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The Frightening (2002)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery  |  2 April 2002 (USA)
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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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Filmed at Hollywood High School in Hollywood, CA and Hamilton High School in West Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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David rips off himself
29 January 2005 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

When I popped this DVD in I wondered if I'd put David DeCoteau's earlier film "The Brotherhood" in by mistake. Here are those same guys in black stocking a pretty blonde boy. OK, the boys are different but the plot looks like a remake. That said, this is probably David's best effort to date. Beautifully shot, much more cinematic (not so dialoge heavy), nicely scored, a handsome cast and an improved script with a nice surprise ending, yet it still seems heavily padded and plodding. Our attention gets diffused across too many players. David needs to cut the size of his casts down about 2/3rds. Even big budget Hollywood films follow the convention of following one main character through virtually every scene. Several people have mentioned the black vs. white underwear; there is nothing remarkable about this. See Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and observe Janet Leigh wears white underwear when she is a "good girl" and black when she turns "bad." The black hat/white hat cliché is as old as the cinema.


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