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Shadow Builder (1998)

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A demon is summoned to take the soul of a young boy who has the potential to become a saint. By doing this he will open a doorway to hell and destroy the world.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Father Vassey
Jenny Hatcher
Sheriff Sam Logan
Chris Hatcher
Hardee T. Lineham ...
Nestor Tibbot (as Hardee Lineham)
Maggie MacKinnon
Larry Eggers (as Gordon M. Woolvett)
James B. Douglas ...
Doc Cole
Richard McMillan ...
Father Finler
Andrew Sardella ...
David Calderisi ...
Bishop Gallo
Lawrence Bayne ...


An evil Archbishop of the Catholic Church summons a demon to try and destroy the world. The summoners are killed, but the demon escapes to hunt down its needed victim. The victim soon turns out to be a child that has the potential to become a saint. After ravaging the town and turning its citizens upon themselves, the demon soon locates and captures his prey. Written by Gothbert <>

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In the beginning, there was God. It's time for a new beginning! See more »


Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »





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7 February 1998 (Japan)  »

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Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder  »

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I have seen A LOT worse
6 March 2000 | by (Minot, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

For once, someone had a small special effects budget, and got the most out of it, while still coming up with a compelling story. I never saw where the director was going with it, so the everything was very surprising. Good performances, good direction, good effects, and good script. Give it an 8, and a chance.

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