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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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Director: Damien Lay
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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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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 great little horror/suspense film.
5 October 2008 | by Tura23See all my reviews

I recently saw 1200 AM at the H.P. Lovecraft film festival and was absolutely blown away by it. Although it is based on an original story (rather than being an adaptation of one of Lovecraft's works) it fit perfectly into the genre.

When embezzling businessman Jonah Henry (John Billingsley)begins driving cross country his greatest fear is that he will be captured by the police. A mysterious radio broadcast from an isolated radio station, a few wrong turns, and car trouble on a lonely country road are just the start of his troubles. Forced to take shelter in the nearly abandoned radio station Jonah comes into contact with a far greater horror than he could ever have imagined.

Although the story is fairly straightforward, this short film really packs a wallop. Suspenseful, gory, and with a nasty surprise at the end, 1200 AM is hands down the best horror film I've seen in quite awhile.


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