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The Unnamable (1988)

Country of Origin: USA
Year of Production: 1988
Running Times: 87m
Length:
Format:
Colour Format: colour
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Sound:


DIRECTION

Directed by: Jean-Paul Ouellette


CREW

PRODUCTION
Copyright: © MCMLXXXVIII [1988] K.P. Productions, Inc.
Production Company: K.P. Productions, Inc. presents a Yankee Classic Pictures film (opening); a Yankee Classic Pictures film presented by K.P. Productions, Inc.
Executive Producer: Paul White
Produced by: Dean Ramser & Jean-Paul Ouellette
Line Producer: Terry L. Benedict
Associate Producer: Michael Haney
Executive in Charge of Production: Dean Ramser
Production Manager: Michael Haney
Production Coordinator: Paddy Cullen

SCRIPT
Screenplay by: Jean-Paul Ouellette
Screenplay Copyright: © MCMLXXXVIII Jean-Paul Ouellette
Based on the short story "The Unnamble" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

DIRECTION
First Assistant Director: Terry L. Benedict
Script Supervisor: Sharon Kirkpatrick
Additional Photography Unit Script Supervisor: Rachael Atkinson

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Tom Fraser
Additional Photography: Greg Gardiner
Additional Photography Unit Second Camera Operator: Josh Blieutrau
First Assistant Camera: Geraldine Kudaka
Additional Photography Unit First Assistant Camera: Nate Goodman
Second Assistant Camera: Ethan Sing, Bill Roberts, Ron Liberman, Humberto DeLuna
Additional Photography Unit Second Assistant Camera: Paul Murphy, Beth Ann Bowen
Gaffer: William Crain
Additional Photography Unit Gaffer: Dante Cordone, Ric Delgado
Best Boy: Michael William Crain
Additional Photography Unit Best Boy: Gare Cline
Electricians: Brett Drouet, Jeffrey Mtgatt, Jordan Ellis
Additional Photography Unit Electricians: Brian McEachen, Ali Farboud, Art Adams, Kevin Galbraith
Key Grip: David Donoho
Additional Photography Unit Key Grips: David Donoho, Robert Forest
First Grip: Derek Wells
Grips: Doug Weinmann, Ed Larouche
Additional Photography Unit Grips: Phil Meyer, Rich Meyer
Still Photographer: John Bramley
Cameras: Moviecam Super Rental
Color by: Foto-Kem Incorporated

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: Wendy J. Plump
Assistant Editors: Dale Ann Stieber, David Finkelstein, Ron M. Bawden
Editorial Apprentices: Film Leaders, Burbank, CA
Negative Cutter: Alter Image
Timer: Chuck Winston

MUSIC
Music Composed by: David Bergeaud
Music Recording: Syncronikz
Assistant to Mr Bergereaud: Siana Hale

SONGS AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC
"The Unnamable" Title Song
"Up There"
Written and Performed by Mark Ryder and Phil Davies

SOUND
Sound Mixer: Stuart Fox
Additional Photography Unit Sound Mixer: Kip Gynn
Boom Operator: Cindy Gess
Additional Photography Unit Boom Operator: Daniel Carrey
Supervising Sound Editor: Victor Iorillo
Sound Editors: Mark Denis, David Eichhorn, James DeRoss
Assistant Sound Editor: Ron M. Bawden
Foley Artists: Casey Troutman, Kevin Rockey
Foley Mixers: Kevin Evans, Tom Ruff
Post-Production Recordists: Daniel Harville, David Menard
ADR: Intersound, Inc.
ADR Engineer: Ruth Adelman
Rerecording: Gomillion Sound, Inc.
Rerecording Engineers: Dennis Patterson, Lee Harry

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Costume Designer: Debra Swihart
Wardrobe Mistress: Kathleen Sheldon
Additional Photography Unit Wardrobe Mistress: Caryn Winters
Makeup and Hair: Carolyn Taye-Loren
Additional Photography Unit Makeup and Hair: Camille Calvet
Additional Photography Unit Makeup Assistant: Dania Maradiaga

SPECIAL MAKE UP EFFECTS
Special Makeup Effects: R. Christopher Biggs

Creature & Makeup Special Effects: Art & Magic
Assistant to Mr Biggs: Camille Calvet
Creature Effects Crew: Joe Podnar, Rodger Borrelli, Hester Laddey, Bette Biggs, Mitch Coughlin
Creature Contact Lenses: Richard Snell
Branch Managers: Lee Borisof, Frank Bertolino, Tim Keating

VISUAL EFFECTS
Miniature Sequence: Mainstreet Imagery, Inc.

TITLES AND OPTICALS
Titles & Opticals by: Title House, Inc.

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Production Designer: Gene Abel
Art Director: Tim Keating
Set Decorator: Ann Job
Assistant Set Decorator: Kellie Beales
Property Master: Frank Bertolino
Lead Man/Stage Manager: William Roberts
Construction Coordinator: Lee Borisof
Carpenter/Painter: Neil Kinsella
Carpenters: Patrick Phillips, Michael Cudlitz
Storyboard Artist: Keith Kaminski

OTHER CREW
Production Acountant: Jan Kraus
Production Attorney: Jay Shanker
Production Assistants: Phil Zarling, Doug Weinemann, Alex Keeme, Allison Grodner, Beth Ann Bowen, Lauren Roedersheimer, Casey Moore
Stage Security: Pat Sheldon
Production Insurance: Truman Van Dyke
Caterers: Mr H, L.A. Rose
Technical Advisor: Judy Zimmerman

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Special Thanks: Mag Instruments, Ontario, CA; Dorcy International, Columbus, OH; Eddie Bauer Sportswear, Seattle, WA; Converse, Inc, North Reading, MA; Yutaka Wada; Raoul Pinno; Jaqueline Troutman; David "Zen" Mansley; Daniela Louisoder; Clancy Troutman

CASTING
Casting: Paul McKenna
Additional Casting: Take One Casting


CAST

with
Charles King (Howard Damon)
Mark Kinsey Stephenson (Randolph Carter)
Alexandra Durrell (Tanya Heller)
Laura Albert (Wendy Barnes)
Eben Ham (Bruce Weeks)
Blane Wheatley (John Babcock)
Mark Parra (Joel Manton)
Delbert Spain (Joshua Winthrop)
Colin Cox (Mr Craft)
Paul Farmer (mortician)
Paul Pajor (gravedigger 1)
Marcel Lussier (gravedigger 2)
Lisa Wilson (student 1)
Nancy Kreisel (student 2)

and
Katrin Alexandre as Alyda (The Creature) Winthrop


PLOT SUMMARY

In the late 19th century, a repulsively deformed child is born and dubbed The Unnamable by its family. The creature slaughters its family before being trapped in a vault. In 1998 a group of college students decide to explore the vault, looking for the creature which has now attained legendary status.


AVAILABILITY

USA
Video Distributor: Vidmark Entertainment
Laserdisc Distributor: Image Entertainment Inc


CENSORSHIP HISTORY

Australia
Rating: M

UK
Rating: 18

USA
Rating: R


POSTER TAGS

There are things on God's Earth that we can't explain and we can't describe. From the depths of Hell comes...


ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Creatura, La - Italian title
H.P. Lovecraft's The Unnamable
H.P. Lovecraft's The White Monster - German video title
Innombrable, El - Spanish title
Nienazwane – Polish title
White Monster – German / Hungarian title


LINKS

SEQUEL
Unnamable II, The: The Statement of Randolph Carter (1993)


REFERENCES

OTHER SOURCES

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KEYWORDS

demons, hearts, necronomicon, old dark houses, splatter, teenagers

 


Last Updated: 12 November, 2009

 


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