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Ghost of the Needle (2003)

A photographer lures women to his studio, then injects them with a deadly serum before taking pictures of their corpses. But when the photographer starts hearing strange sounds and having ... See full summary »
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Brian Avenet-Bradley ...
Jacob
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Aimee
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Richard
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Laura (as Leigh Hill)
Kevin Bartolomucci ...
Tony
Frank Warlick ...
Father
Jack Harkleroad ...
Steve
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Gail (as Carrie L. Walrond)
Barnes Walker III ...
J.M.
Hunter Hale ...
Young Jacob
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A photographer lures women to his studio, then injects them with a deadly serum before taking pictures of their corpses. But when the photographer starts hearing strange sounds and having strange visions, he begins wondering if he's going insane or if its his latest victim coming to exact vengeance on him. Written by Speed_n_up

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Careful who you kill

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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15 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Asfixia  »

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Auteur Good, Auteur not so good
19 March 2005 | by (French Polynesia) – See all my reviews

Filmmaker Brian Avenet Bradley certainly deserved to get to make another film after the unevenly produced but well directed Freez'er. But this film has a more routine "shabby warehouse" location and fairly typical current movie type "study" of a serial killer story, but remains, overall a well directed approach to maybe so so material. The weak elements though remain the same as in his first film. He I guess likes, or has been forced, to use lots of post re-dubbing of the actors voices, an almost crippling problem with Freez'er, and lesser but still problematic one here. It's not that the lips don't match up it's that it keeps reminding you it's been added later, rather flat sounding and it hurts the uneven acting. Bradley himself this time gives himself the lead role, unlike the supporting one he had in Freez'er, and though he's not a bad actor, he can't really carry the film. He's just not an interesting Psycho and the offbeat elements of the movie are held back, rather than carried over the top by his performance. His choices are too routine. The film is almost overly grim in its treatment of women, but it's off beat enough and well executed enough to not dip into the realm of pointless abuse. If he keeps making movies he needs to spend more time with his soundtracks and less time in front of the camera and more time behind it. He remains a director worth following.


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