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The Crying Dead -- In 2008 a cast and crew set out to shoot a pilot for a paranormal reality show. During the first night vague apparitions became violent hauntings. One by one they lost their lives. The Whispering Dead is a diary of the final tortured moments of real people in an unthinkable situation.
The Crying Dead -- In 2008 a cast and crew set out to shoot a pilot for a paranormal reality show. During the first night vague apparitions became violent hauntings. One by one they lost their lives. The Whispering Dead is a diary of the final tortured moments of real people in an unthinkable situation
The Crying Dead -- In 2008 a cast and crew set out to shoot a pilot for a paranormal reality show. During the first night vague apparitions became violent hauntings. One by one they lost their lives. The Whispering Dead is a diary of the final tortured moments of real people in an unthinkable situation.
The Crying Dead -- In 2008 a cast and crew set out to shoot a pilot for a paranormal reality show. During the first night vague apparitions became violent hauntings. One by one they lost their lives. The Whispering Dead is a diary of the final tortured moments of real people in an unthinkable situation.
The Crying Dead -- In 2008 a cast and crew set out to shoot a pilot for a paranormal reality show. During the first night vague apparitions became violent hauntings. One by one they lost their lives. The Whispering Dead is a diary of the final tortured moments of real people in an unthinkable situation

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The Last Thing You'll Hear
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This film tells the horrifying story of the cast and crew of a new reality TV show investigating the paranormal... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Chris Hayes ... Chris Mitchel
Jeff Stearns ... Jeff Pierson

Becka Adams ... Becka Lassiter
Angelina Lyubomirova ... Angelina Becker
Callie Cameron ... Callie Brooks
Kelsi Cullimore
Andrew Olson ... Andrew Halstead
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brooke Johnson ... Elizabeth
GiGi LaMar

Olivia Prado (as Olivia Martinez-Prado)

Megan Richie ... Ghost Girl

Liv von Oelreich ... Nurse Childers

Sewell Whitney ... Dr. Rangel

Hunter G. Williams ... Dr. Simon

Directed by
Hunter G. Williams 
 
Writing credits
Hunter G. Williams 

Scott Michael Campbell 

Produced by
Woody Andrews .... executive producer
Chris Hayes .... executive producer
Sharon Rude .... executive producer
Jeff Stearns .... executive producer
Garrett Williams .... line producer
Hunter G. Williams .... executive producer
Hunter G. Williams .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jason Solowsky 
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Jensen 
Matt MacDonald 
Kevin Potts 
 
Casting by
Richard Van Leun 
 
Makeup Department
Kelly Gray .... makeup artist
Marlene D. Williams .... makeup department head
Stacey Williams .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Heather Christiansen .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Woody Andrews .... second assistant director
Ryan O'Corrigan .... assistant director
Daniel Rentas .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Peter Accatino .... sound mixer
Jamey Scott .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher E. Brown .... visual effects artist
Sean Findley .... visual effects supervisor
Jonathan Jelkin .... visual effects artist
Syam Sundar Karumathil .... visual effects artist
Daniel McCue .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Bobby C. King .... stunts
Tim Storms .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Woody Andrews .... camera operator
Taylor Chien .... camera operator
Jessica Gallant .... camera operator
Joey Jepson .... still photographer
Jeffrey Pierson .... camera operator
Kevin Potts .... steadi cam operator
Jeremy Ridnor .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel Good .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Tom Felke .... additional editor
Matthew Jensen .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Kevin Potts .... additional sound design
 
Other crew
Marion Brooks .... legal
Tyler Holtman .... production assistant
Jaime Jessup .... production assistant
Lyssa Junek .... head production assistant
Jeremy Ridnor .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Susan Hayes .... the producers wish to thank
Tim Hayes .... the producers wish to thank
Casey McCoy .... the producers wish to thank
Tone von Oelreich .... the producers wish to thank
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Chris Hayes originally read for the role of Jefferey Pierson.See more »
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Becka Lassiter:We'll be shooting over night.
James Bindle:No you wont!
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Kinda scary but not scary enough, 26 December 2013
Author: venusboys3 from United States

These found footage, first person spookhouse movies generally work on me if they're done halfway well. I loved The Blair Witch Project and Grave Encounters really had me going (despite some overtly goofy CGI effects). The Crying Dead also had me most of the way there but then lost me when the spooks came out. IMO there's two big problems that deflate the scares. One is the ghosts. They just aren't that scary. Three little girls, in Halloween facepaint, double-exposed as they traipse about in the dark hallways. Kinda spooky but not very. Despite some early implications that these aren't normal kids they don't behave very strangely or look very menacing (nothing like the ghouls in the poster image). I really think they needed an additional layer of bizarre to them... a hint at something... other. The second problem, for me, was the editing... or pacing of the movie. The movie starts off with a scene that sets up the threat, but it's on the verge of laughable because it's just so overt so early on. There are also scenes from later in the movie that are repeated early on during the slow stuff... I think to assure impatient viewers that there is some action coming. This wouldn't bother me as much in a regular film but it doesn't fit the found footage conceit here... particularly since those scenes are duplicates of later footage. In a way the film plays its hand in these early scenes and the rest is just going through the motions. Sadly, the nature of the haunting just isn't very imaginative... nothing beyond ghostly little girls with 'powerz'. Once they show up it's just rinse and repeat... they don't get any weirder or scarier than when we first saw them, early on. They really needed something more.

Despite those two points I still kinda enjoyed the movie. It did have me on edge at times, just by the nature of how it was filmed... the suspense is good even if the payoff is lame. The actors did a great job with what little they were given... all my gripes are with the writing/editing.

One other thing I'll mention... the music in the closing credits is the same sort of generic heavy metal that a hundred other horror movies toss in. I think it would have left the audience with a bit more of a after-scare if something more creepy and subtle had been used... something that carried on the mood of the film rather than blaringly contradicting it.

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