Hell's Halfway House.
|Directed by||Dan Golden|
|Written by||Ben Powell; Dan Golden|
|Produced by||Barry Barnholtz; Mark Burman; Dan Golden; Petrea Kasper; Melvin Butters; Melinda Manos|
|Music by||Mikael Jacobson|
|Cinematography||Bob Hayes; Ben Kufrin|
|Edited by||Chris Roth|
|Distributed by|| MEB Entertainment|
|Running time||88 min.|
Satanic is an American horror film of the supernatural thriller subgenre. It was directed by Dan Golden, written by Golden and Ben Powell and produced by MEB Entertainment and Psycho Studios. It was released on DVD by Lions Gate Films in 2006 in the US and by Maple Pictures in Canada. The movie stars Annie Sorell in the lead role as Michelle, and also includes several notable genre actors such as Jeffrey Combs, Angus Scrimm and Eliza Swenson.
The premise of the film revolves around a young woman named Michelle, who is involved in a serious car accident and taken to a hospital where she receives reconstructive surgery on her face. However, she also suffers from amnesia, and has no recollection of the events that brought her to this state. After she is released, she is remanded to the care of a lodging home for young offenders. People begin mysteriously dying all around her however, including a janitor from the hospital and another troubled youth named Dalia. Detective Joyner begins investigating the bizarre deaths and begins to suspect that Michelle may be responsible.
|Jeffrey Combs||Detective Joyner|
|Angus Scrimm||Doctor Barbary|
|Diane Ayala Goldner||Jackie|
|Alicia Loren||Evil Michelle|
|Priscilla Jones||Father's girlfriend|
|Andrea Kennedy||Nurse #1|
|Clara Houser||Nurse #2|
|Debbie Martinez||Nurse #3|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Also known by the titles Satânico and Demon Board.
- The title of the film is a bit misleading, as it does not actually involve demonic possession at all whatsoever, but does involve trace elements of Satanism as well as supernatural phenomena.
- Special thanks is given to Sean Clark, Raul Paredes, Fred Olen Ray and Melinda Wesley in this film.
- In the hospital scene, Cliff refers to Michelle as the "Bride of the Mummy", which is a reference to the 1932 film The Mummy starring Boris Karloff. The "Bride of..." comparison is also a reference to another Universal Monsters classic, The Bride of Frankenstein, directed by James Whale, which also stars Boris Karloff. Cliff also compares Michelle to the main character from The Invisible Man, which was a 1933 film by James Whale as well.
- Dalia refers to Jackie as Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS, which is a 1975 grindhouse exploitation film starring Dyanne Thorne.
- The movie playing on the television when Michelle finds Bisson's body is Bikini Airways by Fred Olen Ray.
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