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Suspended Animation (2001)

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Animator Thomas Kempton gets more than he bargained for when a snowmobile trip turns to terror in the wilds of Northern Michigan. Held prisoner by two cannibalistic sisters who try ... See full summary »

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Tom Kempton
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Hilary Kempton
Laura Esterman ...
Vanessa Boulette
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Ann Boulette
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Sandor Hansen
Daniel Riordan ...
Jack Starr (as Dan Riordan)
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Cliff Modjeska
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Clara Hansen
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Philip Boulette
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Fred Phelps
Daniel Mooney ...
Arnold Mann
Gary J. Mion ...
Sheriff Montaigne
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Dr. Leo Sagan
Denise Bohn ...
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Animator Thomas Kempton gets more than he bargained for when a snowmobile trip turns to terror in the wilds of Northern Michigan. Held prisoner by two cannibalistic sisters who try unsuccessfully to add him to their long list of victims, Tom becomes obsessed with tracking down his captor's long lost daughter. The ensuing drama becomes perfect material for Tom's latest Hollywood screenplay, inevitably luring one cannibal sister back to her original prey. Written by <filmacre@netnitco.net>

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From Legendary Horror Director John Hancock Comes the Ultimate Terror. See more »

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25 December 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$1,900,000 (estimated)

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$3,285 (USA) (31 October 2003)

Gross:

$6,869 (USA) (14 November 2003)
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Most of the main actors had little or no experience operating a snowmobile. They underwent days of training before filming began. See more »

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really not that bad
16 July 2006 | by (sydney australia) – See all my reviews

For a video nasty this was surprisingly watchable. The choice to examine the obsession with evil in the 2nd act of the film gave it a depth that few horror/thrillers in the low budget genre ever truly achieve.

The basic plot is that a movie director is drugged and kidnapped by a pair of crazy cannibalistic sisters while he is on a snowmobiling holiday. Although he escapes, his brush with this evil leaves him obsessing with understanding what would make these women, particularly the dominant sister, Vanessa, become so twisted and warped.

His investigation leads him to find Vanessa's daughter, Clara, a struggling actress with an abusive teenage son.

The film doesn't revert to pointless gore but instead gives a thoughtful exploration of the quality of evil, beautifully examining the seeds of a serial killer and examining the idea of nature or nurture motivations. For the discerning viewer who doesn't just want a basic horror shocker, this film delivers some interesting ideas despite a few production and script flaws which can be attributed to small budget rather than small talents.


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