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Writer (WGA):
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3 June 2009 (Philippines) See more »
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A small Maryland town is gripped by a curse which causes residents to take their own life one after another. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Elizabeth Rice ... Lindsay

Thomas Dekker ... Aidan

Kelly Blatz ... Dylan

Laura Allen ... Trish

Adam Goldberg ... Roy

Margo Harshman ... Sadie

Rumer Willis ... Natalie

Britt Robertson ... Claire (as Brittany Robertson)

Steven Culp ... Pastor Joe

Jared Harris ... Bernard
Amanda Babin ... Molly
Michelle Babin ... Evil Molly

Candace Scholz ... Mary
David Ariniello ... Paul

Jamie Linck O'Brien ... Kelly (as Jamie O'Brien)

Caitlin Gold ... Julie
Mark A. Cummins ... Teacher (as Mark Cummins)
Jonathan Orcutt ... Sheriff Cooper
Bobby J. Brown ... Officer Dan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Barbour ... Townsman (uncredited)
Larry Carter ... Teacher (uncredited)
Tim Colmus ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Kirk Curran ... HS Student (uncredited)
John Doty ... Paramedic (uncredited)

Paul Fahrenkopf ... Worshiper (uncredited)
Ponch Fenwick ... Townsmen (uncredited)

Shiloh Fernandez ... Sean (uncredited)
Tyler Gatton ... Neighbor Kid (uncredited)
Nico Greetham ... Boy On Bike (uncredited)
John Hagy ... Church Parishoner (uncredited)
Pete Karas ... Worshiper (uncredited)

Amber Nelson ... Claire's Twin (uncredited)

Coley Speaks ... Townsperson (uncredited)
Tom Townsend ... Townsmen (uncredited)
Ben Weiner ... Extra at the School (uncredited)

Directed by
Phedon Papamichael 
Writing credits
Brad Keene (written by)

Produced by
Josh Beane .... co-producer
Adrian Butchart .... producer (as Adrian Dylan Butchart)
Chris Gibbin .... producer
Brad Keene .... co-producer
Jonathan McCoy .... line producer
John Moshay .... executive producer
Bumble Ward .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jason Cooper 
Oliver Kraus 
Cinematography by
Rafael E. Sánchez 
Film Editing by
Michael Matzdorff 
Casting by
Emily Schweber 
Production Design by
Susan Kessel 
Set Decoration by
Kristine Kennedy 
Costume Design by
Derek Sullivan 
Makeup Department
Sandy Andrle Roffman .... key makeup artist (as Sandy Andrle)
Sandy Andrle Roffman .... special makeup effects artist (as Sandy Andrle)
Gina W. Bateman .... first assistant makeup artist (as Gina Bateman)
Sherri Bramlett .... hair department head
Charmaine Henninger .... first assistant hair stylist
Cheryl 'Pickles' Kinion .... first assistant makeup artist
Natasha Nava López .... makeup production assistant (as Natasha Lopez)
Production Management
Jonathan McCoy .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felisha N. Grice .... second second assistant director (as Felisha Grice)
Harris Patramanis .... second unit director
Chad Rosen .... first assistant director
Tessa Lyn Stephenson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jamie Bishop .... on-set dresser
Marc Braun .... set dresser
Megan Chomskis .... art department production assistant
Joseph Timothy Conway .... property master (as Joseph T. Conway)
Joe Galitsky .... set dresser (as R. Joseph Galitsky)
Beth Grunder .... shopper
Jaimie Hastings .... painter
William Hendrick .... set dresser
Judy Kaczender .... mood boards
Eric Komala .... set dresser
Tommy McCutcheon .... set dresser
Tracey Oktavec .... painter
Daniel Phillips .... painter
Ellen Sara Popiel .... assistant property master
Miki Scholtes .... painter
Stephen G. Shifflette .... leadman
Kevin R. Stephens .... art department production assistant
Sound Department
Robert J. Anderson Jr. .... sound mixer (as Robert Anderson)
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Mark Camperell .... sound consultant
Ted Caplan .... sound re-recording mixer
Ted Caplan .... sound supervisor
Dan Cook .... sound utility (as Daniel J. Cook)
Dominique Decaudain .... foley artist (as Dominique Tabach)
Mark Mariaca .... sound utility
Michael Moore .... sound utility
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Andy Potvin .... dolby sound consultant
Rocky Quiroz .... boom operator
Matthew Reale .... recording technician
Nico Salvato .... dialogue editor (as Monique Salvato)
Kevin Skaggs .... digital transfer engineer
Alec St. John .... sound re-recording mixer
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Donald Sylvester .... dialogue editor (as Don Sylvester)
Judah Getz .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Hank Atterbury .... special effects supervisor
Ronald J. Compton .... special effects technician
Phaedra Eason .... special effects technician
Spider Wayne Kehs .... special effects technician (as Wayne Kehs)
Sean O'Harra .... special effects technician
William D. Seidel .... special effects technician
Tom Turnbull .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Erika Abrams .... visual effects production accountant
John Baker .... cg artist
Bryan Chavez .... cg artist
Christine Cram .... digital painter
Erin M. Cullen .... rotoscope artist: Furious FX (as Erin Cullen)
Scott Dougherty .... visual effects executive producer: Furious FX
Krystine Lankenau .... rotoscope artist: Furious FX (as Kristine Lankenau)
David Lingenfelser .... executive visual effects supervisor: Furious Fx
Kevin Lingenfelser .... creative supervisor: Furious FX
Sean O'Connor .... compositor: Furious FX
Kim O'Donnell .... compositor: Furious FX (as Kim Pepe)
Chris Serenil .... computer services manager
Mark Shoaf .... cg supervisor: Furious FX
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects producer: Furious FX (as Tiffany A. Smith)
Tracy Takahashi .... visual effects producer: Furious FX
Justin Cornish .... visual effects supervisor: Atomic Arts (uncredited)
Henrik Jonsson .... digital effects artist: Atomic Arts (uncredited)
Anthar Kharana .... compositor: Atomic Arts (uncredited)
Brooke Lyndon-Stanford .... visual effects supervisor: Atomic Arts (uncredited)
Tony Neal .... digital effects artist: Atomic Arts (uncredited)
Chris Barnes .... marine coordinator
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Jim Ford .... stunt fire safety
Tina Mckissick .... stunt double
Ian Mclaughlin .... stunt diver
Jeff Medeiros .... utility stunts
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunt double
Joanna Shelmidine .... stunt double: Margo Harshman (as Joanne Shelmadine)
David Shumbris .... stunt double: Adam Goldberg
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Christopher Place .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sung Rae Cho .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dan Coplan .... "a" camera operator/steadicam
James Dombey .... grip (as James B. Dombey)
Jason Dunn .... grip
Ray Garcia .... key grip
Kirk R. Gardner .... "a" camera operator/steadicam
William J. Gray .... still photographer (as Bill Gray)
John Hamilton .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as John Hamilton Santoro)
Chris Henry .... best boy electric
Patrick Hoeschen .... gaffer (as Pat Hoeschen)
Cody Jacobs .... camera intern
Akis Konstantakopoulos .... camera intern
Akis Konstantakopoulos .... director of photography: second unit
Joe Kurtz .... dolly grip
Alexandra Lucka .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Harrison Palmer .... company electrician
Mike Panczenko Jr. .... camera loader (as Michael Panczenko Jr.)
Nimit Phongnimit .... grip (as Tai Nimit)
Joe Sanchez .... first assistant camera
Basil Tydings .... electrician
Jason Younger .... best boy grip
Doug Cordonier .... grip (uncredited)
April Lanci-Leseur .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Eric Metcalf .... grip (uncredited)
Franz Wise .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sarah Bacharach .... casting associate
Jennifer Levy .... associate casting director
Betsy Royall .... extras casting
Michael Cohen .... casting intern: local (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Prisekin .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Regan Copeland .... conform artist
Katherine Kane .... dailies producer
Paul Lavoie .... digital intermediate producer
Shawn Nee .... assistant editor
Kay Sievert .... colorist: dailies
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
Erin White .... assistant editor: Fotokem
Mathieu Reid .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Ted Caplan .... music editor
Ted Caplan .... music supervisor
Jason Cooper .... vocal arranger
Lucy Cooper .... vocal arranger
Oliver Kraus .... vocal arranger
Areli Quirarte .... music consultant
Transportation Department
Ron Bohn .... driver
Michael A. Cesenairo .... driver (as Mike Cesenaro)
Lennie Davis .... driver
Rick Dennis .... driver (as Richard Dennis)
Bill Eid .... driver
Chuck Eid .... driver
William T. Hicks .... driver
John W. Kirschke .... driver
Thomas F. Lombardi .... picture car coordinator (as Thom Lombardi)
Frank Metts Sr. .... transportation captain
Michael A. Mulvaney .... camera car driver
Steven Truckenmiller .... transportation co-captain (as Steve Truckenmiller)
Steven Truckenmiller .... transportation co-captain
Kenneth Ziegler Jr. .... transportation coordinator (as Kenny Zeigler)
Monica Moore .... picture car wrangler (uncredited)
Other crew
Jo Barnett .... production accountant
Barry Ben .... office production assistant
Magi Berciano .... production legal: Rosen Law Group
Kristen Boulé .... key set production assistant
Benjamin Cantler .... set production assistant
Thomas Dekker .... director: behind the scenes
Sherry L. Dera .... office production assistant (as Sherry Dera)
Sam Ennis .... caterer
Samantha Ennis .... assistant chef
Zach Hill .... assistant chef
Katherine Ada Howard .... set production assistant
Emma Humphrey .... production coordinator
Akis Konstantakopoulos .... director: news footage
Karina Moller .... assistant: producers
Walter E. Myal .... set production assistant (as Walter Myal)
Elizabeth Raber .... craft service (as Elisabeth Raber)
Dan Rappazzo .... office production assistant
Phillip L. Rosen .... production legal: Rosen Law Group
Matt Ryb .... office production assistant (as Matt Rybczynski)
Matt Ryb .... producer: behind the scenes (as Matt Rybczynski)
Corey Schuler .... office production assistant
Christopher Scott .... set production assistant
Tracy Scott .... script supervisor (as Tracy L. Scott)
Jazmin Simmons .... location intern
Josh Slates .... location manager
Anthony J. Spinelli .... set production assistant (as Anthony Spinelli)
David Szymanski .... location assistant
Robert M. Szymanski .... production legal: Eclipse Law Corporation
May Tam .... set production assistant
Megan Taylor .... assistant production coordinator
Shane Tunney .... assistant location manager
Scott Wallace .... medic
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions (uncredited)
Jeff Cummings .... post production consultant (uncredited)
Amber Nelson .... body double: Brittany Robertson (uncredited)
Amber Nelson .... stand-in: Elizabeth Rice and Brittany Robertson (uncredited)
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and some language
89 min
Color | Color (35 mm version)
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Claire suggests that Sean and Natalie killed themselves in a suicide pact "like Romeo & Juliet", Lindsay states that "Juliet drank poison, she didn't jam scissors into her neck." Juliet faked her death, pretending she drank poison. Romeo really did drink the poison (thinking Juliet dead); when he died, Juliet stabbed herself with his dagger.See more »
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36 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Legendary cinematographer scores big with this thriller, 6 May 2008
Author: larry-411 from United States

Imagine if the award-winning cinematographer of the 2007 epic "3:10 to Yuma" decided to direct his own film. With over 40 titles under his belt, Phedon Papamichael is one of the industry's icons. Well, imagine no more. In the Brad Keene-penned "From Within," which had its World Premiere here at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, Papamichael takes his considerable expertise behind the camera and crafts an auspicious directorial debut in the Hitchcock tradition.

Something is amiss in Grovetown. The suicide in the opening scene triggers a mystery which will bring teenagers Lindsay (Elizabeth Rice) and Aiden (Thomas Dekker) together in a quest for the truth, both about the occurrences as well as themselves.

The performances of Thomas Dekker ("Heroes," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") and Elizabeth Rice ("Mad Men") are at the heart of the movie and it's their believability which makes this film so emotional and poignant. Dekker's frightening gaze and enigmatic demeanor never lets up, in perfect contrast to Rice's innocence and vulnerability. Veteran Adam Goldberg (Roy), Rumer Willis (Natalie), and Kelly Blatz (Dylan) are also standouts.

"From Within" is technically brilliant. The use of single-point lighting and color palette of blues and grays in interior scenes are especially effective in enhancing the shadowy nature of the story, with sunset shots that would likely have been scuttled in a typical Hollywood movie. Here, the dim light works to the film's advantage. The sound effects, along with the Jason Cooper and Oliver Kraus score, also play a particularly distinct role here and are a major plus. As in any film of this genre, visual effects are key and they are top-notch. Most of all, though, the camera-work is simply breathtaking. Shot in widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio, the chilling locations and copious use of POV shots enhance the Hitchcockian feel of "From Within" -- no surprise given the director's background.

Although the film's first act leans toward horror, it soon becomes apparent that "From Within" is a story-driven psychological thriller more than anything and doesn't need to rely on blood and gore, although there's enough to please fans of the genre. The film's many twists and turns will hold audiences' interest right up to the closing credits. A creepy tale with a strong message about religious extremism and tolerance make "From Within" more than just another gorefest. From Within is a solid thriller with enough suspense to keep the viewer guessing until the end.

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