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Neighbor (2009) Poster

(2009)

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Bill "Stink" Fisher reprises his role as Danny Cunningham from Robert A. Masciantonio's film Cold Hearts (1999).
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All of the characters' last names are tied into horror films.
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Writer/Director Robert A. Masciantonio has said the main characters name out loud only once and it was to America Olivo, the actress playing The Girl.
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Jenn Crawford is the only character's whose last name isn't directly connected to the horror genre. She was named so after Faye Dunaway's performance as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest (1981). Robert A. Masciantonio has often said that film terrified him as a child.
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While editing a scene on site, R. Emmett Sibley had to excuse himself to vomit.
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One of the film's most gruesome sequences was referred to on set as "The Love Scene".
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Director Robert A. Masciantonio was almost rushed to the hospital on Day 11 of the shoot for kidney stones.
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Every character name, minus Kip Wellington, is a mixture from horror films.
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Producer Charles Smith served as Christian Campbell's stand-in/body double for one scene.
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Robert A. Masciantonio cast many actors from his previous films but only one character is directly tied in to "neighbor".
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America Olivo and Christian Campbell are the only cast members that are not from the Philadelphia area.
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There are over 50 horror film references made throughout the movie.
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Christian Campbell's character in Neighbor (2009) is the cousin of the character he portrayed in Cold Hearts (1999).
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Two continuous Steadicam shots, the second being over four minutes, bookend the movie.
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In the movie, the main characters are in a band called The Low Budgets. The Low Budgets are, in fact, a Philadelphia band that 'Robert Masciantonio' is friends with. None of the actors are in the real band.
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Producer Charles Smith, being a tremendous John Waters fan, personally requested of Robert A. Masciantonio that a role be written for actress Mink Stole. Robert happily obliged.
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All of the scenes in Elizabeth's book store were originally written to take place in a video store but all of the "mom and pop" stores within the productions location were closed down.
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Because of digital technology, the crew were able to see much of movie only a few hours after the film wrapped.
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America Olivo put herself through an intense work-out regimen to prepare for the film.
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Wanting to reflect the every-suburb feel of Halloween (1978), all of this movie was shot in the Philadelphia suburbs.
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Characters from Masciantonio's short, The Big Job (2002), appear in a party scene at the end of the movie.
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Producer Charles Smith appears in a party scene at the end of the movie. He was also in Robert A. Masciantonio's film Cold Hearts (1999).
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All of Robert's scenes, as reporter Kip Wellington, were shot outside of Philadelphia's famous Eastern State Penitentiary.
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Before violent takes, Robert A. Masciantonio would often tell America to strike Christian without his knowledge.
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Christian Campbell temporarily lost his voice screaming.
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The same leather jacket that 'Christian Campbell' wore in as John Luke in Cold Hearts (1999) hangs in the background of Don's studio-basement in "Neighbor". It was unintentional as the production designer, 'Mike Crenshaw', just happened to be wearing the same brand jacket.
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'Christian Campbell' and America Olivo announced their engagement to the director, Robert A. Masciantonio, at the Wrap Party for the film.
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While the movie is set during the winter months the original script took place over three days in the late Spring.
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Director Masciantonio sings operatically on the track "Pizza Menu".
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All of the music in the film is performed by either Kurt Oldman or The Low Budgets. Only one scene contains a track sung by the star, America Olivo.
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Kip Wellington reports for television station 48WONG, which is a play on an old local Philadelphia station and the last name of the director's friend.
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To be used in a Media Literacy course at Regent's American College in London.
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America Olivo is the only actress in the movie whose character does not have a name.
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Details about the lighting design, casting and use of humor on the audio commentary provided by Dr Karen Oughton were based on a film studies-style reading of the film then confirmed by the cast and crew in over 20 hours of interviews.
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