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The Entrance (2006)

A police detective is swept into a web of deception and, in search of the truth, finds herself in a contest with forces of the occult.

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Damon Vignale

Writer:

Damon Vignale
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Detective Porhowski
Michael Eklund ... Ryan James
Ron Sauvé ... The Janitor
Jerry Wasserman ... The Rapist
Frank Cassini ... The Devil
Colin Cunningham ... Officer Banks
Bernard Cuffling ... Stan Porhowski
Hiro Kanagawa ... Detective Nolan
C. Ernst Harth ... The Pedophile
Taja Lee Taja Lee ... Demon
Zoltan Barabas Zoltan Barabas ... 1st Sinner
Daryl Bennett Daryl Bennett ... The Priest
Siobhan McCarthy Siobhan McCarthy ... The Nun (as S. Siobhan McCarthy)
Joel Wirkkunen Joel Wirkkunen ... Officer Grant
Lauren Littleton Lauren Littleton ... Drug Addict in Parkade
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Storyline

Vancouver Homicide Detective Porhowski likes her job, but her father would rather she do something less dangerous, like work for him in his latest project, specifically overseeing the renovation and ultimately managing the seniors care facility he has just purchased. One day, a man, who she later learns is drug dealer Ryan James, walks into the police station, and reports to her a fantastical kidnapping and murder. He states that he and four other men unknown to him were kidnapped, and taken to an underground parking garage where they were forced by a "voice" to play games against each other for their lives. The five were chosen for the sins they have committed. The loser of each game is shown a film of his sin before he is killed by a supernatural force. James was able to escape with the help of the garage's janitor, a man calling himself Joe Balberith. Porhowski dismisses his story, but her partner, Detective Nolan, and Police Constable Banks follow up on some leads regardless. But ... Written by Huggo

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No Sin Goes Unpunished. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including sexual assault, language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El umbral See more »

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Dolby Digital
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Trivia

When Sarah-Jane Redmond is walking alone through the parking garage, the operatic song heard is the Lord's Prayer in Latin. See more »

Quotes

The Janitor: They are as all men, made or unmade by themselves, creators of their own destiny. And just as like is drawn to like, they attract not what they want, but that which they are. Those responsible, and those who fall victim tonight are one and the same. They are all sinners.
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Crazy Credits

End credits finish with the following disclaimer: The story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious other than the reference to Father Sebastien Michaelis, writer of Admirable History. No identification with or similarity to actual persons, living or dead, other than mentioned above, or to actual events is intended or should be inferred. See more »

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Inside It's Raining
Written by Jonathan Hetherington
Performed by Art of Dying
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No Spoon Feeding Here
7 June 2011 | by AccidntlTouristSee all my reviews

If you are looking for a no-brainer, slasher, nudity laden horror flick - don't waste your time on this one.

After seeing some of the comments, I didn't expect too much - but was glad I gave it a chance.

Excellent performance by Michael Eklund as the drug dealer (look him up - this guy has no problem finding gigs); fantastic range in his performance.

The cinema-photography was excellent! Good sound track. All around good production values. Good cast and acting.

I loved the mystery of it; don't expect the "expected". Very good script; nicely layered; loved the way elements unfolded. Just when I kind of thought I knew where things were going, delicious little "twisted" twists were added. I liked that I was required to pay attention, to be patient and observant. Yes, the uneasy pacing - kept me off balance; added to the tension. And, I even experienced a couple startlingly scary moments; doesn't happen much for me anymore; such a treat.

I even liked the ending - unsettling as it was.

Well worth a coffee shop chat after viewing this film - so much going on; so much left to the imagination.


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