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Bethany (2017)

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Claire and her husband find themselves moving back into Claire's childhood home only to have the abusive and traumatic memories of her mother come back to haunt her. As her husband starts ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Stefanie Estes ... Claire
Zack Ward ... Aaron
Tom Green ... Dr. Brown
Shannen Doherty ... Susan
Anna Harr ... Bethany / Young Claire
Leon Russom ... Doctor Merman
Kevin Porter ... Nurse Foster
Keith Jardine ... Harrison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Cullen Bressack ... Hospital Visitor
Josh Brown ... Hospital Staff
Jin Calello Jin Calello ... Nurse
Chrissy Cannone Chrissy Cannone ... Maternity Nurse
Thomas Downey ... Young Doctor Merman
Erin DeAnna Fierro Erin DeAnna Fierro ... Hospital Staff
Ellen Gerstell Ellen Gerstell ... Marcy
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Claire and her husband find themselves moving back into Claire's childhood home only to have the abusive and traumatic memories of her mother come back to haunt her. As her husband starts to get more work, Claire finds herself mixed up in a fog of past and present with a mysterious figure haunting her memories. What is this small figure that is trying to reach out to her, and what does it want? Written by Jarrett Furst

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Shannen Doherty and Zack Ward reunite since Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys. See more »

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Broken fingernail disappears when sitting at vanity. See more »

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Don't pay money for this.
18 April 2017 | by kunginatorSee all my reviews

I signed up for an IMDb account specifically to give this movie a poor review and hopefully save others the torture of sitting through this sad attempt at filmmaking.

The Plot: Unoriginal and blandly formulaic, which is even more disappointing as this is an indie title - you'd expect something more than Couple Moves Into a Spooky House and Troubled Woman's Past Comes Back to Haunt Her, but that's all there is. Seriously!

The Dialogue: James Cullen Bressack clearly missed the memo on SHOW, DON'T TELL. A film's exposition should never be crammed down your throat through fifteen straight minutes of poorly written, unrealistic dialogue. Yet that's exactly what Bethany did.

The Acting: There is zero chemistry between the one-dimensional lead characters played by Stefanie Estes (Woman with Dark Past) and Zack Ward (Skeptical Husband). I would chalk this one up to poor writing and directing.

The Editing: The shots were very nice individually - lighting, composition, etc. The rest of it is practically irredeemable. Jumps from shot to shot were jarring and terribly done (POV to extreme face closeup to POV? Why??), and the lighting is noticeably inconsistent within scenes. The editing actually disconnected me from the movie more than the acting and dialogue did.

In Summary: Don't waste your $3.99. There's nothing that makes this movie standout - cookie cutter plot, low-effort dialogue, forgettable acting, terrible editing. Your money is much better spent on a couple packs of gum or maybe a handful of chicken nuggets.


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5 October 2017 (Kazakhstan) See more »

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$31,442
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