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Shallow Ground (2004)

A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff's station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl's... See full summary »

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A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff's station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl's murder, must confront his own demons as he desperately searches for the boy's true identity and possible victims. Little does Jack realize that he has started down a path that will bring him face to face with an unthinkable horror. Before sunrise the living will pay for the pain the dead have suffered. Written by Deco Filmworks

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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28 April 2005 (Russia)  »

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$72,000 (estimated)
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The sheriff carries a Ruger Mini-14 rifle throughout the film, however there is never a magazine in the weapon. Though Ruger does make a version of the rifle with a fixed internal magazine, you can clearly see the open magazine well in a few shots; he's carrying an empty weapon. See more »

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Stuart Dempsey: Things haven't exactly been normal around here, you know what I'm saying?
Detective Russell: Things haven't been normal anywhere for the last 24 hours.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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No One Leaves
Written by Nicole Hughes, Jeff Dalziel and Steve London
Performed by Scratching Post
Produced by Jeff Dalziel
Co-produced by Nicole Hughes
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music and Raglan Road Music Publishing
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Better than good, but not quite great.
9 June 2005 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

First off, let me say that the reason I gave this movie a 9 out of 10, is because I'm basing it off of my own personal horror flick scale. I almost always have to lower my standards a bit for horrors. So I rated it a 9 as a horror film.

Anyways -- At the start, I thought Shallow Ground was going to be another cheesy knock-off horror flick, and boy, was I wrong. It had its expected cheap scares, and some that were very original. I wouldn't quite call it scary, but more along the lines of really creepy. Given that the movie was on a low budget, they pulled out some great actors from the wood-works, I was very impressed. The story was, well.. unique, but not entirely -- yet it was very well written, and I have a hunch that the writer got exactly what he wanted (hopefully that all made sense). This movie will keep you interested as long as you have an open mind to latter day horror films. All-in-all, this was definitely one of the better horrors I've seen in a long time. It's just a shame I didn't know about it until a year after its release. It's worth a watch, trust me.

Oh yeah, and don't let your kids watch this one.


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