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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

It's good, but it's a rip-off of Orson Scott Card's "Lost Boys"

Author: Stephen Sywak (s_sywak@compuserve.com) from New York
14 April 2000

I enjoyed the film, for its own sake. However, I could not help but notice a substantial number of similarities between it and the Orson Scott Card book titled "Lost Boys."

Starting with the introductory scene of the killer (film: we see the killer; book: we are privy to his thoughts), and progressing through a drive through the countryside to a new house. The father works in a technical field where he can be home most of the time (film: bicycle tech manual writing; book: software tech manual writing). His child can contact the dead through an electronic device (film: some strange "Edison" invention, book: the TV). One of the children has a debilitating medical condition (film: autism; book: MS). Both involve a suspicious groundskeeper and interactions with police. In both, the family is nearby a specialized medical institution which is geared towards helping their ill child.

I could go on, but you should read the book for yourself, before I give too much away! If you liked this movie, then you'll love the OSC book.

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any comments.

--Steve

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

well, it spooked me...

7/10
Author: Suzanne Cooper from London, England
4 December 2000

Right from the start, this is a gripping horror. You know there's someone out there, watching...

Some of the scenes reminded me of Poltergeist - inexplicable happenings, strange voices, dramatic music and the like. Very creepy throughout and full of suspense.

My only criticism is that the ending is slightly O.T.T., but it's a good watch all the same.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Lost Souls

10/10
Author: cowgirlscadillac from United States
4 May 2007

I started to watch this movie back in 1999, while trying to record another show that I thought was on, but it ended up being this movie and I only had recorded the first hour of it & have been looking everywhere to find out where I can buy it to see the ending!!!! Help, can anybody tell me where I can purchase this? I know, after 8 years, u'd think I'd forget? Nope, gotta see this ending... I thought it was awesome of what I had seen...I had remembered that the name was Lost Souls, but whenever I did a search, I could never find info on it & I remembered the kids finding a box that did something, so when i read a few others comments, I saw that in there and knew I had the right movie. I was just missing the Nightworld part of the title. But know I have the title, I have to find a place to purchase it.

Carolyn

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

emotional

10/10
Author: halloweenh27 from United States
22 December 2006

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is a drama about a family discovering a child murder is living near by, and his 2 victims, young children are communicating with a young autistic girl via ancient Edison invention.

Its so sad how those two kids got stuffed in bags and buried.

I saw this movie once on Fox Family's "13 days of Halloween." Overall, I thought it was a really great movie. I voted it for a 10 out 10. It is one of my favorite movies. And I recommend anyone who likes mystery and horror films watch this great movie. Please Enjoy the film on Youtube also.

--Samuel

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Spoiler Alert: TV McMovie is a ghostly ripoff of a Southern classic

3/10
Author: (tracy.carver@gte.net)
3 March 2001

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I'll just be vague about my potential spoiling comments. There are enough canned plot elements in this movie that it's essentially pre-spoiled.

This movie derives a few ideas from a Southern classic, To Kill A Mockingbird. I suppose maybe TKOM got its ideas from some source.... at any rate, after you watch this, you'll say, "Oh yeah, that is a ripoff".

I think the truly entertaining thing about these McMovies is once you've identified a plot element, is to figure out whether they'll stick with the original, or try to twist it around. Not a lot of twists in this one.

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