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In rural Alabama, two couples find themselves in a fight for survival. Running from a maniac (The Tin Man) bent on killing them, they flee deep into the woods and seek refuge in a house. They soon realize the killer has purposely lured them to this house and that they are now trapped. As they huddle around an old fireplace, a tin can falls through the chimney. Scrawled on its side is a message from the killer, establishing his House Rules. The rules call for their deaths unless they kill at least one of the four. They have less than 12 hours to find a way to survive. At sunrise the game is over and everyone dies if the killer's demands aren't met. What they quickly learn is that the only way out... is in. But going further into this house--where unknown challenges await them--is equally deadly. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some violence and terror | See all certifications »

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7 November 2008 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$329,836 (USA) (7 November 2008)

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$574,940 (USA) (19 December 2008)
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Leslie Easterbrook and Bill Moseley had played "mother and son" once before, in The Devil's Rejects (2005). See more »

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When the couple walk out of the car in rain, the parking lights are off. In the very next shot they are switched on, even though they were away from the car. See more »

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[first lines]
Officer Lawdale: Ssh. It's going to be okay.
Mrs. Lawdale: It's going to be okay? You really mean, it's going to be okay for us?
Officer Lawdale: Not us.
Mrs. Lawdale: Sweet heart?
Officer Lawdale: It's going to be okay, for me...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Love Saves the Day
Written by Piotr Rubik, Marek Sledziewski and Zosia Nowakowska
Performed by Piotr Rubik and Marek Sledziewski
Published by Promotion House
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Had promise, but did nothing with it
2 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had been waiting for this movie since it was announced it would come out. I am a fan of the book which is just creepy and crazy. I always know that it is seldom that a movie is as good as the book, but this movie killed the book with bordom.

The movie lacked intensity, fear or surprise. The acting was subpar and the editing left many holes in the story leading to a confusing and preachy movie. The characters don't develop during the movie and you are left with a cardboard taste.

Most of the original story line was destroyed and viewers are left with a watered down version of an intense story. The preachy added in parts just took away.


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