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Within (2009)

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Rachel is a sweet girl with a troubled soul, caused by a unique gift - she can see evil spirits within others. After witnessing the brutal killing of her mother, Rachel and her father look ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Mia Ford ... Rachel Weiss
Lori Heuring ... Abby Miller
Sammi Hanratty ... Michelle Lowe
Sam Jaeger ... Nathan Weiss
Brent Sexton ... Steven Lowe
Elaine Hendrix ... Sadie Weiss
Stacy Haiduk ... Bernice Lowe
Stacie Rippy ... Deborah Lowe
Gabby Soleil Gabby Soleil ... Allison Tompkins
Drake Johnston ... Thomas Peterson
Adair Tishler ... Hazel Marie
Hardeen H. Houdini Hardeen H. Houdini ... Deli Evil Spirit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacob Brown Jacob Brown ... Dennis
Steve Fogelman Steve Fogelman ... Principal (as Emory Davis)
Michael Gleissner Michael Gleissner ... Paul
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Rachel is a sweet girl with a troubled soul, caused by a unique gift - she can see evil spirits within others. After witnessing the brutal killing of her mother, Rachel and her father look for a fresh start by moving to a new town. After befriending classmate Michelle Lowe, Rachel soon realizes that her new 'best friend' may not be the girl she first appeared to be. Rachel's visions could be the key to stopping a series of violent attacks against the town's children and unlocking the puzzle behind a grim murder. Written by Bigfoot Ascendant Distribution

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Be careful who your friends are.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violent content involving a child
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Bigfoot Entertainment See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Decent enough horror/thriller but severely flawed
15 October 2012 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Moving to a small town with her father, a young girl finds her ability to see spirits around one of the girls in town helpful in solving a spree of malicious accidents connected to her.

This one wasn't an overall terrible entry but there's some pretty big flaws present. The biggest, and easiest to to spot, is the complete and utter lack of discipline bestowed on the girl simply to let the film's plot get carried out. Though it is entirely possible for a young girl to act out as she does here, with her fascination in the morbid details of the accidents, the possessive nature towards everything and the attitude towards her friends and family being the biggest targets which are in no way plausible for most children to be accepted to act, and the fact that this particular tactic is used to demonstrate nearly all of the film's fear quotient is quite a huge miscalculation, if not in theory then certainly in the execution of how much time is spent on it. The other real problem with this one is the fact that there's never going to be a chance to let loose with the opportunities it could feature because the format and type of release won't allow it. Those two factors are the main elements which hold this one down, but there's some fine points as well. There's some really interesting parts abut the possession of the elder sibling being connected to the ghostly sighting, which themselves are quite chilling when they pop up, the different tormenting methods are definitely intriguing at times including a really harrowing scene trapped in a flaming garage and the finale is quite fun with a nice chase and a brutal confrontation scene. These help it along, but it's still not that great.

Rated Unrated/PG-13: Violence and children-in-jeopardy.


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