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Goblin (2010)

TV-14 | | Fantasy, Horror | TV Movie 17 July 2010
Every Halloween, a small hamlet in the deep woods is visited by a fierce goblin, intent on capturing infants and brutally murdering anyone in its path.

Director:

Jeffery Scott Lando (as Jeffery Lando)

Writer:

Raul Inglis (as Raul Sanchez Inglis)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Bellows ... Neil Perkins
Tracy Spiridakos ... Nikki Perkins
Camille Sullivan ... Kate Perkins
Donnelly Rhodes ... Charlie
Reilly Dolman ... Kyle
Andrew Wheeler ... Sheriff Milgreen
Colin Cunningham ... Owen
Erin Boyes ... Cammy
Jordan Moore Jordan Moore ... Nathan Perkins
Brett Dier ... Matt
Chilton Crane ... Bea Milgreen
Kathleen Duborg ... Judge's Wife
Elizabeth Weinstein ... Peasant Woman
Brendan Beiser ... Deputy Perry
Glenn Ennis ... Husband
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Storyline

On 31 October 1831, in the Hollow Glen village, the locals sacrifice what they consider "unclean" in a bonfire to protect their village. When they throw a deformed baby in the bonfire, his mother, who is a witch, curses the babies of the dwellers and creates an evil creature from the bones of her son to take their souls in the Halloween. The story of the Goblin becomes a legend. In the present days, Neil Perkins travels with his second wife Kate; his rebel teenage daughter Nikki; his baby son Nathan and Nikki's best friend Cammy to an isolated cabin in Hollow Glen expecting to start a business with his partner Owen. The family is warned to leave the village before the Halloween by the drunkard Charlie, but they do not give credit to his words. On 31 October, Neil, Kate and Owen have a meeting with Sheriff Milgreen and they leave Nathan with Nikki and Cammy. The two girls are visited by three friends and Nikki leaves Nathan alone for less than one minute. When she returns, the baby is ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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village | sacrifice | See All (2) »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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The home in which Nikki, Neil, Kate and Cammy stay in is the same building that Sam Uley from the Twilight movies lives in. See more »

Quotes

Cammy: I'm good at finding wood.
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References Punk'd (2003) See more »

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Terrible film
5 October 2012 | by jonathanruanoSee all my reviews

I did not expect much from the horror film "Goblin" and it still undelivered. "Goblin" is essentially about a fierce goblin who flies around a small town hunting babies, largely because he (the goblin) is not intelligent enough to go hunting in the big cities where there are (of course) more babies to hunt. Normally such a premise presupposes that the adults in this film are perfectly safe from the goblin's attacks because... well... they are not exactly babies. But the people who made this film created a goblin who is less intelligent than many of the creatures on the nature channel. The hyena, for instance, rightly focuses on grabbing a baby sea lion for lunch instead of taking on the bigger sea lions, but the goblin gets distracted while hunting for babies and kills several adults in highly gratuitous ways for reasons that are never adequately explained in this film. I would suggest cynically than the killing of adults was done out of shock value rather than for any logical reason.

But Goblin's problems go well beyond the fact that it is little more than a bloody monster fest. The use of the teenage Cammy (Erin Boyes) as a sexual tease shows how low the filmmakers were willing to go to get people to actually watch this film. Finally there is not one performance in this entire film that is actually convincing or interesting in any way. You get the distinct feeling while watching this movie that the actors simply showed up to say their lines, collect their pay cheques and leave. Not one member of the cast was motivated to making this film work at a performance level.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2010 (USA) See more »

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