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Dread (2008)

Three college students set out to document what other people dread the most. However, one of the three turns out to secretly be a sadistic psychopath who uses this knowledge to gruesomely torture the subjects.

Director:

Anthony DiBlasi

Writers:

Clive Barker (based upon the short story "Dread" by), Anthony DiBlasi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackson Rathbone ... Stephen Grace
Hanne Steen Hanne Steen ... Cheryl Fromm
Laura Donnelly ... Abby
Jonathan Readwin ... Joshua Shaw
Shaun Evans ... Quaid
Vivian Gray Vivian Gray ... Tabitha Swan
Carl McCrystal ... Axe Man
Derek Lea ... Quaid's Father
Siobhan Hewlett ... Quaid's Mother
Kieran Murphy Kieran Murphy ... Young Quaid
Cheyanne Raymond Cheyanne Raymond ... Zooey (as Cheyenne Raymond)
Zoe Stollery Zoe Stollery ... Shauna
Elspeth Rae Elspeth Rae ... Samantha
Erin Gavin ... Valerie
Kerry Ann Smith Kerry Ann Smith ... Nurse #1
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The outcast cinema student, Stephen Grace, does not drive cars due to the trauma of losing his brother in a car accident. He befriends, Quaid, who since the age of 6 has experienced dreadful nightmares and daydreams about the death of his parents. Quaid proposes they research about each one's innermost fear. Stephen sees the chance of developing an original thesis for college and invites his friend, Cheryl, to work with them. Among the interviewees, Stephen talks to his colleague, Abby who works with him in the library. Abby has a complex about the way she looks. When the work is almost complete, Quaid has an outburst at one interviewee's and ends up destroying the camera and editing equipment. Stephen begins to re-evaluate the situation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Your Time Will Come.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing sadistic content, graphic sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Quaid: Maybe I'm not being clear enough. Maybe I need to be honest with you and tell you what I want.
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Connections

References Killing Zoe (1993) See more »

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Ghouls
Performed by We Are Scientists
Words and Music by Chris Cain and Keith Murray
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
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In Response to Gorefest
5 April 2010 | by kane-3See all my reviews

While I disagree with your review, I respect your opinion. However, the last line you wrote makes no sense.

You wrote, "We all know already what humans can do to fellow human beings. We don't need to watch it over and over again." Why watch anything then? We all know humans fall in love, so why watch Romantic Comedies? We all know cops bust criminals, so why watch Action films? And Dramas are full of the things we all do as humans, so why watch those?

This film is a solid effort and one of the better Barker adaptations to date. It contains all of the elements of classic Clive; sex, revenge, desire and, of course, blood and bodily harm.

Keep those Books of Blood coming!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,438
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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