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Hardcore Poisoned Eyes (2000)

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Three young women Sarah, Ellie & Angie go on a weekend getaway in a small cabin in the woods. Angie is focused on her future of becoming a writer and solving the bizaare death of her ... See full summary »


Sal Ciavarello


Sal Ciavarello




Cast overview:
Christine Gallo Christine Gallo ... Angelique
Wendy Allyn Wendy Allyn ... Sarah
Jessica Hester Jessica Hester ... Ellie
Anthony Fariello Anthony Fariello ... The Satanist


Three young women Sarah, Ellie & Angie go on a weekend getaway in a small cabin in the woods. Angie is focused on her future of becoming a writer and solving the bizaare death of her grandfather who was believed to have documented evidence on satanic cults and their evil rituals. That same night their weekend turns into a chilling nightmare of survival as a local satanist unleashes unspeakable horror.

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H.P.E. See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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1.85 : 1
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In one shot Angeline is seen coming out of the cabin with some files in her hand, but in the next shot they are gone. See more »

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Mr. Crowley, Not just a song...
9 February 2005 | by IndyrodSee all my reviews

This is an ultra low budget shot-on-digital-video movie about three women who spend pretty much the whole movie in a cabin, in the middle of a woods during a snow storm. The reason, one of the girls Grandfather was murdered recently, and she has found proof that a hardcore satanic cult was maybe behind it. So, she gathers up her two friends and they go to his cabin to try and find further evidence. She discovers her late Grandfather has been dealing with an in between guy who has been furnishing him with details concerning this gruesome cult. The movie is basically a talk fest with almost no action until the end, but a rather interesting continuous run of exposition that tells us everything anybody would ever want to know about religion and satanism from their viewpoint. Even though the camera work is shoddy, the video feel is very cheap, the movie is saved by some outstanding acting by the three women as they get drunk talking and talking and talking, and very good direction. Believe it or not, but the whole story is tied to the Ozzy Osbourne song "Mr. Crowley", which is about a man who deals with the devil and talks to the dead. One of the women gets overly drunk and actually calls the leader of this satanic cult as a joke. Of course the other girls are going nutzoid at this stupid idea, and as can be expected this brings the wrath of Mr. Crowley down on their dumb asses. The ladies start flipping out as the man on phone identifies himself as Mr. Crowley and off we go with the predictable grand finale. Yep, he shows up in a devilish outfit and starts terrorizing the girls in the cabin, and finally we have some action. The girls finally get forced out of the cabin and begin running through the forest after the snow storm has passed. Now get this, a fresh snow storm just blew through, and there are footprints everywhere. I mean all over the place. Where did they come from? Oh yea, we shouldn't worry about such matters when playing in the ballpark of ultra low budget film-making. The shaky camera work is enough to make you dizzy, but somehow this quirky movie has just enough solid footing to be interesting and provide some pretty good entertainment in the horror genre. As I said, the performances are so good, you kind of forget about the overall cheapness of the production. So anyway, at about six bucks for the Brentwood collection, with three other movies, you can't really go wrong with "Hardcore Poisoned Eyes". It's a chance to see a pretty decent job of student film-making by a director who has good ideas. Compared to "The Blair Witch Project, a movie that I did not like on any level, HPE is pretty good. It also has an excellent heavy rock soundtrack with other cool sound effects, which sounds very much like "Black Sabbath". It's not everyday you get to see a film adaptation of an Ozzy Osbourne song.

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