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Descendant (2003)

A young novelist, tormented by his family's history and haunted by the specter of his long-dead, more famous ancestor, falls in love with a woman, a distant relative of his ancestor, whose ... See full summary »

Writers:

Kermit Christman, Margot Hartman (story) (as Margot Hartman Tenney) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy London ... Ethan Poe / Frederick Usher
Katherine Heigl ... Ann Hedgerow / Emily Hedgerow
Nick Stabile ... Deputy John Burns
Arie Verveen ... Edgar Allan Poe
William Katt ... Dr. Tom Murray
Whitney Dylan ... Lisa
Eddy Kariti Eddy Kariti ... John
Matt Farnsworth ... Keifer Hedgerow
Margot Hartman ... Margaret Usher (as Margot Hartman Tenney)
Cheryl Dent ... Camille Lane
Lissa Pallo ... Susan Smith
Jodi Stevens Jodi Stevens ... Rebecca Dodd
Jenna Bodnar Jenna Bodnar ... Kate
Craig Patton ... Bartender
Diane Foster ... Vicki
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A young novelist, tormented by his family's history and haunted by the specter of his long-dead, more famous ancestor, falls in love with a woman, a distant relative of his ancestor, whose friends and family begin to disappear mysteriously. Written by Anonymous

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True Beauty can be Lethal...

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Edgar Allan Poe: I wrote that for a woman I loved. The woman of my dreams she was... Lenore.
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Quite good thriller
1 December 2003 | by duntruneSee all my reviews

an imaginative tale of the modern day Poe's and Ushers, with some very good acting and a well done script all add up to a flick that was far better than it's straight to video fate. Katherine Heigl is gorgeous as well as talented, and the superb Jeremy London (Party of Five's Griffin) puts in a great performance as the haunted writer who may or not be all there. Interesting that they wove in bits of pieces of Hitchcock's Suspicion as well, come to think of it, if they were going to do a remake of that classic flick, Heigl and London's chemistry would serve them well. Sadly, 99% of the folks renting flicks these days have no idea who Poe was, and will not get most of this flick's storyline....too bad for them. 7 out of 10 stars, good job all around, the major subtraction being that York Video used the same house where this takes place in their laugher/slasher/thriller Scream Bloody Murder, weirdly enough, I rented both of them on the same trip!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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