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Joshua (2006)

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Kelby is back to his town for his father's funeral. The past that seemed as nightmare and he has forgotten all about is came back.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Betz ...
Bartender
Jacob Casper ...
Joshua (age 6)
Jesse Casper ...
James (age 9)
John Casper ...
Teacher
John Coffman ...
Uncle Tom
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James Lilly
Rosalie Geller-Byrne ...
Ms. Unger
John Gray ...
Kelby (age 9)
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Trish Unger
Brianna Hochstedler ...
Joshua (infant)
Christy Jackson ...
Amelia Gates
Jeremiah Jordan ...
Wally
Tara Knabenshue ...
Drunk Girl
Joe Kurtz ...
Kelby (age 16)
Kevin McInerney ...
Sam Tapert
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Kelby Unger is a young man from a dysfunctional family that lives with his girlfriend Amelia Gates and has sleeping problems with dreadful nightmares. When he proposes Amelia, he coincidently receives a phone call from the warden of the prison of his hometown telling that his father had just died from heart attack. He decides to return to Bisbee for the funeral and Amelia goes with him. Kelby and Amelia lodge at his mother's house and he meets his slut sister Trish, his former friends James Lilly and the policeman Wally and his unknown uncle Tom. When Wally has a nervous breakdown with the name of Joshua, Kelby is haunted by the evil past in Bisbee. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong aberrant violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Twisted Low-Budget "Shocker"...
2 June 2006 | by (St. John's Abortion Clinic) – See all my reviews

First off - JOSHUA is not a great film in the "traditional" sense. The acting is pretty weak, the make-up and gore FX (when used) were not very believable, and it's all-around a painfully obvious low-budget film. That said - what made JOSHUA a stand out film to me was the story

  • period. The storyline (though lacking in a few areas) is twisted and


original, and I can't say that from a lot of the crap that is out there currently...

Kelby, with fiancée in tow, reluctantly comes back to his hometown after the death of his father, who was in prison for murder. It's alluded to that Pops was a child murderer/possibly molester, but it's never made very clear. Back in town, Kelby is confronted by two former friends - and it's obvious that the three share a dark secret dating back to their childhood. As the film goes on, the audience is let in on the group's nasty secret and it becomes VERY apparent why Kelby was not too thrilled about his little "homecoming". Exactly WHAT the "revelation" is, I leave you to find out, as it's a good one and I'd hate to ruin it for a first-time viewer...

JOSHUA is another film where the "whole" is much better than it's individual parts. Again, the acting is mediocre at best from most involved (though not bad enough to ruin the film), and the way the film is directed often draws unneeded attention to the fact that it is a very low budget feature. There's little gore and no nudity (which are typically prerequisites for me enjoying a film...) - but again, the originality and dark nature of the storyline and concept are enough to carry this one. I do feel that it could have been pulled off better with more emphasis being put on the group's "secret" - unfortunately, very little actual screen-time was allotted for this. I would have liked to see more of the "development" of this aspect. Regardless, definitely recommended for those that dig more twisted and "disturbing" subject matter and would like to see something different. JOSHUA is the type of film that is helping to restore my faith in low-budget horror...8.5/10


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