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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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Horror | Thriller

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Italy | USA

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English

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11 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Butterfly Room - Vom Bösen besessen See more »

Filming Locations:

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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Dolby

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Color

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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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References The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) See more »

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fly, fly away
26 August 2014 | by wilson trivinoSee all my reviews

Butterflies are so delicate, yet so strong to endure their long migrations around the world. In the Butterfly Room, the story hinges on Ann (Barbara Steele) who is a strong, elegant, reclusive and centers her life around her butterfly collection. She captures and mounts them in her "butterfly room". During her days, she has flashbacks to her daughter and all the while she befriends a little girl to fill her empty nest syndrome. The Butterfly Room is a spooky tale where all is not what it seems. This psychological thriller keeps you glued to a shifting dynamics of this gentile collector. It is sure to make you think twice the next time you see a flawless butterfly.


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