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The Sick House (2008)

 -  Horror  -  18 March 2008 (USA)
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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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Cast

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Anna
Alex Hassell ...
Nick
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Joolz
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Steve
Jack Bailey ...
Clive
John Lebar ...
Plague Doctor
Romla Walker ...
Professor Joan Holland
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Frank
Gregg Harris ...
Dave
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Classroom Student
Finlay Carr ...
Baby
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Jo
Sam Burke ...
Ragged boy
Abe Buckoke ...
Ragged boy
Alfie Owen ...
Ragged boy
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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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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 Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

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Under-rated Film; Good acting and quite entertaining
28 September 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Horror fans can be finicky; I know this, I am one of them. But The Sick House deserves a higher review, in my humble opinion. Yes, there are "similar" films in this genre of Horror (the abandoned building/hospital/asylum), yet I was pleasantly surprised and it is not exactly as it appears to be in the "spoilers" or description. Yes, it is low-budget but the plot was interesting and the acting was BY FAR better than some other low-budget films of this particular branch of Horror. It is not an overly complex plot so you can enjoy it without having to figure everything out or "where IS this film going?". Enjoyable, mindless so you can enjoy it without trying to figure it out and definitely creepy at times. And it's not too long so if you DON'T enjoy it, at least you haven't wasted 2-3 hours!

All in all, an interesting film with good actors and a good ending!


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