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Among Friends (2012)

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A group of friends get together for a murder mystery party, but things take a dark turn when one hijacks the evening and is out for blood.

Director:

Danielle Harris

Writer:

Alyssa Lobit (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alyssa Lobit ... Bernadette
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ... Melanie (as Jennifer Blanc)
Kamala Jones ... Sara
AJ Bowen ... Adam
Brianne Davis ... Jules
Christopher Backus ... Marcus
Dana Daurey ... Lily
Chris Meyer ... Blane
Kane Hodder ... Limo Driver
Bryan Kirkwood ... Twin #1
Denny Kirkwood Denny Kirkwood ... Twin #2
Amber West Amber West ... Actress Sara
Matthew Ziff ... Actor Adam
Lorraine Ziff ... Actress Melanie
Nate Vormehr Nate Vormehr ... Grip
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AMONG FRIENDS is a twisted horror about a dinner party gone wrong. Set against an 80s backdrop, good times take a dark turn when one in the group hijacks the evening in the name of Integrity. Through an attempt to help the others come clean about secret betrayals against one another, it's revealed who's willing to cut through the bone to expose the truth. This feature directorial debut of Scream Queen Danielle Harris stars Christopher Backus, Jennifer Blanc, AJ Bowen, Dana Daurey, Brianne Davis, Kane Hodder, Kamala Jones, Alyssa Lobit and Chris Meyer. Written by AF Movie

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Taglines:

This dinner party's gonna be KILLER.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Среди друзей See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Danielle Harris (the director and famous horror actress) appears in a cameo wearing the halloween costume she wore in Halloween 4. See more »

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Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

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Good movie, terrible ending!
27 January 2014 | by TheContortedSee all my reviews

Among Friends has some great things going for it. The story is interesting, the actors (for the most part) do a great job, and some of the directorial decisions make this a fun ride. The movie does borrow from a handful of other movies. Saw, Would you Rather, and Deranged being among them. But the movie distinguishes itself and is better than some of the movies it shares similarities with.

However, as much fun as I had with Among Friends and as invested as I was with the characters and their situation, the ending kills this movie. Simply because there is no conclusion. The movie just ends. There's no reason for a film maker to not create an ending for their movie. As the viewers we've invested the time into getting to know the characters and anticipate how the story unfolds. It's the writer and director's job to make sure that the story has a satisfactory conclusion. Not always happy, not always straightforward, but an ending that makes me glad I invested the time into watching the movie. Among friends doesn't have this. I just felt frustrated, cheated, and completely unsatisfied.

In conclusion, I can't recommend this movie. It's frustrating how much potential was displayed and then squandered.


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