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Vindication (2006)

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Fangoria Magazine's OCT. issue 267, introduced this upcoming independent horror movie. Vindication is an independent horror movie striving to raise the bar within the low budget financing ... See full summary »

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Bart Mastronardi
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Credited cast:
William Archiello ... Mark McBride (as Billy Archiello)
Henry Borriello Henry Borriello ... Photographer
Raine Brown ... Mary
Zoe Daelman Chlanda Zoe Daelman Chlanda ... Cassandra Bertram
Michael Coyne Michael Coyne ... Officer McCain
Patrick Cronen ... Darren
Keith Fraser Keith Fraser ... Nicolas Bertram
Michael Gingold Michael Gingold ... Dr. on Gurney
Stolis Hadjicharalambous ... Bud
William Hammerer William Hammerer ... Dr. On Gurney
Alan Rowe Kelly ... Urbane
Petar Krsikapa Petar Krsikapa ... Slash Victim / Dr.
Jessie May Laumann Jessie May Laumann ... Jasmine
Miguel A. Lopez ... Michel (as Miguel Lopez)
Talia Marrero Talia Marrero ... Pamela
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Fangoria Magazine's OCT. issue 267, introduced this upcoming independent horror movie. Vindication is an independent horror movie striving to raise the bar within the low budget financing of filmmaking. Still in post-production as of April 2008 and using the Panasonic's DVX100B mini-DV camera for production, Vindication is Bart Mastronardi's feature length psychological horror movie, based on his short of the same title. A morality tale about a young man whose attempt at suicide fails causing his guilt to manifest into reality. Vindication is due out in the fall of 2008. Guilt Shows No Mercy! Written by Bart Mastronardi

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Guilt Shows No Mercy!

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Horror

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Not Rated
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USA

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English

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Cassandra is named after the prophet nobody believes, from Greek mythology, who was cursed by Apollo for not loving him. See more »

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Referenced in Terror Film Festival Promotional Video 2012 (2012) See more »

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Clearly Independent, But Makes Do With What They Had
1 April 2010 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Writer-director Bart Mastronardi brings us a "morality tale about a young man whose attempt at suicide fails causing his guilt to manifest into reality." That sums up the plot in a way far more artistic than I would have been able to state.

The film has a few flaws,and they should be known up front. There is plenty of over-acting, especially from the father character. While that works well on stage or perhaps in comedies or soap operas, it takes something away from the seriousness of this drama. The film also clearly suffers from a lack of budget, which is forgivable... though there seems to be too much reliance on hand-held and shaky-cam. They used Panasonic's DVX100B mini-DV, which unfortunately comes across more like a home movie.

The strength of the film lies in the really impressive scars and other special effects... including a cutting scene made me wince and turn my head. The acting is also decent, aside from the aforementioned over-acting at times. The story itself is also rather unique and well-presented, something we don't see enough of in these days of sequels and remakes.

I'm pleased to say friend of Killer Reviews, Raine Brown, appears (as do Joe Zaso and Alan Rowe Kelly). Brown's appearance always adds something special to a film, and if readers haven't seen her "Psycho Holocaust", they should.

Due to the flaws, I cannot give this film more than a 5/10 (or as Killer Reviews uses, 2.5/5). I do look forward to future productions from this cast and crew, but I cannot see this as much more than a learning experience. It is sad, but understandable, that the film took four years to find distribution.


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