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The Frightening (2002)

On his first day at Hallow End High School, Corey Peterson discovers that a rash of murders is occurring on campus. Soon, a battle emerges between jocks and geeks, and Corey must choose a side.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Twining ...
Corey Peterson (as Matt Twining)
James E. Foley ...
Mason (as James Foley)
Perry (as Jack Carlisle III)
Mark Ian Miller ...
Niles (as Mark Miller)
Greg Lyczkowski ...
Derek Phipps ...
Principal Rizcheck
Scott McCann ...
Hooper (as Scott Clark)
Keary Ann Bixby ...
Kyle Lupo ...
Wyatt (as Kyle Patrick)
Dan Carlson ...
Charity Rahmer ...
Elizabeth Bruderman ...
Miss Birch


The eighteen years old Corey Peterson moves with his mother to a small town due a trauma in the past. On his first day at Hallows End High School, he is approached by the student also new arrival in town Mason that tells him about a death of a friend of him in the school and advises Corey to stay away from the wrestler Perry and his gang. When two other students vanish, Corey decides to talk to Principal Rizcheck, who does not give any attention to him. Together with Mason, they investigate the secret about the school and disclose the dark truth about Hallows End and the missing students. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A slash course in terror! See more »

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Rated R for violence/gore | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frightening  »

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2.35 : 1
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Filmed at Hollywood High School in Hollywood, CA and Hamilton High School in West Los Angeles, CA. See more »


References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Disturbing Behavior meets Abercrombie and Fitch
27 May 2002 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This movie sucked so bad I had to finish it. The only reason I watched it all the way through was because of the hot guys in it. Other than that, where do I begin? FIRST, the acting was cringingly bad; the mother of the lead character takes the cake. Her voice and expressions stayed the same, no matter what she was saying. Second, the death scenes were hardly believable. FINALLY, the ending just left me ticked off; I didn't know the movie could get any worse than it was. All in all, here's a suggestion; if you want a plot about zombified school kids, rent Disturbing Behavior. If you just want to unashamedly stare at hot guys in nothing but undies, get an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog!!!

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