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Boo (2005)

R  |   |  Horror  |  13 July 2006 (Singapore)
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A handful of college students get trapped in a haunted hospital on Halloween.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trish Coren ...
Jessie Holden
Rachel Harland ...
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Kevin (as Jilon Ghai)
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Emmett
Shirlene Quigley ...
Honey
Algie Hamilton ...
Count Pimpula
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Arlo Ray Baines / Dynamite Jones
Rosamaria Juarez ...
Louise
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Marie
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Freddy
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Jacob
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Allan
Taylor Hurley ...
Ghost Girl
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Meg
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Jessie's Mom
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The friends Emmett, Freddy, Marie, Kevin and his reluctant girlfriend Jessie decide to spend the Halloween night in an abandoned hospital. Meanwhile, the younger Allan meets the old friend of his father Arlo Ray Baines and asks him to help to find his vanished sister Meg in the same spot. The two groups meet each other in the mental institution section on the haunted third floor and they find that they are trapped in the place. Jessie has visions from the past and discovers that the ghost of Jacob, a former patient that raped a little girl and burned the hospital, is trying to escape possessing their bodies that melt down with his evil spirit. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You Don't Have A Ghost Of A Chance

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Rated R for horror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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The director has said in interviews that the Arlo Ray Baines character (played by Dig Wayne in Boo) starred in five different (fictitious) "Dynamite Jones" blaxploitation films: Meet Dynamite Jones, Dynamite Ignited, Dynamite Jones vs The Dope Pope, Dynamite Jones vs Count Pimpula (which was seen partially in Boo), Dynamite Jones vs Frankenfro (which is referenced in the deleted scenes on the Boo DVD). See more »

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Jessie Holden: Look, I see things.
Freddy: What kinds of things?
Jessie Holden: Things that I wish would go away.
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References The Ring (2002) See more »

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One, Two, Three
Written by Robbie Rist and Anthony C. Ferrante
Copyright Control (ASCAP)
Performed by The Black and Blues Revue
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A cut above
15 November 2005 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I hate using back-handed, "well it's better than the worst" compliments but, having seen my share of low budget horror movies of late, I must say that Boo! is certainly a cut above most of them.

It's well shot, creating an atmospheric and eerie feeling not generally found in the genre today. The effects are well done. The plot itself is solid and there are some clever laugh out loud moments.

On the downside, the pace drags at times and some of the dialog is weak in spots but not too much to be distracting. Also, there are a couple horror movie, "why the Hell are they doing that?" logic issues.

The biggest distraction came with some of the casting. Most of the actors are capable although not great, but I felt one of the main characters was weak. On the plus side, the villain is terrific. (Sorry about mixing my tenses)

Horror movies are a crap-shoot, usually more crap than anything else. But if you're looking for something better than most, I would recommend Boo! It's performance will make me keep an eye out for other Graveyard Filmworks productions.


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