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The Damned Thing 

Apocalyptic tale of a monstrous force which devastates Sheriff Kevin Reddle's family and his small Texas town. Sheriff Reddle thinks there's a connection between this mysterious, invisible ... See full summary »

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

Mick Garris (creator), Richard Christian Matheson (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Sheriff Kevin Reddle
Marisa Coughlan ... Dina
Brendan Fletcher ... Deputy Strauss
Alex Ferris ... Mikey Reddle
Brent Stait ... John Reddle
Georgia Craig ... Jodi Reddle
Ryan Drescher Ryan Drescher ... Young Kevin
Andrew McIlroy Andrew McIlroy ... Joe Litton
Tracy Waterhouse ... Dr. Cohen
Ted Raimi ... Father Tulli
Alexandra Carter ... Charity
Clint Carleton ... Gabe Green
Ted Friend ... Lenny
Ocean Hellman Ocean Hellman ... Mary
Eileen Barrett ... Janet
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Apocalyptic tale of a monstrous force which devastates Sheriff Kevin Reddle's family and his small Texas town. Sheriff Reddle thinks there's a connection between this mysterious, invisible force which made his father kill his mother back in 1981, and he sets out to uncover and stop the so-called "dammed thing" before it decimates the whole town by forcing the residents to kill each other and then finally... themselves. Written by masters of horror

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Horror

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Trivia

Based on the short story of the same name by Ambrose Bierce. See more »

Goofs

A large object which appears to be a squib is visible under the journalist's shirt when he's shot by the sheriff. See more »

Connections

Version of Prokletinja (1975) See more »

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Oil's Well That Does not End Well
6 November 2010 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

This episode of Masters of Horror has some excellent aspects and some rather dubious ones as well. Now, I am not one of those Hooper haters. I actually think much of his work - mostly early am afraid - is quite good - and some even amazing. He definitely has talent. But this episode's faults are mostly with the script not the direction. Hooper got me interested early and the performances were all very adequate - some a bit over-the-top undoubtedly. The story concerns a man who as a child witnessed some inexplicable force taking over his father and "making" him execute the boy's mother and try to kill the boy. Thirty Years later the force rises again and haunts the boy and the town - as we discover that the force not only had changed the boy's father but also caused the townsfolk to go mad and on a killing spree. Well, things go fairly fluidly until the last fifteen minutes or so where all hell breaks looses both figuratively and literally. I like the way Hooper shot the scenes, but the story dissolves really at the end into one big "What just happened?".Sean Patrick Flannery does a good job in the lead and Sam Raimi's brother Ted gives an overblown yet fun performance as a local priest. Although Hooper shows he still has touches, he needs to find better material to work his craft with.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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1.78 : 1
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