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The Garden (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 11 July 2006 (USA)
A troubled young boy and his father on a road trip stumble upon a rural farm where the elderly owner has sinister plans for the both of them involving witchcraft and evil.

Director:

Don Michael Paul

Writer:

Samuel Vartek (as Samuel Bozzo)
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Credited cast:
Lance Henriksen ... Ben Zachary
Brian Wimmer ... David
Adam Taylor Gordon ... Sam
Claudia Christian ... Dr. Cairns
Sean Young ... Miss Grace Chapman
Victoria Justice ... Holly
Erik Walker Erik Walker ... Jesse
Ariana Richmond Ariana Richmond ... Trashy Girl #1
Jennifer Lutheran ... Girl #2
Rick Barker ... Faceless Person
Shawn Howell Shawn Howell ... Conquest (White Horseman)
Dale Gibson ... War (Red Horseman)
Mike Watson ... Famine (Black Horseman) (as Michael George Watson)
Tad Griffith ... Death (Pale Horseman)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danielle McKee ... Deceased Dr. Cairns
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The boy Sam is tormented by dreadful visions and nightmares and self-inflicts injures to his body. After a period in the hospital, Dr. Cairns tells Sam's father David that the boy is affected by the divorce of his parents and a period together with him would be good for Sam. David travels with Sam in his truck but Sam sees a spirit on the road and pulls the steering wheel off his father, provoking a car accident. Out of the blue, the farmer Ben Zachary rescues them and offers a job to David in his farm. He accepts the offer and enrolls Sam at the local school. Sam has Bible classes with Miss Grace Chapman and sooner he leans that Mr. Zachary is the devil and the place is the Garden of Eden. Further, Zachary has an evil plan for David. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Armageddon is at hand and the final prophecy is about to be fulfilled.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

River to Havilah See more »

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Havilah Production See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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After the automobile accident, Sam climbs out of bed in his bare feet. Sam walks out of the bedroom and the camera zooms in on Sam's bare feet as he continues down the hall. We see another shot of Sam's bare feet as he ambles down the stairs to the kitchen. Sam's dad, who is on the front porch, sees Sam through the kitchen door and calls out to him. As Sam instantly runs to meet his dad, we clearly hear the sound of Sam's bare feet slapping on the hardwood floor as he races across it. But as he barrels through the kitchen door onto the porch, Sam suddenly and miraculously has his boots on. See more »

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An Almost Good B-Movie
29 July 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The boy Sam (Adam Taylor Gordon) is tormented by dreadful visions and nightmares and self-inflicts injures to his body. After a period in the hospital, Dr. Cairns (Claudia Christian) tells Sam's father David (Brian Wimmer) that the boy is affected by the divorce of his parents and a period together with him will make good to Sam.

David travels with Sam in his truck but Sam sees a spirit on the road and pulls the steering wheel of his father, provoking a car accident. Out of the blue, the farmer Ben Zachary (Lance Henriksen) rescues them and offers a job to David in his farm. He accepts the offer and enrolls Sam at the local school.

Sam has Bible classes with Miss Grace Chapman (Sean Young) and sooner he leans that Mr. Zachary is the devil and the place is the Garden of Eden. Further, Zachary has an evil plan for David.

"The Garden" is an almost good B-movie. Lance Henriksen is great in the role of an evil being, the cast has good performances and the atmosphere is sinister. Unfortunately the story is flawed and messy, with a disappointing conclusion. The motive why Zachary has chosen Sam and his father to accomplish his goal is not clear. And why David and his wife did not talk about Dr. Cairns, if she had sent the doctor to the farm to bring Sam back. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Jardim do Mal" ("Garden of the Evil")


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