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The Amazing Kreskin at his finest!
Horror -- 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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  (in credits order)

Kreskin ... Reverend Salo
Lizzy Mahon ... Grace Salo

Danny Lopes ... Luck
Vincent Lamberti ... Reverend Salo Jr.

Christie Sanford ... Mrs. Salo
Jessica Pagan ... Marisa

Raine Brown ... Amanda

Kevin Kenny ... Kevin
Chris Farabaugh ... Fred

Felissa Rose ... Art Therapist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erin Andre ... Zombie / Church Goer
Rick Norberg ... Churchgoer / Zombie
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Directed by
Dante Tomaselli 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dante Tomaselli 

Produced by
Tony Rullis .... associate producer
Maria Tassiello .... co-producer
Dante Tomaselli .... producer
Anthony J. Vorhies .... line producer
Original Music by
Dante Tomaselli 
Cinematography by
Timothy Naylor  (as Tim Naylor)
Film Editing by
Marcus Bonilla 
Production Design by
Jill Alexander 
Art Direction by
Maze Georges 
Costume Design by
Nives Spaleta 
Makeup Department
Scott Sliger .... special makeup effects artist
Leo Won .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Milka Stanisic .... production supervisor
Maria Tassiello .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heather Greene .... second assistant director
Rachel Wood .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Eben Baume .... sound
David R. Huber .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Tomaro .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Scott Sliger .... special effects
Heidi Tomaeo Acquaviva .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Sheldon Drake .... title designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Manuel Billeter .... first assistant camera
Andre Lascaris .... gaffer
Brent Poleski .... key grip
Eric Robbins .... second assistant camera
Karl F. Schroder .... best boy electric
Music Department
Raz Mesinai .... composer: title theme
Other crew
Susan T. Parsons .... script supervisor
Dayna E. Clark .... production coordinator (uncredited)

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and drug use
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Luck:I didn't mean it.
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Horror, 29 December 2004
Author: michael-740 from Canada

Okay, I first want to state that I had seen Dante's first effort "Desecration" and thought that it sucked. Of course it didn't totally suck, but it fails on the same level that "Horror" failed on - its beautiful crap.

I really wanted to love both films after hearing that this filmmaker was a Godsend to horror fanatics everywhere – so me being the huge horror fan I am was excited. My excitement was lessened after seeing "Desecration," and even more so after "Horror." "Horror" has so many flaws it would be impossible to name them all off, but I'll try. At the beginning of the film the audience is introduced to a group of stoners escaping rehab and venture off to Rev. Salo's house of horror, unaware that horror is what awaits them. Then one kid turns blue, pukes, and then never seen of heard from again after the camera cuts as all the blue guy's friends are trying to help him! What the hell? We as an audience are introduced to a character only to forget about? Why was he there in the first place? Dumb.

The editing is also done poorly. We as an audience haven't the slightest clue as to what the hell is happening - usually that would be effective, but in order for it to be effective the audience must feel for the characters, so it didn't help too much that the actors were on and off – but mostly off – and the delivery of the dialogue is bad... maybe because the dialogue given was god-awful. So, in terms of the effective "what the hell is going on?" scenario, I really couldn't care less.

It doesn't help when the ending makes no sense and is cheesy as hell.

Oddly, the set design and cinematography are unbelievably gorgeous, and the camera-work is terrific. The landscape of a snowy wilderness is both haunting and beautifully Gothic. The use of Christmas lights and ornaments is the perfect contrast to the eerie going-ons (I will admit, some of the more macabre moments are deliciously effective, just most are just plain stupid) and the lonesome, haunted look of some of the homes. The use of the POV shots, ala "The Evil Dead," are very cool… and the goat is creepy. More of the goat would have been more than welcome.

Sadly, overall "Horror" was just a perfect example of what we all hate in the genre some of us hold dear. I have noticed a lot of people, as well as critics, have loved this movie and admired its strangeness, but as much I love horror and generally strange surreal rides, I couldn't like this movie. It's still worth a look for its look, but (at least for me) there is nothing else beneath its beautiful, Gothic surface.

Hopefully Dante's next effort – "Satan's Playground" – will be more of a departure of what "Desecration" and "Horror" were: beautiful trash.

3 out of 10

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