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Totem (1999)

Six people find themselves inexplicably transported to a remote cabin that is surrounded by an invisible barrier. In a nearby graveyard, they discover an ancient, carved stone monument that... See full summary »

Director:

David DeCoteau (as Martin Tate)

Writers:

Charles Band (story), Neal Marshall Stevens (as Benjamin Carr)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jason Faunt ... Paul Maglia
Marissa Tait ... Alma Groves
Eric W. Edwards Eric W. Edwards ... Leonard 'Len' McKinney
Sacha Spencer Sacha Spencer ... Roz
Tyler Anderson Tyler Anderson ... Robert Cole
Alicia Lagano ... Tina Gray
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Six people find themselves inexplicably transported to a remote cabin that is surrounded by an invisible barrier. In a nearby graveyard, they discover an ancient, carved stone monument that they dub a "totem pole." Soon, they find themselves trapped in a murderous plot by malevolent forces that can control and manipulate their actions with the ultimate goal being to unleash three demonic entities from the monument. Written by JHC3

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The Shape of Nightmares to Come...

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Totem maldito See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Full Moon Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David DeCoteau directed this film as part of a contractual agreement between him and Charles Band. DeCoteau was allowed to direct Voodoo Academy if he directed this film first. See more »

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Edited from The Vikings (1958) See more »

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True. This movie is aweful!!
30 September 2002 | by MikeFab1See all my reviews

I must agree with everyone else. I too was at a local Blockbuster in

Allston/Brighton (for those of you from the Boston area; it's the one

that's now falling apart on Western Ave not the nice one in Cleveland

Circle) and I came across one of the many straight-to-video movies they

had. This one caught my eye because of the intruiging title. Totem. Must

be about Native Americans getting back what's theirs! Plus the cute

chick on the cover is a nice touch. I watched it and it almost made me

puke. How very, very sad that this was made! "Those poor actors will

never make a decent movie ever in their young careers," I thought. How

did those teens even get to that cabin? The last girl that got there

said she was in class about to take a test or something. Why didn't

anyone stop her as she left class... or ran down the street... and

across the highway??? You'd think somebody would have grabbed them and

said, "I'm not letting you go until you tell me why you are running to

some cabin in the woods in your underwear, Mister!" Why THESE teens?

ALAS, that will never get answered. Go see a nice non-straight-to-


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