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Desecration (1999)

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Sixteen year-old Bobby is emotionally damaged by his mother's early death. He accidentally causes a nun's death, unleashing a chain of supernatural events that lead him into the pits of Hell.

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Credited cast:
Irma St. Paule ...
Grandma Matilda
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Sister Madeline / Mary Rullo
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Bobby Rullo
Salvatore Paul Piro ...
Mr. Rullo
Vincent Lamberti ...
Brother Nicolas
Maureen Tomaselli ...
Sister Rosemary
Gene Burke ...
Father O'Leary
Ruth Ray ...
Reverend Mother
Helen Palladino ...
Mrs. Cannizzaro
Garret Montanez ...
4 year-old Bobby
Nora Maher ...
Sister Rita
Mark Mamone ...
Sean
Mary Fassino ...
Sister Veronica
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elena Christiana ...
Paramedic
Rocco Spinelli ...
Bishop
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"Desecration" is a psychological chiller about a beyond-the-grave relationship between a teenage boy and his long-dead mother. Bobby, a 16-year-old loner, has been emotionally damaged by his mother's early death and a repressive Catholic upbringing. The boy accidentally causes a nun's death, triggering a chain of supernatural events and violent mayhem that leads Bobby into Hell to confront his mother. Powerful childhood demons are exorcised and unleashed as the gates of Hell open in this gripping, hallucinatory film. Written by www.image-entertainment.com

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Brother Nicolas: Here, take this.
Bobby Rullo: Where'd you get them?
Brother Nicolas: They're mine...It's Valium.
Bobby Rullo: Can priests take Valium?
Brother Nicolas: Priests can do many things.
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A horror master in the making?
1 July 2003 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Dante Tomaselli's first movie, Desecration, is far from perfect: the acting and dialogue is terrible, the story is vague, there are some silly ideas, and there's a cheap look to some of it.

However, in terms of atmosphere and imagery and outright fear, it's a winner. It took me a little while to get into it, but once I was it had an almost unbearable creep-out factor. If Tomaselli had abandoned the story altogether and made a totally abstract piece of surrealism, it might have been a total success. As it is, it's still one of the scariest horror movies of the last few years.

I can't wait to see Tomaselli's second movie, Horror. He has the potential to become the most exciting young horror filmmaker around. If he can adapt his style to fit a more mainstream storytelling sense he may become huge. If he descends further into surrealism he'll almost certainly end up a cult favourite. Either way, he seems to be someone with a unique and compelling vision, which horror has been missing for too long. Bravo!


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