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The Attic Expeditions (2001)

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Trevor is a young man who has been sentenced to a long stay in a mental hospital after brutally killing his girlfriend. However, the longer Trevor is in stir, the more he wonders if the ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeremy Kasten
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andras Jones ... Trevor Blackburn
Seth Green ... Douglas
Jeffrey Combs ... Dr. Ek
Wendy Robie ... Dr. Thalama
Ted Raimi ... Dr. Coffee
Beth Bates Beth Bates ... Faith
Eddy Kariti Eddy Kariti ... Dr. Anderson
Shannon Hart Cleary Shannon Hart Cleary ... Amy
Alice Cooper ... Samuel Leventhal
Jerry Hauck ... Ronald
Brenda James ... Nurse
Nancy Wolfe ... Liz
Stephen Donovan ... Doctor 1
Andrew Ggem Andrew Ggem ... Doctor 2
Cutter Cutshaw Cutter Cutshaw ... Orderly
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Trevor is a young man who has been sentenced to a long stay in a mental hospital after brutally killing his girlfriend. However, the longer Trevor is in stir, the more he wonders if the murder ever really happened, or if it's all just a horrible fantasy implanted in his brain by Dr. Ek, the sinister director of the asylum. Written by Schleppy

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Murder begins in the mind See more »


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Rated R for strong sexual content, horror violence/gore, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror in the Attic See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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In keeping with Kasten's vision for off-kilter hyper realism, the hospital location was exactly that; an abandoned hospital in Downey, California. See more »

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Near the end when Trevor and Faith are making love, you can see the actor is wearing a flesh-tone g-string. As they are sitting and talking in the follow scene, you can see the "string" part on his hips. See more »

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Ronald: Trevor, you got to get me out of here, I don't know what's happening to me. I can't tell you who I am because my can't remember a damn thing. My mind is all fucked up in this damn puppet head, but I swear to you as God is my witness, I am not this guy's hand!
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Total crap
18 July 2002 | by samraimijrSee all my reviews

Edgy? Stylish? Though-provoking?

More like Unoriginal, Stupid, and Confusing. This movie was a monumental letdown, all things considered. For starters, the plot was a messy rehash of several other "successful" movies. The writer must have been watching Fight Club, Vanilla Sky, and the Truman Show on 3 different TVs and thought "Wow, if I could only rip all 3 of these off, I could make the most mind-bogglingly retarded waste of film known to man!" The main character, Noname McNeedsActingLessons, looked like some horribly distorted charicature of George W. Bush. Seth Green, who enjoyed fame in questionably "mainstream movies," figured he could make an easy paycheck with this one by doing a bad Brad Pitt impression from 12 Monkeys. The plot jumps so much from one ripoff to another that I can just see the director thinking, "I can't wait until THIS scene, it'll blow their minds." Why yes, it did blow my mind... I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON! "But it's deep man," says the director, pointing out all the complex metaphors. About as deep as Corky Romano. Ted Raimi's character, apparently commenting on the plot, said it best, "There's too many variables." Yes, Ted, too many indeed.

Skip this one. If you fall into a trap and happen to see it, skip forward to Ted Raimi's scenes. He's the savior to an otherwise convoluted mess of pretentious crap.


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