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Abattoir (2016)

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An investigative reporter teams up with a police officer to solve the mystery of why a seemingly good man murdered her sister's family.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Lowndes ... Julia Talben
Joe Anderson ... Declan Grady
Dayton Callie ... Jebediah Crone
Lin Shaye ... Allie
John McConnell ... McDermott (as John 'Spud' McConnell)
Bryan Batt ... Chester
Michael Paré ... Richard Renshaw
J. LaRose ... Kyle (as J. Larose)
Jackie Tuttle ... Amanda
Jay Huguley ... Felix
Aiden Flowers ... Charlie
Carol Sutton ... Muriel
Josh Berger ... Clayton
Terence Rosemore ... Guard
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Owner #1
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Storyline

An investigative reporter works to solve the mystery behind a mysterious man who has been buying houses where tragedies have occurred. Set in a world where it always feels like night, even in daylight hours, real estate reporter Julia Talben's life is turned upside down when her family is brutally murdered. It is believed to be an open and close case, but Julia quickly realizes there is much more to this story when she returns to the crime scene to find the murder room deconstructed and physically removed from her sister's home. This ignites an investigative pursuit that eventually leads her and ex-lover Detective Declan Grady to the town of New English where they find the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the Abattoir - a monstrous house stitched together with unending rooms of death and the damned. Julia comes to realize that her sister's soul is trapped inside, but the Abattoir isn't just a house - it's a door to something more evil than anyone could have ever imagined. Julia and Grady ... Written by Momentum Pictures

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He's been expecting you


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Rated R for bloody horror violence, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jessica Lowndes and Dayton Callie previously starred together in The Devil's Carnival (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Julia first gets the knife from the chair, it has a chrome-like finish and a plain spine. Just after passing the spectres that jump from the balcony, it changes to a knife with a matte edge and a saw on the spine. The knife then changes back to its original style afterward. See more »

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Spin-off Abattoir: The Foundation See more »

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and then there's me, who liked it
17 September 2016 | by digdog-785-717538See all my reviews

i liked this film very much, my fellow IMDb reviewers, for what it is.

Let me start with the things i liked; fantastic photography. excellent casting - an amazing collection of interesting characters, simply looking at them is interesting. the acting, i thought it was pretty solid on all counts, including the supporting actors(yeah, i did like the lead too). the pacing, the writing .. i pretty much liked everything about this film, from a production point of view.

(you can see from my review history that i do not, in fact, work for the production company)

the story ... is bad.

i second the fact that having a film half 50s noir and half modern is unsettling, but with a little suspension of disbelief you can get past that rather easily. the only real fault here is the weak story, and the miserable ending. i like the various situations that develop, and yet there isn't really a main theme to keep me interested.

but, i've seen better films fail much worse than Abbattoir.

ignore the weak point, and focus on how well this film is made, visually, and you will enjoy it, IF you enjoy classic cinema.

honest vote, 7/10. I'm looking forward to the next work by the director.


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English

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$663,460
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2.35 : 1
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