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The Culling (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 15 March 2015 (Kuwait)
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A terrifying supernatural thriller in which a group of college friends on a road trip find themselves fighting off dark forces at a remote farmhouse after a chance encounter with a strange little girl.

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Rustam Branaman

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Credited cast:
Jeremy Sumpter ... Tyler
Elizabeth Di Prinzio Elizabeth Di Prinzio ... Emily
Brett Davern ... Sean
Chris Coy ... Hank
Linsey Godfrey ... Amanda
Virginia Williams ... Val
Johnathon Schaech ... Wayne
Harley Graham ... Lucy
Jennifer Bowman Jennifer Bowman ... Mildred
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chelsea Bruland ... Young Woman
Sydney Dwyer Sydney Dwyer ... Demon Child
Alice Ford ... Nurse
Zaria Griffin Zaria Griffin ... Gary Knox
Met Salih ... Murdered Woman
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The friends Tyler, Emily, Sean, Hank and Amanda are traveling to a music festival. They arrive late at a diner that is closed. As they are about to leave they find a girl. Lucy in the parking area. Lucy claims that she is lost and the group decides to drive her home, to a farmhouse. They meet her parents Val and Wayne who invite the group to have dinner with them. Val cuts her leg with an ax and Wayne takes her to the hospital while the group of friends stay in the house taking care of Lucy. Soon they discover that the place is evil and try to flee. Will they succeed? Written by Paul S Gifford California

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When the devil breeds...a new evil is born.

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2015 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa Maligna See more »

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Jeremy Sumpter wears a Power Balance Wristband in the film and was bought by a fan in New York when the film wrapped. See more »

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During the heated discussion, one of the young takes the rifle and dumps a boxful of rifle cartridges on the hearth. The rounds make a bell-like sound, indicating that they are empty casings. Loaded cartridges would normally make a dull clunk or thud. See more »

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Something About You
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Bad, But Oddly Bad
19 April 2015 | by nospam-25-374977See all my reviews

I'm going to try and avoid repeating what most other reviewers have said since I agree with the majority of the negative comments. That being said, this movie should NOT have sucked as badly as it did. The production values were decent. The cinematography was decent. The general dialog between the five main characters was reasonable and believable. The actresses were attractive, well-spoken and not terrible actors. The male actors were mostly not terrible.

So why did this thing suck so badly? The editing was problematic as was obvious by the shortened film length. I suspect a fair amount was cut as what did appear was choppy and not very cohesive. However, while I think the directing was weak the worst thing about the movie was the script. It's unusual to find even a bad B-movie with as unbelievable and contrived story line as what ran through this dog. Even stoned/intoxicated people don't do as many stupid things as these nitwits did.

In fact, I have to admit to being rather shocked that within the first 10 minutes or so the main actors were doing things that a 10 year old wouldn't do in the same circumstances. Despite being grossly disappointed I soldiered on hoping that each unbelievable screw-up would be the last. Now I'm embarrassed to admit that I finished it.

Nonetheless, this could have been a decent, scary flick if it even had the slightest lick of a story. But it didn't. There is no story here and nothing to see except a couple of pretty young actresses scarring their film resume by having their name on this garbage. Don't waste your time folks. You will be left feeling like an idiot because you watched the entire thing. This dog won't hunt...EVER!

UPDATE: 14/02/17 Update: I HATE SHILLS!!! Since I wrote this review several more, ahem, "Sparkling" reviews have appeared. This film is still VERY BAD!!! Please don't say no one warned you!!! Good Luck!


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