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The Attic (2007)

Emma and her family are unhappy after moving to her house; one day she went to the attic and found someone who looked like her and began haunting her.

Director:

Mary Lambert

Writers:

Tom Malloy (screenplay), Tom Malloy (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... Emma Callan
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Kim Callan
John Savage ... Graham Callan
Tom Malloy ... Frankie Callan
Lynn-Marie Stetson ... Beth
Alexandra Daddario ... Ava Strauss
Jason Lewis ... John Trevor
Gil Deeble Gil Deeble ... Detective Carter
Nick Gregory Nick Gregory ... Detective (as Nic Gregory)
Thomas Jay Ryan ... Dr. Perry
Clark Middleton ... Dr. Cofi
Betsy Aidem ... Ms. Kettering
Tara Thompson ... Allyson
L.J. Ganser L.J. Ganser ... Dad (as LJ Ganser)
Colleen Fitzgerald Colleen Fitzgerald ... Mom
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Storyline

Emma doesn't like the new house her family has moved into, especially the attic. Since moving into the house, the whole family is unsettled, Emma becoming reclusive. One day Emma is in the attic alone and is attacked by what appears to be her identical twin. Emma sets out to find out the riddle set before her. Written by Debby - TBV

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some Secrets Are Better Kept In The Dark

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Attic See more »

Filming Locations:

Madison, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

After Emma hits her head on the stove in the kitchen, we see her father wiping her forehead as she lies on a couch. As he pulls the cloth away, we can see there is blood on it, however; there is no wound or mark at all indicating a place where the blood could have come from. See more »

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Terrible in the Worst Way Possible
1 May 2012 | by avarusrexSee all my reviews

I don't want to give a bad review based on my sole experience, but I will. After all, this review is warranted and in no way, shape or form is it based on movies with similar premises...but it is.

I like bad movies; I really do. I dig really bad movies such as Troll 2, Silent Night Deadly Night 2, etc. These movies, at least to me, attempt something and in some way, it always comes out bad in the best way possible. This movie, The Attic, starring Elisabeth Moss, is terrible in the worst way.

It starts off interesting enough with a girl in the bathtub, which is always a good sign of a horror flick. However, it rushes things right afterward until you're wondering what happened and why.

Is the movie bad because of poor character development? Yes. Is the movie bad because of very poor acting? Yes. Is the movie bad because it's the same storyline that's been done time and time again? Yes.

I could almost look passed the bad acting because sometimes that actually makes a memorable movie. However, in this case, The Attic falls short to the point you could care less about the characters, and you really want to find the original script and tear it up before anyone, such as Lambert, decides to direct it.

I gave it 1 star only because I couldn't give it a 0.


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