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Dead Souls (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror | 12 October 2012 (USA)
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Johnny Petrie learns on his 18th birthday that he was adopted after inheriting a farm in Maine. Eager to start a new life, Johnny leaves home so he can began afresh in this "new" dwelling. ... See full summary »

Director:

Colin Theys

Writers:

John Doolan (screenplay), Michael Laimo (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse James ... Johnny Petrie
Magda Apanowicz ... Emma
Bill Moseley ... Sheriff Depford
Geraldine Hughes ... Mary Petrie
Noah Fleiss ... Mack
Jaiden Kaine ... Andrew Judson
J.H. Torrance Downes J.H. Torrance Downes ... Benjamin Conroy
Elizabeth Irene Elizabeth Irene ... Faith Conroy
Kyle Donnery Kyle Donnery ... Daniel Conroy
Bridget Megan Clark ... Elizabeth Conroy
Kevin Shea Kevin Shea ... Sheriff Davies
Jeff Ronan Jeff Ronan ... Young Sheriff Depford
Morgan West ... Scott
Anthony Del Negro ... Jay
Peter Waluk ... Eric
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Johnny Petrie learns on his 18th birthday that he was adopted after inheriting a farm in Maine. Eager to start a new life, Johnny leaves home so he can began afresh in this "new" dwelling. However, Johnny soon discovers that the farm, which has been abandoned for eighteen years since his natural family died, harbors a horrifying history about the deaths of said natural family. Written by Woodyanders

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Don't Go Home.

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Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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The boom operator stepped on glass during the shooting of the Steadicam circular tracking shot in the train yard. See more »

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No animals, ghosts or people were harmed in the production of this motion picture. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Better Than Anything on SyFy
14 June 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Upon his 18th birthday, a young man receives a mysterious phone call telling him to come out to a property he just inherited. Now, he will learn about his true past and the dark secrets of his family.

I would first like to point out that director Colin Theys is under 30, and has already accumulated a decent amount of credits. Now, they may not be big projects and he may not be the next big thing in horror. However, "Dead Souls" was better than average and I think we might be seeing Theys moving up in the world very soon.

The film as a whole has a creepy atmosphere and preys on the connection between God, faith and how far we will go for what we believe in. Other stories have told this tale with varying degrees of success. Here, I think we have a new angle -- the protagonist, despite being born into such a home, is completely unaware of it and experiencing everything for the first time. He is an outsider as much as an insider.

Not all of the acting is great, and some of the characters are a bit random and show up without reason. Even Emma seems to be thrown in there for nothing more than a romantic interest. I do have to single out Bill Moseley as doing an excellent job. He gets roles in many bad films and gives performances to match. Here, I think he gives it his all.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halott lelkek See more »

Filming Locations:

Canterbury, Connecticut, USA See more »

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