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The Attic (2007)

Emma and her family are unhappy after moving to her house; one day she went to the attic and found someone who looked like her and began haunting her.

Director:

Mary Lambert

Writers:

Tom Malloy (screenplay), Tom Malloy (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... Emma Callan
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Kim Callan
John Savage ... Graham Callan
Tom Malloy ... Frankie Callan
Lynn-Marie Stetson Lynn-Marie Stetson ... Beth
Alexandra Daddario ... Ava Strauss
Jason Lewis ... John Trevor
Gil Deeble Gil Deeble ... Detective Carter
Nick Gregory ... Detective (as Nic Gregory)
Thomas Jay Ryan ... Dr. Perry
Clark Middleton ... Dr. Cofi
Betsy Aidem ... Ms. Kettering
Tara Thompson ... Allyson
L.J. Ganser L.J. Ganser ... Dad (as LJ Ganser)
Colleen Fitzgerald Colleen Fitzgerald ... Mom
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Storyline

Emma doesn't like the new house her family has moved into, especially the attic. Since moving into the house, the whole family is unsettled, Emma becoming reclusive. One day Emma is in the attic alone and is attacked by what appears to be her identical twin. Emma sets out to find out the riddle set before her. Written by Debby - TBV

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Taglines:

Some Secrets Are Better Kept In The Dark

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El reverso oscuro de Emma Callan See more »

Filming Locations:

Madison, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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While John Savage is talking at dinner, a half empty salad bowl is right in front of him. The camera angle changes to a long shot. A full salad bowl is now in front Catherine Mary Stuart. Savage asks her to pass the salad. Now it is a full bowl. See more »

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Has Potential but Fails
21 March 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After moving to an old house with her family, Emma Callan (Elisabeth Moss) is agoraphobic and haunted by a doppelganger that lives in the attic. Emma stops going to college and has friction with her father Graham (John Savage). When Emma is attacked by the ghost in the attic, she is sent to therapy with Dr. Perry (Thomas Jay Ryan) by her mother Kim (Catherine Mary Stewart); only Detective John Trevor (Jason Lewis) believes on her statement and he helps Emma to investigate her doppelganger. When her slow brother Frankie Callan (Tom Malloy) is slashed on the throat, Trevor gives a gun to Emma for her self-protection.

"The Attic" from the cult-director Mary Lambert is that type of horror movie that has potential but unfortunately fails. The main reason is the terrible development of the characters, and the viewer sees the series of weird events without knowing Emma, Graham, Frankie or Kim or their relationship, disclosed only in the end. The acting of important characters is very weak and does not help to save or at least improve the story. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "O Sotão" ("The Attic")


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