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The Damned (2013)

Gallows Hill (original title)
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After a family is involved in an accident, they take refuge in a secluded inn where they free a girl locked in a basement without knowing she's an ancient evil spirit.

Director:

Víctor García

Writers:

Richard D'Ovidio (screenplay), Richard D'Ovidio (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Peter Facinelli ... David Reynolds
Sophia Myles ... Lauren
Nathalia Ramos ... Jill Reynolds
Sebastian Martínez ... Ramon
Carolina Guerra ... Gina
Gustavo Angarita Gustavo Angarita ... Felipe
Julieta Salazar Julieta Salazar ... Ana Maria
Juan Pablo Gamboa ... Capitan Morales
Tatiana Renteria Tatiana Renteria ... Marcela Reynolds
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bianca Cereceda Bianca Cereceda ... Witch Voice
Seygundiba Izquierdo Seygundiba Izquierdo ... Indigenous Voice
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In Bogota, Colombia, the widow American David Reynolds is ready to travel back to America with his fiancée Lauren and his daughter Jill to get married after the death of his wife Marcela. However Jill has left her passport in the house of her aunt Gina and they travel in a car with Gina and Jill's boyfriend Ramon to the town where Gina lives. They drive through a shortcut but they are stopped on the road by Capitan Morales that warns them that the road is flooded and is too dangerous to drive along, but Gina decides to continue. They have an accident and the car overturns and Lauren breaks two ribs in the middle of nowhere. They decide to walk and find an old hotel that has been closed since 1978. The owner Felipe is reluctant to let them in, but he decides to lodge the group. While bringing some wood for the fireplace, the snoopy Jill and her boyfriend Ramon leaves the room and Jill overhears a cry. They seek out and find the girl Ana Maria padlocked in a wooden box. When Felipe ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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trip | shelter | hex | witch | possession | See All (58) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence, some nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Both Peter Facinelli and Sophia Myles played vampires. Peter played a vampire in Twilight while Sophia played a vampire in Underworld. See more »

Goofs

Lauren is locked in one of the bedrooms. A scene or two later, she suddenly appears back to the group with no explanation of how she was freed. See more »

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Not bad, but not outstanding either...
24 August 2014 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Gallows Hill" (aka "The Damned") was actually a good enough movie, despite it being generic in every sense. The storyline was nothing new, but still the movie was entertaining for what it was and for the way it was directed.

A group of Americans are traveling in Columbia when they are in a landslide accident. Seeking refuge at a nearby old inn, the marooned come across an old man living all by himself. When they hear the cries of a young girl from the basement, things take a turn and things are not all what they appear. But as they release the girl from her confinement, little do they know what they have unleashed.

The storyline is good and there is a good continuous flow to the movie. Just a shame that the movie followed every book of "how to make a horror movie" there is, and it all was something seen before.

The acting in the movie was good, and the people had a proper script and proper characters to work with. And as such, that whole element added a layer of enjoyment to the movie.

I will say, though, for a horror movie, then there were surprisingly little scare moments in the entire movie.

"Gallows Hill" is a good enough choice for an evenings worth of movie entertainment.

A mediocre 5 out of 10 stars from me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bogotá, Colombia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,498,262
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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