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A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

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Alex Turner

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Simon Barrett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Thomas ... William
Patrick Fugit ... Sam
Nicki Aycox ... Annabelle
Michael Shannon ... Clyde
Muse Watson ... Father
Mark Boone Junior ... Joseph
Isaiah Washington ... Todd
Harris Mann Harris Mann ... Jeffy Hollister
Melanie Abramoff ... Girl Ghost
Donna Biscoe ... Black Woman
Brian Bremer ... Hysterical Man
Russell Durham Comegys ... Kormer
David Dwyer David Dwyer ... MacCready
Michael Faella Michael Faella ... Johnson
Steve Green Steve Green ... Boy Ghost
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Storyline

In Civil War-era Alabama, a band of outlaws takes refuge at an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank that held a cache of Confederate gold. Led by William, the group includes Sam, Todd, Annabelle, Clyde and Joseph. They intend to flee to Mexico, but nightfall and a thunderstorm force the robbers to remain in place. As the night wears on, each member of the group begins to have visions of the atrocities that occurred within the house. As supernatural forces begin to manifest themselves, the six turn on one another. Written by Anonymous

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There are worse things than dying


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Rated R for strong violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos Pássaros Mortos See more »

Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Boone Junior improvised the moment when his character Joseph bites down on a stolen gold coin and proclaims that it's real. See more »

Goofs

In the barn, when Annabelle, Todd and William discover the dead horses. Annabelle's hair changes from in front to behind her and back again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Clyde: [about William] If he thinks he's sharing our loot with that nigger, he's got another thing coming!
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Hit and miss
20 May 2005 | by johnsamo-1See all my reviews

In terms of production value, the film looks great. It's got better actors than most horror flicks and the FX and monsters are good. It also has a good creepy vibe to it and some good scares. The problem is, the script doesn't really go anywhere after they get to the house... Its basically a series of creepy scenes where the cast dwindles as we go along, but you don't really have a sense of escalating tension.

The first half worked fairly well, but it doesn't change much as it goes along. We get some backstory as we go that wasn't that creepy to me, and its also pretty clear they didn't know how to end it. The ending they have just doesn't work at all.

My biggest complaint though is the soundtrack which is way too repetitive and is basically a ripoff from the Shining soundtrack.

Its okay if you want to get some decent scares, but its not going to blow you away.


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