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Animus: The Tell-Tale Heart (2015)

Edgar Allan Poe's macabre masterpiece of murder and madness, re-imagined as a modern day revenge thriller.

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Edgar (Rick Dethlefsen), a meek, honest man seeks retribution for his daughter's (Kelly Kirstein) murder at the hands of her boyfriend Jonathan (Axel Harney). Tracking him to his reclusive father's hilltop property, Edgar witnesses Jonathan take his own life. Left without means to an end Edgar soon staggers through strange nightmares wherein he's visited by a bizarre individual who leads him unexpectedly toward revenge against Jonathan's father Mr. Nelson (Bruce Spielbauer). In time Edgar finds himself believing that Mr. Nelson- the reserved, ominous man with the unusual deformity- is the one truly responsible for his daughter's death. Morals are suspended and his loved ones' lives are in jeopardy as Edgar becomes a force of terror against anyone standing between him and his desire for vengeance. Written by Aaron Russman

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Lame Tale of Revenge, Madness and Murder
1 July 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When Jonathan (Axel Harney) kills his girlfriend and cuts her body in pieces, her father Edgar (Rick Dethlefsen) becomes obsessed to revenge his beloved only daughter. He seeks out Jonathan at his father real estate in an isolated area and when he finds the man hidden in the barn, he commits suicide hanging himself. Edgar has nightmares and listens to Jonathan'voice, affecting his personal life. He decides to revenge the death of his daughter killing Jonathan's father Mr. Nelson (Bruce Spielbauer); however his colleague and friend Caroline (Dana Blackstone) feels that Edgar is becoming deranged and follows him. They stop their cars on the road and Edgar kills Caroline. Then he breaks in Mr. Nelson's house and kills him. Then he cuts his body in pieces and hides them beneath the floor. Out of the blue, two police officers arrive at Mr. Nelson's house and interrogate Edgar about the whereabouts of the owner. What will Edgar do?

"Animus: The Tell-Tale Heart" is a lame tale of revenge, madness and murder. The flawed plot is boring and I have unsuccessfully tried to watch this film since last Tueday, but I slept all these days. Today I have finally succeeded in watching but I regret. The story is annoying; the direction and performances are bad; the edition is irritating. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "Busca de Vingança" ("Seeking Revenge")


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