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Director:
Writers:
Virginia Carraway (original screenplay) and
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Release Date:
15 December 2008 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Billy Owens is turning 11. Turns out this little rapscallion was born on the 11th day of the 11th month... See more » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
The Ghost Trap Gets Sprung on DVD in January
 (From Dread Central. 18 October 2012, 12:28 AM, PDT)

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Terrible, but at least a little bit cute See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Roddy Piper ... William Thurgood
Dalton Mugridge ... Billy Owens
Christopher Fazio ... Devon Turner
Ciara O'Hanlon ... Mandy Finch
Jordon Goulet ... Kurt Nemees
Paul Germs ... Victor Mould
Jennifer Pearson ... Katherine Owens
Bob Mugridge ... William Owens
Jenny Elliott ... Principal Gwendolyn Cups
Phil Babcock ... Library Security Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Barnes ... Fireman #5
Shannon Burrows ... Press Reporter
Joe Emilio ... Paramedic #2
Les Forernie ... Fireman #1
Kelly Hagen ... Coach
Joel Hookey ... Police Officer
Duncan Irvine ... Biohazard Specialist #2
Paige Johnson ... Girl Guide #4
Brooke Marchand ... Girl Guide #5
Jennifer McMonnies ... Woman in Pawn Shop
Chloe Milne ... Girl Guide #2
Paul Mitchell ... Fireman #4
Gabrielle Mugridge ... Girl Guide #3
Shauna Nelles ... Biohazard Specialist #1
Mikayla Ottonello ... Girl Guide
Grant Purdy ... Paramedic #1
Jacob Kelly Routley ... Barnabus the Troll
Jamie Routley ... Dead Viking
Shawn Rutten ... Bully #1
Chris Seguin ... Police Officer
Karl Smith ... Fireman #3
Kevin Thorne ... Biohazard Specialist #3
Parker Vanwolve ... Bully #2
Ron Wamberough ... Fireman #2

Directed by
Mark McNabb 
 
Writing credits
Virginia Carraway (original screenplay) and
Charlie Fitzgerald (original screenplay)

Scott J. Jones (story) &
Mark McNabb (story) &
Kelly Rae Irwin (story)

Casey Jones (screenwriter)

Barry Cowan  voiceover script

Produced by
Larry Brahms .... executive producer
Kelly Rae Irwin .... producer
Marvin Jones .... executive producer
Scott J. Jones .... executive producer
Mark McNabb .... producer
Roddy Piper .... associate producer
Ryan Weeks .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Iain Kelso 
 
Cinematography by
Y. Robert Tymstra 
 
Film Editing by
Mark McNabb 
 
Production Design by
Kelly-Ann Gotts 
 
Set Decoration by
Kelly-Ann Gotts 
Duncan Irvine 
Bruce McClughan 
Matt McDonald 
Veronica McDonald 
Alyssa Nicholson 
 
Makeup Department
Jamie Routley .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Trevor Burton .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Steve Blair .... sound effects editor
Matt McDonald .... swing
Doug Murphy .... sound operator
 
Visual Effects by
Sherri Abell .... animation and compositing
Jeff Nantais .... visual effects director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Thorne .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin McGregor-Namink .... wardrobe
 

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Additional Details

MPAA:
Rated PG for some scary moments
Runtime:
80 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The screenwriter wrote this movie with different characters and based off of Norse magical traditions. It was changed beyond recognition from it's original premise.See more »
Quotes:
Mandy Finch:Now, this may not be the story of knights in shining armor, but dragons and heroes it certainly has. This is my friend Billy, and today on his 11th birthday, the fate of Spirit River will land in his hands. Spirit River is one of the oldest towns on the eastern seaboard...See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Terrible, but at least a little bit cute, 4 June 2013
Author: jessedepoy from United States

You like magic? Imagine a bored parent who writes a school play and then decides to film it with random people in their neighborhood reciting a few lines, followed by cheap effects they threw in on their PC at home. That's about the level of magic here.

When I looked this "movie" up, I was astonished to see that there is a sequel. However, considering that it appeared to have been made for free, then they shouldn't have had a hard time coming up with the money for another one. What's equally disturbing is the fact that it took no less than THREE people to write this, and yet another to work on the "screenplay".

Rowdy Roddy Piper, if you can believe it, completely outshines the rest of the cast. You can't really blame unpolished child actors for not being very good, but with any level of decent input from a director or an acting coach (even a grade-school theater teacher) you would have gotten better performances. Since everyone else seemed to just walk in and read a couple of lines, we can't assume they wanted any level of "performance".

As other reviewers pointed out, everything else about it was equally amateurish. The camera work, effects, costumes...probably all provided by the people in the movie, who hopefully didn't get paid for much of anything other than residuals from DVD rentals. As the end credits rolled, I saw that a number of the extras had the last name "Gregg." For his sake, I hope that they aren't related to Clark Gregg, the hilariously dark genius involved in Choke and Avengers, because that would be pretty embarrassing.

Still, the kids were cute, if not good actors, and I disagree with others about letting kids watch it - if they're really young, like mine, it will still entertain them, mostly because they haven't learned how to differentiate this from anything good. I'm giving this 3 stars because Roddy and the hot mom gave fairly decent performances, and the kids did better than the rest of the adults, especially with the obvious lack of any kind of training or direction. Hopefully, if they attempt any sort of careers in the performing arts, they will look back on this movie and see the need for a bit of training (any amount would be better than none) before forging ahead.

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