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"Masters of Horror" Valerie on the Stairs (2006)

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Mick Garris (creator)
Mick Garris (teleplay)
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Original Air Date:
21 October 2006 (Season 2, Episode 8)
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Plot:
Taken from a Clive Barker original screen story, tells the tale of a novelist who discovers there are fates worse than literary anonymity in this sexually-charged tale of terror. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tyron Leitso ... Rob Hanisey
Nicola Lipman ... Nancy Bloom

Jonathan Watton ... Bruce Sweetland

Christopher Lloyd ... Everett Neely

Christine Barrie ... Anna

Clare Grant ... Valerie

Suki Kaiser ... Patricia Dunbar

Tony Todd ... The Beast
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Juan Carlos Velis ... Dude (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Mick Garris 
 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (creator)

Mick Garris (teleplay)

Clive Barker (based on a story by)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Steve Best .... associate 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
Tom Rowe .... producer
Pascal Verschooris .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Band 
 
Cinematography by
Jon Joffin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Cohen 
 
Casting by
Stuart Aikins 
Sean Cossey 
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport  (as David H. Rapaport)
 
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
Lyne Denomme .... first assistant makeup artist
Mike Fields .... on-set key makeup artist (as Michael Fields)
Sarah Graham .... on-set key makeup artist
Marcy Hodel .... first assistant hair stylist
Tami Lane .... on-set key makeup artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects artist (as Gregory Nicotero)
Adina Shore .... key hair stylist
Margaret Solomon .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager: Starz Productions (as Margo Zimmerman)
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor
Sheri Mayervich .... unit production manager
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production: Starz Productions
Pascal Verschooris .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexia S. Droz .... second assistant director (as Alexia Droz)
David Markowitz .... first assistant director
Ania Musiatowicz .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Andrei Andrianko .... assistant art director
Nick Dibley .... property master (as Nicholas Dibley)
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person
Jim Geddes .... construction coordinator
John McIntosh .... greens
Jake Miller .... assistant property master
Nathalie Morin .... assistant set decorator (as Natalie Morin)
Zbibgniew Scheller .... construction foreman (as Zbish Scheller)
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator
Izabela Domachowski .... set dresser (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer graphics designer (uncredited)
Scott Riddell .... second assistant props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Kevin Belen .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... adr supervisor
Jacqueline Cristianini .... dialogue supervisor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Devan Kraushar .... sound effects editor
Jason Mauza .... foley editor
Laurie Melhus .... audio post-production coordinator
Glen Noseworthy .... adr mixer
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Sebastian Salm .... sound mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Colin Smith .... boom operator
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Randy Ball .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Mark Boley .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Robert Freitas .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Rob Freitas)
Steve Hartman .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Derek Heselton .... best boy special effects
Grady Holder .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Akihito Ikeda .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Jim Leonard .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Alex 'Little Al' Lorenzana .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Harrison Lorenzana)
Ben Rittenhouse .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Kathy Sully .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as K.L. Sully)
Wayne Szybunka .... special effects coordinator
Veronica Torres .... effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
 
Visual Effects by
Matt Belbin .... digital effects editor (as Matthew Belbin)
Sébastien Bergeron .... digital effects supervisor
Michael Goddard .... cg artist (as Mike Goddard)
Gael Hollard .... digital compositor
Annabelle Kent .... digital compositor
Lionel Lim .... digital compositor
Adam Marisett .... cg artist
Mladen Miholjcic .... cg artist
Bryce Rieger .... digital compositor
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects producer (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Jonah West .... digital compositor
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor
Jayson Castro .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Cooper .... first assistant camera (as Sandy Cooper)
Brian Johnson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Kolafa .... gaffer (as Michael Kolafa)
Brock Miller .... best boy grip
Jos Oman .... first assistant camera
Steve Sherlock .... key grip
Jared Smith .... best boy lighting
Peter Wilke .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ian Gariepy .... dolly grip: "b" camera (uncredited)
Marc Nolet .... grip (uncredited)
Pascal Jean Provost .... cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenna Owen .... assistant costume designer
Tyler Tone .... set costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Nathan Atkins .... assistant editor
Richard Cordes .... color timer
Andrea Dixon .... color timer
Troy Sitter .... post-production assistant
Matt Venables .... post-production coordinator
Mike Williamson .... editorial coordinator
 
Music Department
Mike Beckett .... music editor
Jennifer Ross .... music supervisor
Ed Shearmur .... composer: main title music (as Edward Shearmur)
 
Transportation Department
Louie Hausner .... transportation captain
John Swetlikoe .... transportation coordinator
Vince Morden .... cable truck (uncredited)
Duane Shearer .... office driver (uncredited)
Jovan Vujatovic .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Christine Barrie .... stand-in
Laura Collini .... script supervisor (as Laura June Colini)
Genessa Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Jim Desroches .... production coordinator (as James Desroches)
Annie Doyon .... assistant accountant
Elissa Friedman .... production administration manager: Starz Productions
Cameron Grierson .... assistant to producer
Cameron Grierson .... script coordinator
Richter Hartig .... production auditor: Starz Productions (as Richter Q. Hartig)
Dave Harvey .... assistant accountant
Tom Hoeverman .... assistant location manager
Andrea Kaufman .... production coordinator: Starz Productions (as Andrea M. Kaufman)
Katy Lew .... executive administrator
Ross Redhead .... assistant to producers
Tracey Renyard .... location manager
Adrian Salpeter .... assistant to producers
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in (as Stephen Tibbets)
Bill Vigars .... unit publicist
Steven Vlasak .... operations manager
Beverly Wiens .... production accountant
Stephanie Brown .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nancy Heller .... office manager: Anthem Visual Effects (uncredited)
Krista Johnston .... clearance (uncredited)
Gary Stamford .... set wireman (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Runtime:
60 min | Germany:57 min
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Trivia:
The rejection letter in the opening shots from DMG Publishing House is dated February 29, 2007. Obviously that date does not exist in our world, as 2007 is not a leap year.See more »
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References "Twilight Zone" (1959)See more »

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13 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Did This Even Make Sense?, 4 February 2007
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A young writer checks into a hotel where you are allowed to live for free as long as you like, as long as you never publish anything. The moment you get something published, you are asked to leave the hotel. Within the hotel, though, is a woman named Valerie (on the stairs) who needs to be saved from some supernatural force. What is our young writer to do? I thought the story had potential after reading the synopsis. As an aspiring writer myself, I like the idea of a place that lets you focus on your writing on your schedule, but has you enter the real world once you're done. This film is alright... except that most of it makes no sense and its very repetitive (within one hour).

Clive Barker is a well-known horror writer, so we expect a lot from him (though, in all honesty, I can't for the life of me tell you much good he's produced). And we have director Mick Garris -- the man who directed "Chocolate" from season one, which many people (not including myself) consider to be the worst episode of that season. Garris is second-rate, I won't even try to defend him. He has made nothing that will leave a lasting dent on the horror community in generations to come.

The best thing about this short film is the acting. The main character is alright and another housemate (Bruce) is even better. Valerie... not so much. Tony Todd ("Candyman") shows up, but sadly is given a role that doesn't really have him doing anything besides be menacing. Christopher Lloyd is yet another housemate and does a fine job with it, though there was nothing about he role that demanded the presence of Christopher Lloyd.

As I've been saying, the film makes no sense, and that's the biggest drawback. We have some decent gore, scary sound effects and plenty of nudity. But I didn't follow why any of it was going on. The biggest mysteries are explained about halfway through, but others are left untouched and the ending is complete and utter nonsense. In fact, the ending being changed just slightly would have made my rating of this film go up at least a little bit.

We are now through eight films of the thirteen episode season, and I continue to be unimpressed. With the exception of Landis and Argento, "Masters of Horror" has been more like "Masters of Bore". Mick Garris a great man for creating this show, but perhaps he needs to stay out of the director's chair. If his season three contribution turns out to be no better than "Chocolate" or "Valerie on the Stairs", he really should refrain from directing altogether. This episode can be missed without little loss on the viewer's part.

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