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The Haunting of Helena -- A single mother moves into a new house with her daughter. Soon after the young girl has her first baby tooth fall off, she begins to recount that she is having nocturnal visits by a tooth fairy. It seems the house has a sinister history.
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A single mother moves into a new house with her daughter. Soon after the young girl has her first baby tooth fall off, she begins to recount that she is having nocturnal visits by a tooth fairy. It seems the house has a sinister history. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Harriet MacMasters-Green ... Sophia

Sabrina Jolie Perez ... Helena

Jarreth J. Merz ... Robert

Matt Patresi ... Patrick

Paolo Paoloni ... Ferri

Giuliano Montaldo ... Dr. Fabiano
Susanna Cornacchia ... The Fairy
Marco Fattibene ... Battista Greco
Lucrezia Tosi ... Ghost Child
Massimiliano Carnevale ... Asylum Patient
Angela Presepi ... Miss Cavendish
Marco Basile ... Marco
Melania Maccaferri ... Nurse Manuela
Alice Filippi ... Nurse Alice
Alessia Cannavale ... Baby Sitter

Directed by
Christian Bisceglia 
Ascanio Malgarini 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christian Bisceglia 

Produced by
Manuela Cacciamani .... producer
Inti Carboni .... creative producer
Francesca Cingolani .... line producer
Original Music by
Michele Josia 
Cinematography by
Antonello Emidi 
Film Editing by
Alessandro Palazzi 
Casting by
Stevens Millefiorini Danny  (as Danny Stevens Millefior)
Yozo Tokuda 
Production Design by
Christina Onori 
Art Direction by
Nata More 
Costume Design by
Elisabetta Montaldo 
Makeup Department
Giorgia Bono .... make up and hair: Rome
Federico Carretti .... makeup designer
Giovanna Di Pasquale .... make up and hair: Rome
Arianna Palmucci .... key hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabio Schifilliti .... first assistant director
Art Department
Elisabetta Castellaneta .... art department trainee
Davide De Joannon .... on-set props (as Davide De Ioannon)
Nata More .... assistant production designer
Stefano Nagni .... property master
Alessandro Valdrighi .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Fabrizio Bacherini .... sound editor
Alessandro Boscolo .... sound mixer (as Sandro Boscolo)
Alessandro Boscolo .... sound recordist (as Sandro Boscolo)
Davide D'Onofrio .... boom operator: Rome
Diego Gualino .... boom operator
Bruno Ventura .... foley artist
Bruno Ventura .... sound designer
Bruno Ventura .... sound editor
Bruno Ventura .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Federico Carretti .... special effects makeup
Leonardo Cruciano .... special effects makeup: Rome
Visual Effects by
Francesco Boni .... visual effects coordinator
Manuela Cacciamani .... visual effects executive
Eder Carfagnini .... modeler: 3D
Claudio Clemente .... compositing
Gennaro Coppola .... visual effects executive
Marco De Angelis .... lighting: and rendering
Giampaolo Fragale .... lead animator
Filippo Golin .... compositing
Giuseppe Lombardi .... digital compositor
Ascanio Malgarini .... visual effects supervisor
Riccardo Marchesini .... technical director: dynamics
Francesco Mongiovi .... visual effects editor
Naomi Napoli .... visual effects coordinator
Carlo Orlandi .... compositor
Pietro Orlandi .... compositor
Miriam Pavese .... compositing
Emanuele Perez .... visual effects editor
Francesco Russotto .... lighting and rendering: technical director
Gianluca Salerno .... compositing
Nicola Sganga .... visual effects supervisor
Roberto Terrinoni .... main titles design
Elisa Tiziani .... compositing
Raffaella Transerici .... visual effects producer
Sorin Voicu .... compositing
Francesco Zecchinelli .... lighting: and rendering
Eliano Zomparelli .... modeler: 3D
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Davide Avenia .... gaffer
Patrizio Cardelli .... best boy electric
Matteo Ceccarelli .... steadicam operator
Giancarlo Checchi .... gaffer: Rome
Andrea di Giacomo .... best boy electric
Fabio Ferrantini .... technician: red
Fabio Giolitti .... first assistant camera
Danilo Grazzan .... first assistant camera
Giuseppe Lombardi .... backstage photographer
Guido Mestre .... best boy grip
Emanuele Salvatore .... key grip: Rome
Alessandro Serranò .... digital imaging technician
Fabrizio Tomaino .... best boy grip
Massimo Virzì .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sartoria Farani .... period costumes: provided by
Pamela Fontinovo .... costume supervisor: Rome
Margherita Meddi .... costume supervisor
Emilia Russo .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Ludovico Bettarello .... color grading
Francesco Mongiovì .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Alberico Amore .... camera truck driver
Other crew
Eleonora Baldwin .... script supervisor: Rome
Stefano Banin .... production assistant
Chiara Bertoni .... payroll clerk
Simone Della Bruna .... production accountant: Rome
Maurizio Carraro .... production assistant
Oriana Ciaccio .... location manager
Gennaro Coppola .... business and legal affairs
Alessio De Negri .... production assistant
Daniele Del Brocco .... production secretary: Rome
Alice Filippi .... script supervisor
Marco Gardin .... production accountant
Eva Maio .... production secretary
Gianna Martignago .... production assistant
Enzo Micarelli .... production assistant
Roberta Mosca .... payroll clerk
Giorgia Msellati .... set production assistant
Naomi Napoli .... production secretary
Rino Piccolo .... film commissioner
Astra Redler .... international delivery
Alessandra Savatteri .... assistant production accountant
Luca Biagini .... thanks
Andrea Bonini .... special thanks
Rita Giovanna Butticci .... thanks
Riccardo Chiappa .... thanks
Lucrezia Coppola .... thanks
Sofia Coppola .... thanks
Ilenia Corini .... special thanks
Onorevole Armando Cusani .... special thanks
Giovanni Di Giorgi .... thanks
Marco Emidi .... special thanks
Tiziano Emidi .... special thanks
Andrea Fantoma .... special thanks
Marta Iacoponi .... special thanks
Pierpaolo Lorenzo .... special thanks
Valerio Malgarini .... thanks
Emma Perrelli .... special thanks
Roberta Petrini .... special thanks
Alessandro Picchi .... special thanks
Rino Piccolo .... special thanks
Massimo Proietti .... thanks
Francesco Romeres .... special thanks
Sergio Ruffino .... thanks
Nicola Saraceno .... thanks
Giuseppe Simeone .... special thanks
Carmen Visconti .... thanks

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Revealing mistakes: In the beginning of the movie Helena already has very well developed adult incisors. Later, her mother acts like it's the first baby tooth that's coming out.See more »


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14 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Like an annoying toothache ..., 15 April 2013
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Don't you just hate it when a film doesn't live up to even a minor 10% of its own great potential? "Fairytale" easily could have been an old-fashioned sinister and atmospheric fable, but due to a variety of reasons (most of them relating to lack of talent) it turned out to be yet another sore disappointment. The film premiered at the annual Brussels Festival of Fantastic Films, and what mainly lured to me to theater was the plot synopsis mentioning the tooth fairy. Personally, I think there's great macabre potential in this theme, but so far this hasn't resulted in any good or even half-decent movies. There's an adequate episode of "Supernatural" devoted to the theme, but the only long-feature horror movie I recall is the mediocre "Darkness Falls". Like that one, "Fairytale" starts off promising but doesn't manage to retain the viewer's attention through lousy character development and inept usage of the splendid set pieces and filming locations. Harriet MacMasters-Green, who's a stunningly beautiful lady but a very implausible concerned single mother, moves into an ancient apartment building with her daughter Helena after her husband left them. The jerk went off to Hawaii for a life of partying and flirting with young gals, in fact. Naturally, the new house comes with an eerie and secretive old wardrobe and a nasty neighbor who claims they shouldn't have come here. After the single worst car crash ever staged on film, which leaves both mother and daughter miraculously unharmed, the house slowly unfolds its mysteries. Helena becomes disturbingly obsessed with the tooth fairy, who actually lived in the building and left her marks inside the wardrobe, but is she really a good spirit … or a restless and tormented soul roaming around? The entire film, or at least the first 75 minutes or so, drags endlessly and everything (acting, direction, coherence …) gradually gets worse. It's almost like a toothache that gets more painful because of infection and lack of care. The denouement brings some improvement, even though the twist ending is still somewhat derivative and predictable. Tales about mythical night creatures and fairies gone ballistic shouldn't be boring. Especially not if they are made in Italy. Whatever happened to this country's awesome horror reputation? And now that we're on the subject, why does everyone speak lousy English instead of plain normal Italian? They read their newspaper articles in Italian, so why don't they speak it?

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