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Home Movie (II) (2008)

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Documents one family's descent into darkness, using a compilation of found home-made footage. In the remote woods of upstate New York, the Poe family lives a Norman Rockwell life. Perfect ... See full summary »

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Documents one family's descent into darkness, using a compilation of found home-made footage. In the remote woods of upstate New York, the Poe family lives a Norman Rockwell life. Perfect house. Perfect marriage. If only the children stopped stapling frogs to trees. Something is very wrong with Jack and Emily Poe, the ten-year old twins. And, to stop them, their parents must enter the nightmare of their minds. The only question is: who will survive the night? Written by MODERNCINÉ STAFF

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Rated R for some disturbing violent content and language

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Much of this movie revolves around the real life attempt by humans to explain evil. It is no accident that the childrens' parents represent the extreme sides of the debate: organized religion (pastor) and science (psychiatrist). In both cases, each parent is unable to explain their childrens' evil behaviour, either through psychology or spirituality. The somewhat nihilistic tone of the film is capped off by the fact that it provides no real answers, instead showing that both sides of the debate are unable to explain what evil really consists of, and what motivates the children to act the way they do. See more »

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Clare is referred to as a psychologist. Psychologists can't prescribe medications (psychiatrists can). See more »

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David Poe: And on this episode of "Clare Poe: Turkey Proctologist Extraordinaire," we - ooh - rectum, damn near killed 'em.
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References The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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This was the height of pov shaky camera found footage type films...............
17 February 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As I am reviewing new films for IMDb, I like to occasionally go back down memory lane and review a film I saw in years past. Since last night I watched Apartment 143 another film of this sub genre ilk, I suddenly thought of the glory days of these particular films and Viola!!! Home Movie snuck into my mind. How can you go wrong here.....parents, one a reverend and the other a psychologist will 2 kids that lets just say are off the beaten path lurking down a 2 rut road. In other words very troubled and trouble is what they bring to the table in this moody, dark, creepy, foreboding and deeply insidious indie gem. I won't give anything away but I will say this, I had trouble walking by a park playground for months and I have seen almost every horror film out there. Pregnant females stay far away and males about to be a father watch and be warned. Both children deserve Oscar nominations for their haunting performances......


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