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The Halfway House (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  14 February 2004 (USA)
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Young girls are disappearing in and around the Mary Magdalen Halfway House for Troubled Girls. Desperate to find out what became of her sister, Larissa Morgan goes undercover to infiltrate ... See full summary »

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Sister Cecelia
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Larissa Morgan
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Sgt. Dick Sheen
Stephanie Leighs ...
Cherry Pie Pulowski
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Angelena
Monica Shere ...
Eddie
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Father Fogerty
Michael Gaglio ...
Inspector Hinds (as Mike Gaglio)
Cleve Hall ...
Lutkus
Tomi X. ...
Sheila (as Tomi X)
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Shelby
M. Robert Todd ...
Spider
Ashley Fires ...
Annie (as Ashley Rhea)
Arianna ...
Halfway House Girl #1
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Halfway House Girl #2
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Young girls are disappearing in and around the Mary Magdalen Halfway House for Troubled Girls. Desperate to find out what became of her sister, Larissa Morgan goes undercover to infiltrate the Catholic-run institution. Once inside, she encounters Father Fogerty, a priest with a passion for punishment; Sister Cecelia, a nun with a dark past plotting an even blacker future; Edwina and her love-toy Cherry Pie; tough Latino Angelina and her home girls and a sinister handyman named Lutkus. It's not long before she's caught up in a twisted web of sadism, violence, and wanton lust before finally learning the ultimate secret of the Halfway House. Written by Kenneth J. Hall

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Halfway between our world... and theirs! See more »

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Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, horror violence and language | See all certifications »
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Exzesse im Folterkeller 2 - Die Brutstätte des Bösen  »

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Miskatonic University is mentioned by Ofc. Sheen to Larissa, who queries "where have I heard that before?" This is a reference to H.P. Lovecraft, who used this fictitious University in some of his stories, notably "Re-Animator." See more »

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Delightfully irreverent 80s-retro style B horror comedy
24 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

B movies experienced a sea change in the 60s in response to competition from racier foreign films, and T'n'A became a staple feature of the genre. The tide turned again in the Bush, Sr. era as politically correct movie makers like Wes Craven cleaned house, ditching gratuitous nudity and sleaze to appeal to the more conservative leaning Gen X American teens.

THE HALFWAY HOUSE, made in 2004, is a welcome leap back in time, a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the bad ole days, when horror films were a spit in the eye of the self-proclaimed Moral Majority.

Cult mistress Mary Woronov toplines a thoroughly charming and capable cast, who play a motley assortment of delinquents, psychopaths, and cops. A stableful of budding scream queens light up the screen, eating up the pulp dialog and brightening many an adolescent boy's silver dreams by generously flaunting their bodies.

With its gleefully perverse jabs at Catholicism, including one prop gag that will have Legion of Decency crusaders reaching for their heart pills, this film is not for Bible Belt soccer moms or unreformed altar boys, but fans of 80s B classics like "REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS" or "NIGHT OF THE DEMONS" will be rolling in the aisles.

Low budget, set mainly in one location with judicious breaks throughout, the film delivers some cool sets and nicely done Lovecraftian EFX. A far cry from the typical no-budget shot-on-video fodder being cranked out by countless wannabe horror directors that choke the videostore shelves.

The story is solid enough, and the dialog is often hilarious. Mercifully, writer-director Hall whips up irony and sarcasm rather than the painful one-liner puns usually relied upon for comic relief.

This is exactly the type of film "serious" moviegoers will disdain without watching. But frame for frame, it delivers more entertainment value than most Hollywood movies made for thirty times the budget.


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