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Anguish (2015)

TV-MA | | Drama, Horror | 1 April 2016 (UK)
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A girl, Tess, is diagnosed with an identity disorder that may actually be channeling an evil, dead spirit inside of her.

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Credited cast:
Ryan Simpkins ... Tess
Annika Marks ... Jessica
Karina Logue ... Sarah
Cliff Chamberlain ... Robert
Amberley Gridley Amberley Gridley ... Lucy
Ryan O'Nan ... Father Meyers
Paulina Olszynski ... Morgan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Omar Bader Omar Bader ... Apu
Anu Bhatt ... Woman
Andrea Susan Bush ... Orderly
Camara K. Colvin Camara K. Colvin ... Nurse
Justine M. Constantino Justine M. Constantino ... Receptionist
Anthony Corrado Anthony Corrado ... Anthony
Dennis Hindman ... Doctor
Andy Janopoulos Andy Janopoulos ... Orderly
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Tess is a teenage girl diagnosed with identity disorder, however that may not be the problem after all. Lucy, a teenage girl who's in the same town, and around the same age. The unlikely pair meet in a way that so few people actually understand, and usually misinterpret. Written by The film is inspired by true events.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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$42,890
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Color
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At 1:04:31 the phone number for Father Meyers is shown as 312 774 0974. This is actually the number for an escort service in Chicago. See more »

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Written and Performed by Samuel P. Bush
Recorded at White Star Sound (in Louisa, VA)
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Almost as exciting as watching grass grow.
19 December 2015 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

I like slowburning horror movies. I like when the tension is constantly built up until you can't take it anymore. When subtle fears are highlighted instead of jump scares. That sort of thing I like. But there's a difference between a movie being slow paced and a movie being no-paced. Anguish is the latter.

It's exhaustingly boring. It's basically a possession story about someone else's spirit trapped inside a girl's body and the movie revolves around her and her mother coping with it. And I appreciate what it's trying to do, focusing on the psychological angle as opposed to straight up scares. The problem is it misses the mark completely. There are chunks of this movie where absolutely nothing happens. Tess sitting down and looking at something, next scene, Tess walking around aimlessly, next scene, Tess sitting somewhere else, etc. It tries to build tension when there's no tension to be built. You're just waiting for something to happen - anything - and it never does. It even has the generic "inspired by true events" and perfunctory statistics before the movie starts, trying to excuse itself from the horridity, but it doesn't work. The music is frustrating, too. Going back and forth from bland indie acoustic songs to excruciating violins and of course the LOUD noises for when you're supposed to be scared. It's just annoying and frankly insulting to the audience.

The only redeemable part of Anguish is the acting. It's surprisingly good, especially when the actors have to recite dialogue this terrible, so good on them. But in every other conceivable way, Anguish is an empty shell of a movie. The only thing it ensures is the anguish knowing you could have spent an hour and a half doing something better with your life.


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