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Shadow Builder (1998)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  7 February 1998 (Japan)
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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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Father Vassey
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Jenny Hatcher
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Sheriff Sam Logan
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Shadowbuilder
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Chris Hatcher
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Hardee T. Lineham ...
Nestor Tibbot (as Hardee Lineham)
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Maggie MacKinnon
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Larry Eggers (as Gordon M. Woolvett)
James B. Douglas ...
Doc Cole
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Jazz
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Paul
David Calderisi ...
Bishop Gallo
Lawrence Bayne ...
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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 <gothbert@cyberramp.net>

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

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Billie Mae Richards and Paul Soles, who play Mr. and Mrs. Butterman, are the stars of the 1964 animated classic TV special 'Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer', playing Rudolph and Hermie the Elf, respectively. See more »

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As Vassey drives his car into town, he opens a pill bottle to take a white tablet, yet you can see that he drops the pill just before his hand mimes popping it into his mouth. See more »

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The Fight between Light and Darkness
8 October 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A cult of followers of the evil Shadowbuilder summons the demon using the picture of the son of the scumbag Vic Lambert (Eric Murphy). The group is surprised by Father Vassey (Michael Rooker) that kills the followers but Shadowbuilder escapes to Grand River, a town that will experience an eclipse on the next day. Father Vassey heads to the town and discovers that the demon's target is Chris Hatcher (Kevin Zegers), a boy that caused an stigmata in the image of Christ in his baptism that is raised by his aunt Jenny (Leslie Hope). Shadowbuilder brings chaos to Grand River to collect souls and becomes power. Meanwhile, Father Vassey teams up with the local Sheriff Sam Logan (Shawn Thompson) that is Jenny's boyfriend and together they try to protect Chris and destroy the powerful demon.

I saw "Shadowbuilder" in the late 90's and today I have watched again on DVD. The storyline is great but the screenplay is only reasonable considering the potential of the story and the cast. The boy is Kevin Zegers in the beginning of his career. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Shadowbuilder - O Senhor das Sombras" ("Shadowbuilder – The Lord of the Darkness")


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