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Edgler Foreman Vess
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Chyna Shepherd
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Ethan Trevaine
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Lori
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Jim Woltz
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Young Chyna Shepherd
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Laura Templeton
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Jack Templeton
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Miriam Braynard
Tori Paul ...
Ariel Delane
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Mr. John Q. Citizen
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Mrs. John Q. Citizen (as Babz Chula)
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George Jespersen (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Edmond Kato Wong ...
Tom
Meredith Bain Woodward ...
Sarah Templeton
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Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley, a serial killer named Edgler Foreman Vess breaks into the house, taking Laura and killing her parents. Chyna survives and manages to follow him. In doing so, she learns of Vess's captive: a young, innocent girl, Ariel, trapped in Vess's home far from the Napa Valley. Chyna feels a great sense of responsibility for this girl, and she travels deeper into her nightmare. Written by Mike Yagnow <cato@frontiernet.net>

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After Chyna breaks the chair leg against the stone fireplace, it reappears as she hobbles away to go to the basement door. When she prepares to throws herself down the stairs to finish breaking the chair she's chained to, the chair leg is once again missing. See more »

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Ethan Trevaine: Tell me again why I became a cop?
Carmen Trevaine: Because Daddy wouldn't let me marry you unless you held a steady job for three months.
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Referenced in Cabin by the Lake (2000) See more »

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One of the greatest made-for-TV movies I have seen...
15 July 2000 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

Usually I don't like TV movies,but this one is good.Some sequences like two killings in the gas station are quite intense and terrifying without being gratuitously violent.The acting is reliable and the film's atmosphere is eerie.Surely this is the best adaptation of Dean Koontz's book I have seen.The ending is one hell of a surprise.The film-makers should make more adaptations of Koontz(however "Phantoms" by Joe Chappelle is complete piece of crap).The actor John C.McGinley as a killer rocks!


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