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The Portal (2010)

| Horror | 2010 (USA)
Investigators pursuing a bizarre hemorrhagic illness are lead to a strange black painting that they discover is a portal to another dimension.

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Serge Rodnunsky

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Serge Rodnunsky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna Colby Jenna Colby ... April (as Jenna Zablocki)
Michael Muhney ... Daniel
Michael Madsen ... Dr. Azirra
Stacy Keach ... Professor Hafler
Nicholas Brendon ... Paul
Mary-Margaret Humes ... Mary
Laura Sorenson Laura Sorenson ... Valerie
Sandy Hackett ... Dr. Westley / Dr. Mulog
Hani Naimi ... Charlie (as Michael Desante)
Roddy Piper ... Homeless George
Allegra Rodnunsky Allegra Rodnunsky ... Little April
Ally Rodnunsky Ally Rodnunsky ... Little Mary
Rachel Wittman ... Alexis
Paul Hodge ... Malcolm
Ashly Margaret Rae Ashly Margaret Rae ... Nurse Kelly (as Ashly Rae)
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Investigators pursuing a bizarre hemorrhagic illness are lead to a strange black painting that they discover is a portal to another dimension.

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Dare to face your inner child...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dincolo de ziduri See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color
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Shortly after April Meaddows witnesses the death of Valerie, she asks her medical colleagues, "What's the prognosis?" Since Valerie's head just blew up splattering blood all over Meaddows, the prognosis is "she's going to remain dead". See more »

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To what? Portal to what?
8 January 2014 | by kingofmyownshoesSee all my reviews

*sigh* I picked up this movie on the cheap because all the Blockbuster stores are closing in my area and they were clearing out their inventory. Of the many selections I picked out this DVD was one of the few that looked like it was in good enough condition to actually play in my DVD player. After seeing this film I'm now convinced that the reason for it's good condition is that I'm probably the only person who actually watched it all the way through.

This movie is bad. What makes it bad? Let's start with the acting. It's not horrifically bad, but almost everyone's delivery is just sort of...off. People's reactions to many events aren't believable. I got the impression that most of the actors only read the script once...in the dark.

The bad acting could be a symptom, though, of the bad writing. The movie jumps from one scene to the next without really explaining enough of what's going on. It's like being told jokes from someone who is drunk, sleep-deprived and forgets the punchlines. It is really a bad sign when you get more information about a movie from the DVD cover then you do by actually watching it.

The movie's near-constant playing of suspenseful music gets distracting, but fortunately it plays so much that you might be able to sort of ignore it after a while. That's sort of the opposite effect you want your suspenseful music to have, isn't it?

This movie does have some fairly big names in it (Michael Madsen, Roddy Piper, Stacy Keach), but in a movie this bad it just sort of makes you wonder if they did this movie on a dare.

By the end of this movie I had gone from not knowing what was going on, to not caring what was going on and just wanting it to end. When it did, finally end I found myself sitting on my couch, drinking warm root beer and saying "...to what? Portal to what?" over and over again for about five minutes. Writing this review is basically therapy for yours truly.

In short...bad movie.


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