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Crushed (2009)

| Horror, Thriller | 2009 (USA)
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Love can be painful. Very painful. The intriguing-on-the-outside, twisted-and-tortured-on-the-inside Tara sets her sights on the unassuming guy-next-door Ray. Their innocent flirting turns ... See full summary »


Patrick Johnson


Patrick Johnson





Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Dickinson ... Tara
Henrik Norlén ... Ray
Caitlin Wehrle ... Maddy
Keith Malley Keith Malley ... Donnie
Amanda Cunningham Amanda Cunningham ... Cassie (as Amanda Wagner)
David Taffet David Taffet ... Clinton
Connor Sides Connor Sides ... Billy
Robert Paschall Jr. ... Phillip
Dixie Lee Sedgwick Dixie Lee Sedgwick ... Sharron, Angry Boss
Candace Campfield Candace Campfield ... Babysitter
Tina Bishop Tina Bishop ... Party Girl
Denton Blane Everett ... Male hospital worker / Angry Bar Patron (as Denton Everett)
Mille Chrisman Mille Chrisman ... Tara's mother
Melissa Mackay Melissa Mackay ... Patient
Britton Atchley Britton Atchley ... Bartender
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Love can be painful. Very painful. The intriguing-on-the-outside, twisted-and-tortured-on-the-inside Tara sets her sights on the unassuming guy-next-door Ray. Their innocent flirting turns into a regretful one night stand which he hopes to put behind him. Tara has different plans for their relationship. It becomes horrifically apparent that she refuses to be cast aside and is willing to go to sick extremes to keep her man as people in Ray's life are met with torturous ends. Amidst this violently twisted love story unfolds a profound social commentary on love and the effects of violence. Written by Patrick Johnson

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Natalie Dickinson portrays the character "Tara" and her descent into madness via a video diary on the YouTube channel "TaraisCrushed". This clever use of viral video provides a look into a the character's back story which makes for interesting viewing before seeing the film. See more »


Tetrodotoxin creates a "locked-in" syndrome where the sufferer can't move or speak. Donnie is paralyzed by the toxin, but still moves his eyes and screams. See more »


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The low budget could not be any more clear
21 February 2012 | by Rosser94See all my reviews

I was never expecting 'Crushed' to be of the same standard as 'Fatal Attraction', especially after looking at the cast. However, I also did not expect the film to be this below-average.

The plot of this film is good, despite its lack of originality. Furthermore, the pacing is acceptable and the script is passable. Yet, despite this, the low-quality recording, matched with acting that is, at points, humorously poor, creates a film that does nothing but symbolise its low budget. As a result, this movie does not engage its audience or establish a sense of care regarding the fate of the characters on- screen, therefore the experience is not a memorable one.

Although this film is, generally, not very good, it is easy-to-watch due to little thought being necessary to keep up with the storyline. In addition to this, Natalie Dickinson does not do too badly (especially in comparison to the actors she accompanies on-screen) and conveys her character in quite an interesting manner.

Overall, despite limited positives, the poor acting and unspectacular production values render 'Crushed' as a victim of its low-budget and a very forgettable film. With so many great horrors around, I advise you spend your viewing time elsewhere.

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2009 (USA) See more »

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