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The Ghostmaker -- Inspired by true events! A group of friends use an ancient coffin to experience the world as ghosts.
The Ghostmaker -- A group of friends use an ancient coffin to experience the world as ghosts. Inspired by true events.
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The Ghostmaker -- "Life is good when you're dead." Box of Shadows is the story of a group of college friends who discover a 15th-century coffin that allows them to experience the world as ghosts. While their first adventures in the spirit world are playful and innocent, the "Box of Shadows" soon brings out the group's most dangerous impulses and desires. The friends find themselves pulled into a world of evil where they learn the line between life and death is there for a reason.


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Mauro Borrelli (screenplay)
Scott Svatos (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 November 2012 (Germany) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Aaron Dean Eisenberg ... Kyle

Liz Fenning ... Julie
J. Walter Holland ... Sutton
Jared Grey ... Platt

Domiziano Arcangeli ... Marcus
Jeffrey Damnit ... Jerrod
Hans Uder ... Armaddan

Wes Aderhold ... Young man
Ruby Laurelle Staley ... Young Woman (as Ruby Staley)
Desmond Lawrence ... Policeman

Ford Austin ... The Detective

Edy Ganem ... Gina (as Edurne Ganem)
Scott Svatos ... Internet Professor

Greg Chandler Maness ... Reaper (as Chandler Maness)

Edoardo Beghi ... Tony
Naomi Ueno ... Asian Girl
Matthias Balke ... Boxing Trainer

Paul Louis Harrell ... Boxing Trainer

Ian Scott Rudolph ... Boxing Trainer

Mauro Borrelli ... Angry Driver

Ed Polgardy ... Elevator Guy
Vin Nucatola ... Arresting Officer

Brad Littlefield ... Manolo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erskine Bonilla ... Boxer
Mike Dunay ... Man 3
Bradley Holzer ... Man 1 (as Brad Holzer)
John McCutcheon ... Man 2
Shawn Mowlai ... Gym Member
Hilary Novelle ... Waitress (credit only)
Karen Teliha ... Old Woman

Don Yanan ... Shopkeeper

Directed by
Mauro Borrelli 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mauro Borrelli  screenplay
Scott Svatos  screenplay

Produced by
Domiziano Arcangeli .... executive producer
Ford Austin .... co-executive producer
Marc Bikindou .... executive producer
Mauro Borrelli .... executive producer
Yves Dessca .... co-executive producer
Alfredo Gilardini .... executive producer
Ed Polgardy .... producer
Vincent Rocca .... co-producer
Scott Rudolph .... producer
Fabio Segatori .... co-producer
Pamela Shae .... co-executive producer
Gabriella Stollenwerck .... executive producer
Hans Uder .... associate producer
Original Music by
José J. Herring (original music by)
Christopher Young (main theme and coffin music by)
Cinematography by
Eric Gustavo Petersen  (as Eric G. Petersen)
Film Editing by
Charles Bornstein 
Daniel Capuzzi 
Casting by
Pamela Shae 
Production Design by
Sharai 'Sara' Corral 
Art Direction by
Michael Gaglio 
Set Decoration by
Haley Keim 
Costume Design by
David Alexander 
Makeup Department
Joe Badiali .... creature effects
Sakurako Morita .... makeup artist
Kazuyuki Okada .... key makeup artist
Yusuke Tateishi .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bizgia .... second assistant director
David M. Brunsman .... first assistant director
Michael L. Canale .... second second assistant director
Ed Polgardy .... second unit director
Art Department
Vincent Albo .... assistant art director
Tanya Apuya .... prop builder
Jarett Fajardo .... concept artist
Amy M. Jackson .... assistant set decorator
Elizabeth McGavock .... assistant art director
Adam Wong Perez .... art department production assistant
Sound Department
Ivan Donadic .... foley recordist and mixer
Chris Howland .... sound mixer
David Knauer .... sound re-recording mixer
Erica Kram .... post-production sound coordinator
Austin Krier .... sound designer
Austin Krier .... supervising sound editor
Mike Mitchell .... dialogue editor
Mike Mitchell .... sound effects editor
Reza Moosavi .... additional sound mixer
Mike Robertson .... assistant re-recording mixer
Borja Sau Razquin .... dialogue editor
Michael Sujek .... additional sound mixer
Special Effects by
Joe Badiali .... creature creator
Jenn Hall .... assistant creature creator
Visual Effects by
Kevin Anderson .... visual effects artist
Mike Bosland .... visual effects artist
Eva Branellec .... visual effects artist
Alexa Coblentz .... visual effects producer
Justin Daneman .... celluloid visual effects
Juan Diaz .... lead digital paint artist
Philip Edner .... visual effects artist
Marcus Eich .... visual effects artist
Jens Eldinger .... 3D animation supervisor
Henning Falk .... lead visual effects artist
Henning Falk .... technical director
Patricia Feldmann .... digital paint artist
Andreas Funk .... 3d artist
Michael Gerland .... visual effects artist
Sylvia Goebel .... rotoscoping artist
Van-Tien Hoang .... visual effects production manager
Yoichi Hosono .... visual effects artist
Holger Hummel .... celluloid visual effects
K.D. 'Gizmo' Janke .... 3d computer graphics artist
Dirk Jansen .... visual effects artist
Dirk Jansen .... workflow technical director
Emiko Kagawa .... visual effects artist
Michael Landgrebe .... celluloid visual effects
Joshua Mabie .... visual effects artist
Adam Majka .... visual effects artist
Maxim Matthew .... visual effects producer
Maxim Matthew .... visual effects supervisor
Svenja Menneken .... rotoscoping artist
Michael Paul .... rotoscoping artist
Benjamin Pollack .... visual effects artist
Salim Ramirez .... visual effects artist
Paul Schicketanz .... 3d simulation supervisor
Anne Schumacher .... visual effects production coordinator
Gabor Brian Studemann .... visual effects artist
Thomas Waldemar Wagner .... visual effects artist
Marcel Wilke .... visual effects artist
Tzuen Wu .... visual effects artist
Daniel Zanetti .... 3d computer graphics artist
Johnas Zink .... matchmove artist
Matthias Balke .... boxing choreographer
Michael Gaglio .... stunt rigger
Paul Louis Harrell .... boxing choreographer
Jeff Scott .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Aiello .... first assistant camera
Dennis Alaniz .... electrician
Braeden Baldwin .... additional key grip
Christopher M. Bauer .... electrician
Jared Berezin .... grip
Brian Patrick Carroll .... gaffer
Hiroyuki Haga .... second unit camera
Hiroyuki Haga .... time lapse photography
Isaac Martin .... additional best boy electric
Andrew McMennamy .... key grip
Douglas Brian Miller .... EPK documentary cinematographer
Douglas Brian Miller .... epk cinematographer
Tetsuya Miyashita .... electrician
Jason Musco .... additional first assistant camera
Eric Patton .... electrician
Stephen Perlstein .... grip
Andrey Prikazchikov .... additional gaffer
Vernon Shaw .... grip
Koby Shimada .... grip
Janell Stringham .... second assistant camera
Drew Suppa .... additional first assistant camera
Pat Swovelin .... additional first assistant camera
Naomi Ueno .... still photographer
Yoshikatsu Yasaki .... best boy electric
Micah Zarlow .... additional gaffer
Casting Department
Sandra Moorman .... assistant casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Alexander .... costumes
Seth Chernoff .... costume supervisor
Noam Karl .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Noel Albornoz .... assistant editor
Elijah Dylan Costa .... assistant editor
Katherine James .... assistant editor
Emiko Kagawa .... assistant editor
James Kanka .... assistant editor
Cynthia Ludwig .... assistant editor
Cody Miller .... assistant editor
Cody Miller .... digital image technician
Christopher Rodriguez .... assistant editor
Russell Yost .... post-production supervisor
Music Department
Max Blomgren .... synthesizer programmer
Mike Mitchell .... music editor
Joohyun Park .... musician
Andrew Spence .... musician
Jonathan Timpe .... score programmer
Other crew
Allison Baruck .... production assistant
Andrea Berti .... production coordinator
Michael L. Canale .... production accountant
R.J. Enriquez .... production coordinator
Carlos Farias .... production coordinator
Bryan Fugal .... production assistant
Anthony Galura .... production coordinator
Paul Hammond .... commentary
Chris Holm .... caterer
Erica Kram .... commentary coordinator
Phillip Loeb .... production assistant
Aaron Louie .... production assistant
Maxim Matthew .... web site designer
Debbie Matthews .... team assistant
Douglas Brian Miller .... behind-the-scenes documentary and EPK producer and editor
Douglas Brian Miller .... web site designer
Matt C. Moore .... production coordinator
John Neu .... production assistant
Vin Nucatola .... production assistant
Andrea Pasquettin .... production coordinator
Paul Ray II .... EPK photographer and camera assistant
Eric Reitz .... production assistant
Sergio Rossi .... data wrangler
Kathrin Wiesenmuller .... team assistant
Masako Yoneyama .... support: still photography
Jerry Ziniewicz .... caterer
Vincent Albo .... special thanks
Nanette Apuya .... special thanks
William Butler .... special thanks
Carlo Carere .... special thanks
Gary Davis .... special thanks
Mike Dunay .... special thanks
Peter Garcia .... special thanks
Albert Hasson .... special thanks
Jeremy Hayward .... special thanks
Ben Holabird .... special thanks
Peggy Holabird .... special thanks
Bradley Holzer .... special thanks (as Brad Holzer)
C. Courtney Joyner .... special thanks
Sally H. Keim .... special thanks
Dhani Lipsius .... special thanks (as Danny Lipsius)
Armand Mastroianni .... special thanks
John McCutcheon .... special thanks
Matteo Nebiolo .... special thanks
Sarah Paul .... special thanks
Darin Scott .... special thanks
Vernon Shaw .... special thanks
Marco Solis .... special thanks
Christa Sos .... special thanks
Hitomi Takada .... special thanks

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Rated R for drug content, language, some sexuality/nudity and violence
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sutton:What makes you think I won't come back as a ghost and haunt you?
Kyle:Without the coffin... good luck with that!
[ignites the fuel with a gunshot]
Sutton:[screams as the ghost machine coffin catches fire] NNNOOO!
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Haphazard and scatter-shot offering, 7 July 2014
Author: GL84 from Los Angeles, Ca

After acquiring the coffin of a 15th-century mathematician who cheated death, a group of friends' slowly find the drawbacks to it's continued usage when they start crossing the line far more frequently and violently.

There's not a whole lot to this one that really works, and it tends to get off-track quite often. The biggest problem with this one is the fact that the whole film is dependent on the idea of using this strange device being something that's terrifying or creepy, but instead none of what goes on here is really all that creepy or scary. Being astral projected into the area and witnessing events as a spectral being is not in the slightest bit scary a concept, and these scenes doing this are some of the blandest, more arduous scenes in the film with absolutely nothing going on that's in any way interesting to watch. It's so difficult to get through these since none of them are played off with the intent of being creepy or scary, just more of a curiosity by the discoverers which is so far removed from the intent of a horror film that it ends up becoming quite painful to sit through these with almost nothing of any value going on here and being so long into the film that when it finally gets going it's almost the final act which is quite a bit of time to get things going. There's a big difference in the way the action of what goes on in these scenes being far more enjoyable and entertaining overall since something's actually going on for once, as the endless chasing being done trying to get back his girlfriend makes for some rather chilling moments with the house battle, making effective use of the poltergeist stage for a chilling moment before settling back into action with the encounter in the gym which works quite well in putting his ghostly state to full-effect while forcing his smarts to come into play in finally being able to confront the menace. While not the greatest ploy, the tactic of putting the ghostly guardian of the coffin along for the ride does make for a fine sense of chilling atmosphere by having something to be scared of during the more boring sequences and it gets a lot of play in the finale which helps that as well, and helps this out quite well even with the slew of problems on display within.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Brief Nudity and drug use.

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