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Stuck in the attic of his house, a paranoid man recounts several different tales to an unknown listener in order to explain the dangers of the world.

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Douglas Jackson

Writer:

John Shirley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Rubin ... Amy
Françoise Robertson ... Cindy
Nick Mancuso ... Crenshaw
Joseph Ziegler ... Philip (the host)
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Darien
Carl Marotte ... Joe
Martin Neufeld Martin Neufeld ... Dr. Roberts
Jayne Heitmeyer ... Tanya
Andrew Jackson ... Barry
Jack Langedijk ... Richard
Keath Thome Keath Thome ... Bernard
Claudia Besso ... Mai
Steve Adams ... Sam
Babs Gadbois Babs Gadbois ... Old Crone
Norris Domingue Norris Domingue ... Real. Dr. Roberts
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Stuck in the attic of his house, a paranoid recounts several different tales to an unknown listener in order to explain the dangers of the world: The People You Meet-Out on a date, a couple are celebrating their anniversary when their car crashes and is run off the road, forcing them to ride with a stranger when he picks them up. When he and a friend take them to a cabin in the woods, they are tortured, but soon they realize that the allegiances of the kidnappers are a little more shaky than they thought. The Clinic-Traveling through the countryside, a man finds himself attacked by a savage dog at a gas station and ends up at a nearby private clinic where a strange nurse tends to his wounds. Persistent in trying to leave, he tries to get out in order to go on with his day but manages to be prevented from knowing what's going on. Continuing to snoop around, he finds the real reason for the deadly game and tries to get out of the building alive. Stolen Moments-Struggling through the ... Written by GL84

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primal Scream See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Every scene takes place at night, with the exception of the intro and a brief scene towards the end of the third segment. See more »

Quotes

Philip (the host): I can't go out there. My parents went into the 'out there', and they never came back. It could happen, even to you. It's dangerous in the 'out there'.
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Come, Come Play With Me
Performed by Jeri Brown
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So-so
11 March 2002 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Three part "horror" film with some guy in a boarded up house imploring the viewer not to go "out there" and (unfortunately) gives us three tales to prove why.

The first story involves a young couple in a car accident who meet up with two psychos. It leads up to two totally predictable twists. Still, it's quick (about 15 minutes), violent, well-acted and well-done. Predictable but enjoyable.

The second involves a man on the run after stealing a large amount of money. His car breaks down, he's attacked by a dog and stumbles into a nearby clinic. VERY obvious, badly done and extremely slow. Even at 30 minutes this is too long. Good acting though.

The third is just barely a horror story. It involves a beautiful, lonely woman looking for Mr. Right. It has beautiful set designs, a nice erotic feel and a nice sex scene. But (again) predictable and not even remotely scary.

It ends very stupidly.

All in all, the first one is worth watching, but that's it. Tune in for that one then turn it off.


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