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The Sickhouse (2008)

Unrated | | Horror | 18 March 2008 (USA)
Terror lurks in the old orphanage, beneath a disused London hospital - a Seventeeth Century malevolence, the Plague Doctor, has returned to complete his evil masterpiece...

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Anna
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Nick
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Joolz
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Steve
Jack Bailey ...
Clive
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Plague Doctor
Romla Walker ...
Professor Joan Holland
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Frank
Gregg Harris ...
Dave
Finlay Carr ...
Baby
Sam Burke ...
Child at Hospital
Abe Buckoke ...
Child at Hospital
Alfie Owen ...
Child at Hospital
Shannon O'Callaghan ...
Child at Hospital
Callie Ward ...
Child at Hospital
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In London, the archeologist Anna Ash is informed by her Professor Joan Holland that the excavation site at the Sixteenth Century Ludgate Orphanage, where she is researching the Cult of the Black Priest during the Great Plague, will be demolished on the next morning to contain the contamination since it has been found the Y.pestis in the digging. The stubborn Anna breaks in the building at midnight expecting to find any substantial evidence that could stop the demolition. Meanwhile, four drugged punks hit and run with a stolen car and they hide inside the building. They are haunted and attacked by a ghost and one of them, Clive, is wounded. When Anna stumbles with the hoodlums, she realizes that Clive is contaminated and needs help. But soon they find that they are trapped in the building. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fear is infectious.

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Ashish Bhatnagar: a police officer in the final wide-shot of the film. See more »

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[first lines]
Childs voiceover: In the blood, there is a sickness. There, might living creatures be seen. Visions of strange, monstrous and frightful shapes such as dragons, snakes, serpents and demons terrible to behold.
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Spoofs The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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Ooze It
Written by Richard Fox and Lauren Yason
Performed by The Shift
Produced by Richard Fox and Lauren Yason
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What happened to integrity and talent.
31 March 2008 | by (Harrogate) – See all my reviews

Despite knowing that the film industry will always sacrifice originality (and therefore risk) to make money it still amazes and annoys me that rubbish like this gets made. Can't a producer realise that making an interesting and vaguely original film will likely make more money through positive word of mouth than a bland, boring, seen it all before piece of cable movie sh!t like Sick House. This film was average, listless, un-engaging, dark and unintelligible, with a pointless and unnecessarily confusing twist ending. I'm desperately trying to think of something positive to say about this film and all I can come up with the cinematography and general look of the film was quite interesting, well that is at the few points in the film where it was possible to actually make out what was happening. Another positive point was Gina Philips who turned in a creditable performance.


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