Rose Red is a three-part Miniseries written by Stephen King. The plot revolves around Rose Red, an abandoned mansion in the middle of Downtown Seattle. The mansion is considered to be haunted and twenty-three people are rumored to have either died or disappeared either within it or on the grounds by the time the miniseries takes place.Among the body count are John and Ellen Rimbauer, Rose Red's original owners, their daughter April, Ellen's African maid Sukeena, a business partner of Mr. Rimbauer, and famous actress Deanna Petrie. Additionally, the house does not have a set layout and number of floors. (How people do not notice the house shrinking and growing as they drive down the Alaska Way Viaduct is never explained. Presumably the growth aspect of the house is only a Bigger on the Inside ability which doesn't show on the outside.) After tours of Rose Red ceased in the 1970s (with another disappearance), the mansion became "dormant."Joyce Reardon, a discredited professor of Parapsychology, wants to "wake up" the mansion by bringing in a team of psychics to connect with the paranormal manifestations that might be residing there. Her team consists of Annie Wheaton, Cathy Kramer, Emery Waterman, Nick Hardaway, Pam Asbury and Victor (Vic) Kandinsky along with Steve Rimbauer, the last-known member of the Rimbauer family, and Rachel Wheaton, Annie's older sister.Was followed by a prequel titled The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer, a tele-movie based on the tie-in novel of the same name.
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