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Dante Tomaselli (writer)
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You Will Burn in Hell...
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Irma St. Paule ... Grandma Matilda

Christie Sanford ... Sister Madeline / Mary Rullo

Danny Lopes ... 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
Donna Taylor ... Nun
Laurel Kornfeld ... Nun (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dante Tomaselli 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dante Tomaselli  writer

Produced by
Tony Rullis .... producer
Jack Swain .... producer
Dante Tomaselli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dante Tomaselli 
Michael Tomaselli 
 
Cinematography by
Brendan Flynt 
 
Film Editing by
Marcus Bonilla 
 
Production Design by
Michele La Rocca 
 
Art Direction by
Michelle Lang 
 
Makeup Department
Lorrie Ann Dobbins .... hair stylist
Lorrie Ann Dobbins .... makeup artist
Hilary Friedberg .... additional makeup artist
Bogna Nasilowska .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Maria Tassiello .... production manager
 
Art Department
David Fooden .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
David R. Huber .... sound mixer
Jake Karlsmark .... sound mixer
Nadja Noon .... sound recordist
Nahja Noon .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Nicol Ardissone .... special effects modelmaker
Oliver Brigg .... special effects modelmaker
Oliver Brigg .... special effects supervisor
Tom Dedde .... special effects modelmaker
Glenn Hetrick .... special effects modelmaker (as Glen Hetrick)
Edward Salzano .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Sheldon Drake .... title designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Evan Meszaros .... grip
 
Music Department
John Califra .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Dayna E. Clark .... production coordinator
 

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88 min
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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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not a bad little horror film, 30 January 2003
Author: Katatonia from Missouri

Very strange imagery is used throughout this film, the scenes with ghostly nuns and clowns will disturb a lot of viewers. It reminded me of a low-budget version of Dario Argento's Suspiria, and the writer/producer/director thanks Argento in the end credits so it most likely was influenced by that 70's horror classic.

I wasn't very into the film in it's first twenty minutes or so, i found it really slow and it didn't seem that the story was truly going anywhere. The rest of the film takes off and becomes more bizarre with each passing minute. The unique camera angles and techniques are quite effective and add a little more than usual to this low-budget film. Just don't go into it expecting a large budget horror flick, otherwise you'll be disappointed.

The acting is a mixed bag, some of the actors did a really good job. However, some had flat performances but this didn't really take away from the overall experience.

I wouldn't say this movie really creeped me out personally (very few horror films do and i do love the genre). It does contain a very dark and brooding atmosphere throughout, plus the dark music score is quite well done. The film also leaves you thinking about what the story truly means, long after the movie has ended.

Definitely above average for a horror film and i would give it a rating of 8 out of 10.

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