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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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Release Date:
24 August 2012 (Turkey) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

  (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
 
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
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
 
Stunts
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
Alessandra Savatteri .... assistant production accountant
 
Thanks
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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84 min
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Goofs:
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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Oh, it's one of THOSE types of horror films, 6 June 2014
Author: bowmanblue from United Kingdom

Over the last few years - and possibly spurred on by such bit hits as The Ring - there has been an influx in these types of horror films. Let me explain...

Step 1: Take a parent (normally a single mother) who lives with their child. Step 2: Child starts behaving oddly. Step 3: Disbelief. Step 4: Acceptance that something supernatural is happening. Step 5: Consult expert who just so happens to live locally. Step 6: Confrontation and conclusion.

Basically, Fairytale is one of those types of horror films. If you're a horror fan in general then you have probably already seen a dozen more like it. All these types of films follow the above plot points with only a few minor changes here and there. This one falls somewhere in the middle of them all. You'll have seen worse and you'll definitely have seen better.

One major downside to Fairytale is the acting. First of all the child is not a good actress. I know it's harder for kids to act and they should be given a little more leeway that adults, but she was just so unbelievable it didn't help an already shaky film. The lead actress isn't much better and the school teacher (thankfully only briefly in it) is the worst of all.

I can't really recommend Fairytale on account of it being so formulaic. Yes, there are a few scary/creepy scenes which pop up every twenty minutes or so, plus the odd plot twist, but there are so many better films like this out there, this one simply hasn't got the momentum to really stand out.

http://thewrongtreemoviereviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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