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BOO: DVD

SYNOPSIS:
When four teenagers go to the abandoned Santa Mira Hospital on Halloween for some pranks, they discover that the rumours of it being haunted are all too true. They run into others trapped in the building and realize that the spirit world is deadly dangerous. They must co-operate to escape, but to do that they have to distinguish between the real live people and apparitions.

Review by Andrew L. Urban:
A Boo grade horror flick best enjoyed by juvenile horror fans, Boo is distinguished by stringing together an almost non stop sequence of scares - or rather, scare set ups. The premise is good enough: an abandoned mental asylum rumoured to be haunted, is visited on Halloween by four teenagers out to have a scary good time. Well, some of them. One of them is reluctant, and she's the one who has visions.

What's less impressive is the screenplay and the often dodgy dialogue. But you can't have everything, and for simplistic fright nights, this is creepy and gory enough to be the main feature with the take away pizza.

The production design is excellent, and there is good craft work in all departments. The DVD is also well endowed with bonus materials, ranging from an audio commentary with the filmmakers, to some tales from the real hospital used as a location.

Published May 11, 2006

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BOO: DVD (MA)
(US, 2005)

CAST: Trish Coren, M. Steven Felty, Jilon Ghai, Josh Holt, Taylor Hurley, Happy Mahaney, Rachel Melvin, Shirlene Quigley, Nicole Rayburn, Michael Samluk & Dee Wallace Stone

DIRECTOR: Anthony C. Ferrante

SCRIPT: Anthony C. Ferrante

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Carl Bartels

EDITOR: Chris Conlee

MUSIC: Heather Maries Marsden (song, Ordinary)

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Sam Greenmun

RUNNING TIME: 97 minutes

PRESENTATION: 16:9; DD 5.1

SPECIAL FEATURES: Audio commentary with Anthony C. Ferrante, producer David E. Allen, Sheri Bryant, Chris Conlee; true stories from the Linda Vista hospital; Inside the SFX; deleted/alternate/extended scenes with/without commentary; Making of

DVD DISTRIBUTOR: Roadshow Entertainment

DVD RELEASE: May 4, 2006







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