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Hoboken Hollow (2006)

Not Rated | | Horror | 24 April 2007 (USA)
Loosely based on the famous "Texas Slave Ranch" of West Kerr County Texas, in the Mt. Home, Texas area on the Ellebracht Ranch during the late 1970s into the early 1980s.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Lloyd
Weldon Brodrick
Mrs. Brodrick
Parker Hilton
Thad Simmons
Tom Stockwell
Rhonda Simmons
Junior Broderick
Howie Beale
Preston Hanks
Kingsly Martin ...
Andrew Gates (as Kingsley Martin)
Erick Nathan ...
Archie Brubaker


As Trevor drifts through Texas on collision course with a nightmare he is still haunted by the evils of the war he recently returned from and a promise he failed to keep. When a stranger offers a ride, Trevor finds himself battling the brutal homegrown evil of the Broderick family at Hoboken Hollow,a remote West Texas ranch that many visit but few ever leave. Written by M. Taylor

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A Quinta dos Horrores  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Clayton: I ain't never worked on no ranch before. Is it hard?
Andrew Gates: It's torture.
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Tumbleweed's Prayer
Words and Music by Mike Taylor
Performed by Mike Taylor
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Probably the worst film I've seen in years
31 May 2006 | by (Cambridge, UK) – See all my reviews

The comment during the credits that the film was 'inspired by true events' sets the scene for a truly dreadful piece of schlock that is more a pastiche of slashers such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes, than it is likely to have anything to do with any real and tragic events.

The voice-over is wooden and unnecessary, highlighting the writer/director's lack of confidence in his ability to carry the story via the characters. Considering the quality of the dialogue, IMHO his lack of confidence is well founded, albeit it's his first outing as a director. Reasonable (and in some cases quality) actors struggle vainly with execrable passages - the tone is set early on in the dialogue between C Thomas Howell and Randy Spelling with their first van-load of transients. As both chew grimly on their lines and giggle inanely they seem more like naughty schoolboys who might slip a frog into Harry Potter's bunk than the seriously deranged, or dehumanised, monsters they attempt to portray.

How Dennis Hopper and Michael Madsen got involved in this piece is beyond understanding...and Hopper in particularly does seem to spend his few scenes looking embarrassed for all concerned.

If Glen Stephens goes on to direct further features, this viewer can only hope that he learnt plenty from his mistakes on this one.

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