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Dead End Road (2004)

R | | Action, Adventure, Horror
Detective Burt Williams has been on the trail of the infamous "Poe killer" for nearly three years.


Jeff Burton


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Credited cast:
David Borowicz David Borowicz ... Victor Leppish (as Casimir Borowicz)
John L. Burton John L. Burton ... Sal the Bum
Jason Carter ... Andrew Bird
Edward Conna Edward Conna ... Walter Alppleby
Mary Jo Cuppone Mary Jo Cuppone ... Newscaster
Gunhild Giil Gunhild Giil ... Crystal Martin
Curtis Hall ... Steve Fletcher
Dennis Haskins ... Mr. Makepiece
Erik F. Hill Erik F. Hill ... Jerry Russell
Anita La Selva ... Det. Kris Williams (as Anita LaSelva)
Ambre Lake ... Heather Makepiece
Jennifer Lantz Jennifer Lantz ... Layla Harrison
Robert Leeshock ... Larry LeShockre
David Prouty David Prouty ... Reporter #1
Bryan Singelyn Bryan Singelyn ... Bar Extra


Detective Burt Williams has been on the trail of the infamous "Poe killer" for nearly three years. The most recent abduction of fashion model Heather Makepiece prompts state authorities to bring in the FBI. Burt's daughter Kris Williams, a homicide agent for the FBI, along with her partner Sean Michaels take over. Burt reluctantly steps down from the case and retires. For the next seven months the "Poe Killer" continues his murderous rampage, until Kris discovers that the killer uses internet chat rooms to seduce his prey. She logs in as Annabel Lee and sure enough, he contacts her. With the help of Larry the tech guy, she sets up a meeting at a nearby bowling alley. But, when things go wrong and Kris is abducted and her partner Sean is slaughtered, it becomes a race against time for Burt and ex-partner Grace Andrews to find Kris before she becomes the next victim of the "Poe Killer". Written by The Bookheads

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killer | xl1 | suspense | stunt | slasher | See All (18) »


Only one detective can stop the Poe Killer before he completes another tale in his book of death!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language, some drug use and nudity | See all certifications »


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Carretera sin salida See more »

Filming Locations:

Gaylord, Michigan, USA See more »


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$100,000 (estimated)
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IndieHorror.com See more »
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A disgrace to Poe.
7 November 2005 | by crimsonvendettaSee all my reviews

I'm so glad he wasn't alive to see this. This movie is a debauchery of his work. I agree with the other commenter-- this movie was a terrible disappointment. I'd give it a zero, but am forced to give it a 1.

The story was weak, and it reminded me of the days when I was a young teenager trying to write a movie, then looking back on it and realizing how horrible it was. Bad actors, family and friends, and someone stupid enough to fund it was how it was made. It's really amazing how strings can be pulled to get anything done. If this movie was able to make it out to the general public it puts high hopes on other indie film makers who have talent worth a damn who're struggling! This movie made me laugh, but for all the wrong reasons. By all accounts this was seriously not meant to be a comedy. Scary movie is a better play on a horror genre-- this movie just sucks.

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