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Carma (I) (2005)
"Compartment" (original title)

 -  Thriller  -  4 March 2005 (USA)
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Taking place around 04/04/04 over the course of four days, an abandoned car is haunted by a psychopathic killer's dead ma. Trapped in the car, the spirit of the deceased Kate Burns ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monika Lynn ...
Stef Dawson, The Stepdaughter
Bob May ...
Greg Keener, The Groundskeeper
Justin McBaine ...
Carl Jackman, The Carjacker
Carl Ong, The Car Owner (as RAW)
Kate Burns (voice)
Peter Kiszka ...
Norm Burns
Kay Amarotico ...
Kathy Hepper / Vivica Leigh (voice) / Yodeler (voice) / Operator (voice) / KCAR DJ (voice) / Nails Lady (voice)
Bilbo Thorn
Carlos Francisco Ayala ...
Mick Roon
Nate Barbaccia ...
John Huge
Jane Stevens
Jesse Brooks ...
Morry Bowditch
Valerie Guinan ...
Kate Burns (flashback)
Jennifer Heil ...
Ariel Argento
Tahlea Johnson ...
Reeca Hayward


Taking place around 04/04/04 over the course of four days, an abandoned car is haunted by a psychopathic killer's dead ma. Trapped in the car, the spirit of the deceased Kate Burns encounters four average Americans who each discover and use the car to their own personal gain. But Kate has other plans, namely a reunion with her son, recently escaped convict Norm Burns. The theme of karmic justice provokes the question, "What's more frightening and bizarre....the supernatural or reality?" Written by Rage Film Studios <>

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Four is the number for death.





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First independent film to use a Flash Mob for buzz generation (at an exclusive screening at Stanford University). See more »

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Saw this at a Las Vegas screening
16 February 2007 | by (Las Vegas, United States) – See all my reviews

I saw "Carma" at a screening here in Las Vegas, and I really dug the movie. The director was present and had some interesting things to say during the Q&A session.

Apparently, the movie (at least the story of the "Car Owner") was based on real events in the director's life. Talk about a colorful life.

Speaking of colors, my favorite thing about the movie is it's use of color, an obvious allusion to the great Spaghetti Horror films ("Suspiria", "Deep Red", etc.). The soundtrack also rocked. The story challenged the audience in a Lynchian kind of way, and being the big David Lynch fan that I am, I give a big thumbs up to this movie!

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