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The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror | 5 May 2017 (Mexico)
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'The Axe Murders of Villisca' is a ghost story based on the house where the notorious and still unsolved 1912 axe murders took place. Three outcast teenagers break into the house in search of answers, but discover something far beyond their worst fears.

Director:

Tony E. Valenzuela

Writers:

Kevin Abrams (story), Owen Egerton | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Adamson ... Caleb Hirsche
Jarrett Sleeper ... Denny Shea
Alex Frnka ... Jess
Sean Whalen ... Reverend Kelly
Conchata Ferrell ... Mrs. Flanks
Riley Bodenstab ... Connor
Kellan Rhude ... Rob
Madison Lawlor ... Lena
Ava Kolker ... Ingrid
Jon Gries ... Greg
Brett Rickaby ... Caleb's Father
Urs Inauen Urs Inauen ... Matt
Savannah Stehlin ... Elsie Holloway
Sophia Linkletter ... Priscilla Connolly
Joey Graceffa ... Most Haunted Host
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'The Axe Murders of Villisca' is a ghost story based on the house where the notorious and still unsolved 1912 axe murders took place. Three outcast teenagers break into the house in search of answers, but discover something far beyond their worst fears.

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In 1912, Eight People Were Brutally Murdered in Their House. This House.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Was a bigger theatrical success in Mexico than in the United States where it played in over 29 cities by cinema chains Cinèpolis and Cinemex. It was released under the title La Maldición de Villisca (The Curse of Villisca). See more »

Goofs

Jess initially pulls up to Calebs house in a black Ford Escape. They drive to Villisca in a black Ford Escape, but once arriving at the murder house, the vehicle changes to a black Ford Edge. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Flanks: Life is about the choices we make and we have to do our best to make the good ones, otherwise we get stuck living in the bad ones.
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Connections

References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Shades Of Light
Written by Jason Scardamalia and Helena Charbila (as Elena Charbila)
Performed by Jason Scardamalia and Kid Moxie
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User Reviews

 
Surely not the greatest.
2 December 2017 | by gothic-fictionSee all my reviews

This is a straight forward horror movie that you've seen many, many times before, with all the standard moves, scares, characters and ending.

It brings nothing new, delivers on very few levels, doesn't get you too involved, annoys at times but at least it is not over stretched. A haunted house film like all others, with familiar ghosts and typical reactions leading to the most common finale.

It's down to everyone's personal opinion, I just sat there, watched it and that was all. Didn't do much for me. So watch it at your own peril.

Cheers!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,467
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Company Credits

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Ketchum Labs See more »
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Color
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