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Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld (2005)

Video  -  Horror | Action | Comedy  -  5 April 2005 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Adam Lipskey ...
Don Sandeen ...
Hobo / Anubis
Elza Minor ...
Roland Henderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Evasick ...
Video Store Manager (voice)
Eric S. Hawkes ...
Video Store Customer
Christopher Kann ...
Chelsea McCarthy ...
Paul Munafo ...
Hunter 2
Anthony Omer ...
Hunter 1, Earl
Megan C. Ward ...
Alex Whall ...


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...


Horror | Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexual content

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Release Date:

5 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anubis: Rising  »

Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


In the infamous tanker sequence, Anubis is using a real machete and when he takes a swing at Jen's back pack you can see a piece of material fly off. See more »


Mark: In any case, it'll be spooky-spooky
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Crazy Credits

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 »


References The Addams Family (1964) See more »


Hannah's House
Written by Tim Laursen
Performed by Lancet Fluke
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Rent to see how not to make a horror film
13 May 2006 | by (Bakersfield, CA) – See all my reviews

Goth chick calls up Anubis. Deaths follow.

I had read an article on the making of the movie and was curious to see the end result so I rented it. Beneath a pretty cool DVD cover lies this movie and it's, unfortunately, not very good. While I can give props to the monster make up and some of the shots of the moon, the rest of it is uniformly amateurish. Everything from the acting to the writing, camera-work and directing is atrocious. Whole sections of dialog are delivered by characters who should be running for their lives instead of standing, yes standing, and arguing for long minutes at a time. My guess is that a running time had to be filled, but more likely it's because characters have to say things in situations like this, no matter how obvious or inane.

The weird thing, though, is that as I was watching the over the top acting (Goth chick I'm talking to you especially), I couldn't help but think this would've worked had the director just thought out of the box a bit and conceived the whole thing as a silent film. Yes, a silent film. Of course distribution would have been a problem, but at least it may have worked as a film.

Unless your a film student there is no reason to rent this.

But if you are a future filmmaker then rent it with an eye on how not to make a horror film. Scorcese once said something to the effect of watching bad movies in order to learn how to make good ones. This would be one of them.

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