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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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Rick Dethlefsen ...
Edgar
Amin Fallahi ...
Mina's Date
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Jonathan
Kelly Kirstein ...
Mina
Brak Little ...
Officer Mellish
Christin Russman ...
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Mr. Nelson
Brian Van Camp ...
Officer Starkwell
Katherine Vermeersch ...
Michael Wexler ...
Mr. Singer
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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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A mind-bending odyssey through the realm of insanity!

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31 October 2015 (USA)  »

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Fear the Crooked Corpse  »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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A SOLID FILM! Great Visuals!
7 August 2016 | by (New Orleans, LA) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of horror movies and I cannot wait for Aaron Russman to get the million dollar budget he deserves. This film had the most beautiful locations I have ever seen in a movie not to forget to mention some of the greatest actors ever. This is my second favorite film next to "The Godfather" and "Hot Pursuit". It is my favorite horror film to date, and pushes the envelope in terms of visual effects. I am shocked it was not honored with an Oscar for best visual effects in film. Aaron Russman needs to direct more music videos based on his work here. It is reflective of both neo-realism with plenty of mis en scene! He knows how to arrange his characters in physical reality to challenge the locations that the scenes take place in.


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