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Following a messy divorce, Lynn Graham moves back home to Australia with her three American-born children in tow. Buying an old house on the same street as her sister seems like a good idea... See full summary »


Murray Fahey
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Credited cast:
Joshua Leonard ... Danny Graham
Belinda McClory ... Lynn Graham
Lauren Hewett ... Bronwyn McChristie
Jerome Ehlers Jerome Ehlers ... Harrison / Harlow
Craig McLachlan ... Bill
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Brown ... Newsreader
Peter Callan ... Don
Madison Dohnt Madison Dohnt ... Hope
Murray Fahey Murray Fahey ... Gary the Pest Man
Carita Farrer Spencer Carita Farrer Spencer ... Sandra Hickey (as Carita Farrer)
Belinda Gavin Belinda Gavin ... Julie (as Belinda Ann Gavin)
Steve Harman Steve Harman ... Nurse
Brian Hinzlewood Brian Hinzlewood ... Joel McChristie (as Brian Hinselwood)
Stefan Kluka Stefan Kluka ... Surf Reporter
Craig Marriot Craig Marriot ... Kirby Hickey


Following a messy divorce, Lynn Graham moves back home to Australia with her three American-born children in tow. Buying an old house on the same street as her sister seems like a good idea, but its low price reflects a unpleasant history of murder and satanic ritual. Before long, her two youngest kids have fallen under the spell of an evil force emanating from a sinister cubbyhouse in the back garden, and bloody past events look set to repeat themselves. Written by Ross Horsley <rosshorsley@yahoo.com>

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Playtime will never be the same...


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Release Date:

22 February 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellion: The Devil's Playground See more »

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This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie. See more »


Features Alison's Birthday (1981) See more »


Written by Ben Nash
Performed by 78 Saab
Courtesy of Ivy League Music
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It's about time a film like this was made!
4 July 2007 | by nu-arcSee all my reviews

When I was 13 years old, I brainstormed ideas on making a moving about an evil wendy house or play house when I caught sight of one standing in the cool shade in my friend's back yard. And one year later, the film was created. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT! AND I NEVER KNEW ABOUT IT!! And it was only until this year, I caught sight of the film at a store which I was working at. And I bought it immediately. And more, the had a change of environment, it was set in Austalia. The production designer did a brilliant job with the sets. I DIGGED all those clusters of candles with their flames dancing around in the darkness of the backyard leading to the cubby house where the massacre took place! That was a BRILLIANT shot and with the father running to the wendy house in slow motion, WAS EVEN BETTER!

The sound designer also did a brilliant job with all those bizarre effects with the teenage son waking up after every nightmare he had. And the sharp sounds used for the raging, blood-thirsty vines sounded magnificent and the monstrous snarls of the serpent god which possessed the cubby house were FABOULOUS!

And I would like to congratulate the director for bringing a horror story about an evil wendy house to life. It had good scares, good laughs and it was a fun movie to watch. And your actors performed BRILLIANTLY!! IT WAS ABOUT TIME A FILM LIKE THIS WAS MADE. It was OUTSTANDING! I am so impressed with your work! CONGRATULATIONS! You must make more movies like this one.

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