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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 ...
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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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[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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Vicious Traditions
Performed by The Veils
Written by Finn Andrews
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[ISRC No: GB-CVZ-03-00725. (P)2004 Rough Trade Records Limited. Licensed courtesy of Rough Trade Records Ltd. Taken from the album 'The Runaway Found' RTRAD 135CD.]
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Not your average horror flick.
5 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having watched around 600 horror and thriller movies over the course of the last 20 years. I have rarely come across a horror flick that has the intellectual prowess of "Dread". This is a very well done adaptation of Barkers short story, and has kept the dark and ominous feel of the original.

The cinematography is masterfully done while keeping an almost home movie feel. The flickering lights and dark sets lend an eerily dreamlike feel to the bulk of the movie so that when the brighter scenes appear the contrast is quite stark.To say this movie is disturbing would be an understatement. The decent into madness depicted here is powerfully dramatic and quite intense. Not only is there violence, gore, and blood, but a realistic view of trauma inflicted psychosis becoming complete madness.

The bottom line is this. The ability to suspend disbelief is the cornerstone of any good story and this one delivers in buckets.


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