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Desecration (1999)

Unrated | | Drama, Horror
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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You Will Burn in Hell...

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Drama | Horror

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Unrated
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$150,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

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 Horrific Art Form...
4 December 2008 | by (Istanbul) – See all my reviews

If film making is an art form, then "Desecration" would have to be director Dante Tomaselli's Van Gogh, or perhaps just his ear... The first thing I noticed while watching "Desecration" was how much thought must have went into each shot. From the lighting set-up to the camera angles, Tomaselli's vision comes across in a visually stunning fashion. As for the story, it seems to move slowly and cautiously, at times far too much, and this tends to take away from the picture's prowess. Confusing as it may be, "Desecration" is worth a viewing, if only to enjoy the director's take on "How a low budget film should look", as it is eons above it's contemporaries. Well acted by the unknown cast, I recommend this film to anyone looking for a little something different from the genre, but don't try to figure out the story too hard or you will end up with a headache...


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