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Dread (2009)

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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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Storyline

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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References Casino (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Rusted Wheel
Performed by Silversun Pickups
Written by Silversun Pickups
Silversun Pickups Music (ASCAP)/Boredom Mending Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Dangerbird Records
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In Response to Gorefest

While I disagree with your review, I respect your opinion. However, the last line you wrote makes no sense.

You wrote, "We all know already what humans can do to fellow human beings. We don't need to watch it over and over again." Why watch anything then? We all know humans fall in love, so why watch Romantic Comedies? We all know cops bust criminals, so why watch Action films? And Dramas are full of the things we all do as humans, so why watch those?

This film is a solid effort and one of the better Barker adaptations to date. It contains all of the elements of classic Clive; sex, revenge, desire and, of course, blood and bodily harm.

Keep those Books of Blood coming!


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