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Totem (2017)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 31 October 2017 (USA)
A teen must resort to extreme measures to protect her family from a supernatural entity.


Marcel Sarmiento


Evan Dickson (screenplay by), Evan Dickson (story by) | 1 more credit »


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Credited cast:
Kerris Dorsey ... Kellie
Ahna O'Reilly ... Robin
James Tupper ... James
Lia McHugh ... Abby
Braeden Lemasters ... Todd
Lawrence Pressman ... Bernard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jocelyn Ayanna ... Joan Lang
Aja Bair Aja Bair ... Overeager Student
Allison Caetano Allison Caetano ... Lexy
Evan Dickson ... Track Coach
Stephanie Silver Stephanie Silver ... Athletic Student
Andrew Spieler ... Science Teacher
Taj Taj ... Cat


A teen must resort to extreme measures to protect her family from a supernatural entity.

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The father has been dating the girlfriend for a year and a half and yet she and the children act as if they barely know one another. Worse, the girlfriend acts like she's never been in the family home, although the father clearly states that she has spent the night there more than once. See more »


References Frozen (2013) See more »


Itsy Bitsy Spider
Traditional nursery rhyme
Performed by Kerris Dorsey and by Lia McHugh
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waiting and a twist
3 February 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Kellie (Kerris Dorsey) is a 17 year old who spends her energy taking care of her father James (James Tupper) and younger sister Abby. Despite her objection, James invites longtime girlfriend Robin (Ahna O'Reilly) to live with them. Abby has not been sleeping. Kellie grows frustrated with newcomer Robin as she seeks solace from boyfriend Todd.

This is another Blumhouse product. They take a scatter gun approach to financing these small scale horrors. This one simply lacks intensity. It's a slow grinding horror. It has no particular atmosphere other than the suburban home vibe. There are all the traditional jump scares and the Poltergeist moves but nothing is new. Tupper and O'Reilly are not particularly special. I only know Dorsey as a child actress in Brothers & Sisters. She's mostly fine and does her transformation well. Most of this movie is a waiting game and it's an impatient wait. The motion detectors are almost interesting. The movie grinds on until the last act. The twist works well enough but it isn't enough. This needs more.

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