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Satan's Little Helper (2004)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 6 May 2004 (USA)
A naive young boy unknowingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer.

Director:

Jeff Lieberman

Writer:

Jeff Lieberman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Brickel ... Douglas Whooly
Katheryn Winnick ... Jenna Whooly
Stephen Graham Stephen Graham ... Alex
Amanda Plummer ... Merrill Whooly
Wass Stevens ... Dean Whooly
Dan Ziskie ... Vernon
Melisa McGregor ... Nicole
Joshua Annex ... Satan Man
Joyce R. Korbin Joyce R. Korbin ... Mrs. Tishbaum (as Joyce Korbin)
Antonio Ardolino Antonio Ardolino ... Hunter (as Anthony Ardolino)
Mary Kay Adams ... Fran
Christian Robert Varley Christian Robert Varley ... He Head
JoAnna Beckson JoAnna Beckson ... She Head (as Joanna Bechsen)
Larry 'Ratso' Sloman ... Mayor Flarin
Lisa Barnes ... Mrs. Flarin
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Storyline

During Halloween, theater student Jenna Whooly returns to Bell Island to spend the holiday with her family and her boyfriend Alex Martin, a classmate of hers who was also raised on the island. Her younger brother Douglas "Dougie" Whooly is very attached to Jenna and is fascinated with the video game "Satan's Little Helper," and he becomes jealous with the presence of Alex. He leaves home wearing his costume of Satan's little helper, seeking Satan himself on the streets so he can ask him to kill Alex. Dougie meets a serial killer who, coincidently, is wearing a costume of Satan and decides to help him. He brings the insane murderer home, and Jenna and her mother Merrill Whooly believe that the masked killer is Alex acting like Satan to please Dougie. Later, the boy walks with the maniac along the streets, helping him to terrorize the locals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Evil can dwell in the most innocent of places. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au service de Satan See more »

Filming Locations:

Mount Vernon, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Jeff Lieberman get the idea of satan' little helper based on an experience he had one birthday, he knew every people present this day, but someone disguise came out and it thrill out his bones because he didn't knew who was that guy. See more »

Goofs

The position and location of the pitchfork by the couch changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Douglas "Dougie" Whooly: [off-camera] Ten points. Fifty points. Bonus points! A hundred points! Mom, he's ripping his guts out!
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated in loving memory to Ernest Pintoff. See more »


Soundtracks

Man of Peace
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with
Sony Music Licensing.
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Cool mask, cool idea, average results.
19 June 2008 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

What we have here with Satan's Little Helper is a pretty predictable, occasionally silly, and overall average written and acted film. But it's also a pretty fresh and unique flick that should be a welcome viewing for any horror fan.

The story revolves around a little Jewish looking kid, who because of his new favorite video game, Satan's Little Helper, has now combined the game's ideas with everyday life. His sister is home from college and all he wants is to trick or treat with her. Well, young lovely sister has brought home college boyfriend and this is ruining lil brother's dreams of a great Halloween. With this new found love for Satan, because of the video game, he runs out and looks for Satan to go trick or treating...I think. Well, luck be told he finds a creepy lookin guy dressed up like Satan. Even though this guy may or not may be Satan, he sure doesn't lack in the evil department. Unbeknownst to lil boy, he's befriended a serial killer on the loose during Halloween, and he's truly become, Satan's Little Helper.

The flick overall, isn't really anything that special. Even at just over 90 minutes, the film felt a tad too long. I was constantly checking the time during the last 30 or so minutes. Plus the kid who plays the lead, is one annoying little kid with one-dimensional acting skills. Watch the little girl in The Fall to really watch good child acting. Anyways, the film does succeed in it's unique idea. Having a silent murderer leading a little kid around to help kill people is pretty sweet. For a low-budget horror flick, it's definitely a nice treat for any horror fan. But all the ridiculous high praise is just a lot of hot air. It's good, but it ain't that good.


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