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The Barn (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 14 May 2016 (USA)
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Its Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what's left of their final Devil's Night before graduating high school. But trouble arises when the two pals and a group of... See full summary »


Justin M. Seaman


Justin M. Seaman (original screenplay)
13 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Mitchell Musolino Mitchell Musolino ... Sam
Will Stout ... Josh
Lexi Dripps ... Michelle
Cortland Woodard Cortland Woodard ... Chris
Nikki Howell Nikki Howell ... Nikki (as Nikki Darling)
Nickolaus Joshua Nickolaus Joshua ... Russell
Linnea Quigley ... Ms. Barnhart
Ari Lehman ... Dr. Rock
Ryan Nogy Ryan Nogy ... Shirley Garrett
David Hampton David Hampton ... George
James Weldon James Weldon ... Mr. Daniels
Justin M. Seaman Justin M. Seaman ... Boogeyman
Rik Billock Rik Billock ... The Preacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elyse Alberts Elyse Alberts ... Matt's Older Sister
Hunter Amos Hunter Amos ... George Haywin (child)


Its Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what's left of their final Devil's Night before graduating high school. But trouble arises when the two pals and a group of friends take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside. Now it's up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within "The Barn". Written by Nevermore Production Films, LLC

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Trick-or-Treat, smell my feet... and DIE! See more »


Comedy | Horror


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The movie also has an 80's style throwback video game based on 80's side scroller games. See more »


The movie has fake "cigarette burn" marks which were used on projected film to indicate when a film reel change was about to happen. However, the fake ones in this movie were placed AFTER the reel changes, making them meaningless. See more »


Referenced in The Gore Noir Seventh Anniversary Special (2018) See more »


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Tonight we're gonna Halloween-party like it's 1989!
13 November 2016 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Judging by the recent plenitude of (horror) movies - and even entire TV-series - that are either taking place during OR unmistakably paying tribute to the 1980s, I think it's safe to say that a whole new generation of filmmakers suffer from "homesickness" (by lack of a better term) towards the decade in which it was so much easier and more fun to produce and watch horror movies! There's noticeably an immense longing for the good old times when stereotypical characters and clichéd plot lines weren't world-widely criticized on the Internet before the movie got properly released (what Internet?), when dumb teenage protagonists were still getting into physical trouble rather than belittling each other via social media, and when horror victims were still being massacred by killers & monsters with hideous make- up effects rather than by digitalized computer creations. "The Barn" obviously also belongs in this trend and, although not as popular or hyped as "Stranger Things" or "The Final Girls", it's definitely worth checking out for fans of old-school splatter as well as amateurish yet enthusiast low-budget film making. It's almost Halloween in the year 1989, and the 19-year-old but still very immature buddies Sam and Josh are petrifying the neighborhood children and annoying their teacher (cameo of none other than Linnea Quigley). The next day, on their way to a Halloween concert with a few more friends, they stop at a godforsaken barn where according to an ancient local legend three sinister Halloween monsters lie buried. Against the will of firm legend-believer Sam, the group knocks at the door and thus awakens the Boogeyman miner, Hallowed Jack-o-Lantern and Candycorn Scarecrow. The monsters promptly go on a killing spree in the nearby town Helen's Valley, with as gory highlight the extermination of nearly the entire village during the annual Halloween dance. Writer/director Justin Seaman has a lot of heart for the genre and many bright ideas, and therefore you also gladly forgive the lack of style and the many directorial defaults. There are too many overlong dialogues, redundant sequences and questionable performances, but it doesn't matter all that much because this is a full-blooded Halloween feature and highly recommended for the fans. Too many gore-highlights to choose from, including decapitations, eye- gouging, pickax in the head, etc… There's also a good soundtrack and – like it was the case in the 80s - even a bit of totally gratuitous nudity.

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