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The Toybox (2005)

 -  Horror  -  16 April 2005 (USA)
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It all began so innocently for two children growing up in the deepest countryside, their imaginations set ablaze by a book on local myths and legends. Berenice convinces her younger brother... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Alexander Abadzis ...
Jake the Midfolker
Russell Barnes ...
Grandpa Alan
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Madeline Usher
Sara Bispham ...
Young Berenice
Heather Chasen ...
Eleanora Usher
Les Dungar ...
Uncle Reg
Peter Ellis ...
The Vicar
Dom Gallagher ...
Ambulancemen
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Conrad
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Brian Usher
William Lockhart ...
The Clown
Simon Mason ...
Sgt. Barry Brice
Minnie ...
Black Shuck
Claudine Spiteri ...
Berenice Usher
Christopher Terry ...
Rod Usher
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It all began so innocently for two children growing up in the deepest countryside, their imaginations set ablaze by a book on local myths and legends. Berenice convinces her younger brother Brian that she is the reincarnation of a witch with the powers to put everything right. As they grow up Brian becomes emotionally dependent on his sister, so that when she returns to the family home for Christmas with her new boyfriend he feels totally betrayed. At the same time a man strongly resembling the mythical Jake the Mid-Folker is closing in. An overwhelming sense of impending horror surrounds the house, but is the enemy outside - or is the enemy within? Written by Paolo Sedazzari

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The snow seen in the latter part of the movie was completely unexpected. The shooting schedule was re-written in order to film exterior chase and death sequences to great effect. See more »

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It's a madhouse!
13 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I didn't want to see this at first - my friend described it as a British low budget horror, which was a right turn-off.

But I was pleasantly surprised - whereas most horror/slasher movies don't care about subtleties and characterisation, this was at the heart of what the Toybox set out to do. This film isn't your bog standard slasher, you need to pay attention and concentrate.

There was a fair amount of laughter in the theatre at the start of the film. But before anyone got too cosy, things starting turning nasty and weird and the audience weren't sure whether they should be laughing. This is was when the film got really interesting.

The acting was exceptional - but special mention should go to Suzanne Bertish and Heather Chisen who turned in marvellous performances. Also the photography was impressive, it certainly was a lavish production and didn't look low budget.

There have been a lot of British horror movies coming on the scene lately. Do we have a movement in British horror going on? I hope so. And certainly The Toybox is among the best of the present bunch.

This film played at the Rex in Berhampstead a marvellous recently renovated art deco cinema and it turned out to be a fab Sunday night out. Although I think the Q&A session afterwards was a bit of an own goal. These things are always rubbish, just a load of half-jokes and sycophantic laughter.


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