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Writers (WGA):
Jace Anderson (written by) &
Adam Gierasch (written by)
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Release Date:
10 November 2011 (South Korea) See more »
From Cradle To Grave.
Emily and Nate Weaver leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate's ancestral home in the country. Once there, Emily is plagued by horrifying visions and haunted by the ghosts inhabiting their isolated new home. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Leisha Hailey ... Emily Weaver

Gale Morgan Harold III ... Nate Weaver / William Weaver (as Gale Harold)

Chelcie Ross ... Avery

JoNell Kennedy ... Brittany McGraw

Stephanie Brown ... Risa

Sigal Diamant ... Sarah

Adam Gierasch ... Otto
Clint Curtis ... Felipe
Neil Cunningham ... Doug
Rod McCullough ... Sheriff Crane

Douglas Roberts ... Dr. Glasgow
Eric Bench ... Howard the Plumber
Steve Pilchen ... Manny
Joseph Gentzler ... Deputy
David Oddy ... Mover
Trivell Hill ... Mover
Jami Bassman ... Mary Weaver
Kailah Combs ... Ghost Girl
Jace Anderson ... Headmistress in Photo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ingrid Coree ... Art Dealer (uncredited)
Steve Janousek ... Doctor #2 (uncredited)

James Stordahl ... Doctor #1 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Adam Gierasch 
Writing credits
Jace Anderson (written by) &
Adam Gierasch (written by)

Produced by
Stephanie Caleb .... executive producer
Moshe Diamant .... producer
Lucy Mukerjee-Brown .... co-producer (as Lucy Mukerjee)
Karri O'Reilly .... co-producer
James Portolese .... co-producer
Courtney Solomon .... executive producer
Original Music by
Joseph Conlan 
Cinematography by
Yaron Levy 
Film Editing by
Andrew Cohen 
Casting by
Sally Lear 
Mark Teschner 
Production Design by
Hannah Beachler 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Mire 
Costume Design by
Stacy Ellen Rich 
Alexis Scott 
Makeup Department
Danielle Barkat .... special makeup effects assistant
Emily Burka .... makeup department head
Leo Corey Castellano .... special makeup effects designer
Margeaux Fox .... department head hair
Production Management
Ashley Franklin .... production supervisor
John Goodwill .... unit production manager (as Johnny Goodwill)
Samantha Housman .... post-production supervisor
Louise Runge .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giuseppe Ardizzone .... second second assistant director
Meredith Nunnikhoven .... second assistant director
Brian O'Sullivan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Chris Britt .... set dresser
Sean Gartner .... assistant property master
John Gorman .... leadman
Matthew Brady Harris .... set dresser
Sam Jacobs .... on-set dresser
Palina Prasasouk .... set dresser
Clark Woodman .... property master
Matt Zaff .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jason Dotts .... sound designer
Jason Dotts .... supervising sound editor
Cameron O. Galloway .... adr editor
Cameron O. Galloway .... dialogue editor
Corey J. Grasso .... adr mixer
Corey J. Grasso .... foley mixer
Jesse Kees .... sound designer
Daniel S. McCoy .... sound mixer
Zach Michaelis .... foley artist
Michael Russo .... adr mixer
David 'Lion' Thompson .... boom operator
Dean Treloar .... sound editor
Cory Coken .... additional adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Brandon Gorrell .... special effects technician
Ken Gorrell .... special effects supervisor
Skylar Gorrell .... special effects technician
Mark R. Johnson .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Derek Bourque .... visual effects supervisor
Joseph Langdale .... compositor
D.J. Shea .... compositor
Jason Gray .... additional stunt coordinator
G. Peter King .... stunt coordinator
Rene Mousseux .... stunts
Michele Waitman .... stunt double
Todd Warren .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Chartier .... first assistant camera
Traci Chartier .... first assistant camera (as Traci Chappell)
Traci Chartier .... second assistant camera (as Traci Chappell)
Jacob Clegg .... best boy grip
Jim Dickson .... electrician
Matt Dinerstein .... still photographer
Josh Harrison .... camera operator: "a camera"
Josh Harrison .... steadicam operator
Edde Kane .... second assistant camera
Kevin Martt .... grip
Garrett Miller .... electrician
Justin Nieves .... grip
Cole Pisano .... electrician
Armando Salas .... cinematographer: second unit
Armando Salas .... gaffer
Richard Speed .... key grip
Brian Stegeman .... digital loader
Casting Department
Sally Lear .... co-casting director
Bill Marinella .... location casting
Robert James Monk .... casting assistant
Marisa Rodriguez .... casting assistant
Kelli Jo Sweeney .... casting assistant
Mark Teschner .... co-casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Frank .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Tyler Dixon .... color timer
Tyler Dixon .... on-line editor
Adam Rowe .... assistant on-line editor
Music Department
Michael Aarvold .... music scoring mixer
Other crew
Robert Benavides Jr. .... electronic press kit
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Betsy Davis .... CFO
Chelsea Donison .... basecamp p.a.
Kate Fitzgerald .... stand-in
Ali Jazayeri .... senior vice president: finance
Aaron Jensen .... office production assistant
Dixie Jones .... payroll accountant
Darren Matthew .... assistant: production supervisor
Jan McWilliams .... script supervisor
Patricia Mickunas .... production assistant
Jeffrey Neville .... office production assistant
Adrian Rolea .... electronic press kit
Jon Vial .... location scout

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Additional Details

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Rated R for some bloody violence, sexuality, nudity and language
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (2011) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:NC-16 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45818)
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Did You Know?

Leisha Hailey is either barefoot or wears open sandals in nearly all of her scenes.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When "Nate Weaver" fall on the stairs, he hits the camera and you could see the scene shaking.See more »
Acid Jazz CitySee more »


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17 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
The Ground is Fertile for Insanity, 31 May 2011
Author: chiownknee60 from United States

Nudity: 5 out of 10 (Leisha Hailey generously shows off her marvelous breasts not once, but twice. They are a sight to behold and more than reimbursed me for the price of my overnight rental at the local red kiosk)

Gore: 2 out of 10 (one violent stabbing scene; the rest is pretty mild)


Emily (Leisha Hailey) and Nate (Gale Harold) are married and in love.

All is right in the world.

Emily is with child. Nate is a promising painter. They have a chic apartment in a big city. What else could they ask for?

Tragically and unexpectedly, Emily has a miscarriage. On top of this, she is devastated by the news that she will be unable to have children for the remainder of her fertile years.

In search of a fresh start, the couple decides to move to the country. Nate is the heir of a house that has been in his family for over 150 years.

Maybe this house with its picturesque view is exactly what they both need to get their lives back together.

Unfortunately, strange occurrences begin to take place once the young couple get settled.

They find a number of artifacts that all suggest that Nate's forefathers were homicidal maniacs.

Is this anti-social tendency beginning to influence Nate?

Are malevolent forces that are tied to the house awakened by their new tenants?

Or is Emily losing her mind?


Of all of the different types of horror movies, a ghost story is easily one of the most difficult to pull off.

Reason being: there is very little margin for error.

Tone, pace, atmosphere, script, sound design, score, etc... all have to be close to flawless in order to have an effective ghost story.

About 30 minutes into "Fertile Ground," you realize that the directing/writing team of Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson (they teamed up for another After Dark Horrorfest movie, Autopsy) are in way over their heads.

From the distracting and inappropriate Thomas Newman-like score to the over-reliance on telegraphed jump scares to, ultimately, an absolute disaster of a story, "Fertile Ground" will leave you bored, annoyed, and longing for Leisha Hailey to wear more of her sheer negligee.

For those of you who have seen Gierasch's previous After Dark effort, Autopsy, and are at least banking on "Fertile Ground" containing the same level of surprising gore, you will be sorely disappointed.

For a much better ghost story, check out Bayona's "The Orphanage".

For a much better After Dark original movie, check out "Seconds Apart".

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