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Drainiac! (2000)

Below the crumbling foundation and within rusting pipes of this deserted house dwells some thing that is about to be unleashed - when a group of friends set out to renovate an old home, they encounter a water demon made flesh.

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Brett Piper

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Brett Piper
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgia Hatzis ... Julie
Alexandra Boylan ... Lisa
Ethan Krasnoo Ethan Krasnoo ... Jake
Samara Doucette Samara Doucette ... Tanya
Rob Gorden Rob Gorden ... Wade (as Robert Gorden)
Steven Bornstein Steven Bornstein ... Dad
Philip Barbour Philip Barbour ... Plummer (as Philip 'Phip' Barbour)
Todd Poudrier ... Steve (Melting Derelict)
Andrew Osborne Andrew Osborne ... Billy (Dumb Derelict)
Elizabeth Hurley Elizabeth Hurley ... Mom (Deceased)
Mike Downey Mike Downey ... Barfly
Paul Costley Paul Costley ... Barfly
William Burke William Burke ... Barfly (as William 'Dollar Bill' Burke)
Don Severence Don Severence ... Irate Driver
Adrienne McCleave Adrienne McCleave ... Beautiful Faceless Ghost
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Storyline

By all appearances, it's just another deserted old house moldering away in the New England countryside - rundown, lonely, forgotten. The rural landscape is littered with hundreds of them. But this house is different, horribly different, because below the crumbling foundation and within rusting pipes dwells some thing that is about to be unleashed.

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They'll suck the life out of you (UK) See more »

Genres:

Horror | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pelham, New Hampshire, USA

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Budget:

$17,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The dilapidated house this film was shot in was torn down shortly after production had wrapped on the movie. See more »

Quotes

Jake: Looks like a drip!
Tanya: You look like a drip yourself!
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The usual disclaimer: This motion picture is a work of fiction and all characters portrayed herein are pretty much the products of the writer / director / producer's warped imagination. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Friends
Written and Performed by Paul Costley
Copyright 1997 Paul Costley
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"Your father? I wouldn't worry about him..."
28 November 2012 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Ultra-low budget Evil Dead stylings here from Brett Piper, the man who brought us the head-scratching "Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell". This one involves Julie, stuck with an angry father who makes her clean up derelict houses in order to sell them, but this time the house he's chosen seems to have a Water Elemental living in it, which plays with Julie and her friend's minds before turning deadly. Who can help them? Well, maybe the exorcist that turns out of the blue...maybe him.

This film looks to have been made for around £1000, but, despite a lot of waffle and dead air, Piper certainly throws in as much as possible at the screen. From the real FX (rather than CGI) to the charming stop motion animation, I was pretty entertained for the most part. You've got tentacles rising from pipes to emasculate a moron, someone being pumped with water so much they explode, demons and spiders crawling about the place, and people being melted by slime. It's all skid row but if half the low-budget films I watched had this energy, I'd be a much happier man.

The pacing is a little off, however, and sometimes the film stops dead for no reason whatsoever, but I for one am happy that I watched this. Brings back memories of the Evil Dead (only on even less of a budget).


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