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The Evil Within (2017)

Not Rated | | Horror | 30 August 2017 (Indonesia)
The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.

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Andrew Getty

Writer:

Andrew Getty
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Credited cast:
Frederick Koehler ... Dennis
Sean Patrick Flanery ... John
Brianna Brown ... Susan
Dina Meyer ... Lydia
Michael Berryman ... Cadaver
Francis Guinan ... Dr. Preston
Kim Darby ... Mildy Torres
Tim Bagley ... Pete
Greyson Turner ... Dennis as child
De Anna Joy Brooks De Anna Joy Brooks ... Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Alvarez Robert Alvarez ... Spider
David Banks ... Doctor
Nicole Brandon
Kevin Lee Kevin Lee ... Spider
David Michael Lewin David Michael Lewin ... Body Double / Frederick Koehler
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Storyline

The mentally handicapped thirty year-old man Dennis lives with his older brother John. When John decorates his room with an antique mirror, Dennis has nightmares and finds evil in his reflection. His reflected image forces him to kill people including his beloved ice-cream seller Susan and Dennis becomes a serial-killer. Meanwhile John's girlfriend Lydia decides to move in together with John and Dennis ignoring the threat of her brother-in-law. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You Can't Run From a Nightmare

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2017 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

Whiplash See more »

Filming Locations:

Guadalupe, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Production of the film began in 2002, but was plagued by many delays including: funding issues, conflicts with cast, and a lawsuit from a studio assistant. After many stops and starts to the production, filming was completed in 2008. Getty began obsessing over the final edit of the film and spent many years working to perfect it, but he unfortunately died in 2015 before it could be completed. Producer Michael Luceri, who had also assisted with the editing, finished the film. See more »

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Quite good!
27 June 2017 | by fil-nik09See all my reviews

This film is so much better that the rating below 6 !

It is interesting from the 1st second til the last one - you can not say that for many films. The opening of the film was very unusual that it is almost like a fairy tale setting in an eerie land...but I think the one thing about this film that stands out is really the setting of the whole film! The fact that you can not say for sure what is a dream - if it is a dream - and what is reality - if there is reality - is what makes this film so much better than many others of any genre.

The main character is just phenomenal in his role! Really, his acting is worth a 10 alone. His brother is quite good too and the woman from social. The fiancée was rather so-so...

To me this is not a horror movie - though it certainly does have elements of horror and creatures that are mostly found in horror ones - but more of psychological monologue/dialogue between your 'two selves'.

Anyway, really interesting, really entertaining film. 9 from me, though it is close to 10!


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