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Blackwoods (2001)

Matt is haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago. Matt was drunk and as he reached for the car radio, he struck the girl as she crossed the road. The guilt ... See full summary »

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Matt Sullivan
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Dawn / Molly
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Jim
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Sheriff Harding
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Greg / Motel Clerk
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Tall Man / Dr. Kelly
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Pa Franklin
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Ma Franklin
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Jack Franklin
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John Franklin
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Billy / Man
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Waitress / Beth
Patricia Dahlquist ...
Mrs. Sullivan
Kate Robbins ...
Housekeeper / Paula
Nathaniel DeVeaux ...
Doctor (as Nathaniel Deveaux)
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Matt is haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago. Matt was drunk and as he reached for the car radio, he struck the girl as she crossed the road. The guilt that he feels has altered his sense of reality, making Matt's life a mystery full of shadows and phantoms. Now, years later Matt goes away for weekend with his new girlfriend Dawn. After a wild session of lovemaking, Dawn goes for a walk. While she is away a strange man with an ax comes into the motel room and attacks Matt. After that incident Matt goes into the woods, looking for Dawn. There he encounters Dawn's family who tie him down and put him on trail for the murder of the girl years before. They find him guilty and he is sent back into the forest to be hunted down by the family. The deeper Matt runs into the forest the farther his mind is lost to the Blackwoods. Written by <krijn@hotmail.com>

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Tried... Convicted... HUNTED!


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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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10 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blackwoods - Hetzjagd in die Vergangenheit  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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When Matt is spying on Dawn and her family, the initial camera shot from outside the home displays Matt on the right side of the window. However, once the camera changes to a position inside the home, he is shown on the opposite (left) side of the window. The camera then shifts to show the family, and when Matt is almost caught for making a noise he is back on the original (right) side of the window again. See more »

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Devil's Dream
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Performed by Antonella
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Inauspicious debut for Uwe Boll
7 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Before inflicting HOUSE OF THE DEAD onto the world, in what the trade papers promise to be the first of several awful cinematic adaptations of video games, Uwe Boll made this cheap German-financed shot-in-British Columbia (though set in the U.S.) opus. The box makes it sound like another take on THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, though only a few minutes of the movie towards the end could be considered so. The movie's more of a psychological thriller of sorts, trying hard to bring things together for a neat twist at the end, though the twist is one that's been used in several major Hollywood movies released in the past few years. It's a pretty dull and cheap affair for the most part, with a lot of unanswered questions such as that nude sequence near the end. Muldoon gives another sleepwalking performance that makes you wonder why he's a star even in the direct-to-video market. The movie's also not helped by Boll's *frequent* penchant for flashforwards (which naturally spoil some things to come), flashbacks (a number of which are not only repeated, but way too many times), and awful use of blurry slow-motion in these segments *plus* the "normal" parts of the movie! At least Clint Howard brings some welcome comic relief in his few brief scenes.


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