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Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.

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Hanne Steen ...
Cheryl Fromm
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Abby
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Joshua Shaw
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Vivian Gray ...
Tabitha Swan
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Axe Man
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Quaid's Father
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Quaid's Mother
Kieran Murphy ...
Cheyanne Raymond ...
Zooey (as Cheyenne Raymond)
Zoe Stollery ...
Shauna
Elspeth Rae ...
Samantha
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Valerie
Kerry Ann Smith ...
Nurse #1
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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

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Your Time Will Come.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing sadistic content, graphic sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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[first lines]
Quaid: Maybe I'm not being clear enough. Maybe I need to be honest with you and tell you what I want.
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Incredibly Unique Horror Flick with Genuine Dread
27 March 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I'm a horror movie fan, and lately I've been very sick of the dredge coming out of Hollywood with very a loosely interpreted genre of "horror".

I initially only watched this because Jackson Rathbone stars in it and I love him as an actor and have enjoyed many of his films. In this movie as well as others he brings a special depth and quirky charm to his characters.

This movie starts rather slow - however the build up is definitely worth the wait in the end. The plot is entirely believable and the acting genuine. Not to mention that there were some moments in this film that I personally thought topped even the most squeamish moments in the "Saw" franchise. This is NOT a movie to watch if you are faint of heart or get grossed out easily.

However this is a completely unique story and I've never seen anything like it before. I love Clive Barker yet I've not read the story on which this movie is based (am definitely putting it on my "to read" list!). As a horror movie it stands out above the crowd as one of the best in years if you've got the stomach for it!


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