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Gut (2012)

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Family man Tom has seen something he can't forget, a mysterious video with an ugly secret that soon spreads into his daily life and threatens to dismantle everything around him.

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Elias

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Elias
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Cast overview:
Jason Vail ... Tom
Nicholas Wilder ... Dan
Sarah Schoofs ... Lily
Kirstianna Mueller ... Katie
Kaitlyn Mueller Kaitlyn Mueller ... Katie
Angie Bullaro ... Sally
Ria Burns-Wilder Ria Burns-Wilder ... Eve
Miles Joris-Peyrafitte Miles Joris-Peyrafitte ... Young Tom
Karl Pfeiffer Karl Pfeiffer ... Young Dan
Leisa Haddad Leisa Haddad ... 1st Victim
Misty Gonzalez ... 2nd Victim
Jordan Sariego Jordan Sariego ... Wine Shop Clerk
Christine Kadets Christine Kadets ... Annoyed Co-Worker
Deborah J. Atuk Deborah J. Atuk ... Dog Owner
J. Brett Rose J. Brett Rose ... Dog Owner
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Something is missing in Tom's life. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around him. His best friend Dan thinks he has the answer, a mysterious video he's got to see to believe. What Dan shows him leaves Tom unsettled, flooding his mind with disturbing images and desires, and binding the two friends together with its ugly secret. As he tries desperately to forget what he saw, Tom's mounting feelings of guilt and disillusionment quickly give way to paranoia and fear. One video soon follows another and another, blurring the line between reality and voyeuristic fascination, and threatening to dismantle everything around them. Written by Gut Productions

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paranoia - Der Killer in Dir! See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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100% predictable, 100% amateurish, totally not worth seeing.
1 February 2015 | by M_QtipsSee all my reviews

Anyone who is ever seen a horror movie before will figure out right away what it is they're about to sit through another hour of dreadfully dull 2-dimensional characterization and seen-it-a-million-times-before filmmaking to find out. This could've been a 20 minute short film, and still wouldn't have been a terribly interesting one at that. I'm not sure how this even so release, and I am positive that the glowing reviews are fakes by people connected with this film, because there is absolutely no way an objective human being Who was familiar with the horror genre at all could lavish praise on this. This film doesn't even try to be good. The filmmakers had one unoriginal idea, and they thought that all they had to do was put that idea on screen and that would take place of plot, narration, character development, Robert themes or any deeper meaning at all, not to mention that this is the single least gory "torture porn" film ever, with a total of maybe two minutes of exceptionally tame blood & guts, so it doesn't even work if that's what you're into. So instead, we get a feature length view of barely-developed characters walk a treadmill to a conclusion that we can see already from near the beginning of the movie. This film makes "Paranormal Activity" look as action-packed as a Michael Bay film, as well-crafted as Hitchcock, and as intellectually challenging as Tarkovsky.

Look, if a couple of high school kids up the block made this movie, I would congratulate them for doing a great job… for a student film (although it wouldn't really be *that* great a job, even for students.) But as a film that got real attention and supposed awards and wound up on a major streaming site that I pay money for? No fargin' way.


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