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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Rubin
Jeff Obold
Charlotte Avenel
Marla Obold
Casey Obold
Ron Frederickson ...
Shadow Master
Bob Eric Hart ...
Uncle Bob
John Perryman ...
Robert Berger ...
Nico Michael
Wendy Hillesheim ...
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When mechanic Jeff Obold meets the wealthy and mysterious Bruno Rubin, he is exposed for the first time to the finer things in life. But Jeff soon discovers the source of Rubin's power: a caged creature called a "Darkling," which possesses the power to create incredible wealth for the person who will pledge unending "companionship." Now, as Jeff sinks further and further into the blackness of a soul sold to the devil, he will discover there is a high price to pay for the fulfillment of his dreams. The cast of this USA Network Original Movie includes Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus, Star Trek: Insurrection) and sultry Nina Siemaszko (Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue). Written by Anonymous

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Something Is Missing To Be a Great Horror Movie
29 September 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Jeff (Aidan Gillen) is a simple man, mechanic as a hobby and working as a cook in a restaurant. His family is composed of the beautiful Marla (Nina Siemaszko) and their daughter Casey (Skye McCole Bartusiak). One day, Jeff meets the wealthy Rubin (F. Murray Abraham) and is invited to a party at his mansion. Jeff and Marla go to the place, and Jeff envies the quality of Rubin's life. In his way back home, Rubin lends a powerful car to Jeff, he suffers an accident and Marla dies. A couple of months later, Rubin invites Jeff to work as a mechanic for him with a large salary and shows to Jeff a weird acquisition he made in Hong Kong called 'The Darkling'. Jeff sees a fiend, living in a cage under the form of a baby, and needing human companion. Jeff accepts the invitation of Rubin, and from this moment on starts his journey to hell. Yesterday I saw this movie and although not being a masterpiece or the eighth wonder of the world, it is not so bad as mentioned in other reviews. Indeed something is missing in the story to be a great horror movie, but in the end, it is a good entertainment. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): 'Inferno dos Desejos' ('Hell of the Desires')

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