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Tone-Deaf (2019)

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A woman goes to the countryside to spend a quiet weekend after losing her job and having her last complicated relationship implode. She rents a country house to an old-fashioned widower, who struggles to hide his psychopathic tendencies.

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Richard Bates Jr.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Crew ... Olive
Robert Patrick ... Harvey
Hayley Marie Norman ... Lenore
Johnny Pemberton ... Uriah
Nancy Linehan Charles ... Agnes
AnnaLynne McCord ... Blaire
Ray Wise ... Michael
Kim Delaney ... Crystal
Ronnie Gene Blevins ... David
Tate Ellington ... James
Ray Santiago ... Asher
Nelson Franklin ... York
Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Wyatt
Pia Shah ... Riki
Gigi Zumbado ... Frankie
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After losing her job and imploding her latest dysfunctional relationship, Olive (Amanda Crew) flees the city for the weekend, escaping to the countryside for some peace and self-reflection. She rents an ornate country house from an eccentric widower named Harvey (Robert Patrick). Soon two generations collide with terrifying results as Olive awakens Harvey's homicidal tendencies and is plunged into a blood-soaked fight for her life. More than your average slasher film, TONE-DEAF provides a dark critique of the bizarre cultural and political climate that currently exists.

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The struggle is real.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Ray Santiago's character, Asher, is perhaps an homage to Bruce Campbell's famous character, Ash, from the Evil Dead franchise. The two co-starred together in the Ash vs. Evil Dead television series. See more »

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What I Want
Written by Steve Damstra II and David Swanson
Performed by Swanny: Steve Damstra II and David Swanson featuring Paget Brewster
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Fun Times at Robert Patricks House
24 August 2019 | by TwistedContentSee all my reviews

Having seen "Excision" and "Trash Fire", I was expecting another oddball horror from Richard Bates Jr. & so far his debut remains his best. Nevertheless, "Tone-Deaf" is a fun albeit forgettable expierence.

The main selling point for me was Robert Patrick (as I'm sure it's for the lot of you) & the pretty decent trailer, and I have to say that I'm slightly disappointed. Mr. Patrick was awesome, of course, but most of the characters, the story & the whole point of it wasn't too great. An old-head hating on millenials and taking action is an old but fun concept & "Tone-Deaf" didn't give it a new spin really. Few of the 'millennial' characters were lame, unsympathetic and annoying, but that could've been the point... However, it's not much of an excuse for the main character being the same kind, didn't really feel for the protagonist this time. The plot is also predictable enough and doesn't go to unexpected and surprising places. Despite the wobbly characters, acting was fine or better. To sum it up, it's all a bit wonky regarding the script. Visual style, cinematography and fx were of no bother, well done, thumbs up. The soundtrack was colorful, with a few songs that can only be associated with millenials, but hey, it's the whole theme of the flick. That and too much other things. Also, while it is technically a comedy, I can't recall any funny moments really.

What I say may make it sound less than a 6/10, but overall "Tone-Deaf" is fast moving, keeps you entertained & has Robert Patrick as the antagonist - that's certainly enough for warranting a watch from anyone who enjoys watching indie horror flicks.


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Language:

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Release Date:

10 March 2019 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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