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In the 1950s a horror-comic artist's creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist's colony.

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In the 1950s a horror-comic artist's creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house, now part of an artist's colony. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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It'll Eat You Out Of House And Home... See more »

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Debrah Farentino and Miranda Wilson were both cast members on the TV series Capitol (1982). See more »

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The Creature: Wherever there is imagination... I will dwell!
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References Re-Animator (1985) See more »

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Death Knell
Written and Performed by Carl Dante
Published by Empire Films Music, BMI
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Artistic Horror
24 January 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

An Interesting film, beginning in the 1950's. A Cartoonist (Colin Childress) finds inspiration from a book of magic spells. Whilst creating his latest comic he accidentally unleashes a creature of pure evil created by his own imagination. Luckily the creature is slain but only at the cost of its creator.

30 years later a fan of the cartoonist (and his series Cellar Dweller) arrives at her idols cottage in the woods, to become part of a remote art community. She soon sets up a room in the basement. Later finding the same book Colin drew inspiration from, only to release the creature for the second time.

An awe-inspiring movie that can drag at times, most would lose interest. But at the end it does make one think. Ok graphics for the time and a wonderful performance enacted by Jeffrey Combs.


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