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The Frightening (2002)

On his first day at Hallow End High School, Corey Peterson discovers that a rash of murders is occurring on campus. Soon, a battle emerges between jocks and geeks, and Corey must choose a side.

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David DeCoteau

Writer:

Matthew Jason Walsh (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Twining Matthew Twining ... Corey (as Matt Twining)
James E. Foley James E. Foley ... Mason (as James Foley)
Jack Carlisle ... Perry (as Jack Carlisle III)
Mark Ian Miller Mark Ian Miller ... Niles (as Mark Miller)
Greg Lyczkowski Greg Lyczkowski ... Tom
Derek Phipps Derek Phipps ... Greg
Tanya Dempsey ... Tanya
Scott McCann Scott McCann ... Hooper (as Scott Clark)
Keary Ann Bixby Keary Ann Bixby ... Shanie
Kyle Lupo Kyle Lupo ... Wyatt (as Kyle Patrick)
Kara Schaaf ... Bridget
Dan Carlson Dan Carlson ... Kelso
Charity Rahmer Charity Rahmer ... Beth
Elizabeth Bruderman Elizabeth Bruderman ... Miss Birch
Robert Donavan ... Principal Rizcheck
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The eighteen years old Corey Peterson moves with his mother to a small town due a trauma in the past. On his first day at Hallows End High School, he is approached by the student also new arrival in town Mason that tells him about a death of a friend of him in the school and advises Corey to stay away from the wrestler Perry and his gang. When two other students vanish, Corey decides to talk to Principal Rizcheck, who does not give any attention to him. Together with Mason, they investigate the secret about the school and disclose the dark truth about Hallows End and the missing students. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A slash course in terror! See more »


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Rated R for violence/gore | See all certifications »

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Filmed at Hollywood High School in Hollywood, CA and Hamilton High School in West Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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References Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (1966) See more »

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* out of 4
26 May 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

A teenager haunted by visions of accidently killing someone during a wrestling tournament moves to a new town w/ his mother (Brinke Stevens) to get away from it all. At his now school though a series of murders have been occuring and it looks like he could be next.

What is frightening about this film is that it was made and got a pretty decent release into video stores. It totally lacks any character development, its gore and fright scenes are poorly excuted, and it seems like more of an excuse to show cute, well toned young men parade about in their boxer briefs then an actual movie. And by the way, the final twist is as lame as they get.

Rated R; Graphic Violence and Guys Running Around in Their Boxer Briefs


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Release Date:

2 April 2002 (USA) See more »

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