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The Doorway (2000)

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An easy paying job turns into a fight to the death, when college students realize that the house they're cleaning is a portal to Hell.

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Professor Lamont
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Susan
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Owen
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Hoskins
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Mirror Demon
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Mirror Demon
Hoda Saoud ...
Demon #1
Dieter Auner ...
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Walter Van Buren (as Robert G. Hall)
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Four college students looking for a cheap place to live have found what looks to be a dream deal: in exchange for renovating a broken-down old mansion, they will not only get paid for their work, but will also get to live there rent-free. They naturally accept the offer, and quickly move in and get to work. Not so long afterwards, however, strange things start happening to all of them, and it soon becomes clear that they are not alone inside the eerie house. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, horror violence/gore and some language | See all certifications »
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During the filming of this picture the cast, director and some of the crew members actually lived in the house that serves as the exterior of the Van Buren mansion. See more »

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Professor Lamont: I don't do ghosts anymore & I never did demons.
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LOVE IN THE HOUSE
Written, Produced and Arranged by Michèle Vice-Maslin
Performed by Brenda Lee Eager
Published by Sweetersongs (BMI)
Courtesy of Sweetersongs
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For the love of B movies!
11 December 2000 | by (Veradale, WA) – See all my reviews

When a true Hollywood film nut asks "Why do they make B-class Horror movies?" the answer is: because people want to see them, of course.

But, why do people want to see them? The answer is quite simple:

1) Bad Acting: There is nothing better than drinking beer and watching untalented people pretend to act. This movie had some great bad actors. But, it also had some semi-decent actors. Don Maloney's character became really funny as the movie wore on (and bears an uncanny resemblance to Paul Giamatti, which may be why I thought him so hilarious).

2) Cheesy Special Effects: Fingernails growing out of fake hands. Makeup from the local Halloween store. Blood that shoots in direct squirt-gun streams. Blue screens of death. What more can you ask for? This film had it all!

3) The Plot: There's always two girls and two guys, the haunted house, and the resident paranormal expert. There are the excuses they make to keep themselves in the house (I mean, after having a severed hand feel you up in the shower, would you seriously stick around?). Again, this movie had it all.

4) Naked girls: This is probably the most important reason anyone would watch a B-movie. It's a guaranteed boob fest! I was only disappointed in that we never got to see Tammy in the buff. Oh well, there were plenty of others.

All in all, The Doorway was a great B-movie that had all the elements that us B-movie fans love.


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