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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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User Reviews:
Offers nothing new but its very well done. See more (24 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
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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 4 people found the following review useful.
Offers nothing new but its very well done., 14 January 2009
Author: Jan Strydom from South Africa

Hermen is lonely but strange guy who goes out one night and abducts Rudy, an attractive young woman and locks her in a big wooden cage in his basement.

Generally, The Cellar Door does not offer anything in the terms of originality, and you can obviously tell its a low budget movie from the opening scene, but surprisingly enough, it had my attention, the acting by the two leads Michelle Tomlinson and James Dumont (who also serves as co producer) were actually very good, it was very interesting to see how Rudy tried to lore Hermen into a trap by playing some clever head games, and using her seductive quality to try and gain the advantage, one thing I can say is that Tomlinson certainly does have a really seductive look, the type of look that would make any man turn into putty in her hands, James Dumont does not have a seductive quality and neither is he attractive, but does play his role of sexual deviant very convincingly, and his character reactions towards Rudy's head games are spot on, if you consider Tomlinson's very good looks.

The script by Christopher Nelson and the direction of Matt Zittal together with the performances by the two leads, is what makes this film worth the 90 minutes, although I'll ad that this film does not have the prim and proper look of a Hollywood blockbuster, so for those that prefer that look might want to avoid, but for those that can notice talent when you see it, definitely give it a shot.

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