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From Within (2008)

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A small Maryland town is gripped by a curse which causes residents to take their own life one after another.

Director:

Phedon Papamichael

Writer:

Brad Keene
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Rice ... Lindsay
Thomas Dekker ... Aidan
Kelly Blatz ... Dylan
Laura Allen ... Trish
Adam Goldberg ... Roy
Margo Harshman ... Sadie
Rumer Willis ... Natalie
Britt Robertson ... Claire (as Brittany Robertson)
Steven Culp ... Pastor Joe
Jared Harris ... Bernard
Amanda Babin ... Molly
Michelle Babin Michelle Babin ... Evil Molly
Candace Hammer Candace Hammer ... Mary (as Candace Scholz)
David Ariniello David Ariniello ... Paul
Jamie Linck O'Brien ... Kelly (as Jamie O'Brien)
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Storyline

In a small Maryland town, the suicide of an outcast teenager triggers a string of violent suicides. These suicides seem to stem from a curse which spreads when any person, who witnesses the suicide, is possessed by an evil force that appears as the person's doppelganger that only they can see. A young teenager, named Lindsey, thinks there is a connection of the events to Aidan, the outcast brother of the first suicide case. But Lindsay must race against the clock when she witnesses her mother fall victim, and must try to find a way to stop the curse before it kills her too. Meanwhile the God-fearing townspeople, led by a fanatic preacher with a connection to the events also, form a vigilante group to take the law in their own hands. Written by matt-282

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Death is catching. See more »


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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and some language | See all certifications »

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Thomas Dekker and Brit Robertson were both in The Secret Circle. See more »

Goofs

when Aidan is rubbing oil on Lindsay's shoulder, you can see stripes of oil on her forehead. However it isn't until the next shot that Aidan actually rubs the oil on her forehead. See more »

Quotes

Lindsay: Why'd you and your brother come back?
Aidan: This is the house we grew up in. It's our home.
[Lindsay starts look at pictures]
Aidan: That's her.
Lindsay: She's beautiful.
Aidan: You remind me of her.
Lindsay: Really?
Aidan: I don't mean looks. It's how you carry yourself. How you treat people.
Lindsay: Is that you and your brother?
Aidan: [Aiden points to himself in a picture] That's me.
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As the end credits start to roll the fate of the survivors is revealed See more »

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Vissi d'art
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Adelina Agostinelli
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Not as good as 'The Ring'...but close enough
8 May 2008 | by RhodesParisSee all my reviews

If you are looking for a movie that involves long protracted scenes of torture or evisceration like Saw, Hostel or Captivity, this is not the movie for you. If like me you like classic psychological horror then you will love this movie.

The scares are pretty good and they come at regular enough intervals to keep you engaged while the story and the characters are really compelling. It has a really strong visual style, and like 'The Ring' there's an impending sense of doom that hangs over every scene, giving it a really awesome feeling of discomfort although I bet it was made at a fraction of the budget..

The plot is great, the story grabs you from the very beginning with an incredible opening scene which features a surprisingly strong performance from Rumer Willis (beware the haters). In fact it's overall really well acted. Thomas Dekker is…well Thomas Dekker and fans of Sarah Connor will not be disappointed, Adam Goldberg is genius and Elizabeth Rice is perfect as the main character Lindsay.

I saw it in a packed house at TriBeca and the audience reaction was pretty much phenomenal. I definitely recommend seeing it when it goes on general release. 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2009 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

From Within See more »

Filming Locations:

Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,014
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Burgundy Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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