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Credited cast:
Alexander Abadzis ...
Jake the Midfolker
Russell Barnes ...
Grandpa Alan
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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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In Brian's garage there is a wheel clamp which was used as part of the set dressing after it was removed from a crew vehicle. The van in question was immobilized by an illegal group of clampers in London's east end. See more »

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Solid British
29 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Toybox was a really good watch. It bought together visual tastiness with a juicy narrative and, at the risk of this sounding like a junior cookbook recipe, created a creamy dose of well needed British horror.

I especially like the inclusion of animations withing the film. It helped to create a certain tone that was held throughout.

There are some random moments like unexpected clowns appearing from nowhere but this helps to control the films unique identity by leaving some questions unanswered.

The movie includes some quality acting from the likes of Suzanne Bertish and although not all of the other actors could keep up this pace none created a noticeable let down for me.

I can definitely recommend this for a decent watch


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