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Living Hell (2008)

A mild-mannered teacher and a hazmat specialist have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable creature who feeds on light and energy, and moves with exponential speed, before it destroys everything in its path.

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Frank Sears / Dr. Yevgeni Tarasov
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Col. Erik Maitland
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Glenn Freeborn
Terence Jay ...
Lt. Gregg Arbogast
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Pfc. Aneta McQueen
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Sgt. Wayne Teegarden
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Pfc. Una Fernandes
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Sgt. Walter Kinoshita
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Torbin Struss
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Tristam Sears
Rick Herod ...
Gen. Kenneth Lavigne
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Pfc. Kermit Shourt
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Eleanore Sears (as Darlene Kegan)
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Pvt. Tito Zaremba (as Diego Lopez)
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In a top secret Cold War military project an unstoppable, malignant organism who feeds on light and energy is unleashed, threatening to destroy everything in it's path, and the only person who can stop it is a schoolteacher Frank Sears, along the help of a specialist Carrie Freeborn ... Written by Cookie

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Rated R for some violence, sci-fi horror visuals and brief language | See all certifications »

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23 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Organizm  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Rick Herod's character was named after a famous Canadian singer/actress Avril Lavigne. See more »

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As Frank drives off having picked up Carrie and Kats, chains are visible on either side of the back of the truck to stir up dust. See more »

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References The Blob (1958) See more »

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Catch Me
Written by Carl Retloh and Tom Ladnats
Performed by Marcella Mortellaro
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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Finally... a sci-fi channel movie that doesn't suck!
23 February 2008 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

Oh yes, you've heard it right. Living Hell (or here incorrectly listed as Organizm) is a sci-fi channel movie that actually doesn't suck! Sure, while not the greatest monster movie ever, I still actually had a fun time with this despite its many clichés and plot holes. But hey, I wasn't looking for an Oscar movie. The story is set around a male teacher (Schaech) who breaks into a base to warn the civils not to demolish a New Mexico base, but they don't listen to him and head to the sub levels where they accidentally set a deadly organizm free. Most of the civils get murdered, the creature escapes, and one of the survivors (the beautiful Leerhsen girl from the 'Chainsaw redux) teams with the teacher to stop the organizm before it kills everything in its path. I enjoyed this predictable little movie mostly because the screenwriters knew they weren't making the most original movie, so they just went with it. There are a lot of scenes similar to other horror films (Alien among others), but the good acting and effective directing with many original camera angles makes it up for the very predictable and dull plot. Moreover, the monster is also pretty fake looking and not scary, but after all this was a sci-fi movie, so that didn't bother me. Like I said, it's not the greatest horror film ever, but I was entertained and that's the biggest reason why I'd recommend it. If you're ready to avoid clichés and some fake scenes, you'll enjoy this. Thumbs surprisingly up.


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