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Shallow Ground (2004)




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When a mysterious boy covered in blood appears in the lazy town of Shallow Valley, the nightmares of the past follow him in this dark tale from newcomer Sheldon Wilson. It's been exactly one year since Sheriff Jack Sheppard (Timothy V. Murphy) found the last-known victim of a brutal serial killer in the throes of death, and his failure to save their life and bring the killer to justice has haunted him ever since. As Sheriff Sheppard begins to close up shop in his remote outpost, the sudden appearance of a blood-soaked boy with a large knife brings a series of tragic memories flooding back to the shaken lawman. Now, with the past standing before him in all its crimson glory, Sheriff Sheppard must look deep into the darkest corners of his soul and face his fears without hesitation if he is to finally solve the mystery that has nearly consumed him, and free a small town from the stranglehold of a vicious killer.

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Timothy V. Murphy
as Jack Sheppard
Stan Kirsch
as Stuart Dempsey
Lindsey Stoddart
as Laura Russell
Patty McCormack
as Helen Reedy
Natalie Avital
as Darby Owens
Chris Hendrie
as Albert Underhill
Tara Killian
as Amy Underhill
Steve Eastin
as Detective Russell
John Kapelos
as Leroy Riley
Christine Avila
as Mrs. Underhill
Victor Campos
as Bus Driver
John MacKane
as Passenger No. 1
Tom Druilhet
as Passenger No. 3
John Whitaker
as Passenger No. 2
Sheri Foster
as Female Detective
Todd Worden
as Young Harvey
Christine Boutros
as Harvey Victim No. 1
Anjeanette Carter
as Harvey Victim No. 2
Shayne Eastin
as Harvey Victim No. 3
Brent McEwan
as Bus Passenger
Kelly Cooper
as Bus Passenger
Rodrigo Vera
as Bus Passenger
Christian Badami
as Bus Passenger
Jennifer Herron
as Bus Passenger
Eloisa De Laurentiis
as Jessica Reedy
Abbate Michael
as Bus Passenger No. 4
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Critic Reviews for Shallow Ground

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Bad dialogue, creaky acting, unruly characterization and a distinct feeling of déjá vu marks this interesting, if very derivative, horror.

April 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Though the concept has the ability to become something truly original and scary, [director] Wilson botches it...

April 29, 2009 | Full Review…

Provides a cast-iron example of that well-known movie maxim: Never Trust A Little Old Lady (at least not one that's played by Patty "The Bad Seed" McCormack).

August 3, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Os efeitos de maquiagem são ótimos, mas o roteiro estúpido a direção repleta de clichês de Sheldon Wilson só ficam acima das péssimas atuações de todo o elenco.

July 31, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

Sure, this is filmed like a standard B-movie thriller, but the plot keeps us guessing ... and it's creepy and unsettling enough to give us nightmares.

May 13, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shallow Ground

Exciting and fun, despite the small budget, it managed to fund for good actors and nice special effects. The plot was clever, filled with one twist after another. It's got everything a good horror film needs: Gore, serial killer, weapons, supernatural elements, cat and mouse chase and nudity. It's certainly ground breaking and filled with surprises. Shallow ground will not disappoint any horror fans.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

Creepy, bloody and unsettling. A well made and effective little horror film with an intriguing story that was less predictable than I was expecting, but towards the end things weren't explained too well. It's definitely a film that deserves a bit more recognition, horror fans should check it out.

Lee ?
Lee ?

Super Reviewer

trange movie not without its moments but tame really.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

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