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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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A hilarious and original spoof of a beloved film genre 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
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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 »

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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:
Sabasha Fanmoore:I sit here like a tiny, tiny kitten; a kitten that's about to be picked up with tweezers it's so tiny.See more »

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33 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
A hilarious and original spoof of a beloved film genre, 31 May 2009
Author: scott-clevenger from United States

I've seen writer-director Larry Blamire's three previous comedies (THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA, TRAIL OF THE SCREAMING FOREHEAD, and THE LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN) each a funny, affectionate and wildly inspired satire of Z-grade sci-fi films from the 50s and 60s. But DARK AND STORMY NIGHT, which I saw in a special screening at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles, goes beyond a simple spoof to a kind of wonderfully weird and wild verbal comedy which, at its best, reminded me of the Paramount-era Marx Brothers.

The film is a giddy bouillabaisse of every Old Dark House picture ever made, from the eponymous "The Old Dark House," to "The Bat Whispers," "Murder in the Blue Room," "Hold That Ghost," "And Then There Were None," and even a few chunks of Lugosi's "The Black Cat" (1934) and "The Ape Man," all stirred together by a loving, but demented hand.

The result is one of Blamire's funniest films, and showcasing some truly inspired performances -- Brian Howe's Colonel Blimp accent and permanent wince, Fay Masterson's alternately weepy and creepy ingénue, Andrew Parks' Noel-Coward-from-Costco character, whose constant epigrams are so circular they hang themselves, and Dan Conroy's straight-from-Central-Casting cabbie whose Brooklyn dialect makes Leo Gorcy sound like Alistaire Cooke. But for me the most pitch-perfect performances were delivered by Dan Roebuck and Jennifer Blaire as the competing reporters 8 O'Clock Farraday and Billy Tuesday. They spat their period gibes and rapid-fire, side-of-the-mouth patter with a wise-guy brio that was not only funny, but which so nicely nailed their beloved B-film archetypes they could've been dropped into any Poverty Row programmer of the period without the audience batting an eye. Both were great, but personally, I've always had a weakness for sharp, fast-talking dame reporters, and Blaire skillfully channeled a combination of Glenda's Farrell's Torchy Blane and Roz Russell's Hildy Johnson that left a smile on my face long after the film was over.

The jokes are non-stop, and yet, like Lost Skeleton, the picture is not only an affectionate spoof, it's a story that holds together and pays off in its own way. Anyone who's ever spent a rainy Saturday afternoon watching old Mascot, Monogram, or PRC programmers on TV will likely adore this movie.

Basically, it's a hilarious flick with a shocking twist ending; like THE CRYING GAME, but with less foreskin. And how often can you say that?

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