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Lilin's Brood (2016)

Unrated | | Thriller | 5 February 2016 (USA)
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A "New Media" news coverage team (W.H.I.S.T.L.E.) is stranded near a beleaguered brothel in the middle of nowhere; recovered footage will reveal what happens when they encounter a group of women with a terrifying secret.

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P.W. Simon, Artii Smith
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Credited cast:
Martin Sensmeier ... Wolf
Maxine Goynes ... Vanessa
Melinda Milton Melinda Milton ... Madame Plu
Brent King Brent King ... Danny
Alberto Barros Jr. Alberto Barros Jr. ... Thomas
Artii Smith ... Art
Catherine Paiz Catherine Paiz ... Lilin #1
James Wellington ... Cabal
Detra Jackson ... Jules
Sandra Hinojosa ... Lilin #3
Grace Demarco ... Lilin #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Alvarado Jonathan Alvarado ... Brothel Customer
C. Daryl Bell C. Daryl Bell ... Brothel Customer / Zombie
Alexandra Castro ... Jennifer
Ajarae Coleman ... Patricia
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A "New Media" news coverage team (W.H.I.S.T.L.E.) is stranded near a beleaguered brothel in the middle of nowhere; recovered footage will reveal what happens when they encounter a group of women with a terrifying secret.

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English

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5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby SR (Dolby Digital Surround 5.1)

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Interesting topic to pass the time with.
18 November 2015 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

A news team after hitting something in the road find themselves visiting a brothel which may throw some light on their investigation. The W.H.I.S.T.L.E team's recovered footage will reveal their encounter.

Writer/directors Artii Smith and P.W. Simon cleverly tap into the popular Jewish legend, a redressed favourite among modern occult followers. Lets face it the found footage genre has been done to death but it still has its place and fans. To Smith and Simon's credit with the investigative news angle it gives their offering a palatable excuse as to why the cameras should still be rolling.

There's sacrifice, seduction and although there's many dim and dark scenes it's a crisp piece of work that develops slowly with blood trails, torchlight and female flesh on display. The film features Martin Sensmeier, Maxine Goynes (who is quite naturalist) and Melinda Milton. Actors Brent King, Martin Sensmeier and Arti Smith offer some comic relief and weight.

Don't expect the recent Devil's Pass or Exists, it's a low budget thriller tale (and more interesting than many found footage films out there) with plenty of effort on display. The editing could arguably be tighter and some of the dialogue debatably delivered better but I'm not complaining - as without Lilin's Brood the world wouldn't have it's clever movie poster (you must check it out).

Although the cinematic style is slightly worn there's plenty of mysterious atmosphere and a few jump scares thrown in to keep you watching. Overall, for those who like occult themed and found footage flicks Lilin's Brood is quirky enough to hold interest.


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