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A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

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William
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Clyde
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Joseph
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Girl Ghost
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Kormer
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MacCready
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In Civil War-era Alabama, a band of outlaws takes refuge at an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank that held a cache of Confederate gold. Led by William, the group includes Sam, Todd, Annabelle, Clyde and Joseph. They intend to flee to Mexico, but nightfall and a thunderstorm force the robbers to remain in place. As the night wears on, each member of the group begins to have visions of the atrocities that occurred within the house. As supernatural forces begin to manifest themselves, the six turn on one another. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence and gore | See all certifications »

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13 February 2005 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Mark Boone Junior improvised the moment when his character Joseph bites down on a stolen gold coin and proclaims that it's real. See more »

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When Annabelle is alone in the upstairs bedroom, and the closet door opens, a crew member's hand holding a stick to push open the door is clearly visible. See more »

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Referenced in Showboat & Boonie (2005) See more »

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Hit and miss
20 May 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In terms of production value, the film looks great. It's got better actors than most horror flicks and the FX and monsters are good. It also has a good creepy vibe to it and some good scares. The problem is, the script doesn't really go anywhere after they get to the house... Its basically a series of creepy scenes where the cast dwindles as we go along, but you don't really have a sense of escalating tension.

The first half worked fairly well, but it doesn't change much as it goes along. We get some backstory as we go that wasn't that creepy to me, and its also pretty clear they didn't know how to end it. The ending they have just doesn't work at all.

My biggest complaint though is the soundtrack which is way too repetitive and is basically a ripoff from the Shining soundtrack.

Its okay if you want to get some decent scares, but its not going to blow you away.


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