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Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

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Special Ed Teacher
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Woman in Road
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Bargain Hunter
Jacque Jovic ...
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Walter Jacobs
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Curtis, a father and husband, is starting to experience bad dreams and hallucinations. Assuming mental illness, he seeks medical help and counseling. However, fearing the worst, he starts building an elaborate and expensive storm shelter in their backyard. This storm shelter threatens to tear apart his family, threatens his sanity and his standing in the community, but he builds it to save his family's life. Written by napierslogs

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10 November 2011 (Croatia)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$52,041 (USA) (30 September 2011)

Gross:

$1,729,969 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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Trivia

The scene where Michael Shannon witnesses all the furniture in his living room lift up spontaneously was entirely CGI. The Strause brothers and their firm Hydraulx came on board at an early stage in development; indeed they are executive producers on the film. The brothers claim that this one scene features more CGI work than any one scene in Avatar (2009). See more »

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Curtis and Shannon live in LaGrange, Ohio. However, Curtis's truck has Erie County tags on its license plates. LaGrange is in Lorain County, one county to the east. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Curtis: [to daughter] No, no, no. Don't feed the dog, darling.
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.13 (2011) See more »

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Shelter
Written & Performed by Ben Nichols
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Descent into madness or truth?
4 February 2012 | by (Tokyo, The Future) – See all my reviews

This is what visionaries throughout our history have left us with: Are they mad, is it truth? The film portrays the fall into madness very well, the pacing, the intensity, the belief yet questioning, if you know of someone or have actually experienced mental illness you will immediately connect to this film, seeing as mental illness is the most common form of illness amongst us, chances are it'll evoke feelings of empathy, sympathy, fear. To actually experience the ever tightening realization that you or a loved one may be being lost to their own destruction due to mental illness is a terrifying journey beset with denial, anger, hope then darkness. This film captures that and some more, a nice hit the face at the end. It reminded a little of Mist, the same loss of hope only to be hit with a bucket of cold water, if we give up hope, if we refuse to try to see others truth, we lose our humanity. Great film.


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