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Long Time Dead (2002)

A young Londoner and his friends use a Ouija board to hold a seance, triggering a chain of mysterious deaths that may be caused by an otherworldly force.

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Rob
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Stella
Melanie Gutteridge ...
Annie
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Webster
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Spencer
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Liam
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Joe
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Lucy
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Becker
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Paul Brennan
Cyril Nri ...
Dr. Wilson
Tameka Empson ...
Girl student
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Lucy's neighbour
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Guard
Joel Pitts ...
Young Liam
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Storyline

A group of British students enbark on summoning spirits on a Ouija board after a night of clubbing. But someone breaks the link before they have finished and now a demon is trapped in their world and the only way to banish it, is for all the people who summoned it to die. Written by Pete, England

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for horror violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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18 January 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La ouija: El juego de los espíritus  »

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£580,487 (United Kingdom), 20 January 2002, Limited Release
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The word "djinn" in Arabic actually stands for both a genie & a demon.In this demonic remake of a classic genie story taken from A 1001 Arabian Nights instead of granting them wishes the evil genie seeks a revenge on the people who have summoned him. See more »

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When Spencer is thrown through the door, the door is intact in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Rob: [possessed by the Djinn] The only thing he thought about was fucking Stella/Annie
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Referenced in About a Boy (2002) See more »

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White Riot
Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones
Performed by The Clash
Courtesy of Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment UK (Limited)
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A hammer film it isn't - but not bad really
17 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

In the 1960's the Hammer Horrorr films helped to almost single handedly revitalised the british film industry - but lately we haven't seen much Horror (film wise) coming out of the UK. Long Time Dead tries to recify this with mixed results. Though not brilliant and lacking a lot of the audicity of the Hammer films, as well as the eerie spookiness of the lastets supernatural hits - THE OTHERS and SIXTH SENSE, Long Time Dead does manage a few tense moments - nothing overly scarey mind you but I didn't hate it.

The trouble is it is trying to follow an American formula - a group of teenagers fooling around with the supernatural unleash something terrible and most of them die as a result.

It also has the now mandatory - "it's not really over" ending.

That said it is okay and fans thirsty for a bit of spooky old fashioned horror/supernatural/teenage thriller will probably enjoy it.

Just as an aside I recommend viewers who did enjoy this or who are interested in the Demon DJIN which features in this film would enjoy WishMaster - the Wes Craven film. It is far more bloody and violent but the Djin is also much more developed.


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