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Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 20 January 2012 (USA)
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Sex, drums, tequila, social networking, a pirate, morning after pills, Jesus and a gun. It's one hot mess!


Thomas L. Phillips
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Sasha Ramos Sasha Ramos ... Mimi
Erin Cline ... Tabitha
Emily Rogers ... Kylene
Anthony Rutowicz ... Harris
Joe Coffey ... Dutch
Chris Greene ... Sean
Catherine Trail ... Thelma
Julianna Pitt ... Lola
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Lucas ... Marc


It should have been just a normal day of sex, fun, alcohol, hormones and debauchery for Tabitha and Mimi, two twenty somethings who care about nothing but themselves and what chaos they can cause. But that so-called normalcy gets tossed out the window when an unexpected and devastating event occurs at a nighttime pool party. As the alcohol begins to wear off and the body count rises, all hell breaks loose and there is no going back. As if the foul mouths, perverted attitudes and devious natures of Tabitha and Mimi were not enough, then just throw in Tabitha's walking porno of a boyfriend Sean and his new best friend, the sweet Dutch. Then mix in Mimi's eighteen year old virginal, confused and prudish sister Kylene and her sexually challenged boyfriend Harris, and the events gets even saucier. Then shoot in a splash of the old pervert Marc and his crazy unhinged wife Lola, and then toss in the Bible-thumping Jesus-freak Thelma, and it gets a little more crazy, dangerous, insane and ... Written by Thomas L. Phillips

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Sex, drums, tequila, social networking, A pirate, morning after pills, Jesus and A gun...It's one hot mess See more »


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Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil at the Door See more »

Filming Locations:

Jacksonville, Florida, USA See more »


Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The entire movie was shot in 12 days. Three of those ending before their 12 hour mark. See more »


Tabitha: Now how do you fall drunk dick first into a dead man's ass and still be pitching a tent?
Mimi: That's a big ass tent.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Well, it LOOKS like a good movie
30 October 2014 | by Harold-10See all my reviews

Well, it LOOKS like a good movie.... but it is not. It has well-composed shots and decent lighting, which many of low-budget films do not. Unfortunately, it fails on many levels.

The initial problem of the film is the premise that kicks the movie into gear. The reason for the characters to NOT call the police is such a poor and implausible one that you cannot get past it. From here on, the actions of the characters in such a dire situation makes even less and less sense. This isn't to say that the writing is all bad, because the dialogue is decent at times. It's just that the plot involves too many people not doing the easiest and most logical thing. By the end, you just cannot wait for the credits. I know that is normal for a horror film, but this is even more askew than should be tolerated by even the most fervent followers of the genre.

As for the acting, a couple of people in this film did a fine job. The others, however... not so much.

All that being said, I do think that Thomas L. Phillips, the director, did a fine job and as he works more and more behind the camera, I think he will continue to improve. Thomas L. Phillips, the writer, however, should have given this script to someone outside his circle to read it over and give notes and suggestions... maybe even giving a re-write or co-write, before sending it to production. That could have saved the plot from being the disjointed mess it is.

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