Gothika


1h 36m 2003

Brief Synopsis

A brilliant and respected criminal psychologist, Dr. Miranda Grey is an expert at knowing what is rational. What is logical. What is sane. Under the direction of her husband, the chief administrator of the psychiatric ward at the Woodward Penitentiary for Women, Miranda treats dangerously disturbed patients like Chl , an intensely charismatic murderess whose confessions of satanic torture are dismissed by the judicious doctor as the psychotic meanderings of a paranoid mind. But Miranda's comfortable marriage and stable life are thrust into terrifying jeopardy after a cryptic encounter with a mysterious young girl leads to a nightmare beyond her wildest imagination. When Miranda awakens from the horrific incident, she is shocked to discover that her husband has been murdered--and the bloody evidence points directly at her. Unable to fathom having committed an unmotivated act of such sheer brutality against a man she loved and admired, Miranda suddenly finds herself confined to Woodward alongside the highly unstable patients she used to treat with methodical detachment. With no memory of the night in question except for fractured visions of the hauntingly enigmatic girl, the doctor's behavior becomes increasingly erratic. Her claims of innocence are seen as the beginnings of a deep descent into madness by her former colleagues like Dr. Pete Graham, Miranda's sympathetic but skeptical coworker who is wrestling with issues of his own. Forced to rely on her instincts rather than facts, Miranda begins to believe that she has been possessed by a supernatural force determined to exact revenge at the expense of her sanity. As Chl draws her deeper into her own personal hell, Miranda must determine if she is being driven to madness or closer to the truth.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

A brilliant and respected criminal psychologist, Dr. Miranda Grey is an expert at knowing what is rational. What is logical. What is sane. Under the direction of her husband, the chief administrator of the psychiatric ward at the Woodward Penitentiary for Women, Miranda treats dangerously disturbed patients like Chl , an intensely charismatic murderess whose confessions of satanic torture are dismissed by the judicious doctor as the psychotic meanderings of a paranoid mind. But Miranda's comfortable marriage and stable life are thrust into terrifying jeopardy after a cryptic encounter with a mysterious young girl leads to a nightmare beyond her wildest imagination. When Miranda awakens from the horrific incident, she is shocked to discover that her husband has been murdered--and the bloody evidence points directly at her. Unable to fathom having committed an unmotivated act of such sheer brutality against a man she loved and admired, Miranda suddenly finds herself confined to Woodward alongside the highly unstable patients she used to treat with methodical detachment. With no memory of the night in question except for fractured visions of the hauntingly enigmatic girl, the doctor's behavior becomes increasingly erratic. Her claims of innocence are seen as the beginnings of a deep descent into madness by her former colleagues like Dr. Pete Graham, Miranda's sympathetic but skeptical coworker who is wrestling with issues of his own. Forced to rely on her instincts rather than facts, Miranda begins to believe that she has been possessed by a supernatural force determined to exact revenge at the expense of her sanity. As Chl draws her deeper into her own personal hell, Miranda must determine if she is being driven to madness or closer to the truth.

Crew

Richard Adrian

Supervising Sound Editor

Christopher Alba

Assistant Sound Editor

Gary Alexander

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Liz Amsden

Production Supervisor

Natacha Antiglio

Art Department Coordinator

Caroline Aquin

Makeup Effects

Serge Archambault

Painter

Steve Arguello

Digital Effects Artist

Bernard Arseneau

Gaffer

Adam Avery

Post-Production Supervisor

Sim Bajaj

Assistant

Jeffrey T. Barnes

Visual Effects Producer

Kym Barrett

Costume Designer

Mario Barriere

Swing Gang

Ron Bartlett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Hans Barzeele

Swing Gang

Timur Baysal

Visual Effects

Claude Beauchamp

Assistant Camera

Vinlyn Beckles

Assistant

Camille Belanger

Makeup Artist

Helene Belanger

Costumer

Paul Berolzheimer

Sound Effects Editor

Limp Bizkit

Song Performer

Josee Bolduc

Props Assistant

Patrick Bouliane

Swing Gang

Mike Bozulich

Compositing Supervisor

Danny Braet

Digital Effects Supervisor

Nadine Brassard

Assistant Director

Pierre Brassard

Assistant Director

James F Breithaupt

Production Accountant

Michel Brochu

Construction

Pierre Brunet

Location Manager

Yvan Brunet

Camera Assistant

Everett Burrell

Digital Effects Artist

Mary Burton

Makeup Artist

Stephane Byl

Assistant Director

Ed Callahan

Foley Editor

Alain Caporicci

Transportation Captain

Annie Carignan

Stunts

Lee Carlton

Digital Effects Artist

Don Carmody

Production Manager

Don Carmody

Executive Producer

Don Carmody

Line Producer

Guylaine Chagnon

Script Supervisor

Simon Chamberland

Property Master

Frederic Chamorro

Swing Gang

Roxanne Charbonneau

Set Production Assistant

Pierre Charpentier

Dolly Grip

Jeremy Cho

Digital Effects Artist

Francis Choquette

Unit Manager

Daniele Colajacomo

Visual Effects Supervisor

Guillaume Colboc

Assistant

Lucy Coldsnow-smith

Dialogue Editor

Dean Copkov

Stunts

Louis Craig

Digital Effects Supervisor

Louis Craig

Special Effects Supervisor

Dany Curadeau

Set Production Assistant

Gloria D'alessandro

Adr Editor

Gloria D'alessandro

Dialogue Editor

Marie-christine D'amours

Production Secretary

Francois Daignault

Steadicam Operator

Melanie Dallaire

Production Secretary

Valerie Davidson

Foley Editor

Festin De Babou

Craft Service

Louis-frederic Denomme

Swing Gang

David Dinel

Best Boy Grip

Bernard Dion

Swing Gang

Attila Dory

Photography

Susan Downey

Producer

Lamont Dozier

Song

Alexis Duceppe

Sound

Sylvaine Dufaux

Camera Operator

Jacques Dupuis

Key Grip

André Duval

Hair Stylist

David Ebner

Digital Effects Supervisor

Karim El Fassi

Set Production Assistant

Juno J. Ellis

Adr Editor

Rick Elmore

Assistant

Robert Emrich

Animator

Theirry Fargeau

Camera Assistant

Nicolas Fering

Swing Gang

Maxime Ferland

Boom Operator

Maurice Forget

Unit Manager

Angele Gagnon

Assistant Director

Mathieu Gagnon

Best Boy

Alessandro Gallizzi

Set Production Assistant

David Gambino

Assistant

Micheline Garant

Unit Production Manager

Marshall Garlington

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Benoit Gauthier

Stunts

Francois Gauthier

Stunts

Martin Gauthier

Props Assistant

Catherine Gelinas

Costumer

Christina Giffen

Assistant

Nathalie Girard

Stunts

Stéphanie Girard-hamelin

Video

Jeff Goldman

Digital Effects Supervisor

Amanda Goodpaster

Music Editor

Erik Gosselin

Makeup Effects

Karl Gosselin

Makeup Effects

Olivier Gourlay

Assistant Editor

Dale Grahn

Color Timer

Victor Grant

Visual Effects

Julie Gratton

Set Production Assistant

Jennifer-lys Grenier

Costumer

Paule Greslot

Office Assistant

David Grimaldi

Foley Editor

Isabelle Guay

Art Director

Marie-claude Guay

Property Master

Frederick Guilbert

Makeup Effects

Rene Guillard

Rigging Gaffer

Sebastian Gutierrez

Screenplay

Marifrance Guy

Makeup Effects

Benoit Hamel

Assistant Director

Joanne Harwood

Script Supervisor

Manal Hassib

Production Coordinator

Erik Henry

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Christopher Hills-wright

Assistant Editor

Brian Holland

Song

Edward Holland

Song

Denise Horta

Dialogue Editor

Denise Horta

Adr Editor

Frederick Howard

Sound Effects Editor

Damon Intrabartolo

Music Conductor

Damon Intrabartolo

Original Music

Geoff Isherwood

Illustrator

Whitney James

Makeup Artist

Michael Johnson

Sound Effects Editor

Greg Jonkajtys

Digital Effects Artist

Jim Kaufman

Assistant Director

Jean Kavanagh

Assistant Camera

Andrea Kenyon

Casting

Yannick Kergoat

Editor

Melina Kevorkian

Assistant

Gerry Koczerzuk

Video Playback

Adam Kuhn

Post-Production Accountant

Andre Laforest

Best Boy

Francois Laliberte

Makeup Effects

Htlfne Lamarre

Art Department Coordinator

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Richard Lanthier

Production Assistant

Anne-marie Lanza

Hair Stylist

Ftlix Larivifre-charron

Hair Stylist

Mark Larry

Sound Effects Editor

Daniel Leahy

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Sylvain Lebeau

Set Production Assistant

Dany Lebel

Swing Gang

Jack Leberge

Assistant Director

Isabelle Lecompte

Assistant Camera

Stephane Lefebvre

Stunts

Denis Lemieux

Unit Manager Assistant

Michel Lemieux

Swing Gang

Nicolas Lepage

Assistant Art Director

Dominique Leroutier

Location Manager

Carl Lessard

Graphic Designer

Jim Levesque

Production Assistant

Votch Levi

Digital Effects Artist

John Lewin

Chief Lighting Technician

Matthew Libatique

Director Of Photography

Marci Liroff

Casting

Oscar Lopez

Swing Gang

Barbara Lorenz

Hair Stylist

Lisa Lovaas

Costume Supervisor

Steve Lucescu

Stunt Coordinator

Kenneth Mackenzie

Key Grip

Margarita Manoukian

Costumer

Simonetta Mariano

Wardrobe Supervisor

Nicolas Marion

Assistant Camera

Jean-philippe Marsan

Swing Gang

Del Martin

Assistant Sound Editor

Igor Meglic

Director Of Photography

Laurence Mercier

Assistant Director

Pierre Michaud

Camera Assistant

Louise Migneault

Makeup Artist

Richard Mirisch

Coproducer

Michel Mollicone

Transportation Coordinator

Gilles Montreuil

Accounting Assistant

Alyson Moore

Foley Artist

Phillip Moses

Effects Coordinator

Fred Mugford

Animator

Minor Mustain

Stunt Coordinator

Thomas Scott Nelson

Modelmaker

Vidar Neuhof

Props Assistant

Toby Newell

Digital Effects Artist

Erick Nyhuis

Set Production Assistant

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Akira Orikasa

Digital Effects Artist

John Ottman

Music

John Ottman

Original Music

Jean-pierre Paquet

Assistant Art Director

Harold Parker

Assistant Editor

Harley Pasternak

Trainer

Merik Pelletier

Graphics

Michel Periard

Key Grip

Phil Pham

Compositing Supervisor

Christian Pierre

Swing Gang

Alain Poloni

Swing Gang

Hilary Porter

Stunts

Eryne Prine

Assistant Sound Editor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 21, 2003

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2004

Released in United States Fall November 21, 2003

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2004