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Welcome to Dreadville III: The Lottery (2009)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, Horror | 16 March 2009 (USA)
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Josh has only one chance to get himself out of the trouble, but when he turns to gambling as a way to pay back his debits, his troubles turn deadly.


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Credited cast:
Barb Boisacy ...
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Melissa Boisacy ...
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Robert Boisacy ...
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Bryant Dailey ...
Locash Clark
Bag Lady Dolly Murphy
Lana Costello
Tom Fernandez ...
Alex Gonzalez ...
Josh Lynch (as Steven Rohlf)
Ryan Kralka ...
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Joyce Nikolopoulos ...
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Jimmy Oukrust ...
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Ivy Patfield ...
Jenny Walker
Jason Patfield ...
Eric Chasta
Charles Ramsey ...
Lottery Announcer


Josh has a gambling problem and is about to lose his apartment but worst of all he owes the Syndicated Mafia money. When his life long friend Rhett shows up at his door with his own problems both devise a plan to get out of town, can they escape the town of Dreadville or has their luck run out. Written by Jason Patfield

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Welcome to a world where the people who hit it big, get it big.


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16 March 2009 (USA)  »

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$400 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Lottery was filmed in 25 hours and took 5 months to edit, two versions were edited with the same footage, producers (Jason Patfield) cut and directors (J.D. Scruggs) cut. See more »


Josh's apartment numbers were left off when Lando enters. They appear when Spanky arrives. See more »

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Intriguing crime tale
19 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In recent years, this series of low-budget short films has popped up. Welcome to Dreadville is much like Sin City in that the tales all take place in the same crime-ridden town, not to mention some recurring characters.

The Lottery is about Josh (Steven Rohlf). Plunged deep in debt to his landlord and a gang, he plays the lottery in the hopes that his ship will come in. His doctor friend Rhett (Michael Schmid) is in trouble too. After botching an operation on the mayor's daughter, in which he literally cuts off her face, he's wanted by authorities legal and otherwise.

Although it seem a little slow getting started, by the end you'll feel that wasn't the case at all. It moves along well and culminates in a clever resolution. While some of the camera tricks and techniques fall short of seamlessness, some are pretty cool, and the gore during an operation of Rhett's has a quality to it along the lines of H.G. Lewis. The acting is adequate, as are the picture and sound quality. But the soundtrack – a mix of some reggae songs and some rock – strangely works.

Frank Miller meets O. Henry meets Dexter; that would be how I would describe the Welcome to Dreadville series. Any fans of those ought to give these stories a shot.

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