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Horror (2003)

R | | Horror | 27 May 2003 (USA)
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This visually arresting chiller concerns a group of runaway teens that escape from a drug rehab and encounter demonic forces in a rural farmhouse.

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Set in the nostalgic Seventies, this film tells the story of a house filled with a sinister presence. From grotesque wax dummies to a doll that once belonged to a drowned child, everything within the house is evil and haunted.

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A little girl is murdered, and everyone in her Catholic community starts accusing her black sheep, asocial sister, Alice. Alice's grief-struck mother, Catherine, has to try to cope, but if Alice isn't the killer, then who is?

Director: Dante Tomaselli
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Credited cast:
... Reverend Salo
Lizzy Mahon ... Grace Salo
... Luck
Vincent Lamberti ... Reverend Salo Jr.
... Mrs. Salo
Jessica Pagan ... Marisa
... Amanda
... Kevin
Chris Farabaugh ... Fred
... Art Therapist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erin Andre ... Zombie / Church Goer
Brian Nieves ... Zombie
Rick Norberg ... Churchgoer / Zombie
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Writer/Director Dante Tomaselli merges two disturbing story lines into this visually arresting chiller. The first involves a band of five teens that escape from a drug rehabilitation center to cash in on a questionable promise of salvation from the psychopathic Reverend Salo Jr.. Leader of the pack Luck, fueled on major hallucinogens, transports the gang to the reverend's isolated house where the basis of the second plot has been set simultaneously. Here lives Grace, Salo Jr.'s daughter, whom he and his equally bizarre wife have enslaved through enforced drug addiction and psychic brainwashing. Grace's only salvation appears to be by the guidance of her paternal grandfather Reverend Salo Sr.. But this hope is quickly jeopardized when it becomes revealed that his comforting visitations may be being made from beyond the grave. Regardless, it is through Grace's visions involving him that she learns of her parent's demonic pastimes, which include abduction, murder, and possibly worse. ... Written by <LDmediacorp@aol.com>

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, language and drug use
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$250,000 (estimated)
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Luck: I didn't mean it.
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Follows Desecration (1999) See more »

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Nice visuals, weak story.
22 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I was very impressed by Desecration...it had some of the creepier images I have seen in some time and the story held me...Unfortunately that was not the case with HORROR. Yes it had some great images and atmosphere but that is not enough to make a good horror film. No the story doesn't have to be amazing, but this film's story was weak...the dialogue was weak and the acting was weak...I am a firm believer that even the lowest budget horror films can and should have strong acting...strong actors are what actually sell the fright side of any horror film...This would have made a really good 10 minute short, or if it has a strong script and good actors, could have been a really great horror film.


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