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A group of teenagers accidentally release an evil spirit that starts to possess them one by one.

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Marcus Nispel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Lang ... Father Conway
Kevin Chapman ... Greer
Kelly Blatz ... Patrick
Brittany Curran ... Reign
Brett Dier ... Brad
Gage Golightly ... Amber
Nick Nicotera ... Knowles
Nick Nordella ... Drew
Michael Ormsby Michael Ormsby ... Rory
Malena Corso Malena Corso ... Girl in Torture Chair
Meredith Prunty ... Party Dancer
Ashley Tramonte ... Rave Party Teen
Hilary Pingle ... Voice (voice)
Aaron Dorsey ... Teenage Guy
Lindsay MacDonald Lindsay MacDonald ... Rave Scene Party Guest
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An excellent day for an exorcism.


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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language throughout, sexual references, drug use, and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Backmask See more »

Filming Locations:

Rhode Island, USA

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1.85 : 1
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After Brad hits father Conway with the car they stop ,but then briefly as they yell you can see them still driving. See more »

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[last lines]
Rory: Just don't tell mom okay?
Rory: [on Devon] She's lying
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God, give me strength
30 May 2015 | by begobSee all my reviews

An isolated, derelict loony bin, where partying teens spark off a serial demon possession.

Open on a topless drug addict: she sways in her gorgeous panty-clad ass and ... shoots her brains out. Wot? The director doesn't bother to take his time, and you're not given enough information to work this scene through the story - until the final plot ambush.

The next ten minutes is irritating teens doing what teens don't really do. Especially when they're played by mature, beautiful actors. Then totally unrhythmic horror clichés, with poor humour and feeble characterisation, and by 35 mins you want to give up. And die.

But it does settle into a rhythm, and I wonder if that's down to an experienced cinematographer getting to grips with the director (also the writer). But still lots of bad judgment in the storytelling - at 60-65 mins there are four - 4! - jump scares (one with a toilet-roll, followed by a low angle instead of a high angle). In all, maybe 30 jumps in the film (poor Rory plays the jump monkey), and none of them works - a world record. Again, bad timing by the director/writer.

Can't blame the actors. They all seem up for it, so whachagonnado? Many more weaknesses to tell, but I surrender. It does wrap up neatly, as we get back to the prologue. Plus the end credits repeat the song + there's sequel-bait. And now I goes to shleep.

Obviously money behind this production for cintematography and CGI, but I wish they'd spread it around for more talented story tellers. Copyright is 2012. Depressing conservative rubbish.


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