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Late Phases (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror | November 2014 (USA)
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When deadly beasts attack from the forest, it is up to a grizzled veteran to uncover what the residents of a secluded retirement community are hiding.

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Ambrose McKinley
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Will
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James Griffin
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Anne
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Gloria Baker
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Father Roger Smith
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Clarissa
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Emma
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Delores
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Officer Bennett
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Officer Lang
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Westmark
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Richard
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Nelson
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Ambrose McKinley, a cantankerous blind vet, moves into a retirement community only to learn the residents there have been dying, not from old age, but from dog attacks. After surviving his own encounter with a canine one night, Ambrose comes to believe the assailants are much more than mere dogs... Written by Production

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No knowledgeable revolver owner, especially a veteran, would snap the cylinder closed like Ambrose did (multiple times). Doing so can bend the crane, resulting in a misalignment of the cylinder and the barrel. See more »

Quotes

Ambrose: What is wrong with him?
Gloria B.: He is in an iron lung.
Ambrose: Poor fucking bastard.
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References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

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Mandolin Concerto in C major - 1st Movement
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Published by ZFC Music
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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Oddly interesting
24 November 2015 | by (The Undertow) – See all my reviews

An ornery, blind army veteran moves into a retirement community, where he finds himself under attack during the full moon. He has one month to prepare his defences for the next phase.

What an odd movie. It has a touch of Coen brothers, some Witches Of Eastwick, and a dash of AWILondon. The lead is played brilliantly, with all that gruff dialogue, and many scenes have a powerful whiff of intra-communal paranoia. It really feels like a sophisticated satire on American values, with lots of wry digs at police, army, church and self-imposed isolation. But in the last act it goes fully literal and loses its touch, with no real reflection on what went before.

Sadly the creatures present as extras in furry costumes, but there is a bit of decent gore - although ultimately nothing is scary. I guess the director has to be blamed for the rushed feel of the final showdown.

The music is a bit generic, but effective in setting the mood.

Overall - great lead performance, but an odd mixture that doesn't carry through.


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