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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.


Andrew Getty


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


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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Release Date:

30 August 2017 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

Whiplash See more »

Filming Locations:

Guadalupe, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Referenced in WatchMojo: Top 10 Films That Took Forever to Make (2018) See more »

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Too Flawed to be a Classic, but Worth a Watch
28 May 2017 | by kevandebSee all my reviews

It is such as tough movie to critique after one viewing. It is without doubt a flawed attempt, but the concept makes it worth a viewing. it is not a gore fest, but more of a mind bender, or at least tries to be. I applaud the effort and concept, but it lacks in a few key areas. Some basic details are forgotten and the continuity is stuttering, having said all that it is a film you want to like and this is probably due to the lead character giving a good performance, whilst others in the cast struggle.

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