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Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld (2005)

Five jaded young friends foolishly dabble in the dark arts and unleash Anubis, the Egyptian God of the dead, on an unsuspecting New England island. As the body count rises, the survivors ... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Kann

Writer:

David Buscemi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Victoria Campbell Victoria Campbell ... Jen
Adam Lipskey Adam Lipskey ... Wheezer
Don Sandeen Don Sandeen ... Hobo / Anubis
Elza Minor Elza Minor ... Roland Henderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Evasick Anne Evasick ... Video Store Manager (voice)
Noel Francomano ... Oncilla
Eric S. Hawkes Eric S. Hawkes ... Video Store Customer
Christopher Kann Christopher Kann ... Paul
Chelsea McCarthy Chelsea McCarthy ... Morgana
Paul Munafo Paul Munafo ... Hunter 2
Anthony Omer Anthony Omer ... Hunter 1, Earl
Megan C. Ward Megan C. Ward ... Hitchhiker
Alex Whall Alex Whall ... Mark
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Storyline

Five jaded young friends foolishly dabble in the dark arts and unleash Anubis, the Egyptian God of the dead, on an unsuspecting New England island. As the body count rises, the survivors must figure out a way to defeat the powerful creature as they fight not only for their lives, but for their very souls. Written by David Buscemi

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Taglines:

An ancient evil has returned...

Genres:

Horror | Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexual content

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Darkside Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anubis: Rising See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The Nerf "popper" that Jen fires at Anubis was actually found at the barn above the doorway and was only going to be used in an "additional" scene but the director liked it so much he expanded the gag and kept it in. See more »

Quotes

Mark: In any case, it'll be spooky-spooky
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Crazy Credits

Stay until the last credits roll for a final Wheezer moment. See more »

Connections

References The Weight of Water (2000) See more »

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EA Poe
Written by Tim Laursen
Performed by Lancet Fluke
©2001
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Unsafe at Any Speed
2 November 2006 | by joeschreiber1See all my reviews

I caught this little honey on DVD last night, at three AM, working third shift in the basement of the hospital...the perfect place, in other words, to check out fast-and-dirty, balls-out, low-budget, whacked-out horror feast.

This is the first movie I've seen by whoever D.W. Kann is, but it's not gonna be the last. Kann & Co. drive ANUBIS like a kid's first car, a five-speed deathtrap built out of dynamite and chicken wire. It's got cracked headlights, fenders falling off, and the windshield wipers flipping in every direction -- but it's also painted day-glo red, the Spark-o-Matic's cranked to eleven and there's enough firepower in the trunk to send the whole enterprise halfway to Pluto. And although there are moments when you think whoever's in charge of this thing must be high on glue or steering with their feet, the responsible parties rocket the action forward with the dead-on instincts and passion of somebody who's watched a ton of movies, loves 'em with all their heart and knows what works and what doesn't. Mix it all together with the screwball comedic elements that had me snuffing up my Coke Zero more than once, and you've got raw, uncooked brilliance.

In DANSE MACABRE, Stephen King talks about how true horror fans ought to be patient when it comes to the breed of movies they love -- or moments they love in movies that might not be altogether successful. Is ANUBIS perfect? Not by any stretch of the imagination. Is there enough octane here to get your rocks off for an hour and a half? Abso-freakin'-lutely.


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