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The Intervention (2009)

Matt Garret has a drinking problem. Friends and Family have gathered for his intervention. But what if his problem is not an addiction? But instead... an evil manifestation.

Director:

Shannon Hile
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dwier Brown ... Matthew Garret
Thomas Crawford ... David Shelton
Richard Eden ... Tom
Cynthia Gates Fujikawa ... Margaret Shelton
Kamala Lopez ... Rachel (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
Cody McMains ... Boy
Raymond O'Connor ... Norman Gardy
David Orr David Orr ... Charles Moore
Scott Paulin ... Priest
Patricia Place Patricia Place ... Rose
Laurie Prange Laurie Prange ... Abbey
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Matt Garret has a drinking problem. Friends and Family have gathered for his intervention. But what if his problem is not an addiction? But instead... an evil manifestation.

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Eight people trapped by one man's demons.

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Horror

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Official Sites:

Official site | Think Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color
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Great psychological horror movie
3 March 2008 | by bullshjonesSee all my reviews

I was invited to a screening of this film and my expectations were high because I love horror movies. When I say that, I don't mean a guy in a silly mask who jumps out with a knife while arrhythmic notes are banged on a synthesizer, what I am talking about is psychological horror movies. Films that creep you out and make you uncomfortable in your own skin. Movies that cause you to turn on all the lights in an empty house and sleep with a bible even though you haven't been to church in years.

To give you the criteria for my rating, I consider one of the greatest movies ever made in this genre to be Rosemary's Baby. That's a 10. That being said, I gave The Intervention an 8.

I won't say too much about the plot or include any spoilers because that always annoys me. I will say that the story was well written, engaging and original. I enjoyed the performances, especially by Richard Eden who plays a fascinating & complex slow burn character. The guy has a great on screen presence and a cool voice. Also impressive was Shannon Hile's direction. I was shocked to find out that she was a first time director, she deals with tricky subject material that in lesser hands could have gone horribly awry. Thankfully she had the trust in her actors, faith in the material and the patience to allow the story to unfold and play out.

Definitely worth seeing.


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