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The Roost (2005)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 13 January 2006 (UK)
Four friends marooned on a mysterious farm en route to a wedding are terrorized by various creatures and zombies.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Horror Host
... Trevor
Vanessa Horneff ... Allison
Sean Reid ... Brian
... Elliot
Barbara Wilhide ... May
Richard Little ... Elvin
... Officer Mitchell
... Tow Truck Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Hamilton ... Duncan (Radio Show)
... Local DJ (Radio Show)
Heather Robb ... Aubry Promise / Fake Shemp
Mary Schmidt ... Sally (Radio Show)
... Professor (Radio Show)
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Four friends marooned on a mysterious farm en route to a wedding are terrorized by various creatures and zombies.

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The barn used in the film was also used in the Alfred Hitchcock film Marnie (1964). See more »

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Written and Performed by The Mr. Move
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Whoever Said America Is a Land of Remakes....
22 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

As a lover of all things horror, I started getting angry at all the terrible remakes that were coming out. Couldn't America, the refiner of all things horror, come up with anything fresh? What had happened? After seeing The Roost, I realized that my problem was that I was looking to Hollywood for the answer - when all throughout film history the true great horror films were coming from independent theater.

Although The Roost is not necessarily destined for Horror film greatness throughout time, it is a fresh look at the genre and generates some genuine scares/insights into fear. It successfully creates suspense without necessarily showing the violence, and the element of the unknown is maintained throughout the film (as opposed to just showing us the bad guy and scaring with gore).

This film is definitely worth your time if you appreciate people who are working to further the horror genre. If not, go see The Fog remake.


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