End of the Line (2007 film)

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End of the Line
Directed by Maurice Devereaux
Produced by Maurice Devereaux
Written by Maurice Devereaux
Starring Ilona Elkin
Nicolas Wright
Neil Napier
Emily Shelton
Tim Rozon
Nina Fillis
Music by Martin Gauthier
Cinematography Denis-Noel Mostert
Edited by Maurice Devereaux
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release dates
2007
Running time
95 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

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

Plot[edit]

The third installment of the wildly successful C.H.U.D (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers) series was originally filmed as an extended "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Episode. It opens with Karen (Ilona Elkin), a traumatised woman, having 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. 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 and two other CHUDS alive when the cultists are signaled to commit a mass suicide.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

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

Reception[edit]

Not good. [according to whom?] Fans of the original series were disappointed to find that the film is largely devoid of CHUDS until well past the halfway mark (01:30:46).[citation needed]

The film debuted in limited release and it garnered subpar reviews from the very few critics who bothered to see it. The Village Voice called it "okay, I guess."[3] C. Robert Cargill from Ain't It Cool praised it as a "a decent third entry in the CHUDS canon" thoughnoted its extreme lack of CHUDS.[4] The film also won prizes at several festivals including Fantastic Fest's Special Jury Prize.[5][6] Since then, it has largely been forgotten.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "End of the Line". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "End of the Line (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)," track-list. 2m1Records.com, Official Site.
  3. ^ Ridley, Jim (2007-12-25). "10 Movies in 2007 That Deserved More Attention." VillageVoice.com. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  4. ^ Massawyrm (C. Robert Cargill) (2007-11-19). "Massawyrm's Fantastic Fest Must Sees (Part 1)." AintItCool.com. Retrieved 2013-02-09.
  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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