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The Cellar Door
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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:
A Rip-off of a Well-Known Storyline, but with Top-Notch Performances and Solid Screenplay 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
 
Thanks
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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Goofs:
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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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A Rip-off of a Well-Known Storyline, but with Top-Notch Performances and Solid Screenplay, 5 September 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In California, the psychopath Herman (James DuMont) stalks the young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson) and her mate Christa (Heather Sconyers) along a day and a night and finally he chooses Rudy to be his next victim. He breaks in their house and uses ether to kidnap Rudy, bringing her to the basement of his house. When she awakes, she discovers that she is imprisoned in a wooden cage in a cellar and subjected to sick games of the deranged Herman. Rudy decides to play the game looking for a chance to escape from Herman's claw.

I do not know how many times I have seen the storyline of "The Cellar Door"; maybe the original version of this theme (a man that abducts a woman for his own pleasure) is William Wyler's masterpiece "The Collector", which has become extremely violent and sadistic as years go by. I recall recently watching at least the franchise "Saw", "Captivity", "Broken" and "Sportkill" that are rip-off of the classic storyline. However, I liked "The Cellar Door" because the writer Christopher Nelson and the director Matt Zettell were able to make an extremely low-budget theatrical movie supported by a solid screenplay and mostly by top-notch performances of the unknown James DuMont and Michelle Tomlinson. Their mouse-and-cat game is great and in the end it was worthwhile watching this simple but effective film that works perfectly on DVD. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Porão" ("The Cellar")

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