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Blair Erickson (writer)
Daniel J. Healy (story)
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10 January 2014 (USA) See more »
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Journalist Anne Roland explores the disturbing links behind her friend's sudden disappearance, an ominous government research chemical, and a disturbing radio broadcast of unknown origin. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Katia Winter ... Anne Roland

Ted Levine ... Thomas Blackburn

Michael McMillian ... James Hirsch
Corey Moosa ... Patient 11

Monique Candelaria ... Patient 14

Jenny Gabrielle ... Callie

Vivian Nesbitt ... Olivia Kmiec
Chad Brummett ... Dr. Kessel

William Sterchi ... Henry Cale

Alex Gianopoulos ... Renny

J.D. Garfield ... Elderly Doctor

Kevin Wiggins ... Black Rock County Sheriff

Cyd Schulte ... Laura Henrik
Tone Forrest ... MK-Ultra Survivor
Maud de Proost ... Pool Guest

David Midthunder ... Raoul
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Jerome L. Williams ... Orderly (2014)
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Directed by
Blair Erickson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Blair Erickson  writer
Daniel J. Healy  story

Produced by
Sean Akers .... producer
Christian Arnold-Beutel .... producer
Neal Dodson .... executive producer
Gudrun Giddings .... executive producer
Melanie Kirk .... line producer
Corey Moosa .... producer
John Pinckard .... executive producer
Zachary Quinto .... executive producer
Stephanie Riggs .... producer
Ben Samuels .... executive producer
Marcus Schöfer .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Andreas Weidinger 
 
Cinematography by
Jeremy Obertone 
 
Film Editing by
Jacques Gravett 
 
Casting by
Angelique Midthunder 
 
Production Design by
Kristen Adams 
 
Art Direction by
Eric Morrell 
 
Costume Design by
Liz Marshall 
 
Makeup Department
Jerrad Gray .... special effects makeup
Patricia Greer .... additional makeup artist
Copper Perry .... hair department head
Copper Perry .... makeup department head
Sara Roybal .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew P. Aguilar .... additional second assistant director
Jon Baran .... second second assistant director
Carlos A. Montoya .... second assistant director
Marcus Taylor .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Heather Briggs .... stand-by props
Emma Eckert .... set dresser
Rachel Lively .... set dresser
Andreas Mueller .... set dresser
Omar Nadir .... graphic designer
Sean O'Donnell .... property master
Rudi Rossiter .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Allan Abaunza .... sound effects editor
Brett Becker .... boom operator
Emmett Corman .... sound effects editor
Tom Disher .... sound effects editor
Johnny Gallo .... sound effects editor
Rodney Gurule .... production sound mixer
Rob Hidalgo .... boom operator
Scott A. Jennings .... supervising sound editor
D. Chris Smith .... sound effects editor
Paul James Zahnley .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Scott Hastings .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Hawkins .... stereoscopic compositor
Matthew Frederick Johnson .... assistant data wrangler
Gordon T. Wittmann .... visual effects producer: Spy
 
Stunts
Edward A. Duran .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tyler Gendron .... production assistant
Pedro Guimaraes .... stereographer: additional operator
Sierra Haworth .... digital imaging technician
Jonas Huerta .... production assistant
Jeanette M. Loera .... additional assistant camera
Eric Munk .... best boy electric
Jeremy Obertone .... director of photography
Nolan Rudi .... second assistant camera
Tanner Stauss .... 3d rig technician
 
Casting Department
Lava Buckley .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Vincent Oresman .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Michael Davenport .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Pete Meda .... picture car coodinator
John Proctor .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Andrew P. Aguilar .... set production assistant
Sherrie Bradshaw .... production controller
Erik Bright .... unit publicist
Darryl Garcia Jr. .... script supervisor
Alex Gianopoulos .... location manager
Joey Liew .... assistant: Ms. Winter and Mr. Levine
Shannon Lively .... set production assistant
Ariel Y. Lopez .... location assistant
Andy Ochoa .... production coordinator
Christian Shelton .... social media manager
Wes Stallcup .... locations production assistant
Danielle Stiner .... key set production assistant
Justin T. Williams .... location scout
 
Thanks
Brantley Brown .... special thanks
Robbie Kass .... special thanks
Bill Veloric .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for some violence/disturbing images, drug use, language and brief nudity
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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
mk Nultra, 2 February 2014
Author: bob_meg from United States

By now, most of us have heard about the government funded (or at least endorsed) MK-ULTRA project from the '60s and '70s, where US agencies ran experiments in mind control on unsuspecting volunteers. All true.

"Banshee Chapter" opens with a statement similar to this and then, in the next title card states: "The results were horrifying." Also true.

Now the question...does Banshee Chapter help flesh this thesis out and perhaps dig deeper into one of the (no doubt many) horrifying self-inflicted chapters in our national history? No, it doesn't. It veers immediately off into SciFi/Horror-land. Which is not such a bad thing...if the story, acting, and virtually all of the directing didn't suck. Which it does.

And THAT sucks because, judging from the first twenty minutes of Blair Erickson's feature debut, Erickson's got it going on. The first third of the film is intriguing plot-wise and there are some genuine jump-in-your-seat jump cuts.

But following the introduction of Ted Levine's character (a gonzo "radical" journalist obviously modeled on Hunter Thompson, minus the cigarette holder) the film falls inexplicably flat. The momentum runs out and the pacing is sluggish...there are too many scenes in the dark with Katia Winter and Levine yelling at each other and even the scares begin to fall flat: Erickson starts to repeat himself in an endless loop that almost makes you want to turn the film off by the third act.

As for Winter, I found her performance to be a bit too monotone and colorless, though to be honest Erickson really didn't flesh her (or her supposed love-interest, a 2 second plot point, that) character out well enough. We get enough of that background to care in the beginning, but then, it's as if the film is holding back for budgetary reasons. And what they wind up shooting is just same old same old.

For instance, the radio transmissions, which could have been really creepy if they had been staged with any flair, fall tone deaf. That saw is as old as "Close Encounters," but even there it was well done because --- at one time, Spielberg was a helluva filmmaker. And that was about flying saucers for god's sake!

It's not that I found the detour Banshee Chapter took that implausible or irritating --- certainly Erickson is not mandated to give us a docudrama about MKULTRA. But, come on dude...at least give us something that doesn't put us to freaking' sleep!

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