End of the Line (2007 film)

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End of the Line
Directed byMaurice Devereaux
Written byMaurice Devereaux
Produced byMaurice Devereaux
StarringIlona Elkin
Nicolas Wright
Neil Napier
Emily Shelton
Tim Rozon
Nina Fillis
CinematographyDenis-Noel Mostert
Edited byMaurice Devereaux
Music byMartin Gauthier
Distributed byAnchor Bay Entertainment
Release date
2007
Running time
95 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish

End of the Line is a 2007 Canadian horror film written, produced and directed by Maurice Devereaux.[1]

Plot[edit]

Karen, a traumatized woman, has a horrific nightmare involving a subway train. The flashback narrative plot follows her trapped in a subway. A Christian doomsday cult, which has been consuming and distributing hallucinogen-laced muffins that make people see visions of flashlight-eyed demons. On a texted signal, they take over services and begins massacring non-believers throughout the city, believing it is their mission to "save" the souls of humanity for God, which can only be accomplished by killing people with swords and daggers. It is not possible to get help by calling 911, because all the phones are controlled by cultists, who also control the TV, the internet and the radio. As a result of the attack, Mike spends a lot of time whining. A group of surviving train passengers and subway workers try to fight off and escape the cultists, but die one by one, leaving only Karen, Mike, and Viviane alive when the cultists are signaled to commit a mass suicide.

Cast[edit]

  • Ilona Elkin as Karen
  • Nicolas Wright as Mike
  • Neil Napier as Neil
  • Emily Shelton as Julie
  • Tim Rozon as John
  • Nina Fillis as Sarah
  • Joan McBride as Betty
  • Kent McQuaid as Ron
  • Danny Blanco Hall as Davis
  • John Vamvas as Frankie
  • Christine Lan as Viviane
  • Robin Wilcock as Patrick
  • Tod Fennell as Conrad

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack composed by Martin Gauthier was released on July 20, 2010, by 2m1 Records.[2]

Reception[edit]

The film debuted in limited release, but it garnered mostly favorable reviews from the few critics who saw it. The Village Voice called it "scary as hell and impressively unrelenting."[3] C. Robert Cargill from Ain't It Cool praised it as a "truly inspired original effort," noting its modest budget and its daring, unusual premise.[4] The film also won prizes at several festivals including Fantastic Fest's Special Jury Prize.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Deming (2016). "End of the Line". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "End of the Line (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)," track-list. 2m1Records.com, Official Site.
  3. ^ Ridley, Jim (December 25, 2007). "10 Movies in 2007 That Deserved More Attention". The Village Voice. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  4. ^ Massawyrm (C. Robert Cargill) (November 19, 2007). "Massawyrm's Fantastic Fest Must Sees (Part 1)". Ain't It Cool News. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  5. ^ Kernion, Jette (2007-09-30). "'Timecrimes' Tops Fantastic Fest Awards." Moviefone.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08
  6. ^ Urban, Andrew L. (2009-06-02) "End of the Line: DVD." UrbanCinefile.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08.

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