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The Sickhouse (2008)

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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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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Good Overall
26 March 2008 | by (dallas texas) – See all my reviews

This movie reminded me a lot of Jacob's Ladder. It was a little slow at times. The acting was pretty decent. The special effects were good. There was a nice use of glitched effects. The costumes could have been better. I assume this was a low-budget movie. They did good with what they had to work with. The bathtub scene was probably my favorite. I would say this is worth watching. The movie was a nice surprise in that it was a lot better than I expected it to be from the previous ratings it had received on this site. I had not heard of the director prior to this movie. I think he did a good job. A lot of low budget horror films lack in good acting and special effects, but this guy really pulled it off in my opinion.


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