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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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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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Definitely Worth the Viewing
10 May 2017 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

The plot. 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.

To appreciate this movie, I suspect you need to know something of the back story.

It was written, directed and financed by a reclusive heir to the Getty fortune who plowed millions into this movie but ultimately ran out of funds! Apparently he bought all the equipment instead of renting it and had meth addict dreams of becoming a movie mogul.

It's a really bizarre movie and it's hard to take your eyes off it. I think it could only be made by someone super high who was also very creative.

The movie gets increasingly odd and surreal as it progresses. But you won't be able to turn away. Getty's death was as weird as this movie. Only in Hollywood could any of this happen.


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