The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) is a stop-action animated musical film about the inhabitants of Halloween Town who take over Christmas one year, directed by stop-motion animator Henry Selick. The film is loosely based on drawings and a poem by Tim Burton, and he served as co-producer. He did not direct the film as is sometimes believed, but he was still heavily involved.

The film was released by Touchstone Pictures, a film studio owned by the Walt Disney Company, after the main Walt Disney Pictures division balked at some of the darker content.

Synopsis

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The film centers around Jack Skellington, the much adored leader of Halloween Town. Although Jack is loved and respected by the townspeople, he feels that there is something unknown to him that is missing from his life. One day while wandering in the woods with his dog zero, Jack discovers a circle of trees unlike anything that he has seen before. Each tree has a door on it representing a different holiday. When Jack opens the Christmas door he is sucked into the wonderful world of Christmas Town. Jack is mesmerized by the color and cheerfulness of the holiday, and realizes that this is exactly what he has been searching for.

When Jack returns to Halloween Town he locks himself in his home and performs countless experiments to try and better understand Christmas Town. Soon Jack calls a meeting in Town Hall and reveals his plans to takeover Christmas. All of the townspeople pitch in to create their own twisted version of the holiday. Sally, a close friend and admirer of Jack, tries to warn him that she thinks it is a bad idea to take over something he knows nothing about, but Jack is too wrapped in his fantasies to listen.

In order to successfully take over Christmas, Jack enlists the help of a trio of misfits named Lock, Shock, and Barrel to kidnap Santa Claus. The children take him to a villainous monster named Oogie Boogie.

On Christmas Eve, Jack embarks on his makeshift sleigh flanked by skeleton reindeers and his ghost dog, Zero. Jack's scary and sometimes dangerous presents put the people in the real world in a panic and they begin to call the police with reports of attacking Christmas toys and an imposter Santa Claus. In not too long, Jack is targeted by the military and shot down. At the same time, Sally goes to try and rescue Santa Claus but is captured by Oogie Boogie and the two are in risk of their lives.

When Jack finds himself and his sleigh crashed in a graveyard and his vision of Christmas wrecked, he realizes that he is the Pumpkin King and that he should stick to what he knows best, namely Halloween. In order to salvage Christmas Jack hurries back to Halloween Town and confronts Oogie Boogie. After Jack destroys Oogie, revealing him to be nothing more that a burlap monster full of bugs, Santa Claus hurries to deliver the correct presents and save Christmas. Once Santa has delivered all the presents he brings the Christmas spirit to Halloween Town, including snow, and the citizens are amazed by the new sensations.

Finally, Sally reveals her true feelings to Jack and in the end of the movie the two begin a relationship.

Legacy

When the movie originally was released it failed to live up to expectations and was considered a flop. However, when it was released on video a new audience began to discover it and slowly it began to grow a cult following. The same studio that produced Nightmare later created another stop motion movie based on the Roald Dahl book, James and the Giant Peach (1996), though it did not receive the same amount of success.

In 2005, Tim Burton returned to the media of stop motion with his new film, Corpse Bride.

Merchandising

Currently, 'Nightmare Before Christmas' has become one of the most sucessful franchises in terms of selling merchandise, and the film has developed a group of very dedicated collectors. Much of the original merchandise has become highly collectible and rare. In the past few years many retail stores like Hot Topic have obtained the rights to sell products and have flooded the market with what some believe to be cheap and uninspired merchandise.

Technical data

  • Title: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Written by: Caroline Thompson and Michael McDowell
  • Music by: Danny Elfman
  • Released on: October 13, 1993
  • American picture
  • Specifications: Technicolor, 35 mm 1.66:1 (colours, Dolby digital sound)
  • Genre: animation, fantasy, satire, musical
  • Runtime: 76 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG

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Cast (voices)

  • Chris Sarandon: Jack Skellington (speaking)
  • Danny Elfman: Jack Skellington (singing), Barrel, The Clown with the tearawayface
  • Catherine O'Hara: Sally, Shock
  • William Hickey: Dr. Finklestein
  • Glenn Shadix: Mayor
  • Paul Reubens: Lock
  • Ken Page: Oogie Boogie

On the soundtrack album, Patrick Stewart voices the opening narrative poem. A second poem, also read by Stewart, is included before the "End Credits" music; in this passage, Santa Claus describes a visit he made to Halloween Town many years after the events of the film.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

For the past five years, the Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland in California and Japan have received a Nightmare Before Christmas themed overlay, called Haunted Mansion Holiday, for their Haunted Mansion attractions. The attractions are closed in October each year for themes to be completely overhauled, and open until January of the next year. The attraction generally has a one night opening event each year that includes special guests, a dinner, special merchandise, and a ride through the attraction, although the Happiest Celebration on Earth halted that in Disneyland in 2005. Starting in 2001, the ride has included a score that was written specifically for the ride by film composer Danny Elfman. There has been a great deal of speculation recently that 2006 will be last year for the event, allegedly at Tim Burton's request.

Video games

A video game based on the original movie was released in 2005. The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge is an action/adventure game developed by Capcom from Japan for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox systems. Intended to be a sequel to the movie, the game features the return of all the well-known characters in a new and arguably darker story with upgraded versions of the movie's songs. In the story, Jack leaves Halloween Town to satisfy his curiosity, but during his absence, Oogie Boogie is reconstructed and by the time Jack returns he has taken over Halloween Town and tricked its people into thinking Jack has abandoned them. Now Jack has to stop Oogie Boogie's evil plans as he attempts to take over the other holiday worlds, and the 'real' world. The game features controls similar to Devil May Cry. The game features a weapon known as a 'Soul Robber'. In the game you get other costumes such as "Pumpkin King," and "Santa Jack".


A GBA game, "The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King" came out in fall 2005. The opposite of the Playstation and Xbox versions, the GBA game works as a prequel to the movie. The Pumpkin King is a side-scrolling action platformer in which you'll control Jack Skellington and use a number of different weapons to fight enemies and traverse obstacles. The side-scrolling adventure game centers around the first time Jack faced off against his nemesis, Oogie Boogie, to eventually become the Pumpkin King. The game's plot will kick off with the invasion of some unusual bugs in Halloween Town. Jack soon discovers that these nasty insects are under the control of Oogie Boogie, who's looking to take over Halloween himself. With these creepy wheels set in motion, it will be up to Jack and his friends--including characters such as Zero, Sally, Dr. Finklestein, and others--to both stop Oogie and save Halloween.

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Halloween Town also appears as one of the worlds in the Square Enix/Disney Kingdom Hearts video game series (in fact, it was the movie's first official video game appearance). In this game, Jack tries to create an artificial heart so he can control the Heartless for use in his "Heartless Halloween," but the plan goes awry when Oogie Boogie (who was one of the Disney villains allied with Maleficent) steals the heart, ingests it, and tries to use it to control the Heartless for his own purposes. Jack then teams up with Sora and the others to stop Oogie Boogie's plans. Jack can also join Sora's party whenever they are in Halloween Town. Kingdom Hearts II follows the movie plot, where Jack tries to take over Santa Claus' place on Christmas.

Trading Card Game

Sometime during 2005, a card game, titled The Nightmare Before Christmas TCG, was released. Released were starter decks and a base set. In March 2006, there will be a new set, called Christmas Town, and a Tournament Kit released.


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In March 2006, there will be a new set, called Christmas Town, and a Tournament Kit released.
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Even more so than then the previous film, Jigsaw's diabolic "games" require a large amount of planning, causing some film critics to liken his murderous schemes to Rube Goldberg machines.

Jack can also join Sora's party whenever they are in Halloween Town. Jigsaw is shown, still sitting in Matthew's van, badly beaten but smiling. Jack then teams up with Sora and the others to stop Oogie Boogie's plans. Matthews, chained to a pipe, is left in the room alone only with the light from his flashlight and his gun now just out of reach. In this game, Jack tries to create an artificial heart so he can control the Heartless for use in his "Heartless Halloween," but the plan goes awry when Oogie Boogie (who was one of the Disney villains allied with Maleficent) steals the heart, ingests it, and tries to use it to control the Heartless for his own purposes. "Game over," she says, iterating Jigsaw's catchphrase. Halloween Town also appears as one of the worlds in the Square Enix/Disney Kingdom Hearts video game series (in fact, it was the movie's first official video game appearance). Matthews then watches helplessly as Amanda closes the door on him.

Finklestein, and others--to both stop Oogie and save Halloween. In a series of flashbacks we understand why Jigsaw was happy to sit back while Matthews tore his work up and see that Amanda was the one who brought Daniel back to be placed in the safe. With these creepy wheels set in motion, it will be up to Jack and his friends--including characters such as Zero, Sally, Dr. Playing the tape, Matthews learns that Amanda has become Jigsaw's protégé and has now taken his place. Jack soon discovers that these nasty insects are under the control of Oogie Boogie, who's looking to take over Halloween himself. When Matthews wakes up, he finds an audio cassette player lying next to him. The game's plot will kick off with the invasion of some unusual bugs in Halloween Town. He had been there already when the SWAT team came into the building and found Jigsaw, two hours earlier; had Matthews followed the rules to Jigsaw's "game", he would have found his son "in a safe, secure place" just as Jigsaw had told him.

The side-scrolling adventure game centers around the first time Jack faced off against his nemesis, Oogie Boogie, to eventually become the Pumpkin King. The timer in the room at Wilson Steel expires and a safe across the room opens to reveal Daniel, wearing an oxygen mask, weary but alive. The Pumpkin King is a side-scrolling action platformer in which you'll control Jack Skellington and use a number of different weapons to fight enemies and traverse obstacles. The attacker removes the mask, it is Amanda. The opposite of the Playstation and Xbox versions, the GBA game works as a prequel to the movie. Matthews drops to the floor.
A GBA game, "The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King" came out in fall 2005. He approaches cautiously, but the person inside, wearing the same animal mask from the first film, leaps up and stabs him in the leg with a syringe.

In the game you get other costumes such as "Pumpkin King," and "Santa Jack". Matthews gets into the darkened bathroom, and sees someone lying in the bathtub. The game features a weapon known as a 'Soul Robber'. A shot of a syringe here explains how Daniel has survived the exposure to gas. The game features controls similar to Devil May Cry. Meanwhile Detective Matthews enters through a back door, finds the open trapdoor and goes down to search for Daniel. Now Jack has to stop Oogie Boogie's evil plans as he attempts to take over the other holiday worlds, and the 'real' world. We now know how Jigsaw was able to say 'I haven't looked at the monitors for a while but I assume [Daniel] is still sitting in a corner...'.

In the story, Jack leaves Halloween Town to satisfy his curiosity, but during his absence, Oogie Boogie is reconstructed and by the time Jack returns he has taken over Halloween Town and tricked its people into thinking Jack has abandoned them. For Kerry and the movie audience it turns out that, as mentioned above, the images on the monitors, shown in the movie in parallel with the events filmed by the video cameras, were not a live feed, but were showing a recording of earlier events, and that the broadcast location where the SWAT team has arrived is not the location where the events have taken place. Intended to be a sequel to the movie, the game features the return of all the well-known characters in a new and arguably darker story with upgraded versions of the movie's songs. While the SWAT team enters what they and Kerry assume to be the same house, Kerry is watching the monitors, confused that the cameras aren't showing them in the house. The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge is an action/adventure game developed by Capcom from Japan for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox systems. He moves in to kill Amanda, Daniel suddenly jumps forward, crushing Xavier's ankle and, using the hacksaw from the first movie, slits Xavier's throat, killing him. A video game based on the original movie was released in 2005. Xavier, now insane from the poison, takes his knife and slices a section of skin off the back of his neck.

There has been a great deal of speculation recently that 2006 will be last year for the event, allegedly at Tim Burton's request. Amanda tells Xavier that Daniel is dead and that if he kills her, he won't be able to find out the number on his own neck. Starting in 2001, the ride has included a score that was written specifically for the ride by film composer Danny Elfman. Lawrence Gordon's severed foot are still there, in a state of advanced decay and covered with fungus and mold. The attraction generally has a one night opening event each year that includes special guests, a dinner, special merchandise, and a ride through the attraction, although the Happiest Celebration on Earth halted that in Disneyland in 2005. The bodies of Adam and Zep, and Dr. The attractions are closed in October each year for themes to be completely overhauled, and open until January of the next year. He follows them, cornering them in the infamous bathroom from the first movie.

For the past five years, the Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland in California and Japan have received a Nightmare Before Christmas themed overlay, called Haunted Mansion Holiday, for their Haunted Mansion attractions. They go through the hatch just as Xavier breaks through. A second poem, also read by Stewart, is included before the "End Credits" music; in this passage, Santa Claus describes a visit he made to Halloween Town many years after the events of the film. Amanda pushes aside the safe, revealing a trap door underneath. On the soundtrack album, Patrick Stewart voices the opening narrative poem. Amanda and Daniel retreat to the first room as Xavier tries breaking through the door to get at them. Starfield Creations. He finds the dead bodies of the victims littered throughout the rooms.

In the past few years many retail stores like Hot Topic have obtained the rights to sell products and have flooded the market with what some believe to be cheap and uninspired merchandise. Matthews gets inside, still believing that the video images were live. Much of the original merchandise has become highly collectible and rare. Jigsaw gives Matthews the key to get inside. Currently, 'Nightmare Before Christmas' has become one of the most sucessful franchises in terms of selling merchandise, and the film has developed a group of very dedicated collectors. Jigsaw shows Matthews the house in which the events has taken place. In 2005, Tim Burton returned to the media of stop motion with his new film, Corpse Bride. Almost immediately after this, the police finally locate the broadcast location of the video feed and take off for that location.

The same studio that produced Nightmare later created another stop motion movie based on the Roald Dahl book, James and the Giant Peach (1996), though it did not receive the same amount of success. Without telling his team, Matthews leaves with Jigsaw in his van. However, when it was released on video a new audience began to discover it and slowly it began to grow a cult following. Xavier reads her number and leaves her to die in the contraption. When the movie originally was released it failed to live up to expectations and was considered a flop. She discovers too late that the blades are arranged similar to a Chinese finger trap, preventing her from removing her arms once inside; the edges dig deeper into her flesh the harder she pulls. Finally, Sally reveals her true feelings to Jack and in the end of the movie the two begin a relationship. On the underside of the box are two holes just wide enough to put one's arms through, once pushed past the blades covering them.

Once Santa has delivered all the presents he brings the Christmas spirit to Halloween Town, including snow, and the citizens are amazed by the new sensations. While pursuing Amanda and Daniel, Xavier comes across Addison who has fallen victim to another of Jigsaw's contraptions - a glass box suspended from the ceiling that contains an antidote. After Jack destroys Oogie, revealing him to be nothing more that a burlap monster full of bugs, Santa Claus hurries to deliver the correct presents and save Christmas. She goes back to rescue Daniel. In order to salvage Christmas Jack hurries back to Halloween Town and confronts Oogie Boogie. Amanda finds Jonas's body and realizes Xavier means to kill them all. When Jack finds himself and his sleigh crashed in a graveyard and his vision of Christmas wrecked, he realizes that he is the Pumpkin King and that he should stick to what he knows best, namely Halloween. The effects of the toxin are starting to become more severe, and Laura succumbs to the nerve gas.

At the same time, Sally goes to try and rescue Santa Claus but is captured by Oogie Boogie and the two are in risk of their lives. Addison finds a picture concealing a photo of Daniel and Matthews together, marked "Father and son"; this may make the others hate Daniel for being the son of the cop who framed them all. In not too long, Jack is targeted by the military and shot down. He kills Jonas by hitting his head with a club with large nails sticking out, and then goes after the others. Jack's scary and sometimes dangerous presents put the people in the real world in a panic and they begin to call the police with reports of attacking Christmas toys and an imposter Santa Claus. These numbers are supposed to be the combination to the safe in the first room which holds an antidote. On Christmas Eve, Jack embarks on his makeshift sleigh flanked by skeleton reindeers and his ghost dog, Zero. The different colors represent colors of the rainbow and putting them in the order of the rainbow will unlock the safe.

The children take him to a villainous monster named Oogie Boogie. It's in the back of all your minds.". In order to successfully take over Christmas, Jack enlists the help of a trio of misfits named Lock, Shock, and Barrel to kidnap Santa Claus. In the house, for the movie audience seemingly meanwhile, Xavier has snapped and is trying the kill his fellow captives to retrieve the different colored numbers written on the back of their necks (the answer to Jigsaw's cryptic clue "You all possess the combination. Sally, a close friend and admirer of Jack, tries to warn him that she thinks it is a bad idea to take over something he knows nothing about, but Jack is too wrapped in his fantasies to listen. Savagely beaten and battered by Matthews, Jigsaw utters his "Game over," catchphrase and finally agrees to take Matthews to the house, but only if he can take him alone. All of the townspeople pitch in to create their own twisted version of the holiday. After growing tired of listening to Jigsaw and helplessly watching one captive after another die while the timer runs down, Matthews finally snaps and unleashes his rage on the old man.

Soon Jack calls a meeting in Town Hall and reveals his plans to takeover Christmas. Daniel helps Amanda out of the pit. When Jack returns to Halloween Town he locks himself in his home and performs countless experiments to try and better understand Christmas Town. The door's timer expires, sealing the door forever. Jack is mesmerized by the color and cheerfulness of the holiday, and realizes that this is exactly what he has been searching for. He races to the lock but fumbles with it. When Jack opens the Christmas door he is sucked into the wonderful world of Christmas Town. Stabbed with dozens of needles, Amanda finally finds it and gives it to Xavier.

Each tree has a door on it representing a different holiday. Xavier grabs Amanda and throws her into the pit, yelling at her to dig through them to find the key. One day while wandering in the woods with his dog zero, Jack discovers a circle of trees unlike anything that he has seen before. The message says a key is in the pit that will open a door concealing another antidote. Although Jack is loved and respected by the townspeople, he feels that there is something unknown to him that is missing from his life. Daniel pulls back a sheet to reveal a pit full of syringes. The film centers around Jack Skellington, the much adored leader of Halloween Town. On the tape, Jigsaw condemns him for his life as a drug pusher and states that if he wants to escape, he must wallow in the filth that he made others wallow in.

. Forcing open a door into another room, the captives find another tape, this one marked for Xavier. The film was released by Touchstone Pictures, a film studio owned by the Walt Disney Company, after the main Walt Disney Pictures division balked at some of the darker content. Henceforth, Jigsaw resolved to test the human ability to overcome great suffering in order to save his or her life. He did not direct the film as is sometimes believed, but he was still heavily involved. However, Jigsaw survived the suicide attempt, despite severe injuries. The film is loosely based on drawings and a poem by Tim Burton, and he served as co-producer. Through a series of flashbacks, Jigsaw is revealed to be a terminal cancer patient, who attempted suicide by driving his car of a cliff.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) is a stop-action animated musical film about the inhabitants of Halloween Town who take over Christmas one year, directed by stop-motion animator Henry Selick. Matthews is on the verge of cracking, but decided he has no other choice but to hear Jigsaw out. Ken Page: Oogie Boogie. All the while, the timer is ticking away in the room with the monitors. Paul Reubens: Lock. The game is simple, he just has to sit with Jigsaw--by himself--and listen to what he has to say. Glenn Shadix: Mayor. The Jigsaw killer insists that Matthews has to play a game to save his son.

Finklestein. Obi is burned to death before they can get him out, and both antidotes are lost. William Hickey: Dr. Obi climbs inside to retrieve them, the door closes and the furnace ignites. Catherine O'Hara: Sally, Shock. Laura finds another door which leads to the basement, with another tape marked for Obi which reveals how he had assisted Jigsaw to get the others in the house and explaining that there are two antidote syringes inside a large furnace in the room. Danny Elfman: Jack Skellington (singing), Barrel, The Clown with the tearawayface. The terrified captives begin to explore the house.

Chris Sarandon: Jack Skellington (speaking). Amanda reveals to the others that she has had to play one of Jigsaw's games before, and pleads with them that they have to follow his "rules". MPAA rating: PG. The gun discharges into Gus's eye, killing him. Runtime: 76 minutes. The lock is rigged to fire a gun pointing directly at the eyehole. Genre: animation, fantasy, satire, musical. The key has a note warning them not to use it to open the door in the room, but Xavier ignores the message, and turns the key in the lock while Gus looks through the eyehole.

Specifications: Technicolor, 35 mm 1.66:1 (colours, Dolby digital sound). Amanda, (a survivor from the original film) breaks through a loose section of a brick wall in the room they found themselves in, and finds a key and a tape recorder containing a taped message from Jigsaw explaining their predicament: they have been exposed to a deadly toxic nerve gas (specifically sarin, which Jigsaw himself references as having been used in the real-life gas attack on the Tokyo Subway) and will die within 2 hours unless they find the antidotes that are hidden around the house (they are given the clue that they all have the combination to the safe in the back of their mind, and that the combination can be found "over the rainbow"). American picture. The story switches to the captives in the house. Released on: October 13, 1993. The police also believe this. Music by: Danny Elfman. However, by showing those images in parallel with the events filmed by the video cameras, the movie suggests that it is a live video feed.

Written by: Caroline Thompson and Michael McDowell. The images on the monitors are not a live feed, but are showing a recording of earlier events. Directed by: Henry Selick. He later notices that all other seven are people he has framed for crimes they did not commit. Title: The Nightmare Before Christmas. On one of the monitors, Matthews sees a room with eight people forced to play Jigsaw's latest game; among them is Matthews's own son, Daniel. As they start to take him away, he directs Matthews and the others to an adjoining room, which contains several monitors showing various rooms of a house, along with an electronic timer counting down from 2 hours.

Very ill due to his advanced stage cancer, he offers no further resistance as the SWAT team handcuffs him. After some of the accompanying SWAT team fall prey to one of Jigsaw's booby traps, they find Jigsaw. After his initial reluctance, his former partner, Kerry, finally convinces him to join the team entering the building to arrest Jigsaw. Detective Matthews is called to the scene, as the deceased was his informant, and discovers a message scrawled on the ceiling which reads, "Look Closer, Detective Matthews." Matthews spots an engraving on the metal contraption, and believes he knows where Jigsaw is - the Wilson Steel building.

The terrified man fails to extract the key in time and is killed. As he gets up from the chair, he triggers a timer built into the device. A scalpel has been left for the man to carve the key out from his eye socket, if he chooses to do so. The TV cuts to the man lying on an operating table with a shadowy figure standing over him, as Jigsaw tells him (and an x-ray photo confirms) that the key to unlock the device has been implanted behind his eye.

When the timer goes off, the device will snap closed, impaling the man's head with several sharp nails lining the inside of the device (like an iron maiden). Jigsaw's recorded message tells the man that as punishment for being a police informant, spying upon and betraying others, and for not appreciating life, he has to play Jigsaw's "game". A nearby TV turns on, showing the familiar "clown" figure Jigsaw employed in the first film. A device is secured around his neck.

The film starts off with a man waking up alone, seated in a chair in a grungy, sealed room.
. . Darren Lynn Bousman took over the directing duties of the film, and also co-wrote the story's script with Leigh Whannell, the original film's co-writer.

It was released in most parts of the world on October 28, 2005, but not released in Australia until November 17, 2005. Saw II is the sequel to the 2004 horror/splatter/thriller film Saw. Made for only $4 million, Saw 2 grossed over $116 million worldwide, which includes $87 million in the United States. One of the posters for the upcoming Scary Movie 4 (2006) parodied the "close-up on severed fingers" poster for this film.

Following the film's opening weekend gross of $31.5m, Lions Gate Films commissioned Saw III (which is scheduled to be released on October 27, 2006). The entire movie was shot in 25 days. The whole film was shot in one building. The original poster was used for most other countries, however.

A new poster was produced, still using the fingers but not explicitly showing that they're severed. In August 2005, the MPAA rejected the poster for Saw II which used two severed fingers to resemble "II" in the movie's title. Tagline: Oh yes...there will be blood.. Donnie Wahlberg as Erick Matthews.

Emmanuelle Vaugier as Addison. Shawnee Smith as Amanda. Glenn Plummer as Jonas. Tony Nappo as Gus.

Beverley Mitchell as Laura. Dina Meyer as Kerry. Erik Knudsen as Daniel Matthews. Franky G as Xavier.

John Fallon as Video Techie. Tim Burd as Obi. Tobin Bell as John/Jigsaw.

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