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Horror (2003)

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This visually arresting chiller concerns a group of runaway teens that escape from a drug rehab and encounter demonic forces in a rural farmhouse.

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Reverend Salo
Lizzy Mahon ...
Grace Salo
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Vincent Lamberti ...
Reverend Salo Jr.
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Mrs. Salo
Jessica Pagan ...
Marisa
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Amanda
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Kevin
Chris Farabaugh ...
Fred
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Art Therapist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erin Andre ...
Zombie / Church Goer
Brian Nieves ...
Zombie
Rick Norberg ...
Churchgoer / Zombie
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Writer/Director Dante Tomaselli merges two disturbing story lines into this visually arresting chiller. The first involves a band of five teens that escape from a drug rehabilitation center to cash in on a questionable promise of salvation from the psychopathic Reverend Salo Jr.. Leader of the pack Luck, fueled on major hallucinogens, transports the gang to the reverend's isolated house where the basis of the second plot has been set simultaneously. Here lives Grace, Salo Jr.'s daughter, whom he and his equally bizarre wife have enslaved through enforced drug addiction and psychic brainwashing. Grace's only salvation appears to be by the guidance of her paternal grandfather Reverend Salo Sr.. But this hope is quickly jeopardized when it becomes revealed that his comforting visitations may be being made from beyond the grave. Regardless, it is through Grace's visions involving him that she learns of her parent's demonic pastimes, which include abduction, murder, and possibly worse. ... Written by <LDmediacorp@aol.com>

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Expect nothing less than sheer... Horror

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and drug use
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27 May 2003 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Luck: I didn't mean it.
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Referenced in Something to Scream About (2003) See more »

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Fool me once, shame on you...
3 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Fool me twice, shame on me. I watched HORROR without associating the name Dante Tomaselli to that home movie horror film DESECRATION. So as I sat there, falling asleep and wondering if I had laundry to do, it dawned on me that I'd seen this mish-mash of confusing non-plot and "disturbing" imagery before somewhere, then I remembered. I almost turned the movie off right there, but I believe in giving every film I begin a chance to turn around and improve before it ends. No such luck.

Bad acting from C-grade horror celebs and amateurishly directed and edited. From the other posts I've read here, at least Mr. Tomaselli is entertaining his friends, family and colleagues.


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