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Dante Tomaselli (writer)
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You Will Burn in Hell...
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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. 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)

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 4 people found the following review useful.
This is just a lousy movie anyway you look at it., 2 February 2004
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

I've got a particular interest in low budget film making, especially if it deals with "the fantastic", horror or otherwise, so I was looking forward to seeing 'Desecration'. Some of the greatest horror movies of all time have been low budget and shot guerrilla style - 'Carnival Of Souls', 'Night Of The Living Dead', 'The Last House On The Left', 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre', and 'Eraserhead' all immediately spring to mind - and directors like Jess Franco and Coffin Joe have made some amazingly imaginative and original movies on very little money. Low budget film making can be a real acid test for an aspiring director. Unfortunately going by 'Desecration' Dante Tomaselli fails that test. This is just a lousy movie anyway you look at it. Much is made of the "miniscule" budget. I'm sorry but $150,000 is far from miniscule! Robert Rodriguez's brilliant action movie 'El Mariachi' only cost $7,000! Closer to home Darren Aronofsky's 'Pi' was released the year before this and that only cost $60,000. Now 'Pi' isn't technically a horror movie true, but it's much more original and disturbing than 'Desecration', it looks brilliant visually and it features some great acting to boot. So what gives? I haven't seen Tomaselli's subsequent movie 'Horror'. Maybe I'm wrong and he really does have talent and that movie will blow my mind, but honestly, after snoozing through 'Desecration' I'm in no hurry to find out!

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