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Desecration (1999)

Unrated | | Drama, Horror
Sixteen year-old Bobby is emotionally damaged by his mother's early death. He accidentally causes a nun's death, unleashing a chain of supernatural events that lead him into the pits of Hell.

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Credited cast:
Irma St. Paule ... Grandma Matilda
... Sister Madeline / Mary Rullo
... Bobby Rullo
Salvatore Paul Piro ... Mr. Rullo
Vincent Lamberti ... Brother Nicolas
Maureen Tomaselli ... Sister Rosemary
Gene Burke ... Father O'Leary
Ruth Ray ... Reverend Mother
Helen Palladino ... Mrs. Cannizzaro
Garret Montanez ... 4 year-old Bobby
Nora Maher ... Sister Rita
Mark Mamone ... Sean
Mary Fassino ... Sister Veronica
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elena Christiana ... Paramedic
Rocco Spinelli ... Bishop
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"Desecration" is a psychological chiller about a beyond-the-grave relationship between a teenage boy and his long-dead mother. Bobby, a 16-year-old loner, has been emotionally damaged by his mother's early death and a repressive Catholic upbringing. The boy accidentally causes a nun's death, triggering a chain of supernatural events and violent mayhem that leads Bobby into Hell to confront his mother. Powerful childhood demons are exorcised and unleashed as the gates of Hell open in this gripping, hallucinatory film. Written by www.image-entertainment.com

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You Will Burn in Hell...

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Drama | Horror

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Brother Nicolas: Here, take this.
Bobby Rullo: Where'd you get them?
Brother Nicolas: They're mine...It's Valium.
Bobby Rullo: Can priests take Valium?
Brother Nicolas: Priests can do many things.
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Pretty frightening stuff!
20 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Desecration" is a creepy psychological horror film from Dante Tomaselli; a New Jersey director whose influences include Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Salvador Dali. This film feels hallucinatory in some parts, and it becomes hard to tell what's actually happening or what's fantasy. The plot concerns a boy at a catholic school, who accidentally kills a nun. When his remote control airplane malfunctions, the blade hits the nun. Because of this incident and his long deceased mother, the gates of hell open up. Creepy, bizarre and unexplained things start to happen. Repeated viewings might help as the ending leaves it's viewers confused and in awe. This film is amazing, it shows what you can do on a low budget with creativity and imagination.


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