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Evil Things (2009)

On January 9, 2009, five college students left New York City for a weekend in the country. 48 hours later, all five students have simply vanished without a trace. There were no leads and no evidence - until now.

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Laurel Casillo ...
Cassy
Morgan Hooper ...
Mark
Torrey Weiss ...
Tanya
Ryan Maslyn ...
Leo
Elyssa Mersdorf ...
Miriam
Gail Cadden ...
Aunt Gail
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Sarah E. Harwood ...
Girl at Deli
Rhonda Balcom ...
Waitress at Diner
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It's Miriam's 21st Birthday. As a birthday gift, Miriam's aunt Gail has decided to lend Miriam her beautiful country house for an entire weekend. Aunt Gail's country house is amazing. It's a four bedroom house surrounded by breathtaking mountains and miles and miles of woods. Miriam invites her young college friends Cassy, Mark, Tanya and Leo to join her at the country house for what looks to be the most amazing weekend ever. Of course they all jump at the chance to spend a free weekend in the country, in the middle of nowhere. Miriam's friends are totally in the mood for a big time party weekend. They're also anxious to escape the dark and gloomy concrete jungle known as Manhattan. Miriam, Cassy and Tanya bring the food. Mark brings the beer and Leo, the aspiring filmmaker, brings his new video camera. Leo hopes to produce a short movie by documenting every amazing moment of this weekend getaway. Unfortunately, what Leo ends up capturing on camera is not a weekend of peace and ... Written by Dominic Perez

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$3,175,000 (estimated)
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Dominic's goal with Evil Things was to take the sheer terror inspired by that real event and re-create it for the characters in his movie. The young characters in Evil Things dare to open that door and make contact with what is on the other side. See more »

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At the beginning when they are passed by the van on Storm King Mountain Road, they are traveling south towards the city, instead of north towards the Catskills. You can tell this by the Hudson River being on the left side of the road, instead of the right. See more »

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Birthday getaway turns home invasion
17 September 2011 | by (Saitama, Japan) – See all my reviews

Some friends celebrating the 21st birthday of one of their members decide to spend a winter weekend in the country, relaxing in a large modern home in the woods. Before they even arrive they begin to feel they're being followed.

The story is told solely from the point of view of found footage, apparently anonymously delivered to the FBI.

I found the acting to be quite good - at no point did I not believe these were some kids out on a weekend trip.... except for the unnatural way the one kid CONSTANTLY filmed everything. Guess I can look the other way since without him we'd miss much of the movie.

On the whole, not enough happens and the ending is confusing and I'm left wondering what happened.

The filmmakers completely and utterly ruined their film by adding a soundtrack to the latter fourth of the film. It adds nothing, breaks any "this is real found footage" spell successfully cast up to that point, and WORST OF ALL covered up certain sounds like the phone ringing and some of the kids' panicked conversation. What a bummer.

I can't recommend this movie. Even if there was a more natural version lacking a silly soundtrack, not enough happens at the end to justify the time it takes to watch the movie.


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