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When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Stephen Twardokus ... Paul

Liesel Kopp ... Stella

Jon Gale ... Skip

Wendy Haines ... Sue
Cain Clifton ... Sam
Maureen McElroy ... Anna
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shane Cole ... Ghost
Neal Parks ... Himself

Directed by
Derek Cole 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Twardokus  written by

Produced by
Derek Cole .... executive producer
Derek Cole .... producer
Jon Gale .... executive producer
Jon Gale .... producer
Stephen Twardokus .... executive producer
Stephen Twardokus .... producer
Original Music by
H. Anton Riehl 
Cinematography by
Derek Cole 
Film Editing by
Derek Cole 
Stephen Twardokus 
Casting Department
Jon Gale .... casting
Music Department
Kevin MacLeod .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Mike Justice .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Revenant" - USA (original title)
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95 min
Color | Color (HD)

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The haunted house seen in the film is director Derek Cole's actual house.See more »


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36 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
If you like ghost films, give this one a shot, 17 August 2013
Author: darknessr18 from New Zealand

In my 8 years on IMDb, I've never once reviewed a movie. I watched this film last night, and given a couple of scathing reviews on here for it, I felt it was only fair to give my 2 cents worth and say what I thought of it. Especially given the shoestring budget and heart and soul the film makers obviously put into it.

This movie scared the HELL out of me. I love horror films, and I've seen hundreds in the last few years. My favourites are easily ghost films (especially the Asian ones), and despite having seen so many I still have a tendency to sit there with my hand half covering my eyes. I'm kinda proud to say this film had that effect through most of it's running time.

The gist of the film is a guy and his girlfriend move into a supposedly haunted house in the hopes of experiencing "paranormal activity". Guess they got more than they bargained for. It's a pretty simple premise but that's what makes it work so well. From looking under a bed to investigating whispering in a darkened living room, it's the little things that give the film it's atmosphere and intensity.

Sorry for my extremely amateurish review, just wanted to try and contribute something is all. Sick of so many 1 star reviews putting down good films. If you like ghost movies give this one a go, you might be surprised.

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