American family moves into a mansion in Taiwan and soon learns the ghost-infested house was built to terrorize its occupants. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Vernon Guinn 
Stuart Taylor 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph Maddrey  writer
Fred Mills  writer

Produced by
Joseph Maddrey .... producer
Tom Naughton .... executive producer
Larry Silverman .... series producer
Jack E. Smith .... executive producer: Discovery Channel
Justin Wolfe .... coordinating producer
 
Original Music by
Ed Smart 
 
Cinematography by
Ray Brown 
John Kavanaugh 
Michael Bratkowski (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Monument 
 
Casting by
Allison McCallum  (as Allison McCallum Moore)
 
Production Design by
Jack Ryan 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Ryan (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Angela Castillo 
Keith S. Jackson (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Terea Gorsick .... key make-up and hair (as Tia Gorsick)
 
Production Management
Michelle LeDoux .... vice president of production
Genevieve Standing .... production manager: Discovery Channel (as Gen Standing)
Nicolas Valcour .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vernon Guinn .... first assistant director
Marc Hormuth .... first assistant director
Brian Jennings .... second assistant director
Nora Minnich .... second assistant director
Kristine Ostrowski .... field director (as Kristin Ostrowski)
 
Art Department
John Brothers .... greensman
Nicole Buchanan .... props assistant
John Hutson .... on set props
Keith S. Jackson .... art department
Justin Jones .... art department
Kathleen L. Martin .... property master
Chuck Newsome .... production graphics
Jackie Smith .... painter
Kelsey Thompson .... construction coordinator
Juli Trotter .... set dresser
Kate Forry Guanci .... set dressing leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Larry Goeb .... sound editor
Marc Hormuth .... sound mixer
Bill Kaplan .... sound mixer
Mike Puckett .... sound supervisor
Robert Seymour .... location sound
Tim Stubelek .... location sound
Thomas Vogt .... location sound
James Cret Wilson .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Terea Gorsick .... special effects makeup
Anthony Torres .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Kristal Kamholz .... visual effects artist
Omar Rose .... visual effects artist
Meliza Fermin .... associate on-set visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wes Bailey .... best boy grip
John Baker .... best boy grip
Ryan Bedell .... first assistant camera
Michael Bratkowsky .... videographer (as Mike Bratkowsky)
Ray Brown .... key grip
Jacin Buchanan .... first assistant camera
Doug Cordonier .... best boy grip
Joshua Cross .... key grip (as Josh Cross)
James Dombey .... key grip
Danny Eckler .... electrician
Justin w Jones .... assistant camera
Antony Platt .... still photographer
Julian Porter .... electrician
Benny Smyth .... gaffer (as S. Benny Smyth)
Hektor Stockton .... gaffer
Gregoire Valcour .... videographer
Raphael Valcour .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Deborah Clay .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Bright .... wardrobe assistant
Jamie Broadnax .... set costumer
Adrienne Carey .... wardrobe assistant
Lance M. Culpepper .... wardrobe designer (as Lance Culpepper)
 
Editorial Department
Ariel Callahan .... post-production supervisor
Patrick Cashman .... assistant editor
Jerry Clark .... on-line editor
Jerry Clark .... technical supervisor
Jack Enrietta .... colorist
Jack Enrietta .... on-line editor
Derek Hill .... assistant editor
David Kimsler .... assistant editor
David Krimsier .... assistant editor
Curt Miller .... post-production manager
Andrew Monument .... supervising editor
 
Location Management
Jeff Frizzell .... location coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Tim Browne .... transportation coordinator
Brad Davis .... picture car coordinator (as Bradford Davis)
Jeff Frizzell .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Carol Bornman .... archive librarian
Carol Bornman .... archive research manager
Danny Britt .... caterer
Cheryl Chucoski .... archive researcher
Pamela Cole .... production controller
Meagan Davis .... production coordinator: Discovery channel
Kristen Eppley .... sales and marketing
Chip Johnson .... production assistant
Matt Katherman .... craft service
Michelle LeDoux .... production executive
Allison Mansfield .... deliverables coordinator
Mike Price .... production engineer
Stacy Quesenberry .... assistant: sales and marketing
Oscar Quiambao .... production assistant
David J. Smolar .... production coordinator: Discovery channel
Roz Victa .... production coordinator
Amy Willoughby .... production secretary
Keith Zobel .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Kristen Bishop .... special thanks
 

Series Crew
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Produced by
Jenny Chung .... episode producer
Christian Dunlap .... episode producer
Joseph Maddrey .... episode producer (as Joe Maddrey)
Liza Maddrey .... episode producer (as Liza Douglass)
Anne Rothwell .... episode producer (as Anne Scott Rothwell)
 
Art Department
Katherine Pritchard .... floor props
 
Sound Department
Rik Elliott .... sound recordist
Ryan Heiferman .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Brown .... dolly grip
Jason Scott Parker .... electrician (as Jason Parker)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Ellen Kurtz .... on-set costumer (as Rebecca Kurtz)
 
Other crew
John Hutson .... craft service
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
43 min

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Anachronisms: The story is set in 1984, however when the family travel to the house for the first time they do so in a 5-door Land Rover Discovery. Land Rover did not begin production of the Discovery until 1989 and as a 3-door model only, with the first 5-door model entering the UK market in 1990.See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A mansion in Taiwan becomes another "Amityville" horror for an American family..., 4 September 2009
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

The gorgeous setting for this horror tale is a mansion in Taiwan that, on the surface, appears to be brightly lit, colorful and tastefully decorated in Oriental splendor with sleek modern lines. And yet, not long after the family moves in (because the house comes with the husband's new job in Taiwan), strange things begin to happen.

The mother senses something wrong from the very beginning, but gradually the evil spirits seem to be focusing on her youngest daughter who has several frightening experiences when left alone. The father doesn't want to believe that there's anything supernatural going on.

A Tai clergyman is summoned to rid the house of the demons that seem to want to possess it and he reveals that the very architecture of the home is something intended to cause harm to its occupants.

He goes through a ritual of exorcism but warns the family not to stay on too much longer because whatever he's accomplished will last but a short time. In Taiwan, these kind of spirits are called "hungry ghosts" and he advises the young girl to place a basket of offerings in the yard to appease them. We're asked to believe that these spirits on the other side are searching for earthly comforts. Strange indeed.

It's all rather incredulous but at the same time it's so well acted and crafted that it's bound to give the viewer more than a few scary moments.

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