The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)





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Based on the novel by Ridley Pearson, The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer is a prequel to the goose-pimply 2002 TV miniseries Stephen King's Rose Red. In its efforts to "explain" the supernatural events in the earlier project, this made-for-TV chiller is set at the turn of the century, when the stately, sinister Rose Red mansion is constructed by powerful Seattle oil magnate John Rimbauer (Steven Brand) as a wedding present for his timid, submissive young bride, Ellen (Lisa Brenner). At first impressed by her husband's extravagance, Ellen eventually comes to hate and fear John, especially when learning a few unsavory facts about his past. Meanwhile, the mansion seems to be festooned with ghosts, possibly those of the many people close to John Rimbauer who have mysteriously vanished. Can the eerie moanings and manifestations be interpreted as a warning to Ellen that she, too, may some day disappear without a trace? This is the sort of film in which, after someone exclaims "I'll be damned!," someone else replies, "You already are." The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer originally aired May 12, 2003, on ABC.
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Lisa Brenner
as Ellen Rimbauer
Steven Brand
as John Rimbauer
Tsidii Leloka
as Sukeena
Kate Burton
as Connie Posey
Brad Greenquist
as Doug Posey
Tsai Chin
as Madame Lu
Hans Altwies
as Daniel
Jacob Pearce Guzman
as Adam Rimbauer
Courtney Taylor Burness
as April (age 7)
Jacob Guzman
as Adam (age 6)
Ridley Pearson
as Head Butler
Eric Keenleyside
as Jack Finney
Tony Doupe
as Worker
Kathryn Witt
as Party Guest
Karen Heaven
as Tea Drinker
Betty Moyer
as Tea Drinker
Deb Craig
as Gail
Frank Buxton
as Doctor
Shelly Lipkin
as Detective
Claire Vardiel
as Older Maid
Amy Walton
as Maid
Secunda Smith
as Tribal Heart-Stopper
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An interesting prequel to Rose Red. Pretty suspenseful if you've seen Rose Red and know what events take place. Would've been nice to see some other character reprisals though, other than Tsidii Leloka (Sukeena).

Patrick Leeson
Patrick Leeson

"Based as a prequel to the Stephen King mini-serie's 'Rose Red', 'The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer' is based Rose Red, a haunted house with a disturbing past. The Seattle mansion was constructed at the turn of the 20th century by oil magnate, John Rimbauer, who built the house for his bride, Ellen, while on honeymoon in Africa. From the early stages of construction, the house is rocked by tragedy and scandal. Murders, suicides and mysterious disappearances suggest Rose Red has a mind of its own, choosing who shall vanish within its walls. The movie hears Ellen Rimbauer in voice over read her diary and are given a glimpse of the Seattle elite in the early 1900's. We see Ellen Rimbauer develop from a young bride to a tormented matriarch. The diary entries gradually become darker and more daunting. Guests to Rose Red vanish and Ellen is afraid of her own home. Societal pressures keep her married to John Rimbauer. Aside from the house's frightening faults, Mrs. Rimbauer candidly discusses the cruel and sexually-twisted intentions of her once-admired husband. The diary includes recollections of explicit erotic acts, serial murder and sexual ambiguity. 'The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer increases in disturbance until its abrupt end."

michelle vanvlack
michelle vanvlack

at first i thought this would not be a good movie, but it turned out to be a very good movie and worth watching.

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