Night. Rain splatters the city. A young couple out for a drive take a shortcut through a deserted alley and makes a gruesome discovery: a girl, savagely slashed and battered, lies in a pool... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donny Terranova ...
Nichole Pelerine ...
John Fairlie ...
Dr. Waldman (as Simms Thomas)
Todd Beadle ...
Dr. Jurgen
Jonathan Rone ...
Ivan Battee ...
Det. Byers
Blaine Bolton ...
Female Impersonator
Jeremy Kendall ...
Young Man in Jeep
Laura Holman ...
Young Woman in Jeep


Night. Rain splatters the city. A young couple out for a drive take a shortcut through a deserted alley and makes a gruesome discovery: a girl, savagely slashed and battered, lies in a pool of her own blood. As the girl loses consciousness, she utters one word of explanation - 'Kolobos'. Flash back to 36 hours earlier. Down-on-her-luck artist Kyra Mitchell has just landed a dream job - a 3-month gig as a lab rat in an anthropology-related experimental film. In exchange, she gets free food and lodging in a fully-furnished mountain resort. Her new roommates, wise-cracking Tom, struggling actress Erica, college drop-out Gary and fast-food engineer Tina know little about Kyra's past. She allows them to see her artwork - dark, disturbing pieces - but tells them nothing about her inspiration - a faceless man who haunts her in nightmares and waking dreams. Still, happiness and camaraderie prevail - until night falls. On her way to grab a soda in the kitchen, Tina walks into a deadly booby ... Written by Armitage Pictures

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Sometimes nightmares do come true.

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Haunted House  »

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1.85 : 1
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When the female doctor is standing over the hospital bed, talking, the way she is holding the clipboard changes between shots. See more »


Kyra: Kolobos. It means "mutilated." Some would say it's what Zeus did when he severed the first creatures who roamed the earth in two, condemning them to wander in search of their better half. But others believe he created divine beauty, for in severing the beast, he created man and woman.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »


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written and performed by Volcanic
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I really loved this movie. Finally a horror movie made somewhat recently that wasn't completely awful.

I almost WANTED this to be bad. Well, I didn't want it, but I found it hard to like, simply because I'm not satisfied by a long shot time and time again when it comes to newer horror movies. The opening was very well done, the music fits wonderfully as well. I just knew after an opening that good it was going to become awful, and fast. It didn't.

This movie takes a stupid stupid cliche idea like a bunch of teenagers going to a house for a reality show, and actually makes it good. This is because the movie really is not about the show whatsoever. Watch it and you'll see.

I wonder if the people that made this movie came up with a lame run of the mill plot to pitch to people for funding, then turned around and made a good film instead. Much homage paid to classic horror here without outright copying things. And as cool as some of that classic horror is, honestly the plots were never that good, just the eye candy. This includes Argento films, which I love dearly.

The people that made this movie need to be given the chance to make many more. It was creepy, it wasn't completely obvious what was going on at all times, and if you're complaining about the lack of a scary monster jumping out from behind every corner, watch the whole sequence that makes fun of slasher flicks before you convince yourself that you're watching one.

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