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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.

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Tony E. Valenzuela

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Adamson ... Caleb
Jarrett Sleeper Jarrett Sleeper ... Denny
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 ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Villisca See more »

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Ketchum Labs See more »
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Trivia

The Villisca Axe Murders were committed on June 9, 1912 in the southwestern town of Villisca, Iowa. The six members of the Moore family and two guests were all found bludgeoned with head wounds due to an axe. While authorities had several suspects--some tried and acquitted--the case remains unsolved today. See more »

Goofs

The song "Paper Doll" is played repeatedly throughout the movie, and first heard in the opening scene which takes place in 1912. The song, however, was not written until 1915 (and not recorded until later). 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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Shades Of Light
Written by Jason Scardamalia and Helena Charbila (as Elena Charbila)
Performed by Jason Scardamalia and Kid Moxie
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Terrible writing/acting
15 June 2017 | by bruingal-28746See all my reviews

The title and plot sound interesting, but within the first 30 minutes I knew I was done! lol First, When the 3 teens visit the house for the tour, they are shown the murder weapon plainly hung on a wall above a fireplace with only a rope around it and no one guarding the place at night- it's not realistic to me, but rather dumb, that a murder weapon and historical artifact would still be there after decades....someone would have stolen it by then. Second, The two boys who claim to be "paranormal investigators" didn't even have proper equipment - instead they brought candles and began asking questions in a circle as if doing a seance?! Please. They would not have been the first, or last, group of teens to break into that house at night....unfortunately, the lack of talent and convincing performances led me to stop watching after only 30 minutes.


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