The Empty Man

The Empty Man (2020)

The first night you hear him. The second night you see him. The third night he finds you.

  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2020-10-22
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 741 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BOOM! Studios
  • Production Country: South Africa, United States of America
  • Director: David Prior
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From 741 Ratings


Retired cop James Lasombra is asked by a friend to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, who seemingly packed in the night and left an ominous message on the bathroom mirror - "The Empty Man Made Me Do It." As he investigates this mysterious figure further, James begins to see and hear strange things, and is forced to come to terms with his past and what it means for his future.

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  • James Badge Dale

    as James Lasombra
  • Marin Ireland

    as Nora Quail
  • Sasha Frolova

    as Amanda Quail
  • Samantha Logan

    as Davara Walsh
  • Evan Jonigkeit

    as Greg
  • Virginia Kull

    as Ruthie
  • Robert Aramayo

    as Garrett
  • Ron Canada

    as Detective Villiers
  • Jessica Matten

    as Fiona
  • Aaron Poole

    as Paul
  • Stephen Root

    as Arthur Parsons
  • Jamie-Lee Money

    as Lisa Schwartz
  • Owen Teague

    as Duncan West
  • Joel Courtney

    as Brandon Maibaum
  • Connor Dowds

    as Meyer
  • Vere Tindale

    as Pontifex Young Man
  • Tanya van Graan

    as Allison Lasombra
  • Michael Bundred

    as Officer McManus
  • Reine Swart

    as Pontifex Receptionist
  • Sven Ruygrok

    as Acolyte
  • Brian "Wolfman Black" Bowman

    as Pedestrian
  • Bryan Kreutz

    as Coroner
  • Connie Hollins

    as Pedestrian
  • Jaan Marion

    as Office Parker
  • Robert Coutts

    as The Empty Man
  • Phoebe Nicholls

    as Nurse
  • Eric Lange

    as Peter Quail
Directing David Prior Director
Production Philip Waley Co-Producer
Production Stephen Christy Producer
Production Ross Richie Producer
Editing David Prior Editor
Production Adam Friedlander Co-Producer
Editing Andrew Buckland Editor
Writing David Prior Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Neil McClean Costume Designer
Writing David Prior Screenstory
Production Adam Yoelin Co-Producer
Production Craig Lathrop Production Designer
Visual Effects Byron Tofas Compositing Lead
Production Alan Shearer Line Producer
Art Chris Cleek Art Direction
Production Denise Chamian Casting Director
Production Christa Schamberger Casting Director
Directing Robyn Glaser Second Assistant Director
Directing Andre Weavind First Assistant Director
Writing Cullen Bunn Graphic Novel
Camera Anastas N. Michos Director of Photography
Sound Christopher Young Original Music Composer
Art Craig Lathrop Production Design
Art Henry du Rand Set Decoration
Art Mark Erasmus Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Joeke Bonthuys Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Mike Elizalde Makeup Effects Designer
Costume & Make-Up Zsofia Otvos Makeup Department Head
Sound Marco Augusto Comba Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound David Giammarco Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mike Horton Foley Artist
Sound Jacob Houchen Sound Editor
Sound Tim McKeown Foley Artist
Sound Adam Mohundro Boom Operator
Sound Peter Munters ADR Mixer
Sound Eric A. Norris Sound Designer
Sound Eric A. Norris Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Simon Rice Sound Mixer
Sound Walter Spencer Foley Supervisor
Sound Derek Vanderhorst Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Derek Vanderhorst Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Brittany Amos Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Djochoua Belovarski Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Karina Benesh Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Dennis Berardi Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Jeremy Burns Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Andrew Carruthers Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Korey J. Cauchon Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Fred Duarte Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Damien Hurgon Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects YoonHa Jung Visual Effects
Visual Effects Jiwoong Kim Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Molly Pabian Visual Effects
Visual Effects Graham Peddie Visual Effects
Visual Effects Marco Raposo de Barbosa Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Maggie Ronan Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Olaf Wendt Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Rebecca West Visual Effects Producer
Costume & Make-Up Marika Weber Makeup & Hair
Costume & Make-Up Philip Stapelberg Costume Supervisor
Crew Ian Williamson Stunts
Crew Tyrone Dadd Stunts
Crew Francois Groenewald Stunts
Crew Leanne Mullon Stunts
Crew Katja Hopkins Stunts
Crew Stuart Jacob Williamson Stunts
Crew Blaze Stunts
Crew Joshua McIntosh Stunts
Crew Andrea Bate Stunts
Crew Matt Esof Stunts
Crew Caprice Masinga Stunts
Crew Armando De Leca Stunts
Crew Seugnet Liebenberg Stunts
Crew DeVille Vannik Stunts
Crew Cameron Froud Stunts
Crew David Davadoss Stunts
Crew Lana Michelle Katz Stunts
Crew Colleen Knox Stunts
Crew Robyn Muncy Stunts
Crew Daniel Himschoot Stunts
Crew Dewaldt Du Preez Stunts
Crew Shaun Verth Stunts
Crew Filip Ciprian Florian Stunts
Crew Rushda Mallick Stunts
Crew Vernon Willemse Stunts
Crew Owen Macrae Stunts
Crew Duygu Panovic Stunts
Crew Trevor Kingston Frost Stunts
Crew Aaron Crippen Stunts
Crew Matt McFevour Stunts
Crew Christian Litke Stunts
Crew Daniel Maldonado Stunts
Crew Natalie M. Meyer Stunts
Crew Jeff Shannon Stunts
Production Philip Waley Unit Production Manager
Art Shane Bunce Supervising Art Director
Art Shannon Stride Assistant Art Director
Art Greg Cleaver Set Designer
Art Wilfred Kok Set Designer
Art Brigitte Michelle Floegel Set Decoration Buyer
Art Aidan Lee Blakey Milner Set Decoration Buyer
Art Cher Karis Adams Set Decorating Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Ulf Suhrmuller On Set Dresser
Art Warren Armour Art Department Coordinator
Art Jacques Van Rooyen Art Department Coordinator
Art Lorelei Haselton Art Department Assistant
Camera Peter Belcher "A" Camera Operator
Camera Derek William Carlow "B" Camera Operator
Crew Tshepo Nthako Loader
Editing Keith Clark Additional Editor
Editing Chris Talson First Assistant Editor
Editing Joanna Phillips First Assistant Editor
Crew Lily Gwyer-Miller Post Production Supervisor
Production Alan Osinoff Post Production Coordinator
Camera Meike Chinnery First Assistant "A" Camera
Camera Wynand Basson First Assistant "B" Camera
Camera Simone Howlett Second Assistant "A" Camera
Camera Samantha Davids Second Assistant "B" Camera
Camera Mark Van Der Merwe Data Wrangler
Sound Craig Weintraub Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Gian Ganziano Visual Effects Editor
Art Kerry von Lillienveld Property Master
Art Martin Barrios Assistant Property Master
Directing Ria van Heerden Script Supervisor
Art David Chandler Property Buyer
Crew Grant Urquhart Armorer
Lighting Wayne Shields Gaffer
Lighting Jean de Kock Best Boy Electric
Lighting Wiseman Dinizulu Rigging Gaffer
Camera Craig Bekker Key Grip
Camera Jacob Mafolo Best Boy Grip
Camera Djuma Masudi Dolly Grip
Lighting Regan Mitchell Key Rigging Grip
Lighting Thembekile Kebeni Rigging Grip
Lighting Melvin Rosewarne Rigging Grip
Lighting Sam Mathole Rigging Grip
Costume & Make-Up Thomaley Scholtz Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Jacomina Jankowitz Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Nina Hesse Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Maryke Nel Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Abderrahim Bissar Costume Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Camiela Smith Costume Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Warren Joseph Costume Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Nesley Christians Costume Assistant
Production Katy Fyfe Location Manager
Production Jayson Snyman Assistant Location Manager
Production Eric Gwala Location Assistant
Production Andrea Eis Location Assistant
Production Mario Corna Location Assistant
Sound Brian Williams Music
Crew Daniel Wehr Additional Music
Sound Daniel Wehr Vocals
Sound Daniel Wehr Sound Designer