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The Unwilling (2016)

TV-MA | | Horror, Thriller | 16 October 2016 (USA)
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After the death of a much despised patriarch, a mysterious box shows up during the reading of the will, forcing the family to reckon with each of their own deadly sins.


Jonathan Heap
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Cast overview:
David Lipper ... David Harris
Dina Meyer ... Michelle Harris
Bree Williamson ... Cheryl Cates
Robert Rusler ... Rich Lamplin
Austin Highsmith Garces ... Kelly Davis (as Austin Highsmith)
Jake Thomas ... Darren Davis
Lance Henriksen ... Father Harris
Charles Gorgano ... Lawyer
Levy Tran ... Nurse
Amanda Morton Amanda Morton ... Dead Girl


When five relatives come to the perfectly ordered home of David Harris, a shut in, to hear the reading of the will of his hated father, they are surprised by the delivery of an old antique box. Once activated, the box starts to reveal special items to each one in turn, which lead to surprising and mysterious deaths. As each person succumbs to the box's mysterious hold on them, David fears his father's dangerous spirit has returned from the dead demanding retribution. But he soon realizes something far more ancient and terrifying has invaded his protected home, and if he can't solve the puzzle of the devilish box, he will surely die with the rest of them, all entombed in his house forever. Written by gb-520-639951

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So bad you gotta love it!
28 June 2018 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

I've been a Lance Henriksen fan ever since I saw him in Pumpkinhead. Apart from being a very versatile actor, I really love his voice. Pity he was only in the film a few minutes. I loved the very different characters - each with their own issues. The photography was very amateurish at times. Some interesting visuals (note I said interesting not good). Interestingly enough, the film won an award for Best Visual Effects... The film got increasingly worse as it progressed, but hey, if you want to see something you haven't seen before, then this is probably it. The effects are very, very low budget and practical. Its definitely not a good film, but somehow I still found it watchable. The ending was pretty laughable, actually, but you have to see it. You will be entertained either way - whether you like it or hate it.

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