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Frayed (2007)

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A small town sheriff's worst nightmare comes true when his homicidal son escapes from a psychiatric hospital. An intense manhunt ensues as the dark secret behind the son's evil past becomes revealed.

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Sheriff Pat Baker / Party Clown (as Tony Doupé)
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Gary Jordan / Kurt Baker
Alena Dashiell ...
Sara Baker
Tasha Smith-Floe ...
Veronica (as Tasha Smith)
Kellee Bradley ...
Jolene Baker
Don Brady ...
Lane Denton
Dino Moore ...
The Mask / Deputy Moore / Orderly
Colin Byrne ...
Paul
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Greg
Tim Evans ...
Sam
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Dr. Engle
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Kurt's Mom
Nick Wambach ...
Donny Parsons
Kathy Hsieh ...
Nurse Gable
Jimmy Castle ...
Kurt Baker - Age 8
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Pat Baker is a small town sheriff. His son, Kurt, is a deranged young man with a dark secret. Sheriff Baker's worst nightmare comes true when Kurt escapes from a psychiatric hospital where he was locked away for the brutal murder of his mother thirteen years earlier. Gary, a hospital security guard, sets out into the woods to stop him, but soon finds himself relentlessly hunted by the deranged psychopath intent on killing him and anyone who crosses his path. Sheriff Baker launches an intense search to find his son, only to discover that his daughter, Sara, and her friends are camping in the same woods where Kurt has escaped. Kurt's psychosis escalates, as does his vengeful killing spree, culminating in a terrifying, climactic confrontation with Kurt, the sheriff and his family. Written by Lock It In Entertainment

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Every killer hides a dark secret See more »

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Referenced in Inside Quantum: The Post-Production of Frayed (2009) See more »

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In The Middle Of The Night
Written and Performed by Norbert Caoili and Dino Moore
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Stunning opening scene, and then many twists and turns.. Great horror film
1 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 2007 horror film, has one of the most amazing and gruesome openings of any movie I've seen for awhile. In camera, a Mother is attacked by a killer with a baseball bat, and in pretty good closeup, her head smashed all to hell, in an extremely gory bloody pulp of a mess. I love movies that get off to such a good start. The suspected killer is her own 5 year old Son that has flipped his lid, and after 13 years is being transferred to a psychiatric hospital, when he escapes. Ah you say, HALLOWEEN.... Not hardly, although some reviews have had trouble trying to review this movie without giving away all the twists and turns right into the end credits. Yes, the now 18 year old crazy did escape, and teenagers are dying, when the movie shows a security guard from the hospital being chased by a crazed killer. Other reviewers have been a little more bold, and said, it's a cross between Halloween and Haute Tension. I tend to agree, that "Frayed" has a lot more in common with "Haute Tension" than just about anything else I can think of, and even that comparison is rather remote. Which brings us to the fact, that the story is pretty original, even though you could say homages are paid slightly. This is a damn good horror film, and you do not know what exactly is going on, until even more reveals are exposed as the end credits start to roll. For gorehounds, even though the most graphic almost sickening scene happens right at the beginning, there is still plenty of good old kills to keep the blood flowing. I give this very very high marks as one of the best horror films in the past few years, and an absolutely superb screenplay. After the movie is over, all I wanted to do was watch it again and listen to the commentary. I ran out of time, but that is on the agenda very soon. Don't miss this one, it deserves every horror fans attention.


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