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The Butterfly Room (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror , Thriller | 11 April 2014 (USA)
A reclusive and butterfly-obsessed elderly lady suffering from bipolar disorder develops a disturbing relationship with a mysterious but seemingly innocent youngster.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Steele ... Ann
Ray Wise ... Nick
Erica Leerhsen ... Claudia
Heather Langenkamp ... Dorothy
Ellery Sprayberry ... Julie
Julia Putnam Julia Putnam ... Alice
Elea Oberon ... Monika (as Emma Bering)
Camille Keaton ... Olga
James Karen ... Taxidermist
Adrienne King ... Rachel
P.J. Soles ... Lauren
Joseph H. Johnson Jr. ... Chris
Matthew Glen Johnson ... William
Lorin McCraley ... Crazy Man
Jasmine Jessica Anthony ... Young Dorothy
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Ann, a reclusive elegant lady, with an obsession for butterflies, is surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a disturbing mother daughter relationship with Ann. Lured into her twisted world, Ann soon discovers that she is not the only recipient of the girl's affections. Written by Anonymous

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11 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Butterfly Room - Vom Bösen besessen See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,081, 11 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,081, 13 April 2014
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2.35 : 1
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While the main title claims the plot is based on director Zarantonello's novel "Alice dalle 4 alle 5". However, no such novel was ever published: the film is in fact a remake-expansion on Zarantonello's earlier short film "Alice dalle 4 alle 5" (2000) See more »

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Creepy Insanity
15 March 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The entomologist Ann (Barbara Steele) is an old lonely woman with bipolar disorder and rejected by her daughter Dorothy (Heather Langenkamp) due to a serious incident when Dorothy was a child. When Ann meets the manipulative girl Alice (Julia Putnam) in a mall, she becomes Ann's companion, receiving an allowance in return. Soon Ann finds that Alice manipulates other old women and she visits her crippled mother Olga (Camille Keaton) and she discovers that she is a prostitute that uses Alice to make money for her. Ann reacts in a violent way against Alice's mother and triggers her madness.

In the present days, Ann meets the girl Julie (Ellery Sprayberry) in her building alone in the corridor. Her mother and Ann's neighbor Claudia (Erica Leerhsen) neglects her daughter and Ann takes care of Julie. Ann brings Julie to her apartment and she does not allow her to enter in her butterfly room, where she keeps more sensitive specimens; however Julie tells to her mother that there is a girl inside the room. What is the secret of the butterfly room?

"The Butterfly Room" is a creepy non-linear movie with a deranged lead character performed by Barbara Steele. The timeline with many flashbacks seems to be confused to many viewers that apparently did not understand the plot and the movie is underrated in IMDb. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Segredo da Borboleta" ("The Secret of the Butterfly")


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