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Lie Still (2005)

After breaking-up with his girlfriend Veronica, the unemployed John Hare rents a cheap room in an old boarding house owned by the nice Martin Stone and the landlord tells him that the house... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tim Barlow Tim Barlow ... Man in Pub
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ... Martin Stone
Susan Engel ... Old Woman
Stuart Laing Stuart Laing ... John Hare
Granville Saxton ... Dark Man
Nina Sosanya ... Veronica
Tat Whalley Tat Whalley ... New Tenant
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After breaking-up with his girlfriend Veronica, the unemployed John Hare rents a cheap room in an old boarding house owned by the nice Martin Stone and the landlord tells him that the house is crowded by discreet persons. John does not see any other tenant but a bizarre old woman in the house and during the nights, he sees weird things on his television and hears violent knocks on his door. When John calls Veronica, she notes that he is near a breakdown after many sleepless nights and decides to stay with him. However, Veronica vanishes during the night, leading John to an ultimate decision. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent content

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Haunting of #24 See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

Company Credits

Production Co:

Indobrit Pictures Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Old Woman: Nobody lives here.
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As the new tenant lies sleeping his television flickers on to reveal John and Veronica staring out of the black and white screen. See more »

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Lie Still: Probably should have been worse
23 January 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Within moments I thought I'd got this film all worked out, I braced myself for the worst and accepted my fate. Thing is I was actually off base.

Lie Still otherwise known as The Haunting Of 24 is an English horror that tells the story of a man who after breaking up with his girlfriend proceeds to move into a bedsit within a large building full of people who just want to be left alone.

He quickly begins to see horrifying visions and questions his sanity, is he losing his mind or is some malevolent force at work?

Well despite being British (I rarely enjoy British films) and despite being rather unoriginal this isn't all that bad.

Considering the subject matter it's passable. We see our hero falling apart, trying to get to the bottom of the mystery and fight off the advances of his horny pensioner neighbour.

Not great, but a harmless time killer.

The Good:

Fairly interesting

The Bad:

Messy in places

No real originality

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I learnt nothing, I just took my brain out relaxed and got on with the highly generic ride


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