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The Ghosts of Edendale (2003)

A young couple moves into a neighborhood obsessed with the frightening silent movie history that took place 80 years before. As the boyfriend also becomes obsessed, it becomes apparent that... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paula Ficara ... Rachel
Stephen Wastell ... Kevin
Andrew Kirsanov ... Nolan / Ghost Man (as Andrew Quintero)
Keith Fulton Keith Fulton ... Julian
Louis Pepe ... Alex / Party Guest
Patrick Hasson Patrick Hasson ... Fred
Nathan Lum Nathan Lum ... Ghost Boy
Ethan Grant Ethan Grant ... Andrew
Jay Brown Jay Brown ... Homeless Man
Robert Lane Robert Lane ... Edward Habert
Maureen Davis ... Rose
Cynthia King Cynthia King ... Beautiful Blonde
Arthur Guzman Arthur Guzman ... Cowboy Ghost
Conor McCarthy Conor McCarthy ... Ghost Photographer / Party Guest
Terry A. O'Connell Terry A. O'Connell ... Ghost Making Fire / Party Guest
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A young couple moves into a neighborhood obsessed with the frightening silent movie history that took place 80 years before. As the boyfriend also becomes obsessed, it becomes apparent that something more is happening. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Language:

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Release Date:

19 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantasmas de Edendale See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mixville 02 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Kevin: Don't take sides. I guess you're just gonna have to look at me as the bad guy.
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

The Necromancer - A Mystic Syncopation
Written by Bill Edwards
Performed by Bill Edwards
Copyright 2001 Siggnal Sounds and Bill Edwards
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What did I just rent?
3 March 2005 | by jiggityjay789See all my reviews

About 10 minutes into the movie, as the handyman started working on the hot tub... my friend turned to me and said "Wait a minute, is this movie a porno?"

I opened my mouth to say "No", but I hesitated. I rented this movie without knowing anything about it. The rental store DID stock pornos. All I could say was "I'm... I'm not sure. I thought it was a ghost story."

After about 20 minutes my friend started eyeing the clock saying "Hey, come on, 'Alias' is about to start."

I said "Shhh.. just give it a chance." This was the second rental I had brought to my friend's house. The first one had bombed, I wasn't ready to give up and declare myself 0-for-2 so quickly.

Then the two lead characters disrobed, and climbed into the hot tub. *Egad!* I thought. *It IS a porno!* But after a two minute sexcapade in the hot tub, and not a single flash of explicit nudity, the lead actress spotted an evil face ON the fence behind the hot tub.

That's when it all sank in. This movie was actually trying to be scary! I sighed, suddenly I was far less forgiving of all the shortcomings of this movie. Sure, I can excuse a cheaply-filmed and flatly-written movie if it's a porno, but this was a legitimate attempt at serious film-making.

Oh, and on to some real gripes about the movie: If the special effects are not the strong point of your film, why feature them so prominently? Particularly throughout the climax? If anyone was taking the movie seriously up until then the deluge of effects would have killed it for them. Fortunately for me and my friend it provided some much needed laughs as a reward for sticking it out through this entire movie.

0-for-2. Thanks "Ghosts of Edendale"!

And P.S.: I'll try and keep this part vague, so it doesn't act as a spoiler... but come on! She left her sister to go get BOXES?!? Are you kidding me?


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