The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

GENRES Drama Horror Mystery Thriller
LANG English
Lisa Brenner Steven Brand Kate Burton Tsidii Leloka
Craig R. Baxley

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer is a English movie. Craig R. Baxley has directed this movie. Lisa Brenner,Steven Brand,Kate Burton,Tsidii Leloka are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2003. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer is considered one of the best Drama,Horror,Mystery,Thriller movie in India and around the world.

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.


The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer Reviews

  • The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: An unexpected prequel

    Platypuschow 2018-02-19

    I wasn't aware that Stephen Kings Rose Red (2002) had a prequel, upon finding out I was quite excited as the potential was really quite good. Sadly this was not penned by Stephen King at all which I find to be a really strange decision. It tells the story of Rose Reds construction and how it came to be. The setting, the cinematography, the writing is all quite good but feels forced. I enjoyed Rose Red, though I don't think it was exactly ground breaking it did manage to accomplish what it set out to do. I don't think however that this does. Though it tells a great story it gradually falls apart and when the credits rolled I was left with a frustrating number of unanswered questions. I think perhaps it could have done with an additional 30-60 minutes to flesh it out, in it's present state it is passable but very underwhelming. The Good: Couple of great moments Looks great The Bad: Few plot holes Too short Things I Learnt From This Movie: I'm anti-remakes/reboots but this and Rose Red could perhaps be considered

  • A "creepy" movie, not a horror flick.

    mellyjc 2003-11-10

    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.

  • A little style but ultimately it's a flat experience.

    Spikeopath 2008-03-04

    I have certainly seen bigger budgeted movies in the genre far worse than this effort, it is competently acted, has some nice visual touches, and the director knows how to best utilise the monolithic house. That said, without genuine suspense it is hard to succeed in the genre, so without a fearful story as well it has little to no chance of making it. The crux of the matter is that the story really isn't that interesting, we have seen and read about this plot on numerous occasions, so for a TV movie to win you round it really is asking way too much. Basic ingredients are all here, creepy house, pretty wife confused, servant with big role to play, and of course the genre staple of sexual deviant husband with dark overtones. The film moves along sedately which is fine if the pay off is worth the wait, sadly it isn't here and it limps over the finish line instead of leaping over as the build up had promised. Just below average for me, but a gentle round of applause for effort to those involved, 4/10.

  • Disappointed

    Syl 2003-05-16

    I am disappointed because the film never explains the disappearances or the circumstances around Rose Red. I think it would have been better if they tried to convey the cause of the mysterious disappearance of April, Ellen, Sukeena, and anybody else who vanished for no reason. I wish Rose Red existed so we can visit but it's too far-fetched and it doesn't explain the paranormal around the house to the audience. I admired the actresses who played Ellen and Sukeena but I never did understand the relationship as a whole. I felt there were too many unanswered questions about the whole house in general. The house Rose Red mini-series should have answered what happened to the people trapped in the house whether by body or spirits. I was hoping for answers but I didn't get them.

  • not exactly disappointing...

    marinanenna120 2006-12-09

    This movie was certainly interesting to say the least. Although I have not seen Rose Red, i thought it was an okay movie. To clarify some of the comments that were made about this movie, The film DOES explain the disappearances of the characters indirectly. The characters that disappeared had either a close relationship to Ellen, or had something to do with her husband (who had a very large sexual appetite). Rose Red is more or less a spirit controlling the house that was quite fond of Ellen. The house grew to love Ellen. The mysterious happenings occurred so that Rose Red could get her to see that her husband was really a shaky and unfaithful character. They also occurred because the house wanted Ellen to remain fond of only Rose Red, which is why April disappeared as well. Basically, Rose Red grew jealous of Ellen's and April's relationship. Sukeena never disappeared, Ellen's husband just had her put in jail after April disappeared thinking that she was the cause. With certain horror movies, every detail, every word should be payed attention to, otherwise you will have questions afterwards.



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