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Book of Blood (2009)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  8 May 2009 (Turkey)
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A paranormal expert discovers a house that is at the intersection of so-called "highways" transporting souls in the afterlife.

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Reg Fuller
Romana Abercromby ...
Janie
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Derek
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Tollington
Gowan Calder ...
Janie's Mother
Graham Colquhoun ...
Simon's Father
Marcus McLeod ...
Janie's Father
James McAnerney ...
Doctor Nigel Blake
Joy McBrinn ...
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Charlie McFadden ...
Joanne
Jack North ...
Simon (age 11)
Andrew Scott-Ramsay ...
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A paranormal expert discovers a house that is at the intersection of so-called "highways" transporting souls in the afterlife.

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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8 May 2009 (Turkey)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Clive Barker referred to this as essentially "a haunted house" story. See more »

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[first lines]
Mary Florescu: The dead have highways, running through the wasteland behind our lives, bearing an endless traffic of departed souls. They can be heard in the broken places of our world, through cracks made out of cruelty, violence, and depravity. They have sign posts, these highways, and crossroads and intersections. And it is at these intersections where the dead mingle, and sometimes spill over into our world.
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Tricky
16 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Actually I do like the theme of story. And it has a pretty good ending. The problem is, what lies before that and how the story is treated. While I haven't read the source material (book by Clive Barker), I'm sure it is a far better and more complex story to be found there, which didn't translate to the screen.

Apart from the pacing and a story twist that will leave with a bad feeling (again, I don't know if it's the same in the novel), what really gets to you, is the fact, that the actors are pretty dull. I'm not saying bad, just dull. It's exactly about sympathizing with them, but they leave you more than cold (no pun intended). Which might work for other movies, but not here. Still there are a few scares, it's quite nicely shot and the aforementioned ending ... other than that? Not much!


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