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The Halfway House (2004)

Young girls are disappearing in and around the Mary Magdalen Halfway House for Troubled Girls. Desperate to find out what became of her sister, Larissa Morgan goes undercover to infiltrate ... See full summary »

Director:

Kenneth J. Hall

Writer:

Kenneth J. Hall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Woronov ... Sister Cecelia
Janet Tracy Keijser ... Larissa Morgan
Shawn Savage ... Sgt. Dick Sheen
Stephanie Leighs Stephanie Leighs ... Cherry Pie Pulowski
Athena Demos ... Angelena
Monica Shere Monica Shere ... Eddie
Joseph Tatner ... Father Fogerty
Michael Gaglio ... Inspector Hinds (as Mike Gaglio)
Cleve Hall ... Lutkus
Tomi X. Tomi X. ... Sheila (as Tomi X)
Saye Yabandeh ... Shelby
M. Robert Todd M. Robert Todd ... Spider
Ashley Fires ... Annie (as Ashley Rhea)
Arianna Arianna ... Halfway House Girl #1
Azia Sumatra ... Halfway House Girl #2
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Storyline

Young girls are disappearing in and around the Mary Magdalen Halfway House for Troubled Girls. Desperate to find out what became of her sister, Larissa Morgan goes undercover to infiltrate the Catholic-run institution. Once inside, she encounters Father Fogerty, a priest with a passion for punishment; Sister Cecelia, a nun with a dark past plotting an even blacker future; Edwina and her love-toy Cherry Pie; tough Latino Angelina and her home girls and a sinister handyman named Lutkus. It's not long before she's caught up in a twisted web of sadism, violence, and wanton lust before finally learning the ultimate secret of the Halfway House. Written by Kenneth J. Hall

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Sister Cecelia knows what to do with bad girls! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, horror violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exzesse im Folterkeller 2 - Die Brutstätte des Bösen See more »

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BV Entertainment Inc. See more »
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(unrated) | (R-rated)

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Color
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Trivia

Miskatonic University is mentioned by Ofc. Sheen to Larissa, who queries "where have I heard that before?" This is a reference to H.P. Lovecraft, who used this fictitious University in some of his stories, notably "Re-Animator." See more »

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No Elder Gods were harmed during the making of this motion picture. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Written by Atom Smith
Performed by Primitive Machines
Published by Hydraulic Clown Head Music
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Now this film is Old School FUN... FUN... FUN!
22 August 2005 | by nobudget-1See all my reviews

So many horror films these days are such a disappointment, but man was I surprised by this little low budget gem! It had me in tears, I was laughing so hard. It had it all... lots of nudity (I do mean lots!), some incredibly funny lines, and some great kills!

It was directed by Kenneth J. Hall, who wrote "Puppet Master", a Full Moon film that was actually quite good. They should have had Hall write more of their films.

Anyway, I managed to catch a screening of "The Halfway House" at the North Hollywood Film Fest. The rest of the audience loved it as much as I did. It seems like a tribute to all the fun exploitation horror movies I loved in my youth, filled with sexy juvenile delinquents (played by much older girls), weird characters, and a Lovecraftian monster. Hall isn't satisfied with spoofing one genre. He takes on a whole bunch of them… and succeeds! The production looks good and the cast, led by veteran actress Mary Woronov, is first-rate. Anyone who is a fan of old-school drive-in horror movies from the 60s and 70s is bound to like this movie. I can't wait to see what this guy does next.


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