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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:

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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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At one point one of the researchers mentions that it was discovered that one of the people being tested was being helped by a man with a neodymium magnet in his wristwatch, which had influence due to all of the tests having involved something containing iron. Neodymium magnets were not yet discovered at the time in the film when this event takes place. These specific types of magnets were not in use until over a decade later. See more »

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Dr. Henry West: It's like a shadow, but it's not me
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Failed attempt to make a horror movie

This could have been a good movie. They have the cast, they have adequate budget from what I see, HOWEVER, they had a poorly structured script, attempting to create a scary "documentary". The result was a boring, "flat", emotionless and BORING movie. Me, as a viewer, did not manage to feel any sympathy for any of the protagonists, since they were only been interviewed like it was "the news at 10". So, when they start falling like flies it is more likely that you'll be cheering for the demon (who seems quite cool) than the boring humans... Like I said, the general idea of the movie was not bad. The typical possession followed by many killings. It was something we have seen many times in other movies, and it is always great to see a good possession movie as long as it is scary and well made ! But this wan not one of the good ones...


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