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The Last Ache (2009)

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In a film noir modernization of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Ezra is driven to madness by his roommate's incessant knuckle cracking.

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Ezra
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Charles
Tessa Emmer ...
Maya
Geoff Pingree ...
Professor
Frank Cirioni ...
Security Officer
Ted Waddelow ...
RA
Adriana Akintobi ...
RA
Marc Kusnetz ...
Charles' Friend
Andy Fenster ...
Charles' Friend
Ricky Ostry ...
Charles' Friend
Nora Hammack ...
Charles' Friend
Chelsea Daniels ...
Student in Classroom
Caroline Casey ...
Student in Classroom
Anthony Harte Baker ...
Student in Classroom
Claire Stepherson ...
Girl with Luggage
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When Ezra first meets his roommate, Charles, everything seems fine. Charles isn't too bright, loose around the edges, but people like him. Ezra likes him. Then, one night, Charles begins to crack his knuckles, waking Ezra up. Even when Charles stops, the cracking continues to pound in Ezra's ears. It's more than he can bear. More than anyone could bear. His others senses dull, his ears feel like lead. He can't eat. Can't sleep. He tries everything to get away from it, everything, but it's no use. One night, he thinks about smothering Charles with a pillow. But that would be crazy. Charles would have to disappear, but it needs to be clean. Ezra has a stash of Monodrialine left over from when he was seeing a headshrinker. He breaks them up and lines Charles beloved food processor with the powder. Feed someone a little Monodrialine and they're looking at a serious nap. Ezra's room is by the gardener's shack, so no one gets suspicious when he leaves a wheelbarrow by the window. He carts ... Written by Anonymous

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27 March 2009 (USA)  »

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$1,200 (estimated)
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Maya: Wait, do you know what "compunctious" means?
Ezra: Can you use it in a sentence?
Maya: "Thoughts of his late wife had made William compunctious."
Ezra: I think it means... very sad.
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