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The Bonesetter (2003)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  15 July 2004 (USA)
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In the town of Munster, children are going missing. According to one mother, it is the doing of bonne homme sept heure . . . the Bonesetter. Its up to two librarians, a cop and a single mother to stop him! He's coming. At seven o'clock



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brett Kelly ...
Kyle Addison
Sherry Thurig ...
Anne-Marie Frigon ...
Tara Rheaume ...
Josh Grace ...
Jodi Pittman ...
Marc Dixon
Jodi Wood ...
Beverley Brooks ...
Mrs. O'Banyan
Jody Haucke ...
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Kyla Smith ...
Shann McGrail ...
Little Girl's Mother
Amanda Boniface ...
Little Girl
Steve Duncan
Rebecca Westwell


One hundred years ago, an evil bonesetter was killed for his crimes against children. Now in the present a single mother and a shy librarian must discover who is behind a rash of child abductions, is the Bonesetter back to finish his depraved work? Written by Brett Kelly

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He's coming. At seven o'clock.


Horror | Thriller


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Good for what it is
1 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't want to say this movie is bad, merely poorly classified. "The Bonesetter" is not a good horror film (Its hard to make anything good when you appear to have shot entirely on a camcorder) but if you accept it as part of the genre I like to call "Borchardts"* it becomes not only a perfect example of the form, but one of the best I have seen.

A Borchardt is a Low budget film, usually horror, that has been produced, written, directed, and (this is critical) stars the same person. This is made painfully obvious through out the film. The star is decent at acting and is often convincing; but the rest of the cast (pulled from friends 9 times out of 10) is well, cardboard. Video production and effects are crude at best, and the importance, sex appeal, and intelligence of the lead are extremely overstressed.

The Bonesetter is a great example of a Borchardt, but the full on elongated french kiss between Kelly and the female lead puts it over the top. Also note the film makes reference to Kelly being involved in a relationship with a "party girl" resulting in a child, and he is fawned over by his co-worker in the film. Extremely overstressed.

But, before we damn the film, please remember that the important thing is that despite funding and equipment and all the other tough things it takes to make a movie, Kelly at least got it done, and out there. Granted, out there in a four volume collection selling for $6, but how many of your movies are on the shelf at Best Buy?

*Named after the film "American Movie"

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