Is Rose Red Mansion truly haunted? To find out, professor Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis) invites six people - each with a distinct paranormal skill - to join her on a psychic field trip to reawaken the estate's supposedly dormant supernatural powers. So mark your calendar. And maybe buy some life insurance. The unparalleled master of horror scares up another fright-filled ectoplasmic encounter in 'Stephen King's Rose Red', a haunted-house shocker whose talented ensemble cast also feature Matt Keeslar, David Dukes and Julian Sands. The mansion's gates are open. Enter at your own risk. Because Rose Red isn't just a place. It's a living palace of doom.
The ultimate haunted house.
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Rose Red follows the story of Joyce Reardon, a discredited professor of psychology, who leads a psychic investigation into reported supernatural activities within a mansion named Rose Red. She recruits a team of specialists each with paranormal specialities, which includes Annie Wheaton, an autistic teenager with telepathic and psychokinetic abilities, who Joyce is convinced is the human key which will unlock the spirit of former owner Ellen Rimbauer and reveal the hidden mystery of Rose Red, a mystery which if solved could redeem her career. Also accompanying the team is Steve Rimbauer, the last of the Rimbauer dynasty and current owner of Rose Red, who hopes to disprove the myths surrounding the mansion in order to sell the property. For a made for TV mini series 'Rose Red' is exceptionally good, with high production values, some great special effects and a clever story which twists, turns and includes several intricate subplots. The characters are well formed and have real depth, and as the story progresses not only do the motivations of each character come to light, but you also witness experiences within the house progressively changing their personalities, the best being Joyce Reardon's gradual transformation from a lovable eccentric to a manipulative and obsessive maniac. Overall, 'Rose Red' is a great TV mini series, and anyone who is a fan of Stephen King or supernatural thrillers in general will enjoy it immensely.