MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,731 this week

The Toybox (2005)

 -  Horror  -  16 April 2005 (USA)
4.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.2/10 from 312 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 17 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 181 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
 
a list of 95 titles
created 27 Oct 2012
 
a list of 270 titles
created 06 Oct 2013
 
a list of 666 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 4244 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Toybox" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Toybox (2005)

The Toybox (2005) on IMDb 4.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Toybox.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In 2008 a cast and crew set out to shoot a pilot for a paranormal reality show. During the first night vague apparitions became violent hauntings. One by one they lost their lives. The ... See full summary »

Director: Hunter G. Williams
Stars: Chris Hayes, Jeff Stearns, Becka Adams
Evilspeak (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A military cadet who happens to be a social outcast taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.

Director: Eric Weston
Stars: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on his own novel Metaphysics, Lech Majewski crafts intimate passion plays and creates "a luminous, highly erotic treatise on art, love and death" (CHICAGO READER). When a ... See full summary »

Director: Lech Majewski
Stars: Claudine Spiteri, Chris Nightingale, Barry Chipperfield
The Garden (2006)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A troubled young boy and his father on a road trip stumble upon a rural farm where the elderly owner has sinister plans for the both of them involving witchcraft and evil.

Director: Don Michael Paul
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Brian Wimmer, Adam Taylor Gordon
Toybox (2014)
Short | Horror | Mystery

Trapped in the basement playpen of a human monster, Sarah must enlist the aid of an orphan girl to escape, in this homage to 70's drive-in chillers.

Director: Clayton Miller
Stars: Oliver Graham, Lucy Miller, Brittany Sparkles
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Alexander Abadzis ...
Jake the Midfolker
Russell Barnes ...
Grandpa Alan
...
Madeline Usher
Sara Bispham ...
Young Berenice
Heather Chasen ...
Eleanora Usher
Les Dungar ...
Uncle Reg
Peter Ellis ...
The Vicar
Dom Gallagher ...
Ambulancemen
...
Conrad
...
Brian Usher
William Lockhart ...
The Clown
Simon Mason ...
Sgt. Barry Brice
Minnie ...
Black Shuck
Claudine Spiteri ...
Berenice Usher
Christopher Terry ...
Rod Usher
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It all began so Innocently See more »

Genres:

Horror

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 April 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

£100,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

References Russ Abbot's Saturday Madhouse (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
First rate modern British horror
5 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From the very beginning the film has you in its morbid and twisted grip. A story of myth and legends set against the solitude of the Norfolk countryside, it has all the hallmarks of a very modern British horror. This film snaps along at a cracking pace never giving you a moment to gather yourself together.

Elliot Jordan, who plays Brian Usher, has real screen presence that you simply cannot take your eyes away from him, and you'd be advise not too as his character descends into what proves to be a fatal spiral of madness and carnage for all concerned. Brian's sister Berenice and is played by Claudine Spiteri, she brings a real sense of glamour to the rather stark and bleak surroundings. More importantly for me Claudine has something 'other worldly about her', she positively resonates on the screen. But for me the show is stolen just ever so slightly by the vampish Madeline Usher, their mother and played by Suzanne Bertish with consummate skill and with such reality I would find it hard to say where the smouldering, drinking mother ends and Suzanne begins – she simply inhabits the role and makes it her own.

The Direction is assured and the editing never once allows the pace to wander. Considering this was shot digitally it has nothing other than a film feel. THe colours are lush and vibrant. The snow tinged exteriors are wonderful.

Watch out for the dinner party scene, it's brilliant. Here we have Berenice's timid boyfriend Conrad played perfectly by Craig Henderson. it is a typical family meal of bickering but it feels like a car crash happening with poor Conrad becoming the object of Madeline's desire. As the drink flows and Madeline's blouse plunges you feel nothing but pity for the shy Conrad, to the extent that you will want to cover your eyes with discomfort, the tension here is palpable. Family gatherings, we've all been there!

I would certainly recommend this film you certainly won't be disappointed.


12 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
It's the worst I've seen... gemigene
a member from IMDb comment review headline is qouted on back of DVD joeguida30
WTF? theterribleone87
Who Opened the door? junkmaillover678
Who was the man with the dog? coloursound
Release Date JamesBenfield
Discuss The Toybox (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?