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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

Writers:

Ryan Carrassi (adaptation), Matthew Jason Walsh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Twining Matthew Twining ... Corey Peterson (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
Robert Donavan ... Principal Rizcheck
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
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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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If you don't fit in... you're dead! See more »


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Rated R for violence/gore | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Cinema Home Video Inc.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frightening See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Referenced in Inside Amy Schumer: Tyler Perry's Episode (2014) See more »

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A truly scarey movie indeed, but for all the wrong reasons
19 March 2002 | by jamesbourke50See all my reviews

Sometimes its true what they say, you reap what you sow, so indeed you get what you hire.

The makers of this movie like so many they have produced in house truly have concoted a wholly uninspired movie, which by ten minutes or so by the end my jaw had dropped to the floor in complete disbelief.

You might be thinking, So much bitterness, but why? David Decouteau and his Rapid Heart Production company have done nothing but churn out in "Rapid Fire" fashion a glut of movies so bereft of any orignal thought or execution its a wonder they are still producing films.

The Opening of this movie reminded me of "The Karate Kid" widowed mother and her maladjusted teenage son move to a new town to start again....Do you know where i'm going with this.

As is director Decouteau's habit, he fills the screen with pretty young things, who do nothing, but hey it's the scriptwriter's job to give them something to do, however Matthew Jason Walsh, the purveyor of this film, gives them nothing but hot air, and we don't want to watch a hot air baloon trying to fly now do we?

As for the ending, why was my jaw so near the floor, Should i spoil, should you really hire this movie. In their wisdom, the filmmakers have borrowed the plot-line, sucker punch from "The Sixth Sense" The only highlight for me in this film was catching sight of Brinke Stevens playing the young lead's mother.

Even after all these years, she still oozes class and sophistication which alas is noth something that can be said for this sorry excuse.


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