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Satanic (2006)

R | | Horror | 4 April 2006 (USA)
After surviving a car wreck, a young girl wakes with no memory and must figure out why people around her are mysteriously dying.

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Dan Golden

Writers:

Dan Golden (additional dialogue), Ben Powell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Sorell Annie Sorell ... Michelle
Jeffrey Combs ... Detective Joyner
Angus Scrimm ... Dr. Barbary
James Russo ... Eddie
Brett Erickson Brett Erickson ... Larry
Eliza Swenson ... Dalia
Brian Burnett ... Dutch
Diane Ayala Goldner ... Jackie
Rick Dean ... Bisson
Alicia Lorén Alicia Lorén ... Evil Michelle (as Alicia Loren)
Lauren Emmel Lauren Emmel ... Kayla
George Tovar ... Father
Michael Gaglio ... Cliff (as Mike Gaglio)
Matteo Indelicato Matteo Indelicato ... Mike
Priscilla Jones Priscilla Jones ... Father's Girlfriend
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Storyline

After a car crash, the teenager Michelle has the face completely destroyed and amnesia. In the hospital, she is called Bride of Mummy due to the mask she needs to wear along her therapy. However, her doctor makes a perfect facial reconstruction using family pictures and Michelle is discharged from the hospital and sent to a home that lodges young offenders since she was considered a troublemaker before the car crash. The police release her possessions of the day of the accident - a journal and an Ouija board - and Michelle moves with the host Bisson to his house. On the same day she leaves the hospital, the janitor is murdered. Michelle shares a room with the outcast delinquent Dalia and she has dreadful nightmares during the night and is confused. She befriends Larry, who shares another room in the house with Dutch, and tries to help her. When Dalia is found dead in the room with cuts in the wrists, the evidences are of suicide; however Detective Joyner suspects that Michelle is the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Hell's halfway house

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Horror

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Rated R for horror violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Connections

References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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Gonna Give My All (To You)
Written and Produced by Billy Woo
Performed by Rich de Maio
Published by Woo Tunes (ASCAP) and Golden Child (ASCAP)
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The script's not the problem, for a change
26 February 2007 | by HEFILMSee all my reviews

Very uneven lowish production values hurt, but there are some good ideas in the script and the Combs and Scrimm are fine in basically not much roles,probably lured by director Dan Golden's knowing them than by the material, though both have been in worse roles in worse movies. James Russo's part is almost as "big" but as Combs but they didn't have the guts to claim he stars in the movie. However using Combs name first on the box is exploitation in the worst sense he's barely in the movie. Scrimm has a bigger but ultimately no pay off role. Movie is about OUJA board more than anything Satanic other than the credit sequence in lava-hell landscape.

So what's really bad about the movie is a slapdash editing and really crappy sound job and lousy music score that lifts a "cut to commercial" music signature bit from Charlie's Angels.

Also the principal cast is pretty bad and much post production re-dubbing of voices sounds like it was done by one actor impersonating the the cast rather poorly. And if those are the actors voices, almost impossible, but if those are then the post production sound is even worse than I'm giving it "credit" for.

The occasional crappy sets and pretty bad make-up further drag this down into the dumps. Some okay ideas from director Golden but usually defeated by one problem or another. But in the shameful hall of Lionsgate "pick up" movies this is for the most part not a total rip off, if you can overlook the sloppy editing. Sometimes shots linger just long enough to make you chuckle at a odd performance or a not so great effect, that would have been fine if it didn't linger.

Sure it's shot on video, like everything will be soon, quality varies but there is far worse looking stuff out there, but the sound really really tries to bury this one in the ground, lousy demon voices and that music score, it's like, well how can I say, bad.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demon Board See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$120,000 (estimated)
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