Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
The outcast cinema student, Stephen Grace, does not drive cars due to the trauma of losing his brother in a car accident. He befriends, Quaid, who since the age of 6 has experienced dreadful nightmares and daydreams about the death of his parents. Quaid proposes they research about each one's innermost fear. Stephen sees the chance of developing an original thesis for college and invites his friend, Cheryl, to work with them. Among the interviewees, Stephen talks to his colleague, Abby who works with him in the library. Abby has a complex about the way she looks. When the work is almost complete, Quaid has an outburst at one interviewee's and ends up destroying the camera and editing equipment. Stephen begins to re-evaluate the situation. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When the flyer for the fear study is being copied, the light illuminates the original from underneath and the wording is not reversed. Since there is no printing on the side you can see, that means that the printed side being copied was printed backwards. Yet the copies coming out are printed correctly. See more »
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The outcast cinema student Stephen Grace (Jackson Rathbone) does not drive cars due to the trauma of losing his brother in a car accident. When he meets the lonely Quaid (Shaun Evans), who has dreadful nightmares and daydreams with the death of his parents that were slaughtered by a unknown man with his father's ax when he was a six year-old boy, they befriend each other and Quaid proposes a research about the innermost fear that each individual has. Stephen sees the chance of developing an original thesis for the college and invites his friend Cheryl Fromm (Hanne Steen) to work with them in the interview and in the edition. Among the interviewees, Stephen talks to his colleague Abby (Laura Donnelly) that works with him in the library and has a great complex due to the large mole she has in her face and body. When the work is almost ready, Quaid has an outburst against one interviewee that is providing fake information and destroys the camera and edition equipment; however, he sends one copy to the college and Stephen succeeds in his project. Then the disturbed Quaid meets Stephen again and the student sees that his friend is actually beginning his personal fear research driving people to the edge.
"Dread" is a gruesome horror movie surprisingly great, with an excellent development of the four lead characters Stephen, Quaid, Cheryl and Abby. The beginning is disclosed in slow pace and the last part is horrific; I almost vomited with the scene of Cherryl and the rotten steak. My only remark in this story is the complete absence of police after the disappearance of people and discovery of the harmed teenagers. The unexpected gloomy conclusion is one of the best I have recently seen in a horror movie. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Lentes do Mal" ("Lens of the Evil")
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