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Hallowed Ground (2007)

When her car breaks down in a small town, Liz Chambers (Jaimie Alexander) meets journalist Sarah Austin (Hudson Leick), who tells her about the town's bloodthirsty past. A hundred years ago... See full summary »

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David Benullo

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David Benullo
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Jaimie Alexander ... Liz Chambers
Brian McNamara ... Sheriff O'Connor
Ethan Phillips ... Preacher
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Sabrina (as Chloe Grace Moretz)
Ned Vaughn ... Deputy Mark Simmons
Jim Cody Williams ... Earl
Tamara Clatterbuck ... Waitress
Nick Chinlund ... Jonas Hathaway
Hudson Leick ... Sarah Austin
Dan Warner ... Officer Chandler
Randy Ross ... Farmer
Steve Larkin ... Mayor
Fred Meyers ... Lanky Teenager
Time Winters ... Victim
William Stanford Davis ... Truck driver
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When her car breaks down in a small town, Liz Chambers (Jaimie Alexander) meets journalist Sarah Austin (Hudson Leick), who tells her about the town's bloodthirsty past. A hundred years ago, the town preacher nailed people to crosses, sacrificing them as living scarecrows

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Horror | Thriller

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Copycat of every Stephen King sort of horror film...
23 December 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

JAIMIE Alexander is a young woman who inadvertently stumbles upon a town full of loonies who believe a legend about a demented preacher involved in human sacrifices. The ghost of a town is the wrong place for a gal like Alexander to be, for she's in immediate peril from them and a scarecrow that comes to life.

It's all very reminiscent of every horror film ever made about cornfields and "children of the corn" and skies full of menacing black crows. This one had a lot of potential if it knew that the real scares would come from the scarecrow coming to life and had developed that theme in a more compelling way. The scarecrow angle could have been played for better thrills.

BRIAN McNAMARA, as the town sheriff who knows more than he's willing to say about everything, is fine, but JAIMIE Alexander gives the impression that she's not capable or willing to give the role of the distraught woman more than a basic reading.

I just happened to come across it while surfing cable TV and stayed tuned to see whether it developed into a logical fright film. It didn't. Too many loopholes and implausible circumstances throughout, but it was at least an average thriller of its kind. The cornfield scenes were extremely well photographed but there was a tacky "direct to TV" look about the rest of the film.


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USA

Language:

English

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9 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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