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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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Worst direction this century 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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Worst direction this century, 3 November 2013
Author: artpf from United States

he girl next door, having coffee, lunch with a friend, shopping, unaware she is becoming an obsession. She has been chosen. A young woman awakes to find herself imprisoned in a serial killer's basement. She is not the first to be entrapped in this diabolical torture chamber. She is not the first to captivate his perverse affection, 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 - and now, the alluring and beautiful Rudy. Imprisoned in a wooden cage and yet refusing to play along in his twisted game, she has only her wits to use against his savage and murderous insanity. Will she win the desperate, hallucinatory game of cat and mouse and escape through the Cellar Door, or die trying?

Whatever. The film actually opens with a bloody chick who escapes and runs through the streets but no one sees her. She gets recaptured and croaks.

There's one huge problem with this movie which could have easily been solved -- the director is incompetent. It appears as if the entire movie is films with an over shaky jumpy hand held camera. After about 30 seconds of watching the frames jump around, you want to throw up.

Did he think he was being creative? I think he didn't know what he was doing.

It's could have been a fun diversion in the hands of another filmmaker. Instead, 6 full stars are removed for sheer incompetence. Next time buy a $20 tri-pod. The chopping belongs in the story, not on the film, sherlock. Better yet. Give up. You suck.

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