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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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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A horror master in the making?, 1 July 2003
Author: Pearce Duncan from Wellington, New Zealand

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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