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The Cellar Door -- Herman has been searching for the perfect girl, but all he's collected are pieces; a chunk of hair; a severed finger; a jar of blood; until the alluring and beautiful Rudy. Refusing to play along in his twisted game, she is imprisoned in a wooden cage with only her wits against his savage murderous insanity. Will she win the desperate, hallucinatory game of cat and mouse and escape through the Cellar Door, or die trying?
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The Cellar Door -- A young woman, kidnapped and imprisoned in a wooden cell by a perverse serial killer, must use her wits to try and escape.
The Cellar Door -- A young woman, kidnapped and imprisoned in a wooden cell by a perverse serial killer, must use her wits to try and escape.

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2007 (USA) See more »
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The girl next door isn't there anymore.
Plot:
The girl next door, having coffee, lunch with a friend, shopping, unaware she is becoming an obsession... See more » | Full synopsis »
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3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Better Than Others Of Its Kind See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

James DuMont ... Herman

Michelle Tomlinson ... Rudy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melina Bielefelt ... Missionary #1
Annie Coffey ... Cashier Wendy

Algernon D'Ammassa ... Missionary #2
Christina Reynolds ... Jennifer
Heather Sconyers ... Christa

Directed by
Matt Zettell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christopher Nelson 

Produced by
Ami Artzi .... executive producer
Keith Dixon .... co-producer
James DuMont .... co-producer
Marcy Levitas Hamilton .... executive producer
Strathford Hamilton .... executive producer
Christopher Nelson .... executive producer
Hilary Six .... executive producer
Hilary Six .... producer
Matt Zettell .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Skye Borgman 
 
Film Editing by
Franklin Peterson 
 
Production Design by
Jack Millard 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Cresswell 
 
Makeup Department
Laci Hill .... assistant makeup artist
Lisa Lash .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Colleen Cortes .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Peter Chu .... sound
Brett Hinton .... sound re-recording mixer
Ethan Holzman .... dialogue editor
Clayton Weber .... foley artist
Clayton Weber .... sound designer
Clayton Weber .... sound re-recording mixer
Clayton Weber .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Lisa Lash .... special effects makeup
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Huie .... grip
Kyle Morgan .... assistant camera
Jeff Siljenberg .... gaffer (as Jeffrey Siljenberg)
 
Other crew
Laura Kobzeff .... production assistant
Tim Phillips .... dialogue coach
 
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Suren M. Seron .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and terror, and language
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Netherlands:85 min
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Crew or equipment visible: When Herman was stalking Rudy and her friend while in the SUV, you can see the cameraman's reflection when he drives away.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Herman:[poking his knife alternately at two names] Eeny - meeny - miny - moe. / Catch a - tiger - by his - toe. / If he - hollers - let him - go. / Eeny - meeny - miny - *moe*.
[ends on Rudy]
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Better Than Others Of Its Kind, 27 June 2009
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A potential serial killer and his kidnap victim... can they develop a relationship, a rapport? This is what viewers will be left wondering after the socially inept kidnapper is forced to take care of his victim, including buying her feminine hygiene products.

The film starts out with some of the most awful shaky cam I've ever seen. If the viewer is prone to motion sickness, this may be a bit unbearable for them... I'm not overly susceptible, but another five minutes and this film would have been ejected. Luckily, it stops after the introduction.

And once the shaky cam goes away, we realize something that makes or breaks an independent film. In this case, it makes it: a good story. Thanks, Christopher Nelson. Sure, I've read multiple reviews saying this film covers familiar ground. And they're right. There's nothing particularly unique about a kidnapper and his victim. We could use a twist -- like a female kidnapper and a male victim. But as far as this archetype is concerned, I think they executed it well.

About the acting... the lead actor (James DuMont) is a bit silly, but fit the quirkiness of the role. The lead actress (Michelle Tomlinson) is solid. I don't think she stands out, I don't think this will launch her career... but she did well.

The quotations on the box are a bit weak --do you really need multiple quotes from my friends at Pretty Scary? -- but the movie was good. If you're a supporter of independent film, this certainly is worth your time. Not the most polished, not the greatest film of the year... but it held my attention and the attention of my friend Seth, which is more than we can say for most films when we're drunk off our butts.

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