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Director:
Writer:
Nicholas McCarthy (written by)
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Release Date:
8 June 2012 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Some doors should never be opened. See more »
Plot:
As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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User Reviews:
Scary, smart, well made.. what a treat! See more (122 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Caity Lotz ... Annie

Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Liz

Haley Hudson ... Stevie

Sam Ball ... Giles

Mark Steger ... Charles Barlow

Agnes Bruckner ... Nichole

Casper Van Dien ... Creek

Dakota Bright ... Eva

Petra Wright ... Jennifer Glick
Sam Zuckerman ... County Clerk
Anjini Taneja Azhar ... Hindi Child (as Anjini Azhar)

Rachael Kahne ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bo Barrett ... Jesse (uncredited)

Jeffrey T Ferguson ... Officer Benson (uncredited)
Santiago Segura ... Dishwasher (uncredited)

Ho-Kwan Tse ... Rudy Fong (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas McCarthy 
 
Writing credits
Nicholas McCarthy (written by)

Produced by
Jaime Burke .... co-producer
Jaime Burke .... line producer
Jamie Carmichael .... executive producer
Ross M. Dinerstein .... producer
Sam Zuckerman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ronen Landa 
 
Cinematography by
Bridger Nielson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Adriaan van Zyl 
 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
 
Production Design by
Walter Barnett 
 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Hubshman 
 
Costume Design by
Azalia Snail 
 
Makeup Department
Victoria Buge .... key hair stylist
Jason Collins .... special makeup effects designer: Autonomous F/X, Inc.
Sava Markovic .... lens technician
Shelley Rucker .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Vahan Paretchan .... production supervisor
Cj Stewart .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mitch deQuilettes .... second second assistant director
David Paige .... first assistant director
Karla Strum .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Patrick Hampton .... set dresser
Rob Warner .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Joshua Adeniji .... sound effects editor
Kelly Ambrow .... boom operator
Scott Brewster .... adr recordist
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Trevor Gates .... foley mixer
Jason Gaya .... sound re-recording mixer
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Chris Hall .... additional boom operator
Chris Howland .... sound mixer
Spencer Schwieterman .... assistant sound editor
Chris Terhune .... supervising sound designer
Kelly Vockel .... assistant dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Jon Wiltzen .... video game graphics
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Berger .... lighting technician
Samuel Boulitreau .... camera trainee
Dejon Ellis Jr. .... key grip
Joe Kocsis .... digital imaging technician
Justin Pope .... grip intern
Raul Rivera .... best boy grip
Sacha Riviere .... director of photography: Second Unit
Germano Saracco .... "b" camera operator
Chris Stanman .... electrician
Jesse Vallejo .... key grip
Evan Wilhelm .... additional first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Christina Conover .... casting assistant
Pixie Monroe .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheridan Irwin .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gerri Sax Bove .... post-production coordinator (as Gerri Lynn Sax)
Matthew G. Carson .... first assistant editor
Ryan Hymel .... post-production assistant
John Portnoy .... colorist
Cj Stewart .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Joe Paganelli .... music supervisor
Jonathan Zalben .... score consultant
Jonathan Zalben .... violin
 
Other crew
Tania Baker-Hui .... set medic
Judith Baugin .... head of international marketing
Joe DeWalt Brown .... production assistant
Danielle de Arakal .... key set production assistant (as Danielle J. Clark)
Arthur Dix .... script supervisor
Jaron Downs .... production assistant
Elijah Drenner .... epk producer
Joseph Hui .... craft service
Mark Luttmann .... production assistant
Benjamin J. Murphy .... production coordinator
Alex Roszkowski .... set production assistant
Elle Schneider .... behind the scenes dp
Shannon Sonnier .... publicist
Harry White .... head of sales
 
Thanks
Aaron Harvey .... special thanks
Jethro Rothe-Kushel .... very special thanks
Richard Harland Smith .... thanks (as 'Arbogast')
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong bloody violence and language
Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The camera that the officer, played by Casper Van Dien, is using to examine the house is a Canon model 7D - a cropped-frame DSLR popular with sports and bird photographers.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Annie is looking at old photographs in the church the camera is briefly reflected in the vitrine.See more »
Quotes:
Eva:[on a video feed] Mommy! Who's that behind you?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Halloween (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Judas SongSee more »

FAQ

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Scary, smart, well made.. what a treat!, 16 May 2014
Author: Raymond from Finland

I often try to catch low budget horror movies. This was available on an on demand video site and I gave it a go. Altho I usually try to watch even bad movies to the end, I was prepared to give up watching this as it was given 2 out of 5 stars on the site, had fairly unknown crew and had a b-list actor Casper van Dien in it. I was prepared for crap.

The movie does not exactly draw you in from the first minute, but boy I can tell you this movie is a winner. I had no idea what I was into. 30 minutes into the movie, I was hooked and couldn't stop watching.

The cast is great. Relatively unknown, but the acting is great, all the way. The leading lady doesn't exactly shine or dazzle, but she's good. Mark Steger and Haley Hudson on the other hand give very creepy performances. There is not a trace of the usual b-movie acting that makes you just feel uncomfortable, it's all great. Last time I've seen Casper van Dien was Starship Troopers so I was sceptical, but he performs well.

The story is smart. I was actually mad in the end that I didn't give this movie proper attention from the beginning. Remember, I was prepared for a bad b-horror movie, but this movie is smart! Well written, though-provoking story with a lot of attention put to details and clues. In the end I realized I had probably missed a ton of clues and small details, because I was not expecting them to happen. I should have turned my brain into another mode. Now I feel like I need to watch it again. The script does not spoon feed anything, but leaves quite a lot to be figured out by yourself from the clues it gives you. And it didn't feel like it was cheating at any point.

The movie is also very very scary. There are a few scenes that are very tense. The direction is brilliant and it serves the scares sparingly. The cinematography combined with the direction is just great. There's only a few "cheapish" tricks, but I was genuinely scared at times here. There's quite a little gore and blood. One somewhat bloody and gruesome scene and a few disturbing images, but the rest is proper old school horror.

See it, and give it proper attention from the beginning. It may be and feel like a low budget horror, but this is a gem.

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