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The Doorway (2000)

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An easy paying job turns into a fight to the death, when college students realize that the house they're cleaning is a portal to Hell.

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Michael B. Druxman

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Michael B. Druxman (screenplay), Michael B. Druxman (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Scheider ... Professor Lamont
Lauren Woodland ... Tammy
Christian Harmony ... Rick
Suzanne Bridgham Suzanne Bridgham ... Susan
Don Maloney ... Owen
Teresa DePriest ... Lydia / Evelyn
Brendan Murray Brendan Murray ... Abbott
Ricco Se Ricco Se ... Hoskins
Joe Moylan Joe Moylan ... Charlie
Christopher Burdett Christopher Burdett ... Mirror Demon
Daniel McNamara Daniel McNamara ... Mirror Demon
Hoda Saoud Hoda Saoud ... Demon #1
Dieter Auner Dieter Auner ... Demon #2
John Cullen John Cullen ... Demon #3
Robert Hall ... Walter Van Buren (as Robert G. Hall)
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Storyline

Four college students looking for a cheap place to live have found what looks to be a dream deal: in exchange for renovating a broken-down old mansion, they will not only get paid for their work, but will also get to live there rent-free. They naturally accept the offer, and quickly move in and get to work. Not so long afterwards, however, strange things start happening to all of them, and it soon becomes clear that they are not alone inside the eerie house. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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...to hell

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexuality, horror violence/gore and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pasaje al infierno See more »

Filming Locations:

County Galway, Ireland See more »

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Concorde Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the filming of this picture the cast, director and some of the crew members actually lived in the house that serves as the exterior of the Van Buren mansion. See more »

Quotes

Professor Lamont: I don't do ghosts anymore & I never did demons.
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LOVE IN THE HOUSE
Written, Produced and Arranged by Michèle Vice-Maslin
Performed by Brenda Lee Eager
Published by Sweetersongs (BMI)
Courtesy of Sweetersongs
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Hell had never looked so cheesy

Take a chance to watch this one. THE DOORWAY is the average slasher of the new century. It takes some ideas from 80's and 90's slashers. It fails miserably to scare or even to get your attention.

Rick has a chance to get for free an old mansion if he fixes it. With the aid of 3 friends, Rick and companny accept the challenge. Soon after they arrive to the house, they notice that something evil is in the atmosphere.

A demonic ghost of a woman makes an apparition just to scare them and in the same time manifest that she needs rest for her soul. The doorway in the attic leads to hell and these guys need to close it... sounds easy, but they don't know that before doing it they have to face the devil in a monstrous disguise. These friends look for help with their school history teacher (Roy Scheider)that apparently knows a terrible secret about the mansion.

Try to watch this movie without losing patience. The highlights of the movie are Susan and Tammy. The ghost girl is somewhat attractive even when she's possessed. Average horror movie from the 2000, the year that marked a return to slasherS. A lame attempt to return the dead genre, but at least the intention is there waiting for better chances.

3/10


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