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Devil's Mile (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Horror | 12 August 2014 (USA)
A relentlessly-paced hybrid of gritty crime thriller and Lovecraftian supernatural horror, The Devil's Mile follows a trio of kidnappers who take an ill-advised detour en route to deliver ... See full summary »

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Joseph O'Brien

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Mark Opausky (screenplay by), Joseph O'Brien | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
David Hayter ... Toby McTeague
Maria del Mar ... Cally
Samantha Wan ... Suki Tsuburaya
Amanda Joy ... Kanako Kobayashi (as Amanda Joy Lim)
Frank Moore ... Mr. Arkadi
Casey Hudecki ... Jacinta
Adrienne Kress ... Cally's Girlfriend
Shara Kim ... Demon
Craig Porritt ... The Caretaker
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A relentlessly-paced hybrid of gritty crime thriller and Lovecraftian supernatural horror, The Devil's Mile follows a trio of kidnappers who take an ill-advised detour en route to deliver their hostages - two teenage girls - to their mysterious and powerful employer. When they accidentally kill one of the girls during a botched escape attempt, their simmering mistrust explodes into shocking violence. But what they thought was their worst case scenario is only the beginning, as they are engulfed by the hellish forces that haunt the road - a road they realize they may never escape. Now captors and captive must fight together to escape the monstrous forces pursuing them and somehow survive... THE DEVIL'S MILE. Written by The Devil's Mile

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Three Desperate Killers. Two Terrified Captives. One Wrong Turn. No Chance In Hell.

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Action | Crime | Horror

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English

Release Date:

12 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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A lifelong Godzilla fan, writer-director Joseph O'Brien named Samantha Wan's character Suki Tsuburaya in homage to Japanese effects pioneer Eiji Tsuburaya. See more »

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Locked in the Trunk of a Car
Written by Gord Downie, (as G. Downie), Johnny Fay (as J. Fay), R. Baker,
Gord Sinclair (as G. Sinclair) and Paul Langlois (as P. Langlois)
Performed by The Tragically Hip
Published by Little Smoke Music and Southern Music Pub. Co. Canada Ltd.
Courtesy of Universal Music Canada
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2 September 2014 | by abraxis0See all my reviews

Oh the genre of horror! There is no other genre of film that can lead to such profound disappointment, especially for fans like myself. Every year there are hundreds of so called "horror" films made around the world. Unfortunately of those hundreds of films it seems only 4 or 5 will be worth watching. Really scary! The kind of film that makes you jumpy for a couple of weeks after seeing it. While you take a shower you wonder if when you open your eyes after rinsing off the shampoo you'll see a silhouette on the other side of the shower curtain. Or after you start your car at night you'll see another set of eyes in your rear view mirror. They make you hyper aware of every sound in your apartment or house as you close you eyes to go to sleep.

This is not one of those films.

If you are not at all a horror film watcher & prefer movies like Ice Age or Nut Thief or whatever that recent Pixar film is called then this film might, **just might**, seem scary to you. Maybe. You'd have to scare pretty easily though.

I'm giving this movie at least 2 stars because the premise is a good one. Pretty original really. Some kidnappers take a short cut on a highway that turns out to be the highway to hell! The kidnapping gets botched and innocent people die. They are forced to confront their actions by supernatural forces bent on exacting revenge. Well, sort of. It get's really really, muddled near the end. In fact by the end it doesn't make any since at all.

And when I say "it doesn't make any since at all" I don't mean that in the "it got all weird and artsy" sense so you have to figure it out way, no, I simply mean it seems like the writers gave up and said "F**K it, End it, we're running out of cocaine and Jules said he will be out of contact after 6pm"....but then one of the interns had a couple of bumps so they kept writing for like 30 minutes and came up with the brilliant ending that you really shouldn't waste any of your life waiting for.

I'm not discouraging you from watching this film. I'm just saying if after you've watched it for 41 minutes and find yourself asking "Is this ever going to get any better?" The answer is NO. It only gets worse,


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