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Satan's Playground (2006)

Not Rated | | Horror | 22 August 2006 (USA)
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Satan's Playground is a chiller with a vacationing family lost in the woods and the Jersey Devil lurking in the Pine Barrens.

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Dante Tomaselli

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Dante Tomaselli
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Felissa Rose ... Donna Bruno
Salvatore Paul Piro Salvatore Paul Piro ... Frank Bruno (as Salvatore Piro)
Danny Lopes ... Sean Bruno
Ellen Sandweiss ... Paula
Marco Rose Marco Rose ... Baby Anthony (as Marco Peter Ordyk)
Irma St. Paule ... Mrs. Leeds
Edwin Neal ... Leeds Boy
Christie Sanford ... Judy Leeds
Ron Millkie ... Officer Peters
Robert Zappalorti Robert Zappalorti ... Cop / Camper (as Robert T. Zappalorti)
Chris Farabaugh Chris Farabaugh ... Stoner
Raine Brown ... Prostitute
Garth Johnson Garth Johnson ... Red Hooded Man
Jessy Hodges ... Lost Teen
Maureen Tomaselli Maureen Tomaselli ... Reporter
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SATAN'S PLAYGROUND is a supernatural shocker chronicling a family's spine-tingling odyssey in New Jersey's legendary Pine Barrens region. En route to a wilderness camping retreat, their car inexplicably breaks down. As darkness falls, panic sets in. Then the marooned family stumbles upon an ancient and seemingly abandoned house. And it is here that they meet the bizarre Mrs. Leeds who lives there with her equally unhinged children. Offering no assistance, she warns of a violent, unseen force lurking in the forbidding countryside. Soon, the family will encounter a supernatural evil older than the woods themselves. SATAN'S PLAYGROUND...a place where deadly myth becomes gruesome reality. Written by LDmediacorp@aol.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Em and Me Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital (2.0 Stereo)| Dolby Digital (5.1 Surround Sound)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Ellen Sandweiss' first film since The Evil Dead (1981). See more »

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Although Satan's Playground is based on the myth of the New Jersey Devil and the Leeds family, the characters and incidents portrayed in this film are completely fictitious. See more »

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References Sleepaway Camp (1983) See more »

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retarded times three
24 January 2008 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

A family in New Jersey drives along an isolated road, and the father is falling asleep at the wheel. His wife (I thought at first she was his daughter) mainly bitches at him, and he falls asleep two or three times since nobody has the sense to replace him behind the wheel. Their station wagon gets stuck in mud alongside a road. They're unable to push it out and don't try to put anything under the wheels for traction. The father walks into the woods to find help for some reason, rather than walking down the road. He comes across a boarded- up house and asks for a phone.

What seems like like hours later, the wife (Felissa Rose) goes off in the woods in the same direction. Somehow she winds up at the same house, and asks for the phone. While she had earlier said that her son was foaming at the mouth in the back seat of the car because he was scared and not because of a seizure, at the house she says her autistic eighteen- year-old son was having a seizure. She also says that her husband has seen a house in the woods - he hadn't. The old woman at the house mentions she has thirteen children, two of them living at home, both of them in their forties and retarded.

A cop stops by the house. He says there had been some kids dressed up in Halloween costumes outside. He hears Felissa calling for help in the basement, but accepts the old woman's explanation that it's a stray cat. Dumb! He returns to his car, an old beater with a blue light on top. He gets attacked by something from the sky, and these minor injuries apparently kill him. Despite the death of a police officer, later in the movie they send out just one officer and one of the victims to check the house!

Back at the car, the sister sees the cop's car parked in front of the station wagon. Why didn't he check the station wagon before going to the house? How did he see the people outside the house when it was far in the woods? How did he return to his car so quickly? This is a movie with lots of writing and continuity problems.

Sis leaves her baby in the car when she checks the police car, and naturally it's gone when she returns. She goes into the woods, also manages to come across the same house, and asks to use the phone. She freaks out there, and scares a teenage girl who stopped by the house to use the phone. Surprising the old lady's palm reading business wasn't more popular at such a popular location!

The autistic son had gone into the woods also and knocked himself out. He too goes to the house, and eventually gets sucked into the ground, like a character in Tomaselli's Desecration, which is more interesting than this movie!

And on it goes. Much of the musical score is quite poor, particularly the instrumental song that is apparently supposed to be playing on the radio. The acting is just execrable, almost all-around. I couldn't say whether this was the casting or the direction of the actors. Ellen Sandweiss is OK, and attractive, but has a small role. There are horror clichés aplenty, like one character finding it easier to jump out what is apparently a third story window, than trying to break through a thin first-story door with a large window in it. The ending is pathetic, a steal from Evil Dead that I suppose is meant as a tribute, but just feels cheap.

Avoid!


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