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Crazy Eights (2006)

R | | Horror | 31 October 2006 (USA)
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Circumstance brings six childhood friends together to face their past, and a secret they share.

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Jimi Jones (as James Koya Jones)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dina Meyer ... Jennifer Jones
George Newbern ... Father Lyle Dey
Traci Lords ... Gina Conte
Dan DeLuca Dan DeLuca ... Wayne Morrison
Frank Whaley ... Brent Sykes
Gabrielle Anwar ... Beth Patterson
Christine Eads Christine Eads ... Nurse
Stephen Szibler ... Orderly
Michael Gabel ... Dr. Pike
Cheryl Scungio Cheryl Scungio ... Jennifer's Mother
Karen Beriss ... Karen
Joe Hansard ... Flashback Doctor
James A. Ray James A. Ray ... Jimmy Ray (as Jimmy Ray)
Chloe J. Lindsey Chloe J. Lindsey ... Hospital patient
Linda Delpierre Linda Delpierre ... Extra
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Storyline

Six people are brought together at the funeral of a childhood friend. While settling the estate, they discover a map, which leads them on a search for a long forgotten time capsule, at the request of their dead friend. What they discover reawakens repressed childhood traumas and leads them on a journey through their long abandoned childhood home: a home with a terrible secret and a mysterious dead girl who will lead them to their strange fates. Written by IKM Productions

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No secret stays locked away forever.

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The date of the experiments listed in the opening align with the known dates of MKUltra, a series of experiments conducted for the CIA through various fronts posing as private companies. These experiments included the use of LSD, other drugs, electroshock, surgical proceedures and implants on unwitting subjects with the express goals of mind control, mind wiping, and reconditioning. These are key elements in this movie. See more »

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Title Card: Between 1954 to 1976, nearly 600 children were voluntarily submitted for participation in a number of behavioral studies. These experimental facilities were privately funded and tucked away in secluded regions of the south.
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Messy Collection of Clichés
4 September 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Between 1954 and 1976, a large number of children were submitted to behavior studies in the South of the USA. When Brax Young dies, his childhood friends Jennifer Jones (Dina Meyer), Gina Conte (Traci Lords), Father Lyle Dey (George Newbern), Wayne Morrison (Dan DeLuca), Brent Sykes (Frank Whaley) and Beth Patterson (Gabrielle Anwar) reunite after twenty years. While in Brax's house, they discover a letter asking them to search a time capsule from their childhood and map indicating its location. They travel to Entonsburg and find a trunk with some objects and a skeleton hidden inside. Their discovery triggers traumatic recollections from their childhood with tragic consequences.

"Crazy Eights" is a messy collection of clichés, with a confused story about a government study that affects the subjects, proving that it was no harmless as promised to the families. The characters and situations are awfully developed, and the circumstances why the group becomes trapped in the abandoned house are ridiculous. Why should six people in a truck stop the car during the daylight to break in an abandoned house to seek directions? Further, the soundtrack is annoying. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "Lembranças Macabras" ("Macabre Recollections")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Crownsville, Maryland, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$512,000, 11 November 2007

Gross USA:

$97,182

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,182
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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