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Purgatory House (2004)

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A rebellious and angst-ridden teenager finds a possible chance to redeem herself in the afterlife after prior years of drug addiction and frustration.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Celeste Marie Davis ... Silver Strand
... Saint James
... Sam
Devin Witt ... Atticis
Rhiannon Main ... Celeste
... Marsha
... Silver's Dad (as Howard Lockie)
Kathryn Skatula ... Sam's Mom
Erik Jester ... Jessie
Katrina Gourley ... Teacher
... Ghost
... Student
... Johnny (as Scott Clark)
... Silver's Mom
Jean Paul Toshiro ... Cody


PURGATRORY HOUSE chronicles the after-life journey of a lonely teen who abandoned her life of peer pressure only to find herself caught between Heaven and Hell. Here she will remain 14-years-old forever unless she can find within herself the courage to change. Filmed in 2001 with miniDV cameras and edited on early home-based computers, "Purgatory House" marked the beginning of the democratization of film. Written by and starring a 14-year-old at-risk high school student, Celeste Davis was the [then] first youngest sole-credited feature screenwriter to have a feature distributed. Written by Publicity Services

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Rated R for drug content

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20 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Ted McGinley, David St. James and Christopher Atkins auditioned for the lead role of Saint James. See more »


Johnny: All he ever does is talk about sex and whether or not he should keep his weed plant in direct sunlight or if he should keep it shadded. I mean shaded. He actually said shadded.
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Crazy Credits

Parametic #1 and Parametic #2 are PURGATORY HOUSE Associate Producers Matthew Irving (disguised as "Pink Matthews") and Traci Glodery. See more »


Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Mister Smiley Face
Written by Eric Bazilian
Published by Human Boy Music/WB Music Corp (ASCAP)
Performed by Eric Bazilian
Courtesy of Bad Candy Records
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This is a must watch !!!
19 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was not sure about this movie at first, but after learning more about the writer and star of the movie I was very pleased. The overall felling of the movie was more like a play then a movie, and I think that is a good thing.

The director of the movie did an outstanding job. The move flowed with ease from scene to scene. And I can't wait to see more from this young woman.

The 14 year old star and writer of this movie was GREAT!! Her acting was far better then many so called established stars at twice her age. And considering this was here first role, she has a great future!

I hope many have the chance to see this movie, the ideas set forth in it are profound and complex.

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