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A Horrible Way to Die (2010)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  19 August 2011 (USA)
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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

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Garrick Turrell
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Sarah
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Kevin
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Rusty
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Reed
Holly Voges ...
Carla
Kelsey Munger ...
Elisabeth
Michael Anthony Miller ...
Steven
Ed Hanson ...
Mr. Harper
Frank Stack ...
Elderly Man
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Daphne
Gabriel Wallace ...
Warner
Kirstin Denise Racicot ...
Chelsea
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Craig
Cathe Frank ...
Maddy
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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

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Rated R for disturbing bloody violence and images, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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The actress for Daphne actually stared in the 2 Birdemic movies, which are both on the bottom 100 movies list. See more »

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Garrick Turrell: I must have... I must have dozed off or something. I apologize.
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The Four Seasons - Winter
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A Horrible Way to Die is a great example of a movie for people who can appreciate the craft of filmmaking and storytelling.

in my opinion, people have too narrow of a view on what's considered a 'horror movie'. so when it comes to a lot of people, A Horrible Way to Die will mostly likely disappoint because it doesn't follow a humdrum and redundant horror movie formula: blood, guts, haunted places, monsters, deranged psychopaths stalking people, etc...

watch this movie if you're looking to watch a GOOD movie in general. it's the kind of horror movie that shows you a glimpse into a somewhat practical situation. a lot of movies out there tend to skimp on one vital part of making a movie: the story. and because the horror genre is vast, it seems too many people make horror movies with only blood and guts in mind (which isn't always a bad thing). the story in this movie is attentive to appreciating the craft of MAKING a good story.

generalized example horror plot (that has nothing to do with this film):

a movie about someone breaking into a house and terrorizing the family inside.

it's a basic concept that's been done a million times and will be made a million more times. BUT, that doesn't mean you CAN'T make a good movie about that specific scenario. it's a terrifying concept that isn't too outlandish to conceive. unfortunately this makes a lot of filmmakers lazy. they slap together a 'screenplay' and depend on generic situations that other people have done over and over again to do the work.

fortunately, there are some great films out there using that concept. and those films involve a well thought out story. instead of throwing buckets of blood around hoping the more blood, the better the movie, some people would rather switch the buckets of blood with an actual STORY. the horror springs from the reaction of characters involved, and how they react towards each other.

THIS is that kind of movie.


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