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13 Seconds (2003)

A group of musicians are trying to film a music video but when the crew starts to turn up dead, the group begins to quesion each others whereabouts.

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April Cole ...
Kara
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Gage (as Daniel Rain)
Kevin Kuras ...
Mac
Robert Yensch ...
Colin (as Rob Yensch)
Sarah Corbin ...
Talia
Spencer Stevens ...
Musato
Stuart Stevens ...
Teen Killer
Ren Smith ...
Teen Killer
Daniel Rowe ...
Adramalech
Melissa Hoffman ...
Flashback Mother
Nick Hoffman ...
Musato #2
Emily Howard ...
Musato #3
Esa Scott ...
Shapiro
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Sidetrack
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Davis
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A sprawling turn of the century academy, a billboard charts band fueled by deceit, and an art gallery that comes to life with graphic paintings revealing each character dying a horrible death that begins to hint at the real terror lurking behind every one of us. "13 Seconds" boldly mixes chills with rapid action pacing which challenges the viewer to solve its mystery. It is a thriller that destroys one cliche after another while speeding towards a shocking, surprise ending that comes complete with crawlspace chases, seances, a malevolent art gallery, and an unstoppable evil older than time itself. Written by Matt Caldwell

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Time is running out.


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Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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20 August 2003 (USA)  »

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Adramalech: Blasphemy is just so damned convenient.
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I wanted to like this. I really really did.
12 May 2006 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

but after watching it I just have to know... who the hell are these poor poor mislead souls that are giving this movie such high praise!? 13 Seconds was a god-awful piece of crap. Even the best reviews on this site mention the bad acting and the (obvious) low budget, but try to say that those aspects of the film are simply something a "low budget" or "indie" film maker must deal with and the writer/director/actor should be commended for dealing with such shortcomings and still finishing the production. This is patently untrue, and I take such comments as a highly offensive slap in the face to the REAL independent, low budget film makers who can not only deliver on a clever story (which I will admit, 13 Seconds had), but they can also get something close to a decent performance out of their actors, better sound and editing... hell, everything involved in making a movie. And I do mean EVERYTHING.

To put it into terms that most people can relate to, 13 Seconds equates to a very low-budget Halloween season haunted house. The scares are cheap and ineffective and the actors hired to pull off those scares are almost as talented as my cat. At least my cat makes me jump on occasion.

The bad acting only makes the awful dialog even more unbearable. Add on top of that the total lack of effort put into the dubbing and you have the perfect formula for a movie that even Ed Wood would find abhorrent.

Even the argument that "well at least he went out and made a movie" doesn't hold water. One of the main reasons I have not gotten my own production off the ground is because of movies like this. Watching this movie made me remember that I didn't have to settle for whatever actors I could scrape out of a trailer park, a DP who had no experience outside of a Polaroid camera and sound recorded on an answering machine while the freaking actors phone it in. Sorry, but I'll hold out until I can find people that, when placed in a soggy paper bag and told to act, would be able to find their way back into the light.

To sum up: remember kids, just because you CAN make a movie does not mean you SHOULD.


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