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Horror Story (1997)

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Moved to another town, Jamin is now in eleventh grade, living with his alcoholic mother, and the beneficiary of court-ordered protection from his abusive father. A few more negative experiences and Jamin snaps.

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Alexander Johnston

Writers:

Alexander Johnston (story), Barbara Kretschmer (story)
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Trenton McDevitt Trenton McDevitt ... Jamin Swatzel (as Trent McDevitt)
Hadley Eure Hadley Eure ... Carolyn
Michael Criscuolo Michael Criscuolo ... Calvin Poteat
Kate Finlayson Kate Finlayson ... Annie
Frank J. Aard ... Clyde (as Frank Aard)
Josh Nudge Josh Nudge ... Landon
Pat Hingle ... Judge Caldwell
Richard K. Olsen ... Mr. Swatzel (as Richard Olsen)
Norman Shore Norman Shore ... Mr. Bladen (as Norm Shore)
Lou Criscuolo Lou Criscuolo ... Lou Morgan
William Neely William Neely ... Detective Baker
Paul Sincoff Paul Sincoff ... Bob
Tony Pender Tony Pender ... Officer Cox
Amy Collier Amy Collier ... Megan
Michael Lynch Michael Lynch ... Coach Wilkins
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Moved to another town, Jamin is now in eleventh grade, living with his alcoholic mother, and the beneficiary of court-ordered protection from his abusive father. A few more negative experiences and Jamin snaps.

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slaughter sermonette
5 May 2003 | by KDWmsSee all my reviews

The foundational Horror Story here is the issue of child abuse. Because of the seriousness of this subject, one might say that it's okay if subsequent gruesomeness is limitless. And it just about is. After the first half of the film portrays the adverse effects of mistreatment on a RESTRAINED eleventh-grader, the remainder shows how it is responsible for that same youth gone berserk, with plenty of gore from then on. (Too much, for me; but then, it's a gory topic, isn't it? A topic which deserves attention; however, I prefer to address it other than in a theatre.) The acting and writing is sincere, if not expert. A little more wordy than your usual slasher flick; even preachy. Better if not counted on solely for a scary good time.


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