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The Commune (2009)

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When Jenny Cross has to spend summer vacation with her deadbeat dad in his creepy commune, she thinks clean living and boredom will kill her. But some fates are worse than death.

Director:

Elisabeth Fies

Writer:

Elisabeth Fies
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chauntal Lewis ... Jenny Cross
David Scott Lago ... Puck Cernunnos (as David Lago)
Stuart G. Bennett Stuart G. Bennett ... Dr. Clark Polieos
Elisabeth Fies Elisabeth Fies ... Cassie Cross
Adrian Lee ... Rhea
Cindy Baer ... Esmeralda
Winter Winter ... Loki
Trevor Murphy ... Cassie's Lover
Miles Gregory Miles Gregory ... Miles
Heidi Hornbacher Heidi Hornbacher ... Alice
Sophie Yoakum Sophie Yoakum ... Pomegranate
Leslie Lello Leslie Lello ... Nurse Brenda
Hero Fies Hero Fies ... Hero
Lena Robinson Lena Robinson ... Tiamat
Josie Fite Josie Fite ... Jenny Cross - age 6
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When Jenny Cross (Chauntal Lewis) has to spend summer vacation with deadbeat dad (Stuart G. Bennett) on his creepy commune, she thinks clean living and boredom will kill her. But some fates are worse than death...Provocateur filmmaker Elisabeth Fies masterfully mixes psychological thriller, horror, satire, and coming of age movies to create a fresh, surprising mystery that winks at 1970s masterpieces. Written by The Commune

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Geyserville, California, USA See more »

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I Hate LA productions See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The writer/director/producer Elisabeth Fies appears nude for five seconds in her own movie to make bigger distribution sales overseas. See more »

Goofs

When Jenny is found by Loki to be brought to the art therapy room she asks for time to change her clothes, but he says no. In the next scene, she is in the art therapy room in a different outfit. See more »

Quotes

Puck: I don't think he's together enough to kill anyone.
Puck: Dude wears shoes without laces so he doesn't have to tie them himself.
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Connections

References Natural Born Killers (1994) See more »

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This Night I Ride
Written by Sharon Knight & Winter
Performed by Pandemonaeon
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Do hardcore commune hippies scare you? Prepare to be horrified!
10 November 2010 | by Jerrica LeeSee all my reviews

I saw this movie by chance at a horror film festival recently. I had no idea what to expect. Two things give me the creeps bad- one is colonial people, and the other is hardcore hippies. I could not move in my seat through this entire movie, it was so intensely realistic. I was a few minutes into it when I realized it wasn't actually set in the '70s, because it really had that look! I couldn't understand what kind of mother would let her daughter go away to a commune with her creepy, deadbeat, hippie dad. The characters were everything you don't want to meet at such a place. The casting was perfect. Chauntal Lewis stars as the unfortunate girl, Jenny. This story was so very disturbing...then all of a sudden, there is David Lago- 'Raul' from 'the Young and the Restless'! He is so pretty it's hard to look! That calmed me down for a minute, anyway. But then the horror continued...for all the sunshine and pretty scenery in this film, it still manages to give you the chills all the way through. It kind of reminded me of 'Crowhaven Farm' and 'Race With The Devil'. I urge you to see it for yourself. It's like a fine early '70s 'ABC MOVIE OF THE WEEK'! (That is a high compliment, by the way). I haven't seen anything like this in a long time, and I was really missing these type of movies. Thank you Elisabeth Fies! Again- SEE IT!!


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