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An ancient power is awakened and unleashed on a small town, bringing the dead back from life. Mayhem then ensues...


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Credited cast:
Andrew J. Rausch ...
Fred Baxter
Fred Rosenberg ...
Buddy Hanson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Beam ...
Greg Chambers ...
Donavon Clark ...
Junior Pittman
Kara Criswell ...
Nita Jones
Tracy Crockett ...
C.M. Downs ...
Deputy Frank
Steven A. Grainger ...
Cathy Graves ...
Misty Gunter ...
Sam Ingle ...
Dave Jones ...
Jennifer Jones ...
Jason Kelly ...
The Ancient


An ancient power is awakened and unleashed on a small town, bringing the dead back from life. Mayhem then ensues...

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Ancient Vengeance Never Rests...





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10 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Filmed in only 3 days as part of the first annual Texas Indie Meet, held September 10-12 2004. The entire cast and crew were volunteers who flew in from all over the country to be a part of the production. See more »

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I saw this movie at Texas Frightmare Weekend, and I want that 2 hours of my life back!!!
16 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, I'm a huge fan of indie movies, not just horror but ALL indie movies. I will give anything independent a chance being that half the time, independents crank out better movies than the studios. With THE ANCIENT, this is definitely not the case.

I honestly don't know where to begin with this crap fest, so I'll just stick with the technical aspects of it. The acting,....was not there. There was no acting. It's like they just got a bunch of people on camera and said, "Okay, now talk." If those people in fact WERE acting, they should be killed and burned at the stake. The camera work, yet again, wasn't there. It was some jerk with a camera just pointing it at things. THere was NO cinematography there. THe fact that it was shot on DV didn't bother me, I am a huge fan of the digital revolution, but this was like watching someones home movie in which they just filmed someone screwing around with fake blood. Oh yeah, and the FX were ridiculous. Another thing that was god awful was the editing. Those were the roughest cuts I've seen since Chuck Liddel kicked the crap out of Tito Ortiz. Oh, and the sound editing, was not there. Noticing a pattern here?? It's like all they did was put some crappy movie over it and called it sound editing. To sum it up, this movie was made by people who wouldn't know how to make a REAL movie if it slapped them in the face. They should stop, seriously. The person who wrote the positive review before this one HAD to be either one of the cast, crew, or friend of the cast or crew. Those are the only people who could actually enjoy this crap. When I saw it at TFW, i didn't see ANYBODY who could make it all the way through this terrible movie. It should be avoided like the plague.

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