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AM1200 (2008)

Haunted by recent events and on the run, a man finds himself the unwitting pawn of a possessed evangelical radio station and like his unfortunate predecessor must ask himself whether it is better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.

Director:

David Prior

Writer:

David Prior
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Cast

Cast overview:
Eric Lange ... Sam Larson
John Billingsley ... Jonah Henry
Ray Wise ... Harry Jones
Stephanie Venditto Stephanie Venditto ... Helen
Phil Trask Jr. Phil Trask Jr. ... Paul
Michael Ambrosini Michael Ambrosini ... Newscaster
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Storyline

Cocky investment analyst Sam Larson has a lot on his mind. After a financial scam goes horribly wrong, he hits the road in a desperate bid to out run his guilt. A fragment of a radio broadcast that may or may not be a distress call lures him to an isolated transmitting station and into a terrifying mystery of murder, madness and the insatiable hunger of a power beyond his comprehension. Written by David Prior

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Get ready for the live feed.

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Short | Horror

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

AM1200 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dreamlogic Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Jonah Henry: They say it's better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven. What about serving in Hell? What if the only option is to serve in Hell?
Jonah Henry: There's a kind of freedom when you don't have a choice.
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A true lesson on how to create tension.
16 January 2018 | by marcossarnoSee all my reviews

This short film did in 40 minutes what many horror films won't do in two hours.

AM1200 is a little masterpiece of horror that boasts clever direction, precise editing, awesome performances and superb cinematography - this could easily be a feature length film if I must say so.

What really caught my attention to this short film was its Lovecraftian style, and although those elements only show up later in the narrative, I was hooked on how well made the whole piece was (just look at that masterfully done sequence which the camera pushes in to a map hanging on the wall and becomes a an aerial shot of a car, just beautiful) and the horror aspects of the short showed up to be a more than satisfying payoff for those who were looking forward to it.

"In 40 short minutes, David Prior shows why he is one of the most promising directors I've ever seen. People always ask me what to do for a 'calling card' in Hollywood. Well do something like this, and try to do it half as well." Well, I did not said that, David Fincher did.


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