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The School (2018)

When a doctor looking for her missing child awakens to find herself in an abandoned school, she must survive the supernatural terror and face her own demons if she is to find the truth about where her son is.

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Storm Ashwood

Writers:

Tessa Alana (additional contributions), Storm Ashwood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megan Drury ... Dr. Amy Wintercraig
Will McDonald ... Zac
Jack Ruwald ... Timmy
Alexia Santosuosso Alexia Santosuosso ... Becky
Milly Alcock ... Jien
Texas Watterston ... Zane
Nicholas Hope ... Dr. Peter Masuta
Christian Willis Christian Willis ... Isaac
Leah Ashwood Leah Ashwood ... Valerie
Jasper Lloyd Jasper Lloyd ... Gerard
Cheryl Craig ... Nurse Jan
Sassy Soupidis Sassy Soupidis ... Melanie
Harry Colhoun ... Oliver
Vanessa Rogers Vanessa Rogers ... Twin 1
Ianna Rogers Ianna Rogers ... Twin 2 (as Arna Rogers)
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When a doctor looking for her missing child awakens to find herself in an abandoned school, she must survive the supernatural terror and face her own demons if she is to find the truth about where her son is.

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Horror | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2018 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Школа See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,760
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2.35 : 1
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The School: Should have been a lot better
18 November 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I went into The School knowing absolutely nothing (The way I like it) but within moments had my concerns that this was not going to be something I'd enjoy.

The reason being is that the movie plays out both in the horror scenario and flashbacks and I immediatly sensed that I knew what was going on, what the twist was and basically had the entire movie mapped out in my head based on similiar titles.

Was I right? Pretty much yeah.

It tells the story of a doctor who wakes up in a bathtub in a mysterious rundown school. She's surrounded by kids led by a lunatic that has them living in fear of him with a host of ludricrous rules. The school and it's perimter is also populated by the undead!

In the real world flashbacks her young son is in a coma and she's doing everything in her power to prevent the powers that be from turning the machine off as it's rapidly approaching two years.

Have you got an idea of what the twist is and where she is in your head? If not I'd be surprised. I've seen several films with essentially an identical plot before but generally they didn't have the kind of budget they did. So could that salvage anything?

Well The School does make best use of this recycled plot to its credit, a couple of the cast were capable and it looks great. Sadly when the finale kicks in and the whole thing is really quite expected it didn't have quite the impact it needed to elevate it beyond mediocrity.

Some nice ideas, but too many unanswered questions and I simply don't like movies of this general premise.

The Good:

Some decent ideas

A couple of standout performances

The Bad:

Been done before

Doesn't meet its potential

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

The Littlest Vampire seems to be lost

They whitewashed Katana!


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