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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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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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One of the stunt rats gave birth while in a cage on the set. 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 Sixth Sense (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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Weak script badly directed and edited to death
12 March 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The film is a complete mess. The premise might be sort of interesting, but the already everything but clever script that has written "novices at work!" on every single page additionally gets messed up by a directing that gives a new quality to the word "confusing". And if that wasn't enough, it seems the material was edited by someone on LSD, otherwise there's no explanation for this... hmmm... montage. Putting the footage into a shredder would have shown better results. My regards to the actors who tried hard to put some life into this.

Producers listen up: little money is no excuse for bad craftsmanship!!!!


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