The Attic Expeditions (2001)
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Trevor is a young man who has been sentenced to a long stay in a mental hospital after brutally killing his girlfriend. However, the longer Trevor is in stir, the more he wonders if the murder ever really happened, or if it's all just a horrible fantasy implanted in his brain by Dr. Ek, the sinister director of the asylum.
His search for peace of mind... will leave his mind in pieces.
Title: Attic Expeditions, The
Release Date: April 19, 2002
Runtime: 100 mins
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Buried.com Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong sexual content, horror violence/gore, language and drug use.
Andras Jones ...Trevor Blackburn
Seth Green ...Douglas
Jeffrey Combs ...Dr. Ek
Wendy Robie ...Dr. Thalama
Ted Raimi ...Dr. Coffee
Beth Bates ...Faith
Shannon Hart Cleary ...Amy
Alice Cooper ...Samuel Leventhal
Jerry Hauck ...Ronald
Brenda James ...Nurse
Nancy Wolfe ...Liz
Stephen Donovan ...Doctor 1
Andrew Ggem ...Doctor 2
Cutter Cutshaw ...Orderly
Scott Levy ...Orderly
Rich Lehmann ...Orderly
Delilah Anderson ...Nurse
Richard Balin ...Security Guard
Rochelle Balin ...Hospital Inmate
Allen Bernstein ...Hospital Inmate
Lisa Boynton ...Hospital Inmate
Rustam Branaman ...Orderly Two
Nicole Chaplain ...Nurse Two
Carolyn Gold ...Hospital Inmate
Michael Gold ...Hospital Inmate
Clay Greenbush ...Orderly
Tim Heidecker ...Orderly
Barbara Kaplan ...Hospital Inmate
Jon Kaplan ...Hospital Inmate
Julian Kaplan ...Hospital Inmate
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Allen R. Larson
Rogan Russell Marshall
The Attic Expeditions Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- His search for peace of mind... will leave his mind in pieces.
- Your Mind Can Not Be Trusted.
- Magic Is No Illusion.
- Madness Is Only Escape.
- There are doors in the mind that should never be opened.
- Welcome to a living nightmare.
- Ronald: Trevor, you got to get me out of here, I don't know what's happening to me. I can't tell you who I am because my can't remember a damn thing. My mind is all fucked up in this damn puppet head, but I swear to you as God is my witness, I am not this guy's hand!
- The screenplay for "The Attic Expeditions" was written in 1991 to be a completely different film. When director Jeremy Kasten, a recent film school graduate, was working as a production assistant on low-budget straight-to-video movies, he was given the opportunity to associate produce one such film called Witchcraft IV: The Virgin Heart (1992) (V). The writer of the film was late turning in his script so Kasten called his writing partner Rogan Marshall in Mississippi and asked if he was up to the task. Marshall had five days to come up with something. When Kasten got the script one day early, he knew he wanted it to be his directorial debut and decided not to turn it in.
When the producers found the house that was to become the primary shooting location for the film in South Central LA, an agreement was reached between the mansion's owner and the producers whereby the production could use the house as a base of operations and shooting location for several months, at no cost, in exchange for major renovations to the crumbling estate. Writer Marshall took up residence in the house and assisted the art department in creating the sets over the next three months.
The house became a living space for the lead actor and at times for crew members. During the 18 days at "The House of Love," the challenging shooting schedule was handled by two revolving crews, sometimes working overlapping hours, as well as a third video unit shooting footage to be used for Dr. Ek's monitors of the house.
In one scene Seth Green's character Douglas must deliver a five-page monologue about paranoia to Andras Jones' bewildered Trevor. Director Kasten felt that the only way to express the scene's complexities was to shoot the monologue in one continuous shot, moving constantly throughout the ballroom-sized game room in circles. Kasten rehearsed Green for three days in the room where they would be shooting; pulling Green on a predetermined path through the room and slowly increasing the tempo on a metronome set to a waltz rhythm.
Many of the effects, including the self-igniting match, had to be devised as practical, theatrical or in-camera effects.
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