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American Poltergeist (2016)

Provoked (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 22 July 2016 (Philippines)
A group of amateur paranormal investigators, frustrated with the lack of any solid evidence after months of attempts, decide to provoke and taunt spirits from the afterlife in a last ditch ... See full summary »

Director:

Jordan Pacheco

Writer:

Jordan Pacheco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Moran ... Doug
Chris O'Reilly ... Matt
Nicole Lasala Nicole Lasala ... Jamie
Dan Liebman ... Paul
Jami Tennille ... Kristina
Sean Carmichael ... Taylor
Kati Salowsky ... Alexis
Camille Farnan ... Liz Johanson
Michaelah Noelle Nunes Michaelah Noelle Nunes ... Sarah Johanson
Charlie Tacker ... Ben Johanson (as Charles Everett Tacker)
Jeanne Lohnes Jeanne Lohnes ... Dr. Tryon
Kenneth Siddons Kenneth Siddons ... Vincent
Jaquelyn Fabian Jaquelyn Fabian ... Kelly
Paul Flebotte Paul Flebotte ... Bill
Angel Connell ... News Reporter
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A group of amateur paranormal investigators, frustrated with the lack of any solid evidence after months of attempts, decide to provoke and taunt spirits from the afterlife in a last ditch attempt for a paranormal encounter. The experiment works, but they have awakened something angry and very deadly - something that follows them home and now will not leave. The investigators must now defend their home, and their family, from the spirits who were brought into this world and are not going without taking some souls with them. Written by Wild Eye Releasing

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Don't anger the dead

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2016 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

American Poltergeist See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Lock it Down Productions See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Special Effects Make-up artist, Eric Rodrigues, is a distant cousin of Lizzie Borden. See more »

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Referenced in Horror Icon: Inside Michael's Mask with Tony Moran (2016) See more »

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My Review Of "Provoked" 2013
30 November 2013 | by ASouthernHorrorFanSee all my reviews

"Provoked" is a film that I have followed from the beginning so I am thrilled to finally get to see the film completed. It follows a group of paranormal researchers following the path of their favorite TV paranormal team, M.A.P.S. On one assignment unfortunately one of the investigators brings something home that proves fatal. "Provoked" is the first feature film of Jordan Pacheco and stars Tony Moran, Christopher P. O'Reilly, Nicole Lasala, Dan Liebman, Jami Tennille, Sean Carmichael, Kati Salowsky, Camille Farnan, Michaelah Noelle Nunes, Charles Everett Tacker and Jeanne Lohnes .

The story explored in "Provoked" is very tradition and doesn't stray far from paranormal lore which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it trapped the film in a "sleeper" mode for a great deal of the film. The acting and character depths in the film were believable and strong enough but the actual interactions and honest ability to connect on screen fell a bit flat at times. That being said "Provoked" does draw you into the story and offers a serious, chilling atmosphere that screams "haunting". And that "sleeper" feel of the first part of the film does more to disarm you just enough for the thrilling height of action, which throws, claws, and drags you right to the exciting, and intense climax-and man is it thrilling. This is a story that builds calmly, steadily right up until all Hell breaks loose.

"Provoked" uses some pretty standard effects to bring the paranormal aspects to life in the film, they are mild for the most part and a little too expected. That doesn't really hurt the over all production of "Provoked", I merely mention it so that fans of this subgenre who may be seeking big amounts of falderal will be prepared when viewing this movie. Now the real joy for horror, and effects fans comes at the last third of this film-right along with the excitement and chills. There are some pretty creepy and thrilling moments. And I love an ending that isn't all "Hallmarky". The film is definitely worth seeing because it holds to the more mature, classic love of the genre, with a steady paranormal story, and a very modern nightmare ending. I feel "Provoked" will please any paranormal fan.


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