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Playback (II) (2012)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  9 March 2012 (USA)
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A cop investigates the case of a missing local teen, though he discovers a dark secret that has been unleashed in his town, and an evil spirit that will stop at nothing to find its heir.

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When a group of high school students dig into their town's infamous past they unwittingly unlock an Evil that corrupts and destroys them. Possessing its victims through video playback and using them for malevolent purposes, it closes in on one specific soul, threatening to expose the town's deepest, darkest secret. Written by John Gibbons

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Picture. Evil.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content/nudity and some teen partying | See all certifications »

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Playback: Bloodline  »

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Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$252 (USA) (16 March 2012)

Gross:

$252 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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Goofs

When Quinn films himself at the end, the camera pans down from the house to his face. When Julien watches the video, the camera pans up from the ground to Quinn's face. See more »

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Under the Twilight
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One of the most exciting films of recent years
31 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie expecting to be a bit disappointed. I'm truly a stickler when it comes to horrors and thrillers. I will say that the only reason I even went was because one of my closest friends practically forced me into it.

What I found was that I could not be happier with a movie. After his work in the batman franchise, Christian Slater did a wonderful job keeping me on the edge of my seat. In fact, if I had to guess, I'd say his work in this film might be the most realistic, believable acting job in recent history, far surpassing Christian's former costar, Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight.

My only beef about the film was that it was sometimes hard to follow the intricate movements of the actor's index fingers, although I suppose its not fair to deduct points for something that I assume is a rare fetish that is only shared by complete sociopaths and a large percentage of field mice.


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