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End of the Line (2007)

In this unsettling and creepy thriller, Karen (Ilona Elkin), a young nurse who works in a psychiatric ward, boards the last subway train of the night only to have it stop suddenly in the ... See full summary »

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Maurice Devereaux
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ilona Elkin ... Karen
Nicolas Wright ... Mike
Neil Napier ... Neil
Emily Shelton ... Julie
Tim Rozon ... John
Nina Fillis Nina Fillis ... Sarah (as Nina M. Fillis)
Joan McBride ... Betty
Danny Blanco Hall Danny Blanco Hall ... Davis
John Vamvas ... Frankie
Robin Wilcock ... Patrick
Kent McQuaid ... Ron
Robert Vézina Robert Vézina ... Jerry
David Schaap ... Bernie the Conductor
Lori Graham Lori Graham ... Brenda
Christine Lan ... Viviane
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In this unsettling and creepy thriller, Karen (Ilona Elkin), a young nurse who works in a psychiatric ward, boards the last subway train of the night only to have it stop suddenly in the middle of the tunnel. As those around her are brutally murdered, Karen and a handful of survivors must face supernatural forces, homicidal religious cult members, as well as their own fears and suspicions of Armageddon, in order to survive. Written by Toronto international film festival

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The end is coming...

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Horror | Thriller

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During the dream at the beginning of the movie, Karen finds an envelope from Viviane with the phrase "Claviceps Purpurea Ergot." Claviceps purpurea is a type of ergot fungus that can grow in rye and has been known to cause hallucinations. An alternate read of the movie is that the demons aren't real, and instead are just hallucinations due to tainted church muffins. The only people who are confirmed to see demons are church members (Betty, Frankie) or people who are shown to have eaten the muffins (Karen). See more »

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newscaster: [from clock radio] ... have been found dead outside their homes. According to other sources, more than 120 people have been killed in a series of suicide bombings and attacks. The main targets were religious institutions and security. In an overcrowded market at least 12 died with more than 40 injured... 50 died in a blast at a Shiite pilgrim site in Kabbalah... 70 were killed at a police recruiting-station. These attacks bring the total number of victims in the region to close to ...
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References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »

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Much like Jesus, this film is just alright with me
17 November 2007 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

And I thought the Mormon missionaries were relentless! This movie takes place at night on a subway train where a crazed religious cult has decided that it's the "end of days" and starts killing everyone with crucifix daggers to "save their souls". It ends up being kind of a claustrophobic "Night of The Living Dead" knock-off, and quickly begs the question of why there would be so many members in a fringe cult group, and why they would waste so much time going after a handful of passengers on late night subway car. There is an interesting twist at the end based on strange and truly terrifying visions the heroine has been having, but they kind of fumble it.

This movie is definitely effective in places, but it suffers the typical problems of modern day horror movies. There is not enough character development before the killing,for instance, to make you care much for any of the characters, and the movie often tries to be shocking and outrageous simply for the sake of being shocking and outrageous. There's one pretty tasteless scene that does the Sharon Tate murder one better (and I don't mean the Tate murders, I mean the actual murder of Tate herself). On the other hand, there is some pretty clever black comedy like the way the cult members mindlessly chant, "God loves you," as they stab people to death (as the Manson Family reportedly did). And the filmmakers seem pretty horror literate, paying homage not only to classics like "Night of the Living Dead", but also much more obscure films like "Who Can Kill a Child?". But much like Jesus, this film is just alright with me.


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2008 (Canada) See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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CAD200,000 (estimated)
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