|Directed by||Jeffery Scott Lando|
|Produced by||John Prince|
|Written by||Raul Inglis|
|Music by||Christopher Nickel|
|Editing by||Jamie Alain
Jeffery Scott Lando
Reel One Pictures
|Running time||100 minutes|
Goblin is a 2010 television film directed by Jeffery Scott Lando and written by Raul Inglis. The movie was was released on the SyFy channel on July 7, 2010. Filming for Goblin took place in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada.
In 1831 a hamlet holds a yearly ritual to cleanse their home of anything they view as unclean. As a result the deformed infant of a witch is thrown into a bonfire, which enrages her. She curses the town, saying that every Halloween a goblin will come to the town and try to take its children. Anyone attempting to stand in its way will be killed brutally.
Years later in modern day, Neil Perkins (Gil Bellows) travels to the hamlet (now called Hollowglen) with the intent of developing the town. With him are his wife Kate (Camille Sullivan), their two children, teenager Nikki (Tracy Spiridakos) and the infant Charlie (Donnelly Rhodes), as well as Nikki's best friend. They're warned of the town's curse and that as they are arriving on Halloween eve, Charlie's life is in danger. The Perkins ignore the threat, only to find themselves in mortal danger.
- Gil Bellows as Neil Perkins
- Tracy Spiridakos as Nikki Perkins
- Camille Sullivan as Kate Perkins
- Donnelly Rhodes as Charlie
- Reilly Dolman as Kyle
- Andrew Wheeler as Sheriff Milgreen
- Colin Cunningham as Owen
- Erin Boyes as Cammy
- Jordan Moore as Nathan Perkins
- Brett Dier as Matt
Critical reception for Goblin was mostly negative. Dread Central gave the film 1 1/2 blades, calling it an "entirely unfulfilling piece of strictly by-the-numbers Syfy filler". PopMatters gave a similarly themed review, stating that it should be "avoided at all costs". HorrorNews.net gave a slightly more positive review, criticizing it while also stating that it would best appeal to people who have "a certain affinity for these kinds of movies". A staff member for HorrorTalk gave an overall positive review for Goblin, calling it a "guilty pleasure".
- "Lionsgate to release Syfy's Goblin on DVD in July". JoBlo. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- "Three Bloody Clips From Syfy's Goblin". Dread Central. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- Rosell, Rich. "Review: Goblin". DVD Talk. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- Pritchard, Paul. "Review: Goblin". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- "Goblin (2010) (review)". Dread Central. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- McKnight, Brent. "Some Curses Should be Avoided at All Costs, 'Goblin' Is One of Them". PopMatters. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- "Film Review: Goblin (2010)". Horrornews.net. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- Bland, Simon. "Review: Goblin". HorrorTalk. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
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