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A small town sheriff's worst nightmare comes true when his homicidal son escapes from a psychiatric hospital. An intense manhunt ensues as the dark secret behind the son's evil past becomes revealed.

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Sheriff Pat Baker / Party Clown (as Tony Doupé)
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Gary Jordan / Kurt Baker
Alena Dashiell ...
Sara Baker
Tasha Smith-Floe ...
Veronica (as Tasha Smith)
Kellee Bradley ...
Jolene Baker
Don Brady ...
Lane Denton
Dino Moore ...
The Mask / Deputy Moore / Orderly
Colin Byrne ...
Paul
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Greg
Tim Evans ...
Sam
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Dr. Engle
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Kurt's Mom
Nick Wambach ...
Donny Parsons
Kathy Hsieh ...
Nurse Gable
Jimmy Castle ...
Kurt Baker - Age 8
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Pat Baker is a small town sheriff. His son, Kurt, is a deranged young man with a dark secret. Sheriff Baker's worst nightmare comes true when Kurt escapes from a psychiatric hospital where he was locked away for the brutal murder of his mother thirteen years earlier. Gary, a hospital security guard, sets out into the woods to stop him, but soon finds himself relentlessly hunted by the deranged psychopath intent on killing him and anyone who crosses his path. Sheriff Baker launches an intense search to find his son, only to discover that his daughter, Sara, and her friends are camping in the same woods where Kurt has escaped. Kurt's psychosis escalates, as does his vengeful killing spree, culminating in a terrifying, climactic confrontation with Kurt, the sheriff and his family. Written by Lock It In Entertainment

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Written and Performed by Norbert Caoili and Dino Moore
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Close to becoming a classic.
10 February 2010 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

A town sheriff's mentally ill sun murders his mother and he is sent away to an insane asylum, years later he escapes and starts to wreak havoc in the community.

Of course the storyline is a lot more fleshed out than what I've summed up, like there is actually a reason why the child is mentally sick but I'm not going to spoil it, because this film is actually worth seeing for any horror fan, its probably one of the more unconventional horror films I've seen because with other slasher horror films I can actually predict who will die and who will live, with FRAYED I was way off the entire time and that was probably the first time that's happened to me in years and the array of plot twist at the end drove me nuts because that's when the film really took hold.

The suspense is kept surprisingly high thanks to the relatively casual pace of the film which helps to keep the viewer hooked and allow for some well done character development.

Note, I did say it was close to becoming a classic but there is only one flaw that keeps it from actually being a classic, its not 100% original despite having a great plot, if you look carefully you'll notice it seems to borrow from older films Like HALLOWEEN (1978) but en light of that I'd put it along with LAID TO REST as one of the more competently made slashers in a while.


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