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Don't Look Up (2009)

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Evil spirits released from old celluloid cause a film crew to slowly go insane while in production on a new project.

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Fruit Chan

Writers:

Brian Cox (screenplay), Hiroshi Takahashi (screenplay "Joyû-rei") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachael Murphy ... Lila Kis
Eli Roth ... Béla Olt
Ben DiGregorio ... Olt's Cameraman
Reshad Strik Reshad Strik ... Marcus Reed
Alyssa Sutherland ... Claire
Shiloh Fernandez ... Garret
Henry Thomas ... Josh Petri
Lothaire Bluteau ... Grigore
Robert Towers ... Beng
Carmen Chaplin ... Romy Bardóc
Daniela Sea ... Tami
Jack Dimich ... Romanian Grip
Elena Satine ... Anca
Zelda Williams ... Matya
Brian Henderson Brian Henderson ... Peter
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Storyline

In the Dark Ages, a gypsy woman made a pact with Beng, the gypsy devil, to marry a powerful man. In return, Beng asked for her first born child. Her daughter Matya had the mark of the devil and was killed by the villagers. In 1928, the Hungarian director Bela Olt decides to shoot Matya's story with the lead gypsy actress Lila Kis. However, the director, the cast and the crew vanished with the film that had never been seen. Back to the present and the discredited medium director Marcus Reed and his producer Josh Petri head to Romania to make a film about Matya's story... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Lights... Camera... Evil...

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Horror

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Rated R for horror violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan | South Africa

Language:

English | Romanian

Release Date:

8 January 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Semente do Mal See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the director of the original film is Bela Olt. One of Bela Lugosi's early stage names was Arisztid Olt. See more »

Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Gaze At Me
Performed by Doping Panda
Composed by Yutaka Furukawa
Published by Sony Music Artists, Inc. (JASRAC)
(p)2009 Sony Music Records, Inc.
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Don't Watch This.
9 October 2014 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Marcus Reed (Reshad Strik), a film-maker troubled by strange visions, travels to Romania to try and make a movie based on a long lost film by legendary '20s director Béla Olt (Eli Roth). Reed's film is hampered by strange accidents on-set: is Marcus losing his mind or is an ancient gypsy curse causing his problems?

Don't Look Up is a remake of the 1996 Japanese film Joyû-rei; it is an American/Japanese/South African co-production starring an international cast and directed by Asian film-maker Fruit Chan. No wonder it's a bloody mess. The first half of the film is extremely boring, while the second half makes no sense whatsoever.

A couple of gruesome death scenes and frequent clouds of CGI flies do nothing to make this garbage any more bearable. Boring dialogue, terrible acting, horrible editing effects, a set that looks like an old derelict junkyard, an irritating Romanian character who says 'Mr. Marcus' every few seconds: this sorry excuse for a horror film is a total dud from dull start to utterly incomprehensible finish.


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