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Living Hell (2008)

A mild-mannered teacher and a hazmat specialist have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable creature who feeds on light and energy, and moves with exponential speed, before it destroys everything in its path.

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Frank Sears / Dr. Yevgeni Tarasov
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Carrie Freeborn
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Col. Erik Maitland
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Glenn Freeborn
Terence Jay ...
Lt. Gregg Arbogast
Charissa Allen ...
Pfc. Aneta McQueen
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Sgt. Wayne Teegarden
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Pfc. Una Fernandes
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Sgt. Walter Kinoshita
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Torbin Struss
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Tristam Sears
Rick Herod ...
Gen. Kenneth Lavigne
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Pfc. Kermit Shourt
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Eleanore Sears (as Darlene Kegan)
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Pvt. Tito Zaremba (as Diego Lopez)
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Storyline

In a top secret Cold War military project an unstoppable, malignant organism who feeds on light and energy is unleashed, threatening to destroy everything in it's path, and the only person who can stop it is a schoolteacher Frank Sears, along the help of a specialist Carrie Freeborn ... Written by Cookie

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The military created it. An accident set it free. Now two people must lead us to survival... or extinction. See more »


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Rated R for some violence, sci-fi horror visuals and brief language | See all certifications »

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23 February 2008 (USA)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rick Herod's character was named after a famous Canadian singer/actress Avril Lavigne. See more »

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As Frank drives off having picked up Carrie and Kats, chains are visible on either side of the back of the truck to stir up dust. See more »

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References The Blob (1958) See more »

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Catch Me
Written by Carl Retloh and Tom Ladnats
Performed by Marcella Mortellaro
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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actually pretty darn good
26 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

I insist on watching the movies on Sci-Fi because, well, I have to. I keep hoping someday there will be a hidden gem, or at least one with some cool special effects. This one was a little of both. While overgrown with B-movie clichés and iffy CGI effects, there were still some pretty interesting twists, and some genuinely creepy moments. I did get caught up in the race to defeat the -ah- monster (?), and I liked the acting of the two main characters, even if the dialog left them pretty thin. The story was a very nice diversion from the usual sort of humanoid-alien-or-zombie run wild. It was fun to watch. I thought the solution was maybe a little trite, but I enjoyed the film enough that I was OK with it. There were little glimpses of pretty intelligent writing sprinkled through the movie. It almost felt like a decent script that got stretched and produced and Sci-Fi-ized into a B-movie (C-movie?). But I think it still maintained some of the interesting parts of the premise, and played them out well. All in all, I enjoyed watching it, and it held my interest all the way to the end. I wonder why the Sci-Fi channel insists on matching cheesy special effects with cheesy acting and cheesy writing. Dr. Who is proof that good writing can carry really cheap effects. I think this movie was a big step in that direction, and I hope they go with it more.


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