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Fertile Ground (2011)

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Emily and Nate Weaver leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate's ancestral home in the country. Once there, Emily is plagued by horrifying visions and haunted by the ghosts inhabiting their isolated new home.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leisha Hailey ... Emily Weaver
Gale Harold ... Nate Weaver / William Weaver
Chelcie Ross ... Avery
JoNell Kennedy ... Brittany McGraw
Stephanie Brown ... Risa
Sigal Diamant ... Sarah
Adam Gierasch ... Otto
Clint Curtis ... Felipe
Neil Cunningham Neil Cunningham ... Doug
Rod McCullough Rod McCullough ... Sheriff Crane
Douglas Roberts ... Dr. Glasgow
Eric Bench Eric Bench ... Howard the Plumber
Steve Pilchen Steve Pilchen ... Manny
Joseph Gentzler Joseph Gentzler ... Deputy
David Oddy David Oddy ... Mover
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Storyline

Emily and Nate Weaver leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate's family home in New Hampshire. There, isolated and haunted by strange noises and horrifying visions, Emily learns she's pregnant while Nate is possessed by the homicidal spirit of his forefathers. In a house haunted by past victims, Emily learns that she's the latest target in a murderous tradition. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From Cradle To Grave.

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody violence, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

After Dark: Semente do Mal See more »

Filming Locations:

Des Moines, Iowa, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

After Dark Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Leisha Hailey is either barefoot or wears open sandals in nearly all of her scenes. See more »

Goofs

When "Nate Weaver" fall on the stairs, he hits the camera and you could see the scene shaking. See more »

Soundtracks

Party for Emily
Written by Joseph Conlan
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Sorry to disagree; but, I very much enjoyed this film
29 September 2012 | by catfish-erSee all my reviews

I rated FERTILE GROUND as high as I did purely on the outstanding performance of Leisha Hailey. She was genuine, gritty, elicited sympathy, reacted honestly, and just did an outstanding job.

Was the plot derivative? YES it was. But, how many horror movies are truly based on new ideas? Aren't they all derived from our own fears and experiences?

FERTILE GROUND was just another episodic adventure into the nightmare world of one woman.

It's been a long time since I've seen such a good performance; and, I really think Leisha Hailey carried the film. Her makeup, hair and wardrobe were perfect for a "relocated city girl." And, the setting was perfect - old house, lovingly updated; but, not too much so.

The maple tree was allegory for the deteriorating relationship between the two; and, the nightmare scenes blended reality, ghost, and dream just right. Nothing was over the top; not too many effects.

All around, I enjoyed this quite a bit. Better than most I see on the SyFy channel, that's for sure!


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