- Cast: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy, Nathan Corddry, Brooklynn Proulx, Brian Anthony Wilson, Joyce Hurring, Steven Rishard, Charles Techman, John Peakes, Michael Graves, Chaz Moneypenny, Charles David Richards, Rick Applegate, Loretta Higgins, Tamara Johnson, Trenton Rupecht, Diane Jonardi, Jules Sylvester, Nick Angelou, KatiAna Davis, James Howard, Michael Mihalich, Paul Jay Rosenburg
- Directors: Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein
- Writer: Michael Cooney
- Producers: Darlene Caamano, Emilio Diez Barroso, Neal Edelstein, Mike Macari
- Co Producer: Bill Bannerman
- Associate Producers: Jeffrey Keswin, Vance Owen, Fernando Rovzar
- Executive Producers: David Bergstein, Billy Rovzar
- Art Direction: Jesse Rosenthal
- Castings: Diane Heery, Jason Loftus
- Costume Design: Luca Mosca
- D.O.P.: Linus Sandgren
- Editor: Steve Mirkovich
- Makeup: Lee Grimes
- Music: John Frizzell
- Production Design: Tim Galvin
- Set Decoration: Rebecca Brown
Dr. Cara Jessup has made a career out of defying the notion of multiple personality disorders. In the courtroom, her views and testimonies as an expert witness against multiple personality disorders have resulted in the death sentence of more than half a dozen murderers. Cara is devoted to science, but even her husband's horrific murder did not cause Cara to lose her faith in God. Not so for her young daughter Samantha, a committed unbeliever.
After a particularly troubling court case, Cara's father Dr. Harding introduces her to his new patient - Adam. The more she unearths about Adam, the more her life and those closest to her are endangered. As she explores Adam's past, Cara's world begins to fall apart and she is forced to question her strong beliefs in science and in God. Racing against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding Adam, Cara must not lose faith or it could have grave consequences for her and her family.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Pittsburgh, USA
- MPAA Warning: Violent content, disturbing images and terror
- Production Budget: $22 million
- Production Companies: NALA Films, Macari/Edelstein, NALA Investments, Shelter Productions
- Production Schedule: 31 March 2008 - June 2008
2011 Guide Analysis: "Swedish helmer Mans Marlind ("Storm") directs this supernatural thriller with a concept that sounded interesting until I came to a quick realisation. The script comes from Michael Cooney, the scribe who penned the decent if predictable "Identity" but more memorably the Z-grade mutant killer snowman "Jack Frost" series including the infamous scene where Shannon Elizabeth gets raped by said snowman's carrot nose.
One cute story about this is that the original casting director was apparently fired for putting out a casting call asking for "inbred"-looking extras. Thus it came as no surprise that though completed almost two years ago, "Shelter" is still sitting with an uncertain U.S. release date and may end up going direct to DVD.
The film already opened in the UK back in April and has gone direct-to-disc in several European countries last month. Reviews were not kind, comparing it only slightly more favourably to the decrepit "Case 39", calling this highly manipulative tosh that wastes the talent it has employed. A shame."