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The Frightening (2002)

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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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Matthew Twining ...
Corey Peterson (as Matt Twining)
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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 Clark ...
Hooper
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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Derivative, but interesting, story done in by bad writing.
26 October 2010 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

This isn't as bad as some reviewers would have you believe, but it's still not good. The story is borrowed from half-a-dozen other movies, though there are a couple of decent plot points that are semi-original. The flaws are numerous: bad acting, bad slasher FX, and very bad script. The only one who impressed me was the main character's mother, who was suitably subtle in her role. The FX are just laughable, and whoever thought up the costumes for the killers was just not putting any effort into it. Of course, the actors were all burdened with lines that make it evident that the writer(s) put TOO much effort into them. (What 17-year-olds talk like that?) But even with these flaws, the story unrolls at a reasonable pace and the movie makes progress towards the final resolution in a determined and dogged fashion. The end itself makes you feel a bit cheated.

If you have nothing better to do on some late night, this is an acceptable slasher movie. But just barely.


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