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100 Feet (2008)

  • Rate: 5.6/10 total 5,433 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 24 July 2008 (South Korea)
  • Runtime: 96 min | USA:104 min (unrated version)
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100 Feet (2008)


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  • IMDb page: 100 Feet (2008)
  • Rate: 5.6/10 total 5,433 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 24 July 2008 (South Korea)
  • Runtime: 96 min | USA:104 min (unrated version)
  • Filming Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $10,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $481,671(South Korea)(3 August 2008)
  • Director: Eric Red
  • Stars: Famke Janssen, Bobby Cannavale and Ed Westwick
  • Original Music By: John Frizzell   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Prison | House Arrest | Revenge | Ankle Bracelet | Ghost

Writing Credits By:

  • Eric Red (written by)

Known Trivia

    Goofs: Revealing mistakes: When Marnie goes into the basement, her ankle bracelet starts chirping that she is more than 100 feet from the transmitter, when in actuality it is only about 20 to 30 feet above her head.

    Plot: After Marnie Watson kills her abusive husband in self-defense, she is condemned to house arrest… only to discover that the house is possessed by the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband. Full summary »  »

    Story: A young woman, Marnie Watson, is granted early release from her prison sentence for manslaughter (killing her husband – a violent NYC cop – in self defense) on condition she wear an electronic ankle bracelet and remain within her home, effectively under house arrest, for the remainder of her sentence. Her late husband's partner keeps tabs on her from a patrol car parked across the street, hoping she'll violate probation and he can send her back to prison. But the 100-foot radius her ankle bracelet allows isn't the worst of her problems. Her dead husband –now a malevolent ghost–is still in the house, where he died — intent on savage revenge.Written by Grand Ilusions  

    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Sarah Black known as producer (as Sarah Ryan Black)
    • Christopher Courtney known as line producer
    • Billy Dietrich known as executive producer (as William Dietrich)
    • Ed Elbert known as producer
    • Matthew Gratzner known as co-producer
    • Avi Haas known as co-producer
    • Stephen L'Heureux known as executive producer
    • Rick Morse known as associate producer
    • Jonathan Sanger known as producer
    • Holly Schepisi known as co-executive producer
    • Kornél Sipos known as co-producer
    • David Steiner known as executive producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Famke Janssen known as Marnie Watson
    • Bobby Cannavale known as Shanks
    • Ed Westwick known as Joey
    • Michael Paré known as Mike Watson / The Ghost
    • Patricia Charbonneau known as Frances
    • John Fallon known as Jimmy
    • Kevin Geer known as Father Pritchet
    • Tibor Pálffy known as Homeless Man
    • Kembe Sorel known as Patrolman
    • Evelyne Kandech known as Patrolwoman
    • Ken Kelsch known as Garbage Man
    • Jonathan Sanger known as Man on Bus with Newspaper (uncredited)



    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:
    • Patrick Baxter known as makeup effects lab technician
    • Graham Chivers known as special makeup effects technician
    • Jessee J. Clarkson known as special makeup effects artist
    • Jason Detheridge known as makeup effects technician
    • C.J. Goldman known as special makeup effects artist
    • Réka Görgényi known as makeup artist
    • Paul Jones known as special makeup effects designer
    • Eileen Kastner-Delago known as personal makeup artist: Famke Janssen
    • Mark Keetch known as makeup effects mechanics
    • Tina LaSpina known as key makeup artist
    • Kelly Marazzi known as personal hair stylist: Famke Jannsen
    • Steve Newburn known as special makeup effects artist
    • Bridget O'Neill known as effects makeup department head: New Deal Studios
    • Sean Sansom known as special makeup effects artist

    Art Department:

    • Mike DiGrazia known as key art designer
    • József Kiss known as construction supervisor
    • Victor Littlejohn known as props
    • Scott Schneider known as digital set designer: New Deal Studios
    • Gábor Szabó known as stand-by props
    • Richard Tenewitz known as construction coordinator
    • Rachael Weinzimer known as property master: New York




    Production Companies:

    • Grand Illusions Entertainment (presents)
    • Film Visions Funding (as Film Visions Funding, LLC) (in association with)
    • New Deal Studios (in association with)
    • Blue Rider Pictures (in association with)
    • 100 Feet Productions
    • Laurinfilm

    Other Companies:

    • Sparks  camera equipment provided by
    • Sparks  grip and lighting equipment
    • iO Films  digital intermediate
    • Abacus Consult  accounting: audit
    • Hungarian Filmlab / Magyar Filmlabor  post-production facilities
    • Magic Film and Video Works  negative pull and data management
    • NovaStar Digital  sound post-production
    • Open Casting  casting
    • Runway  post-production
    • Steiner Studios  sound stages
    • Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick & Associates Casting  extras casting New York
    • iO Film  digital intermediate

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    • Long Shong Entertainment Multimedia Company (2007) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
    • Sidus FNH (2008) (Korea) (theatrical)
    • Universum Film (UFA) (2007) (Germany) (theatrical)
    • Asylum Home Entertainment, The (2009) (USA) (DVD)
    • Asylum Home Entertainment, The (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
    • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
    • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
    • Gativideo (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
    • IPA Asia Pacific (2008) (Thailand) (DVD)
    • RTL Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL5)
    • Top Film (2008) (Russia) (all media)



    Other Stuff

    Special Effects:

    • New Deal Studios (digital effects)
    • Paul Jones Effects Studio (special make-up effects and animatronics)

    Visual Effects by:

    • Jeffrey Benoit known as digital effects artist
    • Robert Chapin known as digital supervisor
    • Christopher Dusendschon known as digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
    • Lori Freitag-Hild known as compositor
    • Shannon Blake Gans known as visual effects executive producer: New Deal Studios Inc
    • Matthew Gratzner known as visual effects supervisor
    • Nicholas Hiegel known as roto artist
    • Chris Holmes known as visual effects
    • Jeffrey Jasper known as digital compositor
    • Llyr Tobias Johansen known as visual effects coordinator
    • Matt Kelly known as digital compositor
    • Iain Marcks known as digital imaging technician: iO FILM (as Iain Stasukevich)
    • James Pastorius known as digital compositor
    • Michael Theurer known as digital producer
    • Randy Bosh known as digital archivist: New Deal Studios (uncredited)

    Release Date:

    • South Korea 24 July 2008
    • Germany 14 August 2008 (Hamburg Fantasy Filmfest)
    • Philippines 17 September 2008
    • Spain 2 October 2008 (Sitges International Festival of Fantastic and Horror Cinema)
    • USA 11 October 2008 (Screamfest Film Festival)
    • Argentina 12 November 2008 (DVD premiere)
    • Spain 17 January 2009 (TV premiere)
    • Taiwan 6 February 2009
    • Germany 18 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • UK 2 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Netherlands 16 April 2009 (Imagine Film Festival) (Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival)
    • USA 26 April 2009 (TV premiere)
    • Russia 28 May 2009
    • Ukraine 28 May 2009
    • Kazakhstan 17 June 2009
    • Netherlands 8 September 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Italy 12 September 2009 (TV premiere)
    • USA 20 October 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Mexico 13 November 2009
    • Japan 22 January 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Peru 10 June 2010
    • France 2 December 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Venezuela 18 February 2011
    • Hungary 25 February 2011 (DVD premiere)

    MPAA: Rated R for some strong violence, terror, language and a scene of sexuality



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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    1. Hanno Schnabel from Germany
      30 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

      Saw this at a film fest in Germany and its really not a bad horrordrama. Marnie Watson (Famke Janssen) is released from prison but has toserve the rest of her sentence under house arrest. This is the samehouse in which she killed, in self defense, her Police Officer husbandMike Watson (Michael Paré).

      Plot wise this movie falls a little bit flat. There is no explanationto all the events that occur in this film. Shanks seems to take a verystrange interest in Marnie. Even to the point of parking outside herhouse and watching her day and night. But there is no real reason forthis, he has a hunch that perhaps Marnie didn't kill Mike. The actingoverall was fine, I quite like Janssen and she played this part well.Although I thought she was very calm considering the circumstances.

      Directed by Eric Red, who I knew little about. When I checked itappears he has done other films, things like Cohen and Tate, and hasquite a few writing credits. There are some nice well done scenes inthis film, a few jump type moments but nothing really scary. There isone quite horrific scene in the bedroom when the ghost of Mike takes adislike to Marnie's new beau. The effects were done well, though alittle bit over dramatic at the end.

      This is a Horror/Thriller but I would say leans more to the Horrorgenre than Thriller. It could have gone more down the Thriller route,and there were enough plot lines running through to create a decentThriller.

      All in all it was an enjoyable film that held my interest, but left measking more questions than it answered.

    2. datdudesketch from United States
      30 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

      I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Maybe more than I should have. It'samazing how this film could keep me interested when all I expected wasto enjoy 90 minutes or so of Famke Janseen on my screen. She delivereda really good performance, naturally… but the highlight of the filmwas the ghost himself. Very scary stuff. I got goosebumps at everyscene and that's hard to say with the recent garbage out there thesedays. As far as characters… well done. You ever watch those filmswhere every line is like a narration for the audience? As if we're alldummies? Well, there's no instructional dialogue between charactershere; it's just plain as day and straight to the point. Eric Red isreally good director as well, I'll be looking for more of his work fromhere on out. Great effects, great story, I can only take off pointsjust to be unbiased. I'm impressed. Hollywood should step back and takenotes. This is how it's done. Stop stealing ideas from Japan and Korea.Use 100 Feet as a blueprint and you'll sell more tickets you hacks.

    3. Thousand_miles from Norway
      30 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

      Lets just say that Famke Janssen does a great acting job in this movie!She can really pull of being the lead roll. The special effects wheremediocre and the story was kinda weak. Still, for being a ghost/spiritmovie on a tight budget, it was awesome. 100 feat is scary, but stillkinda sad, since she gets the cold shoulder from everyone, and she haveto re-live her beating over again. And i just have to say, it shouldstand: Horror, thriller AND drama.

      Soooo, i have to give it a 7. Well written movie and her role seems toact realistic if you know what i mean. (she is one we can relate too,kinda. Not just a dumb blonde who falls every time someone is chasingher)

    4. Bradley Baum from London, England
      30 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

      Tight budget or not this was a very mediocre film, even bordering onabsolute rubbish. The special effects were not particularly special.The storyline was 'woman files numerous reports of spousal abuse to thepolice station where her husband is stationed eventually snaps whenafter the six reports had been swept under the carpet he attacks heragain. This time he attacks her with a knife. She kills him by grabbingthe knife from him and stabbing him three times. on early release fromjail she gets put under house-arrest for one year (at the start of thefilm six months later on in it). Mikey then starts to exact hisrevenge'. The storyline was virtually non-existent. The acting was sominimal it almost was not there. Famke Janssen did her best in the leadrole, actually she didn't but then there was not a lot for her to do. Ihave seen other films she has been in where she has been better. Theperson playing Shanks didn't have a lot to do either, in fact no-onedid really.

      In one scene her dead ex pulls her hand into the waste-disposal unitand turns it on cutting her hand so badly that in the next scene sheneeds to wrap it in a towel only for her hand to be perfectly alrightfor the rest of the film. In another set of scenes the ghost of the expulls her down the stairs her head hitting every wooden step as shewent and yet she got up at the bottom with no effect whatsoever. Theseare not the only cases of inconsistencies.

      So, after having a 'solid' ghost what are we going to be subjected tonext? Dracula sunbathing in the midday sun? A person changing into awerewolf when there is no full moon in the sky? This really is not oneto see in a hurry!

    5. tamimarie228 from Iowa
      30 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

      So this woman kills her husband and she goes to prison but then shegets out to go home and be under house arrest. No judge on earth wouldallow something like that. Then her husbands ghost beats her up andthat sounds like a stupid plot for a movie. Why didn't the ghosthusband just beat her up in prison? Then her ankle thing goes off forover three minutes and no one comes to arrest her at all. How lame.There was a great movie about a teenager who was under house arrest andall he could do was watch what his creepy neighbor was doing. The moviewas called "Disturbia." I would suggest watching that movie and stayinga least 100 billion feet away from this one.

    6. Aka_Who from United States
      30 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

      100 feet is an openly aggressive film that does well to keep your pulsepounding all the way up to the flat line ending. I enjoyed the ideabehind the story and for the most part felt as though it was wellportrayed. Several times you find yourself having to stretch yourimagination in order to play along but nothing I would consider a dealbreaker. I highly appreciated the amount of time and attention spent onthe gore effects. On the other side of that coin a little more time andeffort put into actually frightening the viewer would have been wellreceived. Sadly this is a film that would have ranked much higher hadthe ending not brought the momentum to a stand-still. As is, still adecent flick.

    7. Michael-d-duncan from United States
      30 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

      Ghost movies aren't typically my cup of tea; I don't even believe inGhosts! However, this movie delivered! The acting was believable andgood, the effects were very good. The plot while not wonderfullyoriginal was unique enough, and suspenseful enough to keep me riveted!There are two things I found noteworthy and unique in this film. First,ghost movies usually try to be Hitchcock'esquire and fail. The Ghost inthis film however is prominent and displayed. The suspense is built andgenuinely creepy but they aren't afraid to flaunt a shaded nasty.Nextly the film didn't waste the first forty five minutes on thecharacters trying to figure out what was going on. They ghost came, hewas violent and she knew what was happening.

      One last thing, this film while violent, really hearkens back to theclassic scary movie. It doesn't rely on gore to scare you. You don'thave some lame heavy metal sound track. There is no pointless nudity.The film will not excite you eyes but it will raise the hairs on theback of your neck and make you check the house before you go to sleep:)

    8. lilywhitebloodred from United States
      30 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

      I thought this was a decent movie. The story line particularly madethis title more appeasing to me. A lady kills her husband in selfdefense after being beaten for years? I like this only because this areal scenario that happens all to often, and the women in punished forit. Even though eventually the husband would probably kill her anyways.I like the fact that she is on house arrest which gives the story acertain twist. The scenes are suspenseful and make you clench yourteeth and jump at certain times. The characters are done well and thestory moves at a decent pace. There was some really good gore and someparticularly scary parts which were also done well. As for the end,what can I say, after all the horror movies that have been made endingsare harder and harder to do. This movie was great up until the end, andeven the end was not that horrible, it was still kind of bad enough tomake me reduce my rating on this movie. All in all, worth the watch,but probably wont be a favorite.

    9. Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      30 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

      After seven years and fifty-two days in prison, Marnie Watson (FamkeJanssen) returns to her old house in Brooklyn, New York, under thehouse arrest condition for the next six months. Marnie was sentencedfor killing her abusive and brutal husband, the policeman Mike Watson(Michael Paré), in self-defense and she must wear an electronic bracearound her ankle that allows her to move in a 100-foot radius in thehouse during her probation. Mike's former partner Shanks (BobbyCannavale) takes Marnie under his custody, stalking her from his car,expecting her to violate the limits of the electronic device and sendher back to prison. Sooner Marnie discovers that she is trapped in thehouse with the fiend of Mike that has not moved on and is still in thehouse seeking revenge against her.

      I am a big fan of horror movies and Famke Janssen, and "100 Feet" was agreat surprise for me. This ghost story has an original theatricalscreenplay supported by the acting of this gorgeous Dutch actress andsome decent special effects. I believe that fans of this genre will notbe disappointed with the plot. My only negative remark is with the badconclusion, with the explosion of the ghost and Marnie able to leaveher place without any money, documentation or friends and her pictureon the front page of the news, but traveling somewhere by bus. She hadonly six months sentence to be a free woman; Shanks could help herduring the rest of her probation; and her house might have an insurancepolicy. This good movie deserved an alternative ending. My vote isseven.

      Title (Brazil): "Refém do Espírito" ("Hostage of the Spirit")

    10. cinemaunderreview from United States
      30 Mar 2012, 8:58 pm

      Eric Red's "100 Feet" has been making its rounds since mid-2008 andfinally found an American release via the Sci-Fi Channel. For those whoare "in the know," any film that ends up on that much-maligned networkhas an automatic death sentence. Several months after itsedited-for-content version was first unleashed, it has finally found anuncut domestic release on DVD. The good news is that it never belongedon the Sci-Fi Channel alongside such films as "Frankenfish" and "BeyondLoch Ness" (two films that I am proud to say I have never seen). Evenbetter news is that it is, no doubt, substantially better than justabout every other film ever to have its debut on there. The bad news isthat, while it is a good film, it is also deeply flawed. An intriguingand occasionally powerful concept is mired in the woes of its obviouslylow-budget and shoddy technique. This is a prime example of a film thatis all idea with very little skilled execution.

      Read The Full Review On My Blog: http://www.cinema-under-review.blogspot.com

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