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Dead End Road (2004)

R | | Action, Adventure, Horror
Detective Burt Williams has been on the trail of the infamous "Poe killer" for nearly three years.



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Credited cast:
David Borowicz ...
Victor Leppish (as Casimir Borowicz)
John L. Burton ...
Sal the Bum
Andrew Bird
Walter Alppleby
Mary Jo Cuppone ...
Gunhild Giil ...
Crystal Martin
Steve Fletcher
Mr. Makepiece
Erik F. Hill ...
Jerry Russell
Det. Kris Williams (as Anita LaSelva)
Heather Makepiece
Jennifer Lantz ...
Layla Harrison
Larry LeShockre
David Prouty ...
Reporter #1
Bryan Singelyn ...
Bar Extra


Detective Burt Williams has been on the trail of the infamous "Poe killer" for nearly three years. The most recent abduction of fashion model Heather Makepiece prompts state authorities to bring in the FBI. Burt's daughter Kris Williams, a homicide agent for the FBI, along with her partner Sean Michaels take over. Burt reluctantly steps down from the case and retires. For the next seven months the "Poe Killer" continues his murderous rampage, until Kris discovers that the killer uses internet chat rooms to seduce his prey. She logs in as Annabel Lee and sure enough, he contacts her. With the help of Larry the tech guy, she sets up a meeting at a nearby bowling alley. But, when things go wrong and Kris is abducted and her partner Sean is slaughtered, it becomes a race against time for Burt and ex-partner Grace Andrews to find Kris before she becomes the next victim of the "Poe Killer". Written by The Bookheads

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Only one detective can stop the Poe Killer before he completes another tale in his book of death!

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Rated R for violence/gore, language, some drug use and nudity | See all certifications »


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horror fans: guilty indulgence
8 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why that there is such backlash against this film. Being a horror fan of the slasher variety, I recently picked this title up at Blockbuster. After viewing it, I can offer the following: it delivers on its pretenses. Fans of the genre will not be disappointed: it offers gratuitous nudity; campy dialogue; and creative, excessively violent death scenes. Most of the acting is sub-par (especially the "kids"), but this can be expected from a horror film as the producers commonly employ the inept to keep costs low. It should be noted, however, that there ARE appearances from some actors that are quite competent: those that are acutely observant will notice such character actors as Dee Wallace Stone from E.T. and Anita LaSalva/Robert Leeshock from Earth Final Conflict providing solid work. The lead actresses are nice on the eyes (especially when they're naked) and they serve their purposes efficiently. This film doesn't try to be anything that it isn't. It's obvious that the director intended it to be a fun, escapist film aimed at the horror/troma junkies and he succeeds with aplomb.

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