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Hell-ephone (2008)

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The story of a prank gone horribly wrong. A group of college students, led by "The Circuit Maker", a Svengali-like professor, make prank calls to funeral homes. After intently researching ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy W. Blackwell ... Detective Mike Stone
Ari Lehman ... Professor Goldman / The Circuit Maker
Katie Stewart ... Nancy
Frank Santoroski Frank Santoroski ... Detective Tony Fusco
Michael S. Shouse Michael S. Shouse ... Stanley Conklin / The Sea-Monster
Jason Crowe Jason Crowe ... Eric
Kayla Perkins ... Madison
Jim O'Rear ... Det. John Darby
John Dugan ... Captain of the Guard
Daniel Emery Taylor Daniel Emery Taylor ... Professor Roberts
Melissa Wolf Melissa Wolf ... Trish
Alex Del Monacco Alex Del Monacco ... Dr. Karen Roberts
Aubin Munn Aubin Munn ... Detective Jane Jordan
Chris Campbell Chris Campbell ... Rick
Sonny Burnette ... Father Davis


The story of a prank gone horribly wrong. A group of college students, led by "The Circuit Maker", a Svengali-like professor, make prank calls to funeral homes. After intently researching the obituaries, they try and convince whoever answers the call that they are the deceased calling from the great beyond. As the prank gets larger than life, gaining national attention, they attempt the biggest prank ever: they will 'Hell-ephone' the funeral of a recently executed serial killer, known as "The Sea-Monster". When the Sea-Monster's mother drops dead after taking the call, the kids start showing up dead. Mike Stone, the leading detective on the Sea-Monster case, is convinced that the Sea-Monster has returned from the grave to avenge his mother's death. The rest of the police force, however, doesn't buy that theory. Now cavorting with the ultimate evil on the other side; has the Sea-Monster been given to power to come back and continue the reign of terror that was interrupted for ten years... Written by Frank Santoroski

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Release Date:

31 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Kentucky, USA See more »


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$125,000 (estimated)
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References The Edison Death Machine (2006) See more »


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One of ZP's Best
23 June 2009 | by dannydavis2009See all my reviews

Hell-ephone is the story of a prank gone wrong backfiring on the right people: a bunch of snot-nosed teenagers. And their demented teacher.

I caught a test screening of this and found it to be quite more of a cop movie than a slasher flick, which was good in some ways but sort of lagged a bit editing-wise. I'm sure this wasn't the final cut, though the first half was nearly flawless in the editing department.

All in all, good flick for a Friday night with a keg and some pals. Not to mention there's boobies and stellar performances by Jim O'Rear, Billy Blackwell, and Katie Stanley (who is the hottest actress in indie film today).

I really dug Edison Death Machine--so catch Hell-ephone-- --before it calls you.

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