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The House of Dies Drear (1984)

A young black man and his family move into a home in rural Ohio, and discover that during the Civil War it was used by a Dutch immigrant to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom. Soon they ... See full summary »

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Walter Small
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Thomas Small
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Sheila Small
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Pluto
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Great-Grandmother Jeffers
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Edgar Carr
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Pesty
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Mac Darrow
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Wilbur Darrow
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River Ross Darrow
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Russell Darrow
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Kenneth Small
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River Lewis Darrow
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Bounty Hunter
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Mayhew Skinner
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A young black man and his family move into a home in rural Ohio, and discover that during the Civil War it was used by a Dutch immigrant to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom. Soon they begin to suspect that the ghosts of slaves who passed through there are haunting the house. Written by Anonymous

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Wo das Grauen lauert  »

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Thomas Small: Did you know about these caverns, too?
Mayhew Skinner: No. Not until about a week ago... when my father decided he was mortal like the rest of us... and thought it time to tell me.
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Spoofs Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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A good historical thriller for kids
24 August 2003 | by (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

While I have not read the book and cannot comment on Sarah from London's remarks, I think that labeling a move as "Pretty bad" is pretty bad! This is a movie for kids and adults may laugh about the plot and characters, but it's for kids! My son enjoyed it and was not only entranced, but got an idea about how the Underground Railroad worked! How many kids movies actually teach them something that they probably won't learn in most schools?


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