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The Scopia Effect (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Reincarnation goes horribly wrong releasing dark forces across time. Basia accesses parts of her mind that should never be tampered with. Past lives merge with present as her reality becomes distorted, she fights for her very existence.

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Christopher Butler
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joanna Ignaczewska Joanna Ignaczewska ... Basia
Louis Labovitch Louis Labovitch ... Dr. Edward Stanton
Akira Koieyama ... Akira
Genevieve Sibayan Genevieve Sibayan ... Bahula
Jessica Jay ... Kate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Haruka Abe ... Keiko
Morgan Ackermann ... Elsa
Bookie Anifowose Bookie Anifowose ... Abla
Jozef Aoki Jozef Aoki ... Samurai 2 (as Yusei)
Anthony Gopaul Anthony Gopaul ... Bahula's Husband
Abigail Halley Abigail Halley ... Godwin's mother
Izabela Nowakowska Izabela Nowakowska ... Bashia's Mother
Marcus Onilude Marcus Onilude ... Abla's Son
Dave Paul Dave Paul ... Nurse
Elizabeth Pencavel Elizabeth Pencavel ... Shadow
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Set in London, "Scopia" follows ordinary white-collar office worker, Basia (played by Polish actress, Joanna Ignaczewska), who after suffering mild depression undergoes hypnotic regression with specialist Dr Edward Stanton. No sooner do these treatments start (somewhat unorthodox in nature) that Basia's flashbacks caused during regression appear to be not only of a troubled childhood but also of troubled past lives. As these "memories" gush forth, the vivid and warm memories of her young mother's kindness subside and start to give way to dark forces that seek to disrupt and destroy her. As Basia struggles to hold these dark forces from breaking through into her present, she increasingly struggles to retain her sanity and the ability to fight back. There is a way out but it is hardest path to take, shaking her humanity to the very core. Written by Steven Flynn

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Death Should Be A Once in a Life Time Experience


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Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Scopia See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

£1,300,000 (estimated)
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Big Eye,Flynn Entertainment See more »
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Like Diamonds
Written and Performed by Christopher Lloyd Hayden (as Chris Hayden) and Steven Carr
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Unique and cinematically stunning
5 June 2015 | by butlergb2See all my reviews

I was not sure what to expect from this film but I was pleasantly surprised. The cinematography is stunning. The timeline is all mixed up and confusing but I like that stuff.

If you like Mulholland Drive and films like Memento and Donnie Darko, this will be your cuppa tea. Not a cheap horror. Has a real Kubrick feel to it as well as other clear influences from the classics.

A challenging watch but well worth it at the end. Kept me thinking for days after.

If you are looking for something refreshing and different then this is a hidden gem.


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