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Cookers (2001)

R | | Drama, Horror | 23 April 2001 (USA)
After stealing a huge stash of drugs, speed freaks Hector, Dorena and Merle plan to cook up a large batch of crystal meth and get rich quick in an old abandoned farmhouse in the woods. ... See full summary »

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Dan Mintz

Writers:

Jack Moore, Jeff Ritchie (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brad Hunt ... Hector
Cyia Batten ... Dorena
Patrick McGaw ... Merle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Banashek Paul Banashek ... Man in the Woods
Ashley Ann LaPan Ashley Ann LaPan ... Little Girl
Karole Nellis Karole Nellis ... Old Woman
Frankie Ray ... Father
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After stealing a huge stash of drugs, speed freaks Hector, Dorena and Merle plan to cook up a large batch of crystal meth and get rich quick in an old abandoned farmhouse in the woods. However, the farmhouse is the site of a horrific urban legend. Paranoid and tormented by demons and terrifying visions, the trio turn deadly against each other. Written by jezzaford

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This Crystal Meth House Is Haunted See more »

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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, some violent and disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Shawnnee Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cookers: peligrosa adicción See more »

Filming Locations:

Oxnard, California, USA

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Budget:

$5 (estimated)
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Color
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Good entry in the horror genre
1 October 2006 | by slake09See all my reviews

Most low budget horror movies are pretty bad, hence the desire to watch a lot of them hoping to find the gem that publicity has overlooked. This is that gem.

The storyline deals with a crew of methampetamine cookers who hole up in an old house to make drugs. Since this is a horror movie, the house must be haunted, and of course it is. That the plot is predictable doesn't take away from the entertainment; you might know what's coming, but the way it's presented is the enjoyable part here.

The pacing, the story, the acting - all good. The way that tension was gradually ratcheted up throughout the film speaks well of the director. I especially enjoyed the brief hints that the people were not alone in the house, somewhat reminiscent of The Grudge, but not as blatant.

You'll know how it's going to end, of course, and that's OK. Again, knowing doesn't detract from the movie in any way. The humor is understated, the horror is creepy, and the cast is entirely believable.


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