205 – Room of Fear

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205 - Room of Fear
Directed by Rainer Matsutani
Produced by Boris Schönfelder
Michael Kölmel
Stefan Gärtner
Written by Eckhard Vollmar
Starring Jennifer Ulrich
André Hennicke
Inez Bjørg David
Julia Dietze
Tino Mewes
Music by Wolfram de Marco
Cinematography Jan Fehse
Edited by Marco Pav D'Auria
Neue Schönhauser Filmproduktion
Distributed by Kinowelt
Euro Video
Release date
  • 2 December 2011 (2011-12-02) (German Films Go North!)
  • 4 April 2013 (2013-04-04) (Germany)
Running time
103 minutes[1]
Country Germany
Language German
Box office €309,172[2]

205 – Room of Fear (German: 205 - Zimmer der Angst) is a 2011 German horror film directed by Rainer Matsutani. It's a remake of the Danish film Room 205. The film stars Jennifer Ulrich.[3]



Box office[edit]

Originally planned for an opening in 2011, the movie was pushed back. After it was questioned to do a theatrical release or rather releasing it direct-to-video, the movie opened in German theaters on 4 April 2013. The film failed to open within the Top 5 of its opening week and grossed €309,172[2] at the end of its theatrical run. Before the official opening in Germany, 205 - Room of Fear was part of the German films Go North festival and was released on 20 July 2012 in Turkey.

Home media[edit]

205 - Room of Fear will be released in Region 2 on DVD and Blu-ray on 10 October 2013 in Germany. It will be released with an FSK 16 rating.


The response to the film has been mixed. Based on twelve reviews collected by moviepilot, 205 - Room of Fear has an average score of 5.0 out of 10.[citation needed] Echo Online's Dirk Henninger praises the acting and finds the story thrilling,[4] while Near Darks Ash Williams thinks it's finally a "good horror thriller" from Germany, giving 205 – Room of Fear four out of five stars.[5] Spielfilm.de gave the film the score 8 out of 10, enjoying the focus on Katrin's psyche.[6] Cinetastic gave the film 6 out of 10.[7]

Rajko Burchardt wrote of the scary movie "with East German feel" that while it's honorable to give the German horror film a try, the film failed miserably.[8] Lida Bach of Filmrezension gave the movie another negative review with giving it one out of five stars.[9]


  1. ^ "neue schönhauser filmproduktion - 205-zimmer der angst". Neueschoenhauser.de. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b "KINO.de: Zimmer 205". Kino.de (in German). Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Barton, Steve (2011-11-18). "Germany Checks Into 205 Room of Fear! Bring Your Glowsticks!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  4. ^ Henninger, Dirk (4 April 2013). "http://www.echo-online.de/freizeit/film/Zimmer-205;art1023,3811218". Echo Online (in German). Retrieved 11 August 2013.  External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ Williams, Ash (22 March 2013). "Zimmer 205 – Traust du dich rein?". Near Dark (in German). Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Zimmer 205 - Traust Du Dich rein? (Zimmer 205) - 2010". Spielfilm.de. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  7. ^ "Zimmer 205 – Traust du dich rein? " cinetastic". Cinetastic.de. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  8. ^ Burchardt, Rajko (5 April 2013). "Zimmer 205 - Traust du dich rein?". Gamona (in German). Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Bach, Lida (2 January 2013). "Im Jenseits ist noch ein Zimmer frei". Filmrezension (in German). Retrieved 11 August 2013. 

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