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Second Name (2002)

El segundo nombre (original title)
After the suicide of her beloved father, the biologist Daniella Logan visits her catatonic mother in a mental institution to tell the tragic event and her mother calls her "Josephine". ... See full summary »

Director:

Paco Plaza

Writers:

Ramsey Campbell (novel), Fernando Marías (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Prior Erica Prior ... Daniella
Trae Houlihan Trae Houlihan ... Chrysteen
Denis Rafter ... Simon Hastings
Craig Stevenson ... Toby Harris
John O'Toole John O'Toole ... Father Elias
Frank O'Sullivan Frank O'Sullivan ... Inspector Potts
Toby Harper Toby Harper ... Dr. Grant
Miguel Monroy Miguel Monroy ... Raymod
Birgit Bofarull ... Mrs. Hastings
Richard Collins-Moore Richard Collins-Moore ... Dr. Larabee
Ian Gibbs Ian Gibbs ... Pathologist
Teresa Gimpera ... Nana
Craig Hill ... Theodore Logan
Saskia Giró Saskia Giró ... Florist
Alain Chipot Alain Chipot ... Hotel Receptionist
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Storyline

After the suicide of her beloved father, the biologist Daniella Logan visits her catatonic mother in a mental institution to tell the tragic event and her mother calls her "Josephine". Daniella goes to the cemetery and finds that her father's grave had been opened and his corpse was profaned. She decides to investigate, and receives a message of a diabetic priest, Father Elias, who tells her about an ancient fanatic religious sect of followers of Abraham that kills the first child. Later, she meets a weird man, Toby Harris, who claims to be his legitimate father. Daniella continues seeking the truth about her origins and discloses very dark secrets about her family and friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Sekte - Ein Opfer musst du bringen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,044,665
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Enough of Spanish Horror Movies
10 August 2003 | by Castor T-2See all my reviews

After the overrated success of Amenabar and Balaguero, Spanish Horror Movies spread like a disease in the increasingly sad world of horror movies. The result is all in films like El segundo nombre, a TV-like production bad written, but acted and directed even worse. I didn't read the Ramsey Campbell book, but I'm sure that the author of The Doll Who Ate Its Mother didn't have much in common with this terrible production. Avoid it at any cost, unless you're searching for a quiet sleepy night in a fresh movie theater. 2/10


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