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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Twining ...
Corey Peterson (as Matt Twining)
James E. Foley ...
Mason (as James Foley)
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Perry (as Jack Carlisle III)
Mark Ian Miller ...
Niles (as Mark Miller)
Greg Lyczkowski ...
Tom
Derek Phipps ...
Greg
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Tanya
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Principal Rizcheck
Scott McCann ...
Hooper (as Scott Clark)
Keary Ann Bixby ...
Shanie
Kyle Lupo ...
Wyatt (as Kyle Patrick)
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Bridget
Dan Carlson ...
Kelso
Charity Rahmer ...
Beth
Elizabeth Bruderman ...
Miss Birch
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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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Filmed at Hollywood High School in Hollywood, CA and Hamilton High School in West Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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Referenced in Inside Amy Schumer: Tyler Perry's Episode (2014) See more »

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Not the Worst David DeCouteau Film
7 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is Corey Peterson's first day at Hallow End High School when he discovers that there is a rash of murders occurring on campus. It is a battle of jocks versus the geeks and Corey is forced to choose sides.

This film has a very abysmal rating on IMDb. Now, I do not want to be the one to defend it. I really, really do not want to be that guy. But clearly the people voting have not seen other David DeCouteau films. After recently watching his "Ring of Darkness", this one comes off as a masterpiece.

Fans are going to find the DeCouteau they know and love. Plenty of young men with smooth chests to see. Sometimes wrestling, sometimes showering and sometimes just being topless because it feels right. I watch and I wonder what the actors are thinking when they accept these roles. If they are gay actors, I understand. But if not, does it make them feel odd to know they are going to be presented on screen as male playthings? This might be a question for Jason Paul Collum...


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