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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, horror violence and language | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

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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No Elder Gods were harmed during the making of this motion picture. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Give A Little Mo
Written by Atom Smith
Performed by The Mutaytor
Published by Hydraulic Clown Head Music
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John Waters & William Castle Have A Baby!
18 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mary Woronov! A one-eyed monster! Sex, blood, and Jesus too! Who could ask for more? I am a video store owner and I urge all video stores to stock this movie, especially if you have customers who like the classic Hammer or Castle films, as well as John Waters. I have been a huge Mary Woronov fan ever since I saw "Eating Raoul" twenty years ago and she does not disappoint. In these times of religious extremism (in the U.S.), it's good to see a movie deal with the real issues of spirituality and the sanctity of religious symbols, most importantly in regard to the very,very personal pleasure of prayer. This is a great midnight movie. All you need is a six pack or two, a pizza or two, and a lot of good friends. Let the clock strike twelve and turn the lights down and enjoy.


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