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A group of teenagers fear for their lives in the swamps of Louisiana, chased by Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls, and now relentless in his pursuit of new victims.

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SPOILER: Eric and his Yankee teenage mates travel South by motorbike to a swampy backwater town in Louisiana, where Sean's father Ray lived, the local tow truck driver, who abandoned the then baby-boy and his mother. Ray recently died, while trying to rescue a voodoo witch and at her urging her trunk, which got opened and released the poisonous serpents possessed by the souls of truly evil sinners she trapped in them. Ray was bitten and possessed as the car sunk, and shortly after it's dragged out rises as an 'undead' zombie, who murders without provocation and is immune to lethal weapons. He soon finds the teens' trace and proves his indiscriminately evil blood-thirst by charging his only offspring equally lethally. However they were warned by Eden's friend Cece, the witch's granddaughter, who explained the situation in her home and assures them when the zombie attacks it's safe thanks to a 'blessed' spell preventing evil from entering; alas the chain- and crowbar-waving undead finds... Written by KGF Vissers

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He Never Hurt A Soul Until The Day He Died.

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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, and language | See all certifications »

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$519,489 (USA) (16 September 2005)

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$881,745 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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Was shot in the town of Hammond, Louisiana. The diner that Eden works at is located on US-190 in downtown Hammond and is in fact called Lee's See more »

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The town 'Backwater' that the movie is set in, seems to be deserted. No people are out and no shops or anywhere are open - and it's a pretty big town. The only place that is open is the diner. See more »

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Sean: Are you fucking kidding me?
Ricky: I swer to god. I am not making this up!
Eden Sinclair: You guys, what's going on?
Ricky: The town is upside down! Deputy Turner, and Terry Parker, who works at the morgue are both missing! And here's the really fucked up part. So is Ray Sawyer!
Eric: Ray's dead, Ricky.
Ricky: Yeah. That's the really fucked up part! His *body's* missing!
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Just The Girl
Written by Adam Schlesinger
Performed by Click Five (as The Click Five)
Courtesy of Lava Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Not Quite Pure Poison but Close

I gotta admit it, I love horror films...especially 80s slasher films. Hell, I even love cheese like Sleepaway Camp and Night of the Demons. But, I didn't think much of this movie. The death scenes weren't very well done, the CGI was terrible, and the acting was ho-hum. Worst of all was the story which didn't make sense at all. I'd say save your money but chances are, if you want to see this movie...you're going to anyway. I didn't hate it...it's just not very good. Overall, it's just another bland, lifeless horror film that lacks life (it's no surprise that this one was on the shelf at Dimension for over a year after it was completed).


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