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Playback (2012)

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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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Michael A. Nickles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Bonczyk Luke Bonczyk ... Harlan Diehl
Jana Veldheer Jana Veldheer ... Susie Diehl
Johnny Pacar ... Julian Miller
Ambyr Childers ... Riley
Alessandra Torresani ... Brianna Baker
Jennifer Missoni ... DeeDee Baker
Jonathan Keltz ... Nate
Dorien Davies ... Ms. Milton
Toby Hemingway ... Quinn
Kenny Stevenson ... Co-Worker
Mark Metcalf ... Chris Safford
Bernard McConnell Bernard McConnell ... Cop
Christian Slater ... Frank Lyons
Lisa Jane Todd ... Anne Miller
Daryl Mitchell ... Wylie (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Picture. Evil.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Playback: Bloodline See more »

Filming Locations:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$252, 18 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$252, 18 March 2012
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1.78 : 1
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Goofs

When Quinn films himself at the end, the camera pans down from the house to his face. When Julien watches the video, the camera pans up from the ground to Quinn's face. See more »

Connections

References The Witches of Eastwick (1987) See more »

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Promise Me
Written by Mat Devine
Performed by Kill Hannah
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Lame, exceptionally weak possession killer
25 February 2013 | by GL84See all my reviews

When a group of film students attempt to document the brutal history of their town's past, they unleash the evil spirit which inspired the rampage and must stop it's current rampage before it exposes the secret behind it's existence.

This is overall a pretty lame and barely worthwhile effort. The only true sense of credit that this one really has is it's plot line about the body-hopping spirit that can only be transfered through video, which is pretty creepy and doesn't get used often-enough as a concept since it generates some really impressive moments here and there of the possessed beings out and about with their unknowing victims. Otherwise, this here is a gory, low-budget boring mess that seems to fling itself around in ten different directions without any sort of inner compass to determine what it wants to do, a low-budget feel that never lets it's full scope become apparent despite the feel it's going for and a laid-back pace that rarely lets on it's a horror film and never really goes for any sort of excitement or enjoyability. A true let-down and not really worth it.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Nudity and underage drinking.


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