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Boo (2005)

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A handful of college students get trapped in a haunted hospital on Halloween.

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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 ...
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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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13 July 2006 (Singapore)  »

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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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Arlo Ray Baines: Trick or treat!
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References Halloween (1978) See more »

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Dynamite Jones Theme
Written and Performed by Robbie Rist
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Messy Ghost Story
9 July 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The friends Emmett (Happy Mahaney), Freddy (Josh Holt), Marie (Nicole Rayburn), Kevin (Jilon Ghai) and his reluctant girlfriend Jessie (Trish Coren) decide to spend the Halloween night in an abandoned hospital. Meanwhile, the younger Allan (Michael Samluk ) meets the old friend of his father Arlo Ray Baines (Dig Wayne) and asks him to help to find his vanished sister Meg (Rachel Melvin) 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 (M. Steven Felty), 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.

"Boo" is a messy ghost story, with a confused screenplay and poor development of characters, especially Jessie. This lead character and her relationship with her mad mother are the key point of the story, but their stories are awfully disclosed. Further, the character Kevin acts like an annoying moron. The group using an old elevator that works in an abandoned building is ridiculous. However, I startled in some moments with the eerie atmosphere. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Hospital Maldito" ("Damned Hospital")


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