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Director:
Writer:
Larry Blamire (screenplay)
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In a House, Everyone Can Hear You Scream
Plot:
In the 1930s the family of old Sinas Cavinder, gathered for the reading of his will, find themselves being murdered by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the story. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Jim Beaver ... Jack Tugdon

Jennifer Blaire ... Billy Tuesday

Larry Blamire ... Ray Vestinhaus
Bob Burns ... Kogar the Gorilla

Dan Conroy ... Happy Codburn
Robert Deveau ... Archie Folde

Bruce French ... Jeens

Betty Garrett ... Mrs. Hausenstout
Trish Geiger ... Jane Hovenham

Brian Howe ... Burling Famish, Jr.

Marvin Kaplan ... Gunny

James Karen ... Seyton Ethelquake

Alison Martin ... Mrs. Cupcupboard

Fay Masterson ... Sabasha Fanmoore
Susan McConnell ... Thessaly

Andrew Parks ... Lord Partfine
Kevin Quinn ... Teak Armbruster

Mark Redfield ... Farper Twyly

Tom Reese ... Inspector Riley

Daniel Roebuck ... 8 O'Clock Farraday

Christine Romeo ... Pristy Famish

H.M. Wynant ... Dr. Van Von Vandervon

Directed by
Larry Blamire 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Blamire  screenplay

Produced by
Trish Geiger .... producer
Cory Johnson .... associate producer
James N. Perry Jr. .... executive producer
Michael Schlesinger .... producer
Sara Van der Voort .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Caliendo 
 
Cinematography by
Anthony J. Rickert-Epstein 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Bryn Russell 
 
Production Design by
Anthony Tremblay 
 
Art Direction by
Jason Garner 
 
Set Decoration by
Sofia Jimenez 
 
Costume Design by
Kristin M. Burke 
Kristina West (co-costume designer)
 
Makeup Department
Jamie Alban .... makeup artist
Michelle Chung .... makeup department head
Christina Schock .... assistant makeup artist
Stacy A. Smith .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael Watt .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcelo Chow .... second assistant director
Colleen Sheridan .... second assistant director
Corey Taylor .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Larry Blamire .... storyboard artist
Raul Contreras .... on-set decorator
Shannon Kemp .... assistant art director
Johnny Lawson .... construction coordinator
Ryan Neff .... assistant property master
Beth Palmer .... scenic painter
Adan Puffelis .... swing
Nicole Ruby .... property master
Jeramey Rund .... leadman
Jessica Sydow .... swing
B. Christopher Veitenhans .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist
Matt Hovland .... commentary mixer
Brian Linder .... sound mixer
Bob Packo .... boom operator
John Rotondi .... chief engineer
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound supervisor
Jim Verderame .... sound editor
David John West .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Westley .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Bryn Russell .... animator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Noah Applebaum .... camera production assistant
Noah Applebaum .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrea Bassani .... first assistant camera
Patrick Blanchet .... first assistant camera
Brett Carleton .... gaffer
Mighty Chuchaisri .... grip
Michael Di Ricco .... electrician
Frank Dietz .... set photographer
Devin Doyle .... second assistant camera
Sheila Geiger .... still photographer
Trish Geiger .... videographer
Jay Guffey .... best boy electric
Owen Hooker .... electrician
Tina H. Kim .... grip
Matthew Knudsen .... electrician
Robert McFall .... key grip
Stephen J. Murray .... camera operator (as Stephen Murray)
Steven Murray .... camera operator
Neil G. Phillips .... grip
Forrest Sandefer .... dolly grip
Adam Sheedy .... grip
Kevin G. Shipley .... dolly grip
David Smart .... best boy
Wilson Weaver .... dolly grip
Paul Winter .... electrician
Paul Wittenberger .... best boy electric
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeanne Harriott .... additional costumer
Jordin Heumann .... costume intern
Alexandria Patterson .... costume intern
Andrea Tan .... costume intern
 
Music Department
Steve Becknell .... musician: french horns (as Steve Bucknell)
Les Brockman .... music engineer
Rebecca Bunnell .... musician: violin (as Becky Bunnell)
Christopher Caliendo .... conductor
Kristin Caliendo .... musician: flute
Lisa Dondlinger .... musician: violin
Assa Dori .... musician: violin
Earl Dumler .... musician: oboe
Ian Flatt .... musician: bass
Ron Folsom .... musician: violin
Ira Glansbeek .... musician: cello
Gary Gray .... musician: bass clarinet
Paul Klintworth .... musician: piano
Miran Kojian .... musician: violin
Johana Kreji .... musician: violin
Armen Ksajikian .... musician: cello
Jennifer Minday .... musician: cello
Damian Montano .... musician: bassoon (as Damien Montano)
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: violin
Joe Soldo .... music contractor
Sheridon Stokes .... musician: flute
Dynell Weber .... musician: violin
 
Transportation Department
Jared Robbins .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Sean Carlson .... assistant to director
Caitlin Dietz .... production assistant
Susan Hernandez .... craft service
Sam Reinis .... script supervisor (as Paige Reinis)
Jesse R. Simpson .... production assistant
Andrew Steig .... set production assistant
Isaac Stovall .... key set production assistant
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... location manager
 

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Runtime:
USA:93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When legendary gorilla actor Bob Burns mentioned to Larry Blamire that he'd always wanted to play one in an old-dark-house movie, Blamire promptly wrote one into the script for him to play.See more »
Quotes:
Happy Codburn:[after a body falls out from a hidden passage] Hey, a stiff! What do I win?See more »

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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
I Just Want My Thoity-Five Cents., 30 August 2010
Author: Craig Gustafson from Illinois

Okay... "Dark and Stormy Night" is my new favorite movie. It's written and directed by Larry Blamire ("Lost Skeleton of Cadavra", "Trail of the Screaming Forehead") and it's a satire of Old Dark House horror movies. This movie is ten times funnier than "Murder By Death". I loved the movie version of "Clue" (sue me). This is better. I can't even begin to count the strange quotes you're going to be getting from me. The dialogue is rapid-fire and brilliantly off-the-wall. There is a love of and dexterity with language and a dearth of fart jokes.

It has the goddess Jennifer Blaire (Animala in "Lost Skeleton") as wise-cracking reporter Billy Tuesday. As far as I'm concerned, she's right up there with the goddess Jane Lynch.

This also has the goddess Fay Masterson (Betty in "Lost Skeleton") as a British ingénue so helpless she can't sit in a chair on her own and the amazing goddess Susan McConnell (Lattis in "Lost Skeleton") as a mad Scotswoman with the greatest heavily-accented vituperation this side of John Cleese as the French guard in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".

If you like the Christopher Guest style of ensemble casting, you're going to love this movie. Andrew Parks (Kro-Bar in "Lost Skeleton") is the standard issue tuxedoed British fop. His mom, Betty Garrett (from "Laverne & Shirley") pops in and out of the story with her gorilla (Bob Burns. If you've ever seen a gorilla in a 1960s sitcom, it was Bob Burns.) Jim Beaver (Ellsworth on "Deadwood") is great as the deceased millionaire's safari guide ("Some of the toughest four days I've ever spent.") Actually, there isn't anybody in this movie who couldn't be singled out – which of course is what you're shooting for with an ensemble.

I completely love Larry Blamire. In a Non-Threatening, Manly American sort of way, I mean. I watched the film again with the commentary track on. His frame of reference is so like mine, it's frightening. Who else bases a character on William Demarest in "All Through the Night" (a Bogart comedy that flopped because it was marketed as an action film)?

This is a movie for anyone who ever wished the "Carol Burnett Show" had hired the writers from "Your Show of Shows".

Quotes:

"I'd LIKE a ducky."

"Hi everybody my name's Ray Vestinhaus – a stranger – and my car just happened to break down just outside, can I stay for the reading of the will? (BEAT) Oop."

"I am Dr. von Vandervon. Dr. Van von Vandervon."

"Let the puppy go!" – "Come to Nana!" "Let the puppy GO!" – "Come to NANA!" "LET THE PUPPY GO!" – "COME TO NANA!"

"Let us leave this room of death and mounted heads who once were friends."

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