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Afflicted (2013)

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Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.

Directors:

Derek Lee, Clif Prowse

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Derek Lee (screenplay), Clif Prowse (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Lee ... Derek
Clif Prowse Clif Prowse ... Clif
Michael Gill Michael Gill ... Michael Gill
Baya Rehaz ... Audrey
Benjamin Zeitoun ... Maurice
Zach Gray ... Zachary Gray (as Zachary Gray)
Jason Lee Jason Lee ... Jason
Edo Van Breemen ... Edo Van Breeman (as Edo Van Breeman)
Gary Redekop Gary Redekop ... Dr. Redekop
Lily Py Lee Lily Py Lee ... Derek's Mom
Ellen Ferguson Ellen Ferguson ... Club Girl
Chiara Caggiati Chiara Caggiati ... Waitress
Domenico Di Michele Domenico Di Michele ... Restaurant Guest
Susie Barrow Susie Barrow ... Restaurant Guest
Lise Bertram Lise Bertram ... Restaurant Guest
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Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Footage meant to be travel memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film...and perhaps will be their only postcard home. Written by CBS Films

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Captured. On Film.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 January 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ends of the Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Vernazza, Liguria, Italy See more »

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Gross USA:

$121,179
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Filming took place in Barcelona, Paris, Italy, and Vancouver on a budget of $318,000. See more »

Quotes

Clif: [from trailer]
[he sees Derek have a seizure]
Clif: Oh my God!, Derek!, Oh my God!
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Written by Buenas Costumbres
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It's exciting and creepy at the same time!
3 April 2014 | by TheMovieVlogSee all my reviews

Almost 15 years since "The Blair Witch Project" pretended to document an ill-fated journey into the woods, its impact is felt more deeply than ever. The found footage horror genre technically pre-dated the digital filmmaking boom by nearly two decades (with 1980's "Cannibal Holocaust") but the age of user-generated footage, when everyone with a smartphone has one trigger finger ready to hit record, has made the device too ubiquitous for its own good.

The two actors performances are credible enough to legitimize the terror, only stumbling when they glare directly into the camera and profess their fears (a "Blair Witch" cliché that has run its course, the confessional moment is the worst example of overstatement). Derek's ensuing plight across the continent, in which he scales buildings and nimbly evades various countries' police forces, suggests "Cloverfield" by way of "American Werewolf in London," but lacks the same wry, self-deprecating humor of the John Landis classic. Instead, directors Proswe and Lee established a macabre scenario and then uses it as an excuse to run wild with the production values, piling up a series of impressive chase scenes and showdowns involving characters with the powers to scale buildings and hurl bodies across the room. It's a superficial delight to watch "Afflicted" gradually ramp up its effects work, and while the scares don't sink too deep, the movie offers surefire confirmation of found footage horror's latest stage.


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