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Writer (WGA):
Leigh Whannell (written by)
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Release Date:
1 April 2011 (USA) See more »
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A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Patrick Wilson ... Josh Lambert

Rose Byrne ... Renai Lambert

Ty Simpkins ... Dalton Lambert

Lin Shaye ... Elise Rainier

Leigh Whannell ... Specs

Angus Sampson ... Tucker

Barbara Hershey ... Lorraine Lambert

Andrew Astor ... Foster Lambert

Corbett Tuck ... Nurse Adele / Doll Girl #2
Heather Tocquigny ... Nurse Kelly

Ruben Pla ... Dr. Sercarz
John Henry Binder ... Father Martin

Joseph Bishara ... Lipstick-Face Demon

Philip Friedman ... Old Woman

J. LaRose ... Long Haired Fiend
Kelly Hitman ... Doll Girl #1 (as Kelly Devoto)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Josh Feldman ... Young Josh (uncredited)
Caslin Rose ... Contortionist / Ghoul (uncredited)
Omar Apanco Salgado ... Hispanic Student (uncredited)

Jeannette Sousa ... Dr. Thimble (uncredited)

Ben Woolf ... Dancing Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
James Wan 
Writing credits
Leigh Whannell (written by)

Produced by
Jason Blum .... producer
Jeanette Brill .... line producer (as Jeanette Volturno-Brill)
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones .... executive producer
John R. Leonetti .... co-producer
Oren Peli .... producer
Steven Schneider .... producer
Aaron Sims .... co-producer
Original Music by
Joseph Bishara 
Cinematography by
David M. Brewer (director of photography)
John R. Leonetti (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kirk M. Morri  (as Kirk Morri)
James Wan 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy  (as Annie McCarthy)
Kellie Roy  (as Kellie Gesell)
Production Design by
Aaron Sims 
Art Direction by
Jennifer Spence 
Set Decoration by
Charlie Leal  (as Charles Leal)
Costume Design by
Kristin M. Burke 
Makeup Department
Leslie Borchard .... hair stylist
Nikki Carbonetta .... makeup artist
Mandi Crane .... makeup artist
Rocky Faulkner .... makeup artist
Kelly Golden .... key makeup effects artist
David Larson .... hair stylist
Liz Mendoza .... makeup artist
Tijen Osman .... hair stylist
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... department head hair
Justin Raleigh .... special effects makeup department head
Tracy Richards .... hair/makeup swing
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... department head makeup
Wendy Southard .... hair stylist
Cici Andersen .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Kimberly Graczyk .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Brian Kinney .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
James K. Jensen .... post-production supervisor
Rick Osako .... unit production manager (as Rick A. Osako)
Bill Wohlken .... post-production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Bilger .... second assistant director
Albert Cho .... first assistant director
Art Department
Eduardo Cisneros .... designer: gas mask POV
Eric Cohn .... set dresser
Matt Donaldson .... property master
Kaylee Fisher .... set dresser
Jeff Guignard .... set dresser
Brett Hatcher .... art productions assistant
Niko Hovartos .... on set dresser
Kate Mallor .... set dresser
Heather Michel .... set dresser
Max Moreno .... art swing
Steve Neff .... art swing
Richard Roraback .... leadman
Thomas Spence .... co-art director (as Thom Spence)
Brendan McDonald .... carpenter (uncredited)
Peter Tahoe .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert Cross .... sound designer
Joe Dzuban .... re-recording mixer
Joe Dzuban .... supervising sound editor
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator (as Tim Lloyd)
Ryan Lukasik .... foley assistant
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Craig Mann .... re-recording mixer
George Pereyra .... sound effects editor
Kevin Schultz .... foley recordist
Paul Seradarian .... sound editor
John Sievert .... foley artist
Randy Wilson .... foley recordist
Zach Wrobel .... boom operator (as Zachary Wrobel)
Rob Nokes .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Rob Nokes .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bart Dion .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Adam Berk .... digital artist: Spypost
Jesse Capper .... animator: Spypost
Stephen DeLuca .... compositor: Spypost
Nick Giassullo .... matte painter: Spypost
Todd Gill .... matchmove artist: Spypost
Orin Green .... compositor: Spypost
Amy Hollywood Wixson .... senior visual effects producer: Spypost
Michael Janov .... visual effects supervisor: Spypost
Jin Yong Kim .... matchmove artist: Spypost
Heath Kraynak .... compositor: Spypost
Michael Lester .... cg supervisor: Spypost
Javier León .... digital artist: Spypost (as Javier Leon)
Darren Orr .... visual effects supervisor: Spypost
Richard Pang .... compositor: Spypost
Schuyler Pappas .... visual effects production manager: Spypost
Colin Price .... compositor: Spypost
Salvador Ruiz .... animator: Spypost
Brian Tolle .... matchmove artist: Spypost
Nathan Walker .... compositor: Spypost
Gordon T. Wittmann .... visual effects producer: Spypost (as Gordon Wittmann)
Matthew Frederick Johnson .... visual effects assistant data wrangler (uncredited)
John Norris .... visual effects business affairs (uncredited)
Loren Dennis .... stunt rigger
Danny Downey .... stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunts (as Sandra Gimpel)
Joel Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Scott Leva .... stunt co-coordinator
Samuel Reynolds .... stunts
Katina Waters .... stunts
Justin T. Woods .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Hank Braxtan .... digital imaging technician (as Hank Braxton)
Steve Clancy .... steadicam operator
John Darko .... additional photography
John Darko .... still photographer
Martin Gillette .... company grip
Clay Glendenning .... digital imaging technician utility
Kevin Huver .... second assistant camera
Greg Kurtz .... second assistant camera
Tony Lopez-Cepero .... dolly grip
Rob Lynn .... company grip (as Bobby Lynn)
Megan Marshall .... lighting technician
Tim Marshall .... chief lighting technician
Wayne Marshall .... assistant chief lighting technician
John McDonald .... lighting technician
Mark Meyers .... steadicam operator (as Mark 'Chief' Meyers)
Dan Reilly .... key grip
Scott Ronnow .... first assistant camera
Paul Santoni .... first assistant camera
Derek Santoro .... lighting technician
Alex Scott .... second assistant camera
Mark Sirota .... lighting technician
Tim Stratton .... lighting technician
Shermagne Umali .... lighting technician
Drew Adams .... electrician (uncredited)
Quinton Reilly .... grip (uncredited)
Marc-Antoine Serou .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Von Thomas .... digital imaging technician: pickup unit (uncredited)
Matthew B. Verschelde .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Cresswell .... key costumer
Megan Stark Evans .... costumer
Hannah Greene .... costume intern
Sami Martin Sarmiento .... additional costumer (as Sami Martin-Sarmiento)
Sarah Schuessler .... additional costumer
Anthony Tran .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Dennis Alaniz .... additional editor
Dennis Alaniz .... first assistant editor
Mark Griffith .... digital intermediate artist: Fotokem (as Mark 'Griff' Griffith)
Chelsea Kammeyer .... second assistant editor
Jose Parra .... digital intermediate producer: Fotokem
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate general manager: Fotokem
Bob Semmer .... digital intermediate chief operating officer: Fotokem
George Chavez .... color timer (uncredited)
Richard A. Eisenstein .... post-production technician (uncredited)
Dan Muscarella .... lab timer (uncredited)
Location Management
David Thornsberry .... location manager
Jenna Kaye Thornsberry .... assistant location manager (as Jenna Thornsberry)
Music Department
Toddy Allen .... additional music engineer
Alisa Burket .... music assistant
Alisa Burket .... musician: additional piano
Saar Hendelman .... musician: piano
Jeffrey Holmes .... music arranger
Jeffrey Holmes .... music conductor
The Section Quartet .... musician: strings
Chris Spilfogel .... score engineer
Chris Spilfogel .... score mixer
Julie Sessing .... music clearance (uncredited)
Transportation Department
James G. Brill .... transportation coordinator
Jason Messersmith .... transportation captain (as Jason 'Messy' Messersmith)
Other crew
Laura Altmann .... production coordinator
Renetta G. Amador .... script supervisor (as Renetta Amador)
Aaron Becker .... title designer
Lisa Cabello .... craft service production assistant
Joshua Cubero .... craft service production assistant
Jeff Fukuhara .... craft service production assistant
Michael A. Galasso .... production coordinator (as Michael Galasso)
Larissa Grudt .... set production assistant
David Halagarda .... production office assistant
Robert Holeman III .... intern
Joseph Hui .... craft service (as Joe Hui)
Carole Levine .... studio teacher
Jessica Malanaphy .... assistant: Jason Blum (as Jessica Hall)
Sam May .... set production assistant
Lydia McIntosh .... craft service production assistant
Peter Musooli .... set production assistant (as Peter 'Mus' Musooli)
Jonathan Nava .... caterer: Hot Set Catering
Ruben Nava .... caterer: Hot Set Catering
Derek Nguyen .... craft service production assistant
Brittany Poulton .... assistant: James Wan
Hiroki Shirota .... production office assistant
Owen Sloane .... legal counsel: Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane (as Owen J. Sloane)
Rachel Stilwell .... legal counsel: Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator: Stone Management (as Adam Stone)
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator: Stone Management
Randi Woxland .... set medic
Grant Adam .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Angie Conners .... international marketing (uncredited)
Bailey Conway .... assistant: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (uncredited)
Layla Halfhill .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Brian Patrick .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Erin Vitali .... office production assistant: reshoots (uncredited)
Arielle Brachfeld .... the producers wish to thank
Linda C. Brent .... the producers wish to thank
Kelly Cabral .... the producers wish to thank
Eduardo Cisneros .... the producers wish to thank
Lary Crews .... the producers wish to thank
Leigh Davis .... the producers wish to thank
Dylan .... the producers wish to thank
David Fox .... the producers wish to thank
Colin Geddes .... the producers wish to thank
Kevin Greutert .... the producers wish to thank
Scott Henderson .... the producers wish to thank
Kimberly Ables Jindra .... the producers wish to thank (as Kimberly Jindra)
Mike Mendez .... the producers wish to thank
Derrick Oliver .... the producers wish to thank
Jose Prendes .... the producers wish to thank
Stephany Rose .... the producers wish to thank
Seh Eng Soo .... the producers wish to thank
Stacey Testro .... the producers wish to thank
Jeffrey Wolman .... the producers wish to thank (as Jeff Wolman)
Ben Woolf .... the producers wish to thank (as Ben E. Woolf)
Katie Ybarra .... the producers wish to thank
Fabian Jonathan .... thanks (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 (original rating) | Brazil:12 (re-rating on appeal) | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | India:UA | Ireland:16 | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Italy:T | Malaysia:P13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) | South Korea:12 | Spain:16 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Thailand:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46622)

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This was the first film distributed by Filmdistrict.See more »
Miscellaneous: A spelling mistake in the end credits lists John Darko for "Still Photographer/Additional Photagraphy"See more »
[first lines]
Dalton Lambert:Mom?
Renai Lambert:Hey, sweetie. What are you doing up? Come here.
Dalton Lambert:I don't like my room.
Renai Lambert:No? That's okay. You know, you're still getting used to it. I can't sleep either.
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224 out of 322 people found the following review useful.
I will have trouble sleeping tonight...., 3 April 2011
Author: blackmambamark from United States

Of all the genre's that Hollywood has to offer, the most tattered of the bunch is without a doubt the horror department. I am so sick of these wannabe 'so called' horror flicks that belong on late night lifetime channel. Im sick of the same old parlor tricks and scare tactics that have been used for the past 10 years. And i am even more sickened by the fact that they keep making the same crap year after year. You would figure after great horror flicks like "The Decent" and "Paranormal Activity", studios would start realizing what actually works and what audiences want to see. Hopefully in the coming years, this genre' will come back to life.

When it comes to horror movies, i think the two most crucial elements are the cinematography, and the musical score. Actually, i prefer there to be no music at all. Almost all the great horror movies never use it, because they rely on scaring the audience with disturbing images, not raised music that makes everyone jump. If i want that, I'll go to a haunted house. When i go to see a horror flick, i want it to leave a lasting impression. However, movies like this are the one exception.

This film had such amazing cinematography, that i didn't even care about those 'raised music' sequences. I rarely get creeped out at the theater, and this movie scared the crap out of me. I'm talking' sweaty palms, eyes wide open, my body sunk all the way down in my chair scared. And for those of you who have read my reviews in the past, i hardly ever say that about a horror flick. And what really sold it was the cinematography. This film is packed with tons of really creepy and disturbing images. So much in fact, that you will hate walking into your dark house alone. Yes, they do use the same scare tactics, but since everything in the movie looked so damn creepy and demented, i for once didn't want the lead female to hurry up and open the basement door and get it over with.

The storyline is pretty decent. It's not an amazing concept or genuinely creepy on it's own. But it does a decent enough of a job to keep your interest and sell what your seeing unfold on screen. And it's safe to say that this is a very different take on your typical haunted house.

Bottom Line......holy crap, i just realized that this movie is only PG-13. Is it possible for a movie to be scary as hell and only be rated PG-13? The answer is yes, and this is a prime example of that. You know when a horror movie has done it's job? It's when it scares you both in the theater, and hours later when you try to sleep at night. Tonight, i will have lots of trouble sleeping. I can easily say that this will probably be the best horror movie of the year.

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