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The Yellow Wallpaper (2012)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 10 April 2012 (USA)
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After a devastating fire, Charlotte and John rent a countryside house and attempt to start life over, though Charlotte, upon seeing visions of her deceased daughter, retreats to the house's attic and pulls away from her husband and sister.


Logan Thomas


Aric Cushing, Charlotte Perkins Gilman (short story) | 1 more credit »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aric Cushing ... Dr. John Weiland
Juliet Landau ... Charlotte Weiland
Dale Dickey ... Jennie Gilman
Veronica Cartwright ... Catherine Sayer
Michael Moriarty ... Mr. Isaac Hendricks
Raymond J. Barry ... Dr. Jack Everland
Jessi Case ... Sarah Weiland at age 8
Gena Kay ... Colleen Preston
Joe Williamson ... Travis Preston (as Joseph Williamson)
Keller Wortham ... David Kilbourne - Duellist
Alex Schemmer ... Peter Ware
Ted Manson ... Sage at Duel
Sharon Blackwood ... Mrs. Foucolt at Tea Party
Stephanie Wing Stephanie Wing ... Mrs. Tremayne at Tea Party
Holly Stevenson Holly Stevenson ... Mrs. Steele at Tea Party


The Yellow Wallpaper (Motion Picture) is an "Origins Myth"... rather than a direct adaptation of the famous Charlotte Perkins Gilman story. Drawing from the original short story and a number of Gilmans' other gothic works (The Giant Wisteria, The Unwatched Door, etc.), The Yellow Wallpaper is an original narrative of events that unfold around the actual writing of "The Yellow Wallpaper" short story. After a devastating fire, Charlotte and John rent a countryside house and attempt to start life over, though Charlotte, upon seeing visions of her deceased daughter, retreats to the house's attic and pulls away from her husband and sister. Written by Max Visconti

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Release Date:

10 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Жёлтые обои See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs



Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Writer/actor Aric Cushing spent one year compiling lost stories of Gilman's entitled 'The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories.' See more »


Version of The Yellow Wallpaper (1989) See more »

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"Days of Heaven" this ain't
2 April 2015 | by Deep-ThoughtSee all my reviews

"The Yellow Wallpaper" is a 6,000-word short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health.

This film adaptation of the story was directed by Logan Thomas, who has done mostly short films. And since the estimated budget is reported as $1.5 million, I'm prepared to be generous in my critique. But even a charitable attitude can't lift this film out of the cinematic doldrums. It is limp, shapeless and draggy. The scriptwriters have drained the story of its blood. The writing is stilted and flat-footed; the plot has been transformed from that of a woman gradually descending into madness into a fairly plodding ghost story. Any perceived feminist message is gone. The yellow wallpaper with which the female protagonist of the story becomes obsessed is definitely there on the walls, but it hardly figures in the film at all. The film perks up a little at the end, but only a little.

Speaking of being generous: Calling the acting turgid and barely above amateurish IS being generous. In fact I thought that the 3 leads were amateurs until I looked them up. The female lead, Juliet Landau, is the daughter of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. In this film her character Charlotte is supposed to be deep in the throes of despondency and PTSD after witnessing her daughter being burned alive in a house-fire. But in her performance no suffering is apparent; she's either very morose or a little less morose. She looks like a young Greta Scacchi after a serious illness. Aric Cushing projects no energy at all; he's just unkempt and phlegmatic in the extreme. Of the three leads, only Dale Dickey has any luster whatever on screen. Michael Moriarty shows up at the beginning of the film for about 3 minutes, and Veronica Cartwright has about 10 minutes of screen time near the end.

The film's setting is lush: A house set back in the woods (somewhere outside of Atlanta), but compositions lack focus, not to mention clarity. The sound is poor; the dialogue mostly is distant and muffled. The fact that most of the dialogue wasn't looped and the sound remixed as should have been done may reflect the low budget.

If this were a student film, I'd give it about a C-plus.

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