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The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)

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The wife of an oil tycoon becomes engrossed in the sinister evil residing within her Seattle mansion home.

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Craig R. Baxley

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Stephen King (characters), Ridley Pearson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Brenner ... Ellen Gilcrest Rimbauer
Steven Brand ... John Rimbauer
Kate Burton ... Connie Posey
Tsidii Leloka Tsidii Leloka ... Sukeena (as Tsidii Le Loka)
Brad Greenquist ... Doug Posey
Deirdre Quinn ... Fanny
Tsai Chin ... Madame Lu
Hans Altwies Hans Altwies ... Daniel
Courtney Taylor Burness ... April Rimbauer (5 yrs) (as Courtney Burness)
Jacob Pearce Guzman ... Adam Rimbauer (6 yrs) (as Jacob Guzman)
Karen Heaven ... Tea Drinker #1
Betty Moyer Betty Moyer ... Tea Drinker #2
Kathryn Witt Kathryn Witt ... Party Guest
Eric Keenleyside ... Jack Finney
Tony Doupe ... Worker #1
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Storyline

Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband. Her husband is a Seattle oil tycoon who has a dark past which Ellen eventually finds out about. She becomes fearful of her husband when she learns of some disappearances of people that were close to him. Also there are some unexplained happenings at the Rose Red Mansion that might have a connection to these people who have disappeared. Now Ellen is worried she might be next. Written by mts77

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El diario de Ellen Rimbauer See more »

Filming Locations:

Lakewood, Washington, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The first prequel to a work of 'Stephen King (I)' not written by the author. As a result he had to split the royalties. See more »

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Follows Rose Red (2002) See more »

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A "creepy" movie, not a horror flick.
10 November 2003 | by mellyjcSee all my reviews

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer definitely held my interest enough and made me curious to see Rose Red. In my opinion, Ellen Rimbauer was the better of the two.

I loved the historical aspect of the movie, giving a definite history and personality to the house than a typical haunted house movie does. It was unique and realistic in this way, perhaps one of the reasons I preferred it to "Rose Red".

This movie contains much more mystery than "Rose Red" and is much less typical. Don't go into it expecting a regular horror/thriller movie, because that's not what it is. It's a great movie to make you think and wonder about the house, and does no more than insinuate answers, which leaves you in the mood, thinking, and drawing your own conclusions to the story, which I find much more satisfying.

Left me dreaming about the Winchester Mystery House. Believable, unique and thought-provoking. 8.5/10.


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