The Sickhouse (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 overview, first billed only:
Alex Hassell ...
Jack Bailey ...
John Lebar ...
Plague Doctor
Romla Walker ...
Professor Joan Holland
Gregg Harris ...
Finlay Carr ...
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


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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Release Date:

18 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Sickhouse  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

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(European Film Market)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stunts coordinator Steve Truglia was pulled over for dangerous driving by plain clothes police officers from the Flying Squad in Old Street London on the final night of the shoot. Though the local council and police knew about the shoot, the undercover Flying Squad police coincidentally witnessed a take when the Ford Cabriolet was driving erratically and skidding. It took much persuasion for them to believe the stuntman that he was in a film even though he and the passengers were all wearing wigs. See more »


[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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Written by Richard Fox, Lauren Yason and Curtis Radclyffe
Performed by Lauren Yason
Produced by Richard Fox and Lauren Yason
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People Read Your History Please
8 July 2008 | by (Atlanta, Ga) – See all my reviews

I won't say this is the best horror film I have ever watched but it is certainly not the worst either. Interesting story line about the plague doctors (who by the way wore masks shaped like bird beaks to keep plague at bay) and an unknown cult. In this day of conspiracies it is reasonable to think it could have happened. It had some really decent gore in it and is an OK way to spend a couple of hours. I must say Gina Phillips is making a career out of making horror films and most of them have been good enough to watch. Like this one. You have to keep an open mind with most horror films now days and this is definitely worth a quick look when you've got nothing else to watch. I bought in the 2 for $10 bin @ the local big name super store so at least I got my money's worth. And the ending was very interesting

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