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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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Owen
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Lydia / Evelyn
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Ricco Se ...
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Charlie
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Mirror Demon
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Mirror Demon
Hoda Saoud ...
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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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Horror | Thriller

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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 »

Quotes

Owen: Well, the bitch floats!
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Soundtracks

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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Remake and Bake
1 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

B-film? Yes.

Cheesy style homage to yesteryear horror films? well, sort of.

At times intriguing and other times laughable but the most haunting thing about it was I felt as if I had seen it all before...and I had. Slightly updated effects (which certainly didnt enhance the film) and a couple slightly re-arranged plot lines but this was definately a thinly-masked remake of the 1981 The Evil starring Richard Crenna. For those who enjoyed this film find a copy of the original and compare. For those thinking of watching The Doorway, find the Evil and enjoy a slightly more interesting (and original) b-horror film.


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