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Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld (2005)

Five jaded young friends foolishly dabble in the dark arts and unleash Anubis, the Egyptian God of the dead, on an unsuspecting New England island. As the body count rises, the survivors ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Victoria Campbell ...
Jen
Adam Lipskey ...
Wheezer
Don Sandeen ...
Hobo / Anubis
Elza Minor ...
Roland Henderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Evasick ...
Video Store Manager (voice)
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Oncilla
Eric S. Hawkes ...
Video Store Customer
Christopher Kann ...
Paul
Chelsea McCarthy ...
Morgana
Paul Munafo ...
Hunter 2
Anthony Omer ...
Hunter 1, Earl
Megan C. Ward ...
Hitchhiker
Alex Whall ...
Mark
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Five jaded young friends foolishly dabble in the dark arts and unleash Anubis, the Egyptian God of the dead, on an unsuspecting New England island. As the body count rises, the survivors must figure out a way to defeat the powerful creature as they fight not only for their lives, but for their very souls. Written by David Buscemi

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An ancient evil has returned...

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Horror | Action | Comedy

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Rated R for violence and sexual content

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5 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Anubis: Rising  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The heading on the last page that Jen is scanning in the spell book to send Anubis back reads, "COMOEDIANTEN" the page itself is a copy of the playbill from the German Faust comedy, "The Life and Death of the Great Arch-Sorcerer", 1688. See more »

Quotes

Oncilla: Like a fallen angel?
Roland Henderson: ok, yeah, sure whatever.
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Applied Make-up FX ... Hudson McCleod This is an in-joke between David Kann and David Buscemi that stemmed from their college days. See more »

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References Hak hap (1996) See more »

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Cliche'
Written by Tim Laursen
Performed by Lancet Fluke
©2001
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Unsafe at Any Speed
2 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I caught this little honey on DVD last night, at three AM, working third shift in the basement of the hospital...the perfect place, in other words, to check out fast-and-dirty, balls-out, low-budget, whacked-out horror feast.

This is the first movie I've seen by whoever D.W. Kann is, but it's not gonna be the last. Kann & Co. drive ANUBIS like a kid's first car, a five-speed deathtrap built out of dynamite and chicken wire. It's got cracked headlights, fenders falling off, and the windshield wipers flipping in every direction -- but it's also painted day-glo red, the Spark-o-Matic's cranked to eleven and there's enough firepower in the trunk to send the whole enterprise halfway to Pluto. And although there are moments when you think whoever's in charge of this thing must be high on glue or steering with their feet, the responsible parties rocket the action forward with the dead-on instincts and passion of somebody who's watched a ton of movies, loves 'em with all their heart and knows what works and what doesn't. Mix it all together with the screwball comedic elements that had me snuffing up my Coke Zero more than once, and you've got raw, uncooked brilliance.

In DANSE MACABRE, Stephen King talks about how true horror fans ought to be patient when it comes to the breed of movies they love -- or moments they love in movies that might not be altogether successful. Is ANUBIS perfect? Not by any stretch of the imagination. Is there enough octane here to get your rocks off for an hour and a half? Abso-freakin'-lutely.


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