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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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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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Picture. Evil.

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Horror | Thriller

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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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Chant
Written by Woody Park
Performed by Woody Park
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Noisy, Lame and Messy Garbage
21 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

On 21 October 1994, the deranged Harlan Diehl (Luke Bonczyk) kills his family in their farm and only a baby survives. In the present days, the teenager Julian Miller (Johnny Pacar) borrows a camera, tripod and other equipment from his friend Quinn (Toby Hemingway) that works in a TV studio to make an amateurish film about the infamous Harlan Diehl with his girlfriend Riley (Ambyr Childers) and their classmates DeeDee Baker (Jennifer Missoni), Nate (Jonathan Keltz) and Brianna Baker (Alessandra Torresani).

Quinn sells footages of DeeDee and Brianna in the change room in the high school to the sick police officer Frank Lyons (Christian Slater). When Julian inadvertently unleashes evil through the playback of videotapes, Quinn is possessed by Harlan Diehl and begins a violent crime spree.

"Playback" is a noisy, lame and messy horror movie recently released straight on DVD in Brazil. I am a fan of the genre, but this film is a complete waste of time, with a terrible and senseless story. My vote is one.

Title (Brazil): "De Volta ao Terror" ("Back to Terror")


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