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The Hamiltons (2006)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  19 November 2006 (USA)
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Four young adult siblings try to fend for themselves after the mysterious death of their parents. But they harbor some dark secrets which include abducting and killing strangers, and ... See full summary »

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Four young adult siblings try to fend for themselves after the mysterious death of their parents. But they harbor some dark secrets which include abducting and killing strangers, and feeding them to a mysterious 'thing' living in their cellar. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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When Wendell and David are carrying the blond girl; she has a denim miniskirt, then denim pants and different shoes, then back to the denim miniskirt and original shoes. When "she" has long pants, this is obviously the camera operator they are carrying to get the point of view of the person being carried. See more »

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Francis Hamilton: What does it mean to be happy? To be content in the world around you? Mom used to say it was family. That family was the heart of everything, even existence. Without it, there's nothing. She would always have these simple answers that somehow would sound so brilliant. And then she died. My father died along with her. Shortly after that, my brother David had to sell the farm where we grew up. Now we're just trying to be an ordinary family. Trying to figure out where we fit in the ...
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Different and Strange
11 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a hard one to describe. I had quite high expectations for this film having heard that nearly all of the 8 films from the horror fest were brilliant. This film is sort of half and half. It does deliver the spooks and the chills, but it's also quite slow, and you kind of just want it to get on with it.

It's basically about a family who appear to be all American, all nice and all harmless. But behind closed doors each of them has a sorta, nasty little secret. The older brother has taken over the fatherly role as their parents are dead. He's really plastic. Very smily and cheesy. Then we have the twins, a brother and a sister who are, shall we say, a little closer than most brothers and sisters. Then we've got the younger brother who is confused about his presence in the house. He feels he doesn't fit in with the rest of his family. But by the end of this film, you realise, he more than fits in.

Finally, we have an unknown being that lives in the basement. This 'thing' has an unknown identity throughout the whole film...it's only when it's the last 5 minutes of the film, you actually see what this thing is.

All in all, this film does keep you guessing and it does drag on for abit and strays away from what i would call, the main point of the film. It's very well done, and I do look forward to watching the other 7 films from the horror fest.


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