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The Dead Half (2017)

| Thriller | 2017 (USA)
A different kind of haunted house suspense thriller movie - about four young filmmakers making a haunted house suspense thriller movie.


David Van Hooser


Craig Anderson (screenwriter), David Van Hooser (screenwriter)




Cast overview:
Jessica Awh Jessica Awh ... Claire
Elijah Wallace Elijah Wallace ... Aaron
Johnna McCarthy Johnna McCarthy ... Jill
Connor Weaver Connor Weaver ... Dillon
McKenna Harrington ... Sara Stanilestri
Megan Kasselberg Megan Kasselberg ... Sophia Stanilestri
Sandra Harris Sandra Harris ... Town Librarian
Larry Underwood ... Dr. Stanilestri


Aaron Anderson wants to make a scary movie. He's a driven young filmmaker who sees the horror genre as his path to fame and fortune - and a local legendary haunted house seems like the perfect location. So Aaron gathers three willing friends as his cast and crew, packs his car with cameras and gear, and sets out to make a name for himself. Everyone is prepared and rehearsed to play up the fear and "act scared" so that they are guaranteed to leave the house with their scary movie. But the house has other ideas. Written by David Van Hooser

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Half dead. All evil.



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Always wear safety shoes
26 January 2021 | by r-27377See all my reviews

Interesting for film students. The writing is actually not bad and could be used for a more well funded movie. A bigger budget ( at least more than the cost of a good used car ) would go more to the cast, and likely the director, than anything else.

Only four people had speaking roles; the two women did well ( although one scene should have been done over ), one of the two males was passable, while the other was quite poor through the entire movie. The worst actor did have his moment to shine towards the end and he almost rose to the task.

The most important thing to take away from a watch of this movie, is that you should always wear safety shoes when mucking about in haunted buildings that have been abandonned for a decade or so. You will see why if you spend some time with this movie. There is just enough there to make you say "Well, that was almost not bad" as the credits roll.

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2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dickson, Tennessee, USA See more »


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$25,000 (estimated)
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Light Hand Productions See more »
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16:9 HD
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