The Maguire family is forced to take sudden refuge in a seemingly abandoned storm cellar from a deadly tornado.


Patrick Rea
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erin McGrane ... Janet Maguire
Meg Saricks ... Jennifer Maguire
Emily Boresow Emily Boresow ... Alice Maguire
Sally Spurgeon Sally Spurgeon ... Sally Maguire
Joicie Appell Joicie Appell ... Mrs. Shurman
Mark Ridgway Mark Ridgway ... Sheriff
Aaron Laue ... Lt. Maguire
Ben Jeffrey Ben Jeffrey ... Deputy Carr
Michelle Davidson ... Dina
Allen Lowman Allen Lowman ... Tom
Ian Dempsey Ian Dempsey ... Sean
Matt Sayers Matt Sayers ... Weatherman
Tom Conroy Tom Conroy ... Bartender
Jason Coffman Jason Coffman ... AA Meeting
Lynn Dhone Lynn Dhone ... AA Meeting


This movie is about a mother (Alice Maguire) and her three daughters who are trying to get to the airport to pick up Mr Maguire, the daughter's father. But on the way there is a tornado warning and the trip starts to get too dangerous so they stop on the highway and run to a house to take shelter. Nobody answers the door so they all get in to the cellar to wait out the storm. But then they discover that there is somebody in the house above them, and then they become trapped in the cellar. But there's more to worry about than the impending storm, and their lives become endangered, by something that's not normal. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Fear will surface



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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The tornado is shown rotating clockwise. Due to the Coreolis Effect, tornadoes rotate counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. See more »


Referenced in Terror Film Festival Promotional Video 2012 (2012) See more »

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Hell is this movie on loop
19 April 2015 | by FeathersFromageSee all my reviews

First time reviewer, but this was a tragedy that called itself a movie, and more than enough inspiration for me to sign in and write. Name a component of film-making and this atrocity cussed it out and b*tch- slapped it in the face.

I adore horror. Even the most avid horror fan would be shocked at the dogs I have sat through and thought were OK. Don't get me wrong; there are other movies I would rate a "1" and feel was on par with this one, but something about this particular piece of crap just insulted me. Maybe it was the acting, particularly Erin McGrone's. She made me want to punch someone in then face and cry. There's something desperately wrong when the kids' acting is far superior to the adults'. Then there was the script writing, which was probably done by two drunk orangutans.

I guess the part that pushed me over the cliff was that the concept was actually a GOOD IDEA. I wish Eli Roth had somehow been involved in the production, due to the mix of natural disaster and horror (a la Aftershock.) I hate to see ideas with potential go to sore waste. If it's this bad, it should be a standard one-aspect movie.

A waste of precious time on earth.

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