Over Her Dead Body (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Over Her Dead Body (2008)
  • Rate: 5.1/10 total 11,819 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
  • Release Date: 1 February 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:95 min
  • Filming Location: Church of the Angels – 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena, California, USA
  • Budget: $10,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $7,563,670(USA)(16 March 2008)
  • Director: Jeff Lowell
  • Stars: Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd and Lake Bell
  • Original Music By: David Kitay   
  • Soundtrack: Harvest Festival
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: Psychic | Ghost | Diary | Accident | Veterinarian

Writing Credits By:

  • Jeff Lowell (written by)

Known Trivia

  • Original title was “How I Met My New Boyfriend’s Dead Fiancee or: Ghost Bitch”.
  • WILHELM SCREAM: When Dan slips and falls in the kitchen, you can hear a Wilhelm scream after his initial panic.
  • WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when the dessert blows up in Ashley’s face at the wedding reception.

Goofs: Continuity: When the ghost of Kate keeps Ashley up talking about her pets, when the alarm goes off it clearly flashes "6:00" but the radio announcer says it is 7am.

Plot: A ghost tries to sabotage her former boyfriend's current relationship with a psychic. Full summary » |  »

Story: In Los Angeles, Henry is a veterinarian whose fiancée Kate dies in an accident on the day they're to marry. Worried that Henry has closed off his social life, his sister suggests he use a psychic to contact Kate, lay to rest unresolved feelings, and live more fully. He tries it, though he doesn't believe in it. Nothing happens, so his sister gives Ashley, the psychic, Kate's diary. Now she's able to convince Henry she's in contact with Kate and start the therapy. Two things happen: they find themselves attracted to each other, and Kate's ghost, who also has some unresolved issues, returns to stop this budding romance.Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>  

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Produced By:

  • Paul Brooks known as producer
  • Jeff Levine known as co-producer
  • Scott Niemeyer known as executive producer
  • Peter Safran known as producer
  • Jonathan Shore known as associate producer
  • Chrisann Verges known as co-producer
  • Norm Waitt known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Eva Longoria known as Kate (as Eva Longoria Parker)
  • Paul Rudd known as Henry
  • Lake Bell known as Ashley
  • Jason Biggs known as Dan
  • Lindsay Sloane known as Chloe
  • Stephen Root known as Sculptor
  • William Morgan Sheppard known as Father Marks (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey known as Lona
  • Ali Hillis known as Karen
  • Deborah Theaker known as Mary
  • Natalia Safran known as Bride
  • Andy Kreiss known as Groom
  • Ben Livingston known as Minister
  • Jack Conley known as Cab Driver
  • Kali Rocha known as Angel
  • Colin Fickes known as Don
  • Armen Weitzman known as Tom
  • Bru Muller known as Rude Customer
  • Richard Tillman known as Gym Employee
  • Freddy Andreiuci known as Hot Dog Vendor
  • Brooke Bloom known as Margaret's Owner
  • Edith Fields known as Mrs. Williams
  • Heather Mazur known as Sue
  • Misha Collins known as Brian
  • Patricia Belcher known as Helen
  • Sam Pancake known as Bill
  • Antonio D. Charity known as Airport Guard (as Antonio Charity)
  • Jeff Lowell known as Parrot / Announcer Voice (voice)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Linda Arnold known as department head hair stylist
  • Karen Asano-Myers known as additional hair stylist: Ms. Longoria
  • Linda Barcolo known as key makeup artist: additional photography (as Linda Barcojo)
  • Matt Danon known as key hair stylist
  • Kelcey Fry known as additional department head makeup
  • Tracey Levy known as makeup department head
  • Vivian Maxwell known as key hair stylist: additional photography
  • Vivian Maxwell known as key makeup artist: additional photography
  • Tina Roesler Kerwin known as makeup artist: Ms. Longoria
  • Sandra Rowden known as key makeup artist
  • Toni-Ann Walker known as hair stylist: Ms. Longoria
  • David Waterman known as key makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Sharon Barnebey known as painter (as Sharon Jo Barnebey)
  • Robert Bonino known as general foreman (as Robert 'Beans' Bonino)
  • Peter Brown known as propmaker (as Peter J. Brown)
  • Peter Brown known as toolman (as Peter J. Brown)
  • Michael Buha known as set dresser
  • Cesar Castillo known as laborer
  • Brian S. Childs known as propmaker
  • Timothy J. Cleary known as signwriter
  • Aaron Farley known as laborer
  • Jacob O. François known as propmaker (as Jacob Francois)
  • Erick Garibay known as assistant property master
  • Joey Genitempo known as stand-by painter
  • Serge Genitempo known as stand-by painter
  • Dick Girod known as paint foreman (as Richard L. Girod)
  • Robert Girod known as painter
  • William Girod known as painter
  • Dwayne Grady known as property master
  • Patrick Haas known as propmaker
  • Leighanne Haddock known as buyer
  • David Klausmeier known as propmaker
  • Kris Klausmeier known as propmaker foreman
  • Thomas Klausmeier known as foreman
  • Larry Linares known as plasterer
  • Ronnie Lombard known as leadman (as Ron Lombard)
  • Cory Loncar known as set dresser
  • John Lozano known as laborer
  • Lyle Maves known as plasterer
  • Alex B. McArthur known as propmaker
  • Stacey S. McIntosh known as construction coordinator (as Stacey McIntosh)
  • Ronald T. Ming known as propmaker
  • William A. Nauman known as propmaker (as William A. Naumann)
  • Erik Norville known as on-set dresser
  • Bill O'Neal known as construction medic
  • Brendan O'Regan known as set dresser
  • Douglas Patrick known as swing: additional photography
  • Thomas Plante known as set dresser
  • Alejandro Poli known as painter
  • Randall Prochaska known as propmaker (as Randy Prochaska)
  • Edward J. Quinn known as plasterer
  • Andrew L. Rael known as on-set dresser (as Andrew Rael)
  • Scott Ramey known as painter
  • John Chris Rozsa known as propmaker
  • Christina Soletti known as art department coordinator
  • Robert Stegen known as laborer
  • Freddie Valenzuela known as laborer
  • Manuel Valenzuela known as labor foreman
  • Steven Valenzuela known as laborer (as Steve R. Valenzuela)
  • Anthony Verrone known as laborer
  • Jamie Welch known as painter
  • Greg Whitfield known as plaster foreman
  • Mykal Williams known as leadman
  • John Woods known as storyboard artist
  • Scott Schutzki known as set dresser (uncredited)


Production Companies:

  • Gold Circle Films (presents)
  • Safran Company, The
  • Dead Fiancée Productions

Other Companies:

  • AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services  insurance (as AON/Albert G. Ruben)
  • Background, The  walla group
  • Boone's Animals for Hollywood  animal wranglers
  • Brand New Bag Entertainment  epk production
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Entertainment Clearances  rights and clearances
  • Entertainment Partners  payroll service
  • GS Entertainment Marketing Group  publicity
  • J.L. Fisher  camera support
  • Limelight Catering  catering
  • Line 21 Media Services Ltd.  combined dialogue, continuity & spotting list
  • Movie Movers  cast trailers
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • Pivotal Post  Avid editing equipment provided by
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  nextel cell phone rentals
  • S.L. Feldman & Associates  music supervision
  • Sessions Payroll Management  payroll service: extras
  • Sharpe Sound Studios  sound post-production
  • Show Rig  warehouse rigging system
  • TM Motion Picture Equipment  grip: lighting & electrical equipment (as TM Motion Picture Equipment Rentals)


  • Gold Circle Films (2008) (worldwide) (all media)
  • Cathay-Keris Films (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Eagle Pictures (2008) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • New Line Cinema (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Pyramid (2008) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • RCV Film Distribution (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • TVA Films (2008) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2008) (Switzerland) (DVD)
  • Galileo Medien AG (2008) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Net5 (2010) (Netherlands) (TV)
  • New Line Home Video (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution (2008) (Finland) (DVD)
  • RCV Home Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Amalgamated Pixels (visual effects)
  • Pacific Title and Art Studio (opticals)
  • Effects Group, The (special effects services)

Visual Effects by:

  • Derry Frost known as head of production: Amalgamated Pixels
  • Mark A. Lasoff known as senior compositor: Amalgamated Pixels (as Mark Lasoff)
  • Roger Mocenigo known as senior compositor: Amalgamated Pixels
  • Michael Morreale known as visual effects executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels (as Michaerl J. Morreale)
  • Michael Morreale known as visual effects supervisor: Amalgamated Pixels (as Michael J. Morreale)
  • Jeremy Oddo known as senior visual effects animator: Amalgamated Pixels
  • Phillip Palousek known as visual effects production manager: Amalgamated Pixels

Release Date:

  • USA 29 January 2008 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
  • Ireland 1 February 2008
  • UK 1 February 2008
  • USA 1 February 2008
  • Israel 14 February 2008
  • Philippines 22 March 2008
  • Russia 10 April 2008
  • Hong Kong 24 April 2008
  • Italy 24 April 2008
  • Iceland 25 April 2008
  • Hungary 1 May 2008
  • Singapore 1 May 2008
  • Poland 16 May 2008
  • Belgium 21 May 2008
  • Netherlands 22 May 2008
  • Germany 6 June 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Mexico 1 August 2008
  • Romania 12 September 2008
  • Brazil 19 September 2008
  • Greece 24 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Australia 8 October 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Finland 19 November 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Egypt 7 January 2009
  • France 25 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Portugal 25 June 2009
  • Argentina 5 August 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Sweden 29 December 2011 (TV premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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