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The Damned Thing (2014)

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Three tales of horror are told from the narration of paranormal investigator Eddie Osborne to his newly hired videographer, as they document an abandoned hotel with supernatural occurrences.

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Canon Buckingham ... Will
Zach Kepple ... Lester
Rodney Osborne ... Eddie Osborne
Elizabeth McGrath ... Leslie
... Lana
... Michael
Jimmy Lee Kelley ... AC Repair Man
Stacy Krumholz ... Ghostly Presence / Bully's Wife
Stephanie Wulfe ... Real Estate Agent
Lance De Los Santos ... Detective
Matthew Munoz ... Lester (Age 10)
... Lester Father (as John 'Hap' Cawthon)
Gay Hunter ... Lester Mother
... Bully Adult (as David 'Doc' Skinner)
James DeArmond ... Tommy
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Three tales of mystery and horror are told from the narration of famed paranormal investigator Eddie Osborne to his newly hired videographer, Will, as they document the supernatural occurrences of an abandoned hotel. The tales Eddie narrates build the foundation of his theory regarding paranormal instances, which he refers to as "The Damned". The first story details the events of a missing wife and the husband suspected for murder. Upon moving into their new dream home, newlywed couple, Michael and Lana, begin to experience odd occurrences and life-like nightmares in the home. The couple struggle to keep their sanity and marriage together while living in the home with negative forces. The second story portrays the behaviors of psychotic individuals damned by negative energy from childhood. Lester, a serial killer dressed in a clown costume, wreaks havoc on Halloween night murdering the man who bullied him when they were kids. The last story details the events of a missing film crew in... Written by Derrick Granado

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Don't let it consume you.

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Finally, a movie more technically inept than Birdemic!
15 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

I'm a fan of well-executed horror anthologies, especially the classic ones. I was hopeful for this attempt and I was willing to give it a chance (based on the other reviews). While I hate to be a naysayer and embrace negativity, I would truthfully grade this as a "C+" student film, at best. The only time a character showed any emotion instead of just reciting lines was during the third story. That just isn't good...

Film-making is (very) hard work and every director has a starting point, but compelling characters and/or a decent story can make up for many shortcomings, including poor special effects and slow pacing. While this movie attempts to tie together three "vignettes" in a meaningful way, it would have fared better if the director had just plagiarized a throwaway script from a Syfy-channel reject. Rule number for any film project should be to solicit feedback from outside your immediate peers -- that would probably help cut down on the rampancy of overused movie tropes.

All in all, this is a rather amateurish effort marred by clichéd dialogue, questionable casting choices, sloppy editing and poor cinematography.


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