Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Halle Berry was listed as a potential nominee on the 2004 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggessted in the Worst Actress category for her performance in this film, she failed to receive a nomination. However, the next year she received a nomination for Worst Actress in the film Catwoman (2004) and won. See more »
At the end of the movie, they are supposed to be in New York City. However, as Chloe is getting into the cab, you can see a (partially burnt out) Tim Horton's sign in the background. Tim Horton's is a Canadian coffee shop not found in New York. However, in the years after this movie was made, Tim Horton's did open shops in New York. See more »
He came back again last night and tore me like paper. He opened me like a flower of pain, and it felt good. He sank into me and set me on fire, like he always does. Made me burn from the inside out.
How did you know it was the devil?
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It's a creepy movie, with lots of killings and a twisted ending
It's a horror film from production company called "Dark Castle" , and full of thrills , chills , shocks , twists and turns . In this one plays Halle Berry who is a beautiful but a bit nut head doctor. In addition, it stars the Spanish Penelope Cruz and Bernard Hill, the famous captain of the well known "Titanic¨ picture.
It's a good spooky film which begins with Berry as a physician happily married, who is later locked in a jail framed to kill his husband . Robert Downey Jr. is the doctor who is keen on her . Who is the killer ? , Will be Robert? , Will be Penelope? Will be the same Berry, who in a attack of jealousy murdered her husband? .The title of the film, Gothika is an unofficial term used to describe a form of purgatorial state of mind, a peculiar situation similar to craziness .The film has many shocks and the ending has an outstanding surprise.
The film was lavishly produced by Dark Castle , production specialized on terror genre and in charge of Joel Silver , Robert Zemeckis and Gilbert Adler ; both of them have produced successful terror movies dealing with eerie tales about horror , grisly killings and lots of blood and gore such as ¨House of haunted hill¨, ¨Return to house of haunted hill¨ , ¨13 ghosts¨ , ¨Ghost ship¨, ¨House of wax¨ , Whiteout¨ , ¨Splice¨ , ¨The reaping¨ , ¨Orphan¨ , among others . Although it was not the first Dark Castle Entertainment terror movie to receceive awful reviews and wasn't the last. It was the first, however, and still is, the highest grossing film to be released from the production company with a one hundred forty-one million dollar gross . The motion picture was professionally directed by Matthew Kassovitz , though it resulted to be critically panned . Rating : acceptable and passable. The film will appeal to Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz fans.
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