5.6/10
1,062
14 user 10 critic

Second Name (2002)

El segundo nombre (original title)
After the suicide of her beloved father, the biologist Daniella Logan visits her catatonic mother in a mental institution to tell the tragic event and her mother calls her "Josephine". ... See full summary »

Director:

Paco Plaza

Writers:

Ramsey Campbell (novel), Fernando Marías (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Nameless (1999)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

5 years after a mom's 6 y.o. girl is murdered, she gets a phone call from someone claiming to be the daughter. An ex cop and a reporter help. A secret group called The Nameless may be behind it all.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Emma Vilarasau, Karra Elejalde, Tristán Ulloa
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky, John Sharian
Fragile (2005)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya
A Christmas Tale (TV Movie 2005)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1985, in a coastal town, the friends Koldo, Peti, Tito, Eugenio and Moni stumble with a woman dressed like Santa Claus trapped in a hole in the woods. While to boys go to the police ... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Maru Valdivielso, Christian Casas, Roger Babià
Darkness (2002)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Anna Paquin, Lena Olin, Iain Glen
Short | Musical | Thriller
Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Sandra Escacena, Leticia Dolera, Patrick Criado
Ultravioleta (2014)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lola, an art restorer, has to work through the night to reveal a painting hidden beneath another painting. Her obsession with the task and her squandering of energy will bring her more than she bargained for.

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Julián Villagrán, Marc Blanch
Documentary | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Stars: Alejandro Parreño, David Bustamante, Manu Tenorio
To Let (TV Movie 2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mario and his pregnant girlfriend Clara are trying to find in a short period a new apartment to live since they have sold their apartment and they need to move in fifteen days. When Mario ... See full summary »

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Macarena Gómez, Nuria González, Adrià Collado
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A couple's wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín, Ismael Martínez
Muse II (2017)
Fantasy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A grieving English literature professor who is suffering from a horrible recurring nightmare will soon find himself immersed in a macabre world of myth and superstition governed by a coven of seven malevolent women.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Elliot Cowan, Franka Potente, Ana Ularu
Verónica I (2017)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Madrid, 1991. A teen girl finds herself besieged by an evil supernatural force after she played Ouija with two classmates.

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Prior Erica Prior ... Daniella
Trae Houlihan Trae Houlihan ... Chrysteen
Denis Rafter Denis Rafter ... Simon Hastings
Craig Stevenson ... Toby Harris
John O'Toole John O'Toole ... Father Elias
Frank O'Sullivan Frank O'Sullivan ... Inspector Potts
Toby Harper Toby Harper ... Dr. Grant
Miguel Monroy Miguel Monroy ... Raymod
Birgit Bofarull ... Mrs. Hastings
Richard Collins-Moore Richard Collins-Moore ... Dr. Larabee
Ian Gibbs Ian Gibbs ... Pathologist
Teresa Gimpera ... Nana
Craig Hill ... Theodore Logan
Saskia Giró Saskia Giró ... Florist
Alain Chipot Alain Chipot ... Hotel Receptionist
Edit

Storyline

After the suicide of her beloved father, the biologist Daniella Logan visits her catatonic mother in a mental institution to tell the tragic event and her mother calls her "Josephine". Daniella goes to the cemetery and finds that her father's grave had been opened and his corpse was profaned. She decides to investigate, and receives a message of a diabetic priest, Father Elias, who tells her about an ancient fanatic religious sect of followers of Abraham that kills the first child. Later, she meets a weird man, Toby Harris, who claims to be his legitimate father. Daniella continues seeking the truth about her origins and discloses very dark secrets about her family and friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Sekte - Ein Opfer musst du bringen See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,044,665
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dull
16 November 2003 | by jhs39See all my reviews

Flat Spanish horror movie (shot in English) by the producers of the excellent Los Sin Nombre. Like Los Sin Nombre this is based on a Ramsey Campbell book. Both movies are also similar in that they deal with religious fanatics and endangered children, but while many of the same elements may be in place the second time around this movie doesn't deliver any big thrills or generate much suspense. The performances are bland and the director doesn't seem to have any idea of how to ratchet up the tension even though the story is inherently creepy and should have yielded a much more suspenseful film. Part of the problem lies in the script--the police detective here is so ludicrous and incompetent that his every scene becomes painful to watch and the heroine is simply too passive to generate much sympathy. She seems to be in a valium haze throughout the whole movie and never shows the urgency that would be vital for creating some sense of momentum in the still-born material. See Los Sin Nombre or that same director's Darkness instead.


8 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed