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John Bernath ...
Isaac
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Maya
Caitlin Singer ...
Angel
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Lucas
Brandon Lee Pittman ...
Daniel
Tiffany Ann B. ...
Mekalia
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Brad
Joan Schumacher ...
Mrs. Campbell
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Dr. Hostedler
Wynelle Waters ...
Anita Hostedler
Doug Mitchell ...
Harland
Martie van der Voort ...
Woman on the Street
John Muller ...
Trapper
Artemas Walters ...
Joe the Logger
George Chatalas ...
Angry Old Man
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Hoping to find proof of the paranormal, five film students set out to document the legendary Copper Queen Hospital. But as the sun goes down, they experience something far worse than they ever could have imagined and they find themselves pursued by a blood thirsty maniac. Written by Anonymous

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Surprisingly gory, but ultimately an average first attempt. 4.5/10

This film was actually somewhat of a surprise to me when considering the low rating and turned out to something I actually enjoyed. Just looking at the background of this first time writer/director gave me an idea of the potential this film could have, him having a solid background in special effects/make-up really shows all throughout the film. The plot is about our lead character Maya(Megan Davis), a college film student tasked with the assignment of making a documentary film. She sets out in hopes of finding the paranormal with four friends at the legendary Copper Queen Hospital, which supposedly is haunted by the ghost of the head doctor's illegitimate son, who disappeared there long ago, presumed murdered by the doctor's angry wife. Instead they find a horror far more real than any ghost & much more dangerous, a blood thirsty maniac hell bent on slicing & dicing anyone that enters into his realm.

The cinematography is good, the effects & make-up are as good as any big budget Hollywood horror release. The acting by our lead Maya is acceptable although I can't say the same for the rest of the cast. Their purpose seemed to be limited to being killed off violently as they added little more to the film in terms of story and acting ability. Other than that indiscretion the film really excelled in it's special effects & gore. I also noticed some influence from other great films from the past during certain scenes which was interesting. That said, while not perfect it was an entertaining film that any horror fan should take a liking to. A recommended low budget time killer 4.5/10


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