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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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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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What about the story??
3 December 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

DESECRATION, frankly, is a mess of a movie. Lots of imagery that was intended to be disturbing, but it falls far short of the mark. Badly acted with hamhanded lighting, clumsy cinematography and poor production design all add up to a very amateurish-looking film. For example, I saw surprised to see the Kodak film logo on the end credits, as I was convinced the movie was shot on video, then given the Film Look process.

Yes, the movie tries to weird you out by presenting "disturbing" images (none of which disturbed me), but since the story was lacking and what little bit there was, was confusing, there is no tension, no suspense, and without those, disturbing images won't cut it. You don't care about these people, and without empathy for your characters, all the disturbing imagery in the world isn't going to make a difference.

This, as with Dante Tomaselli's second film HORROR, would have made perfect 7-minute student films.


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