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Evil Things (2009)

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On January 9, 2009, five college students left New York City for a weekend in the country. 48 hours later, all five students have simply vanished without a trace. There were no leads and no evidence - until now.

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Dominic Perez

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Dominic Perez
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurel Casillo ... Cassy
Morgan Hooper Morgan Hooper ... Mark
Torrey Weiss Torrey Weiss ... Tanya
Ryan Maslyn ... Leo
Elyssa Mersdorf Elyssa Mersdorf ... Miriam
Gail Cadden Gail Cadden ... Aunt Gail
Leo's Dog Leo's Dog ... Maya
Sarah E. Harwood Sarah E. Harwood ... Girl at Deli
Rhonda Balcom Rhonda Balcom ... Waitress at Diner
Ed Stelz Ed Stelz ... Filmmaker in Central Park
David McCullouch David McCullouch ... Filmmaker in Central Park
Meghan Morrissey Meghan Morrissey ... Filmmaker in Central Park
Leah Johnston ... Filmmaker in Central Park
Lydia Woods Lydia Woods ... Filmmaker in Central Park
Christina Carter Christina Carter ... Filmmaker in Central Park
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It's Miriam's 21st Birthday. As a birthday gift, Miriam's aunt Gail has decided to lend Miriam her beautiful country house for an entire weekend. Aunt Gail's country house is amazing. It's a four bedroom house surrounded by breathtaking mountains and miles and miles of woods. Miriam invites her young college friends Cassy, Mark, Tanya and Leo to join her at the country house for what looks to be the most amazing weekend ever. Of course they all jump at the chance to spend a free weekend in the country, in the middle of nowhere. Miriam's friends are totally in the mood for a big time party weekend. They're also anxious to escape the dark and gloomy concrete jungle known as Manhattan. Miriam, Cassy and Tanya bring the food. Mark brings the beer and Leo, the aspiring filmmaker, brings his new video camera. Leo hopes to produce a short movie by documenting every amazing moment of this weekend getaway. Unfortunately, what Leo ends up capturing on camera is not a weekend of peace and ... Written by Dominic Perez

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weekend | house | birthday | camera | woods | See All (93) »

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They were never seen again... until now.


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dominic's goal with Evil Things was to take the sheer terror inspired by that real event and re-create it for the characters in his movie. The young characters in Evil Things dare to open that door and make contact with what is on the other side. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning when they are passed by the van on Storm King Mountain Road, they are traveling south towards the city, instead of north towards the Catskills. You can tell this by the Hudson River being on the left side of the road, instead of the right. See more »

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Home video of a stalker
10 November 2011 | by mdnobles19See all my reviews

Evil Things villain had evil plans and the setup and premise was unsettling and not forced but took its time delivering a pinch of jolts and the fact that it doesn't ever show these twisted psychopath or psychopaths was unnerving. The movie's downfall is that nothing much happens to make it as a whole terrifying or deliver any true scares but just a bunch of confused and scared young adults running and driving helplessly until they meet their demise with no payoff or explanation which is a all too common theme with the found footage horror movies and this one just doesn't have any action at all or much of a concrete script or story but just an chilling idea that could of resolved in a more effective way, it didn't come off as authentic at all. The acting wasn't bad per say and they have believable chemistry among each other but they had nothing to work with at all but just walk and drive around and small talk and act scared and the fact that none of the characters had much of a backstory didn't help matters either. The filming of the raw atmosphere is what helped the film lose a lower rating from me but everything else just didn't gel together in an interesting way and most of the time it's like watching some strangers boring home videos. Overall it's like Five Across The Eyes meets Them in the most ho hum way. Skip it!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatos Estranhos See more »

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Budget:

$3,175,000 (estimated)
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Craft TV, Go Show Media See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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