"This film is definitely one of the best of the year in its complex narrative
and masterful performances all around. "

Ain’t It Cool News


Ann, a reclusive elegant lady, with an obsession for butterflies, is surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a disturbing mother daughter relationship with Ann. Lured into her twisted world, Ann soon discovers that she is not the only recipient of the girl's affections.

Confronted by Alice's other lady friends, Ann's shock awakens a dark, hidden past, unchaining a spiral of madness: a series of brutal and bizarre crimes that Ann will have to commit to preserve her harmless and deceptive appearances. The only one who recognizes there's something unsettling about Ann, is nine year old Julie, her next door neighbor's daughter.

With the inevitable curiosity of a child, Julie begins to explore the corners of Ann's apartment, discovering a dark secret hidden in the walls of the forbidden butterfly room.

No one believes what she's seen except for Ann's estranged daughter Dorothy. Horrified, she realizes that the fate of the young girl lies in her hands. To save both Julie, and herself, she must summon up the courage to confront an evil that has haunted her for years.

With special effects created by Academy Award winning AFX Studio and elegant and refined visuals, in contrast with the sickness of the story, the Butterfly Room is an all female story, an American thriller, with an European soul.



"The gothic queen has finally left her castle and mounted an onscreen comeback."

Fangoria

"An amazing cast full of genre legends."

Dreadcentral

directed by
JONATHAN ZARANTONELLO
produced by
ENZO PORCELLI
written by
P. GUERRIERI, L. SARDIELLO, J. ZARANTONELLO
based on the novel
"Alice dalle 4 alle 5"
by JONATHAN ZARANTONELLO
music
PIVIO & ALDO DE SCALZI
music published by
FLIPPERMUSIC - CREUZA
director of photography
ANDREW STRAHORN
executive producers
ETHAN WILEY & MARK MORAN


associate producer
GIOVANNI DI PASQUALE
editing
CLELIO BENEVENTO & CHARLES BORNSTEIN A.C.E.
production designer
ROY REDE
costumes
ALESSANDRA MONTAGNA
assistant editor
MARIA IOVINE
sound editor
ANGELO MIGNOGNA
sound effects
MARIO & ALESSANDRO GIACCOONDASONORA
visual effects
SPARK DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT


film stock
KODAK
digital intermediate and film processing
TECHNICOLOR
presented by
ACHAB FILM (Italy)
EMERGENCY EXIT PICTURES (Usa)
WISEACRE FILMS
in association with
RAI CINEMA
with the support of
MINISTERO PER I BENI E LE ATTIVITA' CULTURALI DIREZIONE GENERALE PER IL CINEMA (Italy)
shot in LOS ANGELES (USA) on RED CAMERA
35mm and DCP – 87' – color – 1:2,35 – Dolby Digital
Copyright 2012

"A sick submissive role-play ensues between women of two generations, the characters seem to have no limits. Ann is a vigorous psychopath, extremely fun to follow and decipher."

Discordance magazine





"An all female dark fairytale."

Shocktillyoudrop
             
 
 



“I just realized this is the first horror movie
where the only blood you see is menstrual blood...”

Barbara Steele - while shooting the title sequence



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