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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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Taglines:

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,467, 2 October 2018
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Production Co:

Ketchum Labs See more »
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Color
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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

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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Don't Dream
Written by Jason Scardamalia and Helena Charbila (as Elena Charbila)
Performed by Jason Scardamalia and Kid Moxie
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Casting? What?
18 June 2017 | by seochikyoSee all my reviews

A good horror movie to me is believable.

The synopsis says: "Three outcast teenagers break into the house in search of answers, but discover something far beyond their worst fears."

Why the f**k would you cast a 31 year old to play a high school senior?

If he was really your first pick for the role, why wouldn't you rewrite the script to make it about a group of friends older than teenagers? Or, if you wanted to keep the plot focused on high schoolers, why didn't you cast someone younger than someone in their 30s??

The movie is whatever, watch it if you're having a boring Saturday night. I would've liked it better had I not felt low key insulted as an audience member that we're told to just believe that these grown ass people are high schoolers.


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