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A cop investigates the case of a missing local teen, though he discovers a dark secret that has been unleashed in his town, and an evil spirit that will stop at nothing to find its heir.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Bonczyk ... Harlan Diehl
Jana Veldheer ... Susie Diehl
... Julian Miller
... Riley
... Brianna Baker
... DeeDee Baker
... Nate
... Ms. Milton
... Quinn
... Co-Worker
... Chris Safford
Bernard McConnell ... Cop
... Frank Lyons
... Anne Miller
... Wylie (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
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When a group of high school students dig into their town's infamous past they unwittingly unlock an Evil that corrupts and destroys them. Possessing its victims through video playback and using them for malevolent purposes, it closes in on one specific soul, threatening to expose the town's deepest, darkest secret. Written by John Gibbons

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content/nudity and some teen partying | See all certifications »

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9 March 2012 (USA)  »

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Playback: Bloodline  »

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Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$252, 18 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$252, 18 March 2012
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When the kids are filming in the car, Julian grabs a squeeze bottle of blood from Deedee. When he puts the fake blood on Nate, it's an open cup of blood, then he grabs the squeeze bottle. See more »

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References The Dead Zone (1983) See more »

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American Trash
Written by Patrick Nissley, Kris Barman and Jared Piccone
Performed by Innerpartysystem
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Decent Flick. Good gore.
6 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Ill start off by saying,if your the kind of person that's always looking for connections in movies(Most people on IMDb who think their intelligent, but just young) then you may not like this one, but if your old school like me and have seen everything already and don't care too much if movies draw slim similarities to others as long as they're good then I would say have at it.

There's some great gore, naked girls, and a twisted little story line that doesn't steal 'too' much from other movies, but taking just enough to get the troll's panties in a bunch. The similarities are sparse, trust me.

What really bugs me is not one of the fake reviewers, the "Changed my life" review along with the griper who yells at people with fake reviews(due to only one review history) when he himself is a shill. And thats the flaw in IMDb voting system. The fact that any nitwit can make multiple accounts and trash any movie before it even has a chance to get out there. This makes even more stupid people run around saying, "Oh yeah I heard that movie sucked!"

Well, I actually SAW this last night, I was expecting nothing good after reading reviews here. I have to say was surprised with the movie's pace, acting, and GORE! Storyline, Basically 15 years ago a kid murders his family. Fast forward to today and another kid decides to unravel the mystery for a school paper. Yes it has that familiar sound, but no this is no "The Ring part whatever". This borrows from a few movies while keeping its own individual style. We have Christian Slater playing an "interesting" part to say the least along with a creepy kid who likes to go through old film in his spare time. Again sounds like Chinese Ghost stuff, but this actually has Gore, Nudity, things Chinese cinema lacks. Basically it earns its R rating which means a lot to me in Horror.

I for one will admit that this will win no awards, nor will it become a big block buster. Its a genre movie aimed at genre fans. Nothing too great, but not bad at all either..

I gave it 7 out of 10 because of the sh%*storm of idiots who will undoubtedly ruin the rating/reviews of this movie(as they do to so many) all because one person left a good review before everyone else did so everyone assumes there part of the crew and its their duty to make 3 accounts and post fake reviews..how sad peoples lives must be. In reality this movie is a Solid 6.

Another thing, don't run out and buy this, wait till its on cable or Netflix.Its worth a watch when you put it up against the crap that true Horror fans have to sift through to get a decent watch, but its not a must see.


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