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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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Admirable and respectable parody See more (13 total) »

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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USA:93 min
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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:
Farper Twyly:Are you members of the immediate family?
Billy Tuesday:I am, but I'm not.
8 O'Clock Farraday:She isn't, and so am I.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Admirable and respectable parody, 11 January 2011
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"Dark and Stormy Night" is my second encounter with the work of writer/director Larry Blamire; following "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra". Both films establish the same fact, namely that Blamire is a devoted and fanatically enthusiast fan of old-fashioned cheap and cheesy B-movies. "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" was the ultimate tribute to nonsensical Sci-Fi movies from the 1950's and 60's, complete with all the clichéd story lines and campy alien monster designs you could ever imagine, whereas this "Dark and Stormy Night" is a parody of all those typical old dark house movies and Agatha Christie mysteries. In good old "And then there were none…" tradition, a whole bunch of seemingly unrelated individuals arrive at a creepy isolated estate during a … well, dark and stormy night! The estate belonged to the rich but recently deceased Sinas Cavinder and everyone there gathered for the reading of his will. Moments before a giant revelation, however, the lights go out and lots of turmoil can be heard. When the lights are back on, the attorney has been stabbed to death and the invitees have to figure out the secret of the testament, knowing one of the group is a murderer. The rest of the night is filled with assassination attempts, dark corridors and secret passages, random gorilla encounters and a competitive battle between two freelance journalists. Personally, I think it's truly praiseworthy how Larry Blamire exclusively wants to bring comedy through substantial jokes, stereotypical characterizations and subtle references towards old movies. There are numerous spoofs and parodies being made nowadays, but they always revert to crude and vulgar sex jokes. "Dark and Stormy Night" doesn't feature any infantile humor like that. You won't hear me claim that all gags and references are successful and laugh-out-loud hilarious (far from it…), but at least the nature of the jokes never becomes embarrassing. The acting performances are decent, especially Larry Blamire himself who portrays one of the invitees in a deliberately wooden and amateurish fashion. There are some nice decors and the man in the gorilla suit is a delightful detail, seeing so many of those old haunted house movies had a gorilla locked up in the basement.

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