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Slaughter Night (2006)

Sl8n8 (original title)
After her father gets killed in an automobile accident, Kristel Lodema discovers that her dad was investigating an old mine where convicted child killer Andries Martiens died back in 1857. ... See full summary »
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Victoria Koblenko ... Kristel Lodema
Kürt Rogiers Kürt Rogiers ... Mark
Jop Joris Jop Joris ... Paul
Linda van der Steen Linda van der Steen ... Estrild
Steve Hooi Steve Hooi ... Ruud
Carolina Dijkhuizen Carolina Dijkhuizen ... Liesbeth
Lara Toorop Lara Toorop ... Susan
Emiel Sandtke Emiel Sandtke ... Stefan
Serge-Henri Valcke ... Louis Oup
Martijn Oversteegen Martijn Oversteegen ... Martin Lodema
Liz Snoyink Liz Snoyink ... Carla Lodema
Michael van Buuren Michael van Buuren ... Toine (as Michaël van Buuren)
Hans Ligtvoet Hans Ligtvoet ... Vital Houcks
Robert Eleveld Robert Eleveld ... Andries Martiens
Rutger Lagestee Rutger Lagestee ... Jonge martiens
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After her father gets killed in an automobile accident, Kristel Lodema discovers that her dad was investigating an old mine where convicted child killer Andries Martiens died back in 1857. Kristel decides to check out the mine along with a group of young adults. However, said mine turns out to be haunted by the dangerous and murderous spirit of Martiens. Written by Woodyanders

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Dumb and cliché-ridden...the Netherlands' successful attempt at making a slasher!
30 April 2007 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

Well, Sl8n8 isn't exactly original horror; but it does a good job of taking the common slasher clichés and moulding a fun and gory little horror film out of them. The film reminded me a lot of the direct to video crap-fest "Curse of the Forty-Niner" as it features supernatural themes, a mine and some dumb teenagers, but luckily the similarities end there. The slasher film is more associated with the US than the Netherlands (which I generally don't associate with films in general), but it would seem that the writers of "Sl8n8" have watched enough American films to see how the slasher works. The plot is frankly ridiculous, and starts with a car crash in which a girl's father is killed. She then goes on a road trip with her friends, and stops at his office to recover some stuff. They end up getting roped into having a tour of an old mine where a murderer who the girl's father was researching met his end. Naturally, things soon go wrong and the kids decide that it's time to experiment with a Ouija board, which turns out to be a big mistake as now the murderous spirit is on the rampage...

The good thing about this film is definitely the fact that it's gory. Writer-directors Frank van Geloven and Edwin Visser obviously realise that the lack of brains can easily be masked with a lot of nasty gore scenes, and it has to be said that this works well as the death scenes definitely do make the film a lot of fun to watch. The film does take a short while to get going, and not much happens in the first half; but once it shifts up the gears, Sl8n8 becomes a relentless and engaging little flick, but I don't suppose I'm going to remember much of it in a few weeks time. The main thing that annoyed me about the film, however, was the flashy cinematography; which sometimes made it near on impossible to tell what is going on. Other criticisms include the title - I'm not a fan of the whole substituting numbers for letters thing (cough Se7en cough), and "Sl8n8" really is a poor title. I suspect it will be changed when/if this film gets a US release as in English that title comes out as 'Sleight Neight'! Overall, this film is fun enough and I'd certainly recommend it for an hour and a half's entertainment.


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Belgium | Netherlands

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Dutch

Release Date:

5 October 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A mészárlás éjszakája See more »

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$91,972
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Dolby Digital

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