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The creation of filmmaker Michael Emanuel, SCARY OR DIE tells five interwoven horror stories that take place in and around the "City of Angels". A flesh-eating clown desperately trying to ... See full summary »
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Hali Lula Hudson ...
Connie ('The Crossing') (as Hali Hudson)
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Keith ('The Crossing')
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Taejung ('Taejung's Lament')
Alexandria Choi ...
Min-ah ('Taejung's Lament')
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Sam Franks ('Re-memebered' / 'Clowned')
John Moran ...
Colvin ('Re-memebered')
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Motorcycle Cop ('Re-memebered')
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Emmett ('Clowned')
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Kelly ('Clowned')
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Fucko ('Clowned')
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Frances ('Clowned')
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Andy ('Clowned')
Derrick Jones ...
Romano ('Clowned' / 'Lover Come Back') (as Ski-Ter Jones)
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The Walking Woman ('Lover Come Back')
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The creation of filmmaker Michael Emanuel, SCARY OR DIE tells five interwoven horror stories that take place in and around the "City of Angels". A flesh-eating clown desperately trying to protect the person he craves the most, A dirty cop and a hit gone wrong with a vengeful Necromancer, a beautiful but mysterious woman and a lonely man looking for love in all the wrong places, a gruesome blood splattered uprising of Illegal Mexican Zombies, and a Cajun conjure grandfather whose gift of never ending love goes terribly awry...SCARY OR DIE is unique experience in horror filmmaking certain to fulfill all your twisted horror film experience needs. Written by Anon

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Rated R for bloody horror violence, language and brief sexuality

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The Clown: Thank you sir... can I have another?
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An unexceptional horror anthology.
25 March 2016 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

The lame framing device for this mediocre anthology has an unseen person logging on to a website where they view five short, supposedly scary videos.

In the first, The Crossing, trashy strumpet Connie (Hali Lula Hudson) accompanies rednecks Buck (Bill Oberst Jr.) and Keith (Shawn-Caulin Young) to the Mexican border where the guys have been murdering and burying immigrants in order to deter wetbacks from entering their country. But when Keith, who has been swilling foul-looking moonshine, stops to take a leak, his toxic urine soaks into the ground, bringing the pair's previous victims back from the dead as ravenous, vengeful zombies. Some enthusiastic blood-letting makes this tale fairly enjoyable, although the 'twist' at the very end is as old as the hills, ripped straight from Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead.

Tale number two, Taejung's Lament, revolves around lonely widower Taejung (Charles Rahi Chun), who, having rescued mysterious young woman Min-ah (Alexandria Choi) from an attacker, is invited to a party the following week. When he gets there, Taejung discovers that the other guests are all vampires. Another moderately entertaining story, but the payoff is weak and predictable.

Re-membered stars Christopher Darga as hit-man Sam Franks, who is driving down the freeway with the remains of a dismembered victim in his trunk when he hears strange noises coming from the back of his car. No prizes for guessing that this story ends with Sam meeting a grisly fate at the hands of his victim, who has somehow reassembled himself.

The fourth and best story, Clowned, sees petty drug-dealer Emmett (Corbin Bleu) gradually transforming into a hideous clown after he is bitten by the creepy (and inappropriately named) entertainer at his younger brother's birthday party. Director Michael Emanuel drags his story out for far too long but at least offers some genuinely creepy imagery along the way, with Emmett as the clown being a particularly impressive sight—easily one of the more disturbing horror movie clowns that I have seen. The ending for this one is also pretty neat, displaying a delicious sense of black humour.

In contrast, Lover Come Back, the final segment, is incredibly short, and tells of a woman whose voodoo amulet helps her to return from the dead to seek revenge on her murderous husband. It's executed with a fair amount of style, but isn't all that memorable.

The film wraps up matters by revealing the person logged onto the website to be the dead woman from the final story, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense.


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