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Cryptic Plasm (2015)

The story is about David Gates, a cryptozoologist who is hired to film his investigations. One of them being a mysterious town where all of it's inhabitants have vanished without a trace. ... See full summary »


Brian Paulin


Brian Paulin




Credited cast:
Christina Amaral Christina Amaral ... Town Victim
Jack Anthony Jack Anthony ... Martin
Kevin Barbare ... Richard Steven's
Richard Caron Richard Caron ... Plasm Victim
Fiona Fright Fiona Fright ... Young Girl
Rich George Rich George ... Town Victim
Ernest Hutcherson Ernest Hutcherson ... Preacher
Caroline Emily Olson Caroline Emily Olson ... Possessed Girl (as Caroline Olson)
Joe Olson Joe Olson ... David Gates
Brian Paulin Brian Paulin ... Brian O'Reilly
Corey Tourigny Corey Tourigny ... Hitman
Jolene Wagner Jolene Wagner ... Young Girl's Mom
Jamie Paul Walker Jamie Paul Walker ... Town Victim


The story is about David Gates, a cryptozoologist who is hired to film his investigations. One of them being a mysterious town where all of it's inhabitants have vanished without a trace. David uncovers far more than he anticipated and puts his own life at risk. Afterwards David begins to feel the bizarre effects from the town within his own biology. Mean while he is sent by his investor to film an exorcism. Something that is completely outside of his expertise. Already suffering from unnatural symptoms, David, who is now reluctantly in the presence of pure evil, fears that multiple inhuman forces are tearing him apart from inside. Written by Anonymous

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Cryptic Plasm was originally started as a web series of short paranormal videos. Four videos were created before it was decided to scrap the web series and write three of the stories into a full length feature movie. Once the script was put together the movie became much larger in scale and became more of an H.P. Lovecraft inspired piece expanding into the realms of wormholes and cosmic entities. The title wasn't decided on until half way through filming. See more »

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A micro-budgeted gem of invention & atmosphere by the king of indie horror, Brian Paulin
5 July 2014 | by S_Craig_ZahlerSee all my reviews

Another atmospheric, creative and original gem by my favorite horror director of the 21st century, Brian Paulin. More of a slow build experience than his last three movies, so be patient with this one. It contains stronger performances than in his previous outings (both Olsen & Paulin) and a stunning end sequence.

Like other Paulin movies, Cryptic Plasm is a DIY confluence of Italian Horror (especially Fulci), the Guinea Pig series, Tetsuo: Iron man, anime, and 80s horror, but in the end, his approach and varied influences yield a very distinct art. Nothing else feels quite like a Brian Paulin movie...except other Brian Paulin movies.

Like Blood Pigs, Bone Sickness, and Fetus (which is my top favorite Paulin movie), Cryptic Plasm shows things that few micro budgeted movies would dare attempt and for me these achievements in scope and vision overwhelm any and all technical flaws...and often enhance the atmosphere and personality of the piece.

Recommended to people who want to see distinct, homegrown, creative indie horror.

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16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Seekonk, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Morbid Vision Films See more »
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