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The Atticus Institute (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror | 5 January 2015 (USA)
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The story of a 1970's psychology lab in Pennsylvania where a case of demonic possession took place.

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Chris Sparling

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Chris Sparling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rya Kihlstedt ... Judith Winstead
William Mapother ... Dr. Henry West
Sharon Maughan ... Susan Gorman
Harry Groener ... Lawrence Henault
John Rubinstein ... Marcus Wheeler
Julian Acosta ... Young Robert Koep
Lou Beatty Jr. Lou Beatty Jr. ... Darrell Price
Anne Betancourt ... Joanne Breault
Ivar Brogger ... Therapist
Jake Carpenter ... Norman LeClair
Heath Centazzo ... EMT #2
Brian Chenoweth ... Father Donnelly
Hannah Cowley ... Young Susan Gorman
Aaron Craven ... Young Marcus Wheeler
Michael A. Delia Michael A. Delia ... Police Officer #1 (as Michael Delia)
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In the fall of 1976, a small psychology lab in Pennsylvania became the unwitting home to the only government-confirmed case of possession. The U.S. military assumed control of the lab under orders of national security and, soon after, implemented measures aimed at weaponizing the entity. The details of the inexplicable events that occurred are being made public after remaining classified for nearly forty years. Written by Anonymous

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The only case of possession confirmed by the U.S. Government

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atticus Enstitüsü See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Few mentioned the presence of ink, those few neglect the fact that prior that he was requested, "Thumbprint on that one as well" by the leading agent. See more »

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Dr. Henry West: We finally had the proof, not another hoax
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Hard to believe what you are watching is not Real....
30 March 2015 | by Eclipse .See all my reviews

Frankly I am very fond of horror movies especially those involving demonic possessions based on true stories. Well 'The Atticus Institute' certainly falls in that genre. The best thing that I liked about this movie was the way in which the story was told, shot more like a documentary, depicting events using recorded footage's. In addition there were certain events in the movie which are based on true stories.

The movie starts at a slow pace but in a unique way uses some of the characters to narrate the incidents that occurred in 1976 at a paranormal institute. This film takes its time to build the tension and suspense but it does so masterfully that in the end you are left wandering what you are watching is not really happening.

A film is only as good as the cast, which made me wonder how difficult it was to play the Judith Winstead's character. But hats off to Rya Kihlstedt (Judith Winstead), she was absolutely marvelous from the beginning to the end. The movie is written and directed by Chris Sparling who also directed movies like Buried. The Atticus Institute also has some really scary scenes with the demonic possession display shot to perfection.

Overall I can say 'The Atticus Institute' is a movie that in a unique way provides a lot of suspense. Initially one can find the movie a bit slow but I can assure you as the movie moves forward it will captivate your imagination making it hard to believe that what you are watching is not real. I really enjoyed watching this movie so will rate it 7/10.


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