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2010 (USA) See more »
Dare to face your inner child...
Investigators pursuing a bizarre hemorrhagic illness are lead to a strange black painting that they discover is a portal to another dimension. | Add synopsis »
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And the music never ends See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)
Jenna Colby ... April (as Jenna Zablocki)

Michael Muhney ... Daniel

Michael Madsen ... Dr. Azirra

Stacy Keach ... Professor Hafler

Nicholas Brendon ... Paul

Mary-Margaret Humes ... Mary
Laura Sorenson ... Valerie
Sandy Hackett ... Dr. Westley / Dr. Mulog

Michael Desante ... Charlie

Roddy Piper ... Homeless George
Allegra Rodnunsky ... Little April
Ally Rodnunsky ... Little Mary

Rachel Wittman ... Alexis

Paul Hodge ... Malcolm
Ashly Margaret Rae ... Nurse Kelly (as Ashly Rae)

Paul Petersen ... Manager Rick
Shaun Kurtz ... Priest

Wade Speckels ... Brian
Daniel Rodnunsky ... Little Daniel
Griffin Gordon ... Little Prof Hafler
Jonah Li-Paz ... Little Dr. Azira
Mckenna Koscki ... Little Valerie

Josh Kelly ... Josh / John
Allen Earls ... Officer
Matthias Bernd ... Security Guard

Edward P. Blinn ... Apartment Tenant (as Ed Blinn)

Darren Dupree Washington ... Guard Grant (as Darren Schnase)
Danny Roque ... Custodian Leon

Rebecca Zamolo ... Nurse Betty

Christopher Gehrman ... Orderly
Dustin Cyril Robles ... Bradley

Ariel Teal Toombs ... Nurse Lucy
Kim Robert Koscki ... Orderly 2 (as Kim Koscki)

Elena Praskin ... Jennifer
Dave Glenn ... Police Officer (as David Glenn)
Evan Martinez ... Police Officer 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marin Grote ... Valerie's Inner Child (uncredited)

Directed by
Serge Rodnunsky 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Serge Rodnunsky 

Produced by
Art Birzneck .... executive producer
Joe Dain .... line producer
Michael Desante .... co-executive producer
Sandy Hackett .... co-executive producer
Serge Rodnunsky .... producer
Laura Sorenson .... executive producer
Wade Speckels .... co-executive producer
Gerald I. Wolff .... executive producer
Gerald I. Wolff .... producer
Original Music by
Danny Tannenbaum (score by)
Cinematography by
Serge Rodnunsky 
Film Editing by
Nicole Opyr 
Mychal Simka 
Casting by
Christine Joyce 
Production Design by
Andrew Baird 
Art Direction by
Andrew Baird 
Set Decoration by
Eric Atkisson 
Erik Atkisson 
Costume Design by
Nicole Schott 
Makeup Department
David J. Dai'Ley .... key makeup artist
Tom Devlin .... key special makeup effects artist
Ernest Esquer .... key hair stylist
Gage Hubbard .... special makeup effects artist
Kazuyuki Okada .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Jason Koren .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alexander Dutton .... first assistant director
Matthew Toungate .... second assistant director
Art Department
Joel Ariniello .... art department production assistant
Lola Baird .... special props designer
Graham Daseler .... art department intern
Sound Department
Nick Smeloff Jr. .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Tom Devlin .... special effects supervisor
Gage Hubbard .... special effects artist (as Gage Munster)
Liz Mendoza .... special effects artist
Kazuyuki Okada .... special effects artist
Visual Effects by
Greg Reimink .... main title design
Bob Anderson .... stuntman
Kim Robert Koscki .... stuntman
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Chananie .... best boy grip
Kenneth M. Chernow .... electrician
Christian H. Clark .... swing grip and electric
Rob Givens .... first assistant camera
Jonathan M. Hart .... grip electric swing
Sean Hill .... key grip
Sean Michael Hill .... key grip
Carlos M. Jimenez .... gaffer
Loren Kling .... camera operator: "b" camera
Loren Kling .... second assistant camera
Jake Leannah .... electrician
Kenneth Marc .... electrician
Jake Rose .... best boy electric
Phillip Smith .... grip
Casting Department
Elke Bernd .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kaitlin Weichsel .... assistant costume designer
Kaitlin Weichsel .... wardrobe supervisor
Transportation Department
Christian H. Clark .... driver
Sage Michael .... driver: RV
Other crew
Elke Bernd .... production assistant
Aline Larrison Campbell .... production coordinator
Kristine Familletti .... script supervisor
Jonathan M. Hart .... craft service
Jennifer Kaplan .... assistant to cast
Melanie Myburgh .... producer's representative
Matt Shichtman .... production assistant
Michael Baumgarten .... thanks
Doug Nolan .... thanks

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Additional Details

86 min
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Shortly after April Meaddows witnesses the death of Valerie, she asks her medical colleagues, "What's the prognosis?" Since Valerie's head just blew up splattering blood all over Meaddows, the prognosis is "she's going to remain dead".See more »


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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
And the music never ends, 7 May 2012
Author: tdeladeriere from France

From the moment the film opens to its ending credits, the soundtrack never stops. Possibly the director thought the endless cacophony of strings and wind instruments would lend some flair to this uninspired epileptic mess, but it only managed to give me a headache. It took me 3 sittings to make it through this drabfest, not necessarily because it was bad (it was) but because of the never-ending soundtrack.

As to the movie ? A nurse and her (hot) male colleague (the only reason this got a 1/10) investigate the bizarre head-exploding death of a former patient. As they meet the relatives of the victim, a couple of other heads explode and ghost children emerge from a black painting looking like a fuzzy B&W TV screen, probably because they are the key to this exploding-head mystery, but you'll never know, because by the time the movie reaches its pitiful climax, the music gets so obtrusive that you can't hear anything Michael Madsen says before he starts laughing hysterically and his head explodes. The poor nurse is now into hysterics and you will be too, unless you pop a Cuprofen.

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