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1st Summoning (2018)

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Four student filmmakers set out to explore an abandoned building famous for its connection with the occult, but as their journey becomes littered with strange behavior and unexplained ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hayley Lovitt ... Leslie
Jason MacDonald ... Pastor Youngblood
Teddy Cole Teddy Cole ... Mark
Brook Todd Brook Todd ... Ryan
Ace Harney Ace Harney ... Ace
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
LaDonna Allison ... Nude Woman
Caitlyn Bailey ... Church Congregation
Buddy Campbell ... Crockett
Lance J. Gosnell Lance J. Gosnell ... Church member
Dylan Law Dylan Law ... Church Member
Bill Pacer ... Nude Man
Caroline Sposto Caroline Sposto ... Woman Gardening
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Four student filmmakers set out to explore an abandoned building famous for its connection with the occult, but as their journey becomes littered with strange behavior and unexplained phenomena, it becomes clear the horror they are attempting to document may already be lurking among them.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Millbrook Summoning See more »

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Darkwood Pictures See more »
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1.78 : 1
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When the crew visits Pastor Youngblood, he brings them a tray with six tea glasses on it. There are only five people in the room. See more »

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1st Summoning: Seen it all before, seriously
24 February 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Remember when movies used to have at least a morsel of originality? No? It's been a while hasn't it.

So stop me if you've heard this one. We have a group of young people making a documentary about a scary place, they go to the scary place, scary things happen, they keep recording despite scary things happening and the credits roll.

That's basically what we have here as we see them making a documentary about a factory built on the site of satanic worship and yeah that pretty much covers it. Throw in a bit of drama within the group, a love triangle, shaky cam and the usual found footage tropes and you have yourself another carbon copy movie.

So what sets it apart from the rest? Literally nothing. The cover to me made promises it didn't deliver, we've seen this all before and done considerably better.

If you like this copy and paste found footage films you may enjoy it, otherwise avoid.

The Good:

Looks better than most found footage

The Bad:

Unlikable characters

Some real illogical stupidity

Ultimate goes nowhere


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