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Eduardo Sánchez (story)
Jamie Nash (story)
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Cast

 

Dennis Chan ... Ping

Tim Chiou ... Yul

Amy Smart ... Melissa
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Directed by
Eduardo Sánchez 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jamie Nash  story
Eduardo Sánchez  story and screenplay

Produced by
Chen On Chu .... line producer: Hong Kong
Matt Compton .... producer
Robin Cowie .... producer
Bob Eick .... executive producer
Gregg Hale .... producer
Ann Lu .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Tony Cora 
Kent Sparling 
 
Cinematography by
Wah-Chuen Lam 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Cronin 
Johnny Rice (co-editor)
 
Casting by
Paul Palo 
Linda Phillips-Palo 
 
Production Design by
Yuet-nam Lau 
 
Costume Design by
William Fung 
Anna Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Mike Elizalde .... creature and makeup effects designer
Cass McClure .... mud make up design: Spectral Motion
 
Production Management
On Lam .... assistant unit production manager: Hong Kong
 
Art Department
Rob Bigwood .... designer
Klaus Heesch .... designer
Dan Provost .... designer
Andrew White .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Mark Berger .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Chumney .... supervising assistant sound editor
Sean England .... foley mixer
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Chris Gridley .... supervising assistant sound editor
Samuel H. Hinckley .... sound editor
David C. Hughes .... sound effects editor
Zach Martin .... sound mix technician
Robert Shoup .... supervising sound editor
Clint Smith .... sound mix technician
Kent Sparling .... re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Roland Blancaflor .... makeup effects technician
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Mary Elizalde .... CFO: Spectral Motion Inc.
Russell Lukich .... special effects
Larry Odien .... makeup effects supervisor: Spectral Motion
Brian Walsh .... production supervisor: Spectral Motion Inc
 
Visual Effects by
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joey Kan .... digital technician
 
Editorial Department
George Koran .... HD colorist
 
Other crew
Robin Myriah Hatcher .... production staff
David Pollison .... acquisitions for Ghost House Underground
Dan Karcher .... website producer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Dan Karcher .... thanks
Joe Nagy .... special thanks
Ben Rock .... special thanks
Linda Wang .... very special thanks
 

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Rated R for language and violence/terror
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87 min
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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
No Ancient Chinese Secret, 31 October 2009
Author: Greg (gregmoroberts@yahoo.com) from Oakville, Ontario

Part of the Ghost House Underground DVD series, Seventh Moon is based on the Chinese legend that on the full moon of the seventh lunar month, the gates of hell open and the dead can enter the realm of the living.

The film opens in China where we are introduced to newlyweds Melissa and Yul (Amy Smart and Chiou) as they walk the streets of China acting as regular and normal as any tourist – taking in the culture and enjoying the ethnical differences.

When Melissa and Yul are left by their guide, Ping, in a remote ancient village, their night of terror takes them through puzzling occurrences and face to face with some ghastly creatures.

As with most horrors, the tension and the events that lead to eventual terror takes time to build. It starts with their car being splattered with blood while the couple were investigating outside of the village. Smartly, the couple don't' try and stay to figure out why they were targeted. Instead, they get in their car and try and hi-tail it out of dodge. But when a mysterious figure runs in front of their vehicle driving them off the road, Amy and Yul are soon on foot trying to evade the deadly beings that are in pursuit.

Seventh Moon is directed by Eduardo Sánchez who directed The Blair Witch Project in 1999 and the under appreciated Altered in 2006. Sánchez emulates his Blair Witch debut by shooting Seventh Moon with hand-held cameras and quick edits. This can get awfully annoying if you are not in the mood for unsteady camera work.

Although the atmosphere and the intense mood of the film gets high marks, the film fails by not offering anything new to the genre. Spooky as it was at times, the shaky camera doesn't allow the audience to get to know the characters as well as a steady-cam. It is bad enough that the setting all takes place at night where visibility is poor to begin with. Couple the setting with the constant shaking and un-centered camera efforts, and there isn't any time for emotional investment amongst all the other distractions to care whether the two leads live or die.

The first half being watchable and the second half evoking a 'please-hurry-I-have-things-to-do' response, Seventh Moon (which copied way too much from The Descent) is just average. And in this genre, that just doesn't cut it.

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