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Population 436 (2006)

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A census taker (Jeremy Sisto) sent to find out why the population of a small, puritanical town has remained fixed at 436 for the last century finds out that even the most idyllic small towns can harbor deadly secrets in the feature directorial debut of longtime television producer/director Michelle Maxwell MacLaren. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense

Michael Kingston

Sep 5, 2006

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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File this one under fun while it lasts, but easily forgettable.

September 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Dread Central

...a cut above the majority of its direct-to-video brethren.

September 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

O mistério é mais interessante do que sua resolução; ainda assim, a cineasta consegue criar um bom clima conspiratório no melhor estilo Os Invasores de Corpos.

May 18, 2006
Cinema em Cena

The census taker counts the citizens while the viewer counts the minutes.

April 17, 2006 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
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Audience Reviews for Population 436

Somewhere between 5-6/10, this one's just about watchable. I was having a tough time when I went for it & thankfully this didn't add fuel to the fire. While it's not exactly the remake of "The Wicker Man," it surely resembles it by & large.
June 7, 2010
imrealgod

Super Reviewer

Just your typical small town cult movie, but it was entertaining enough.
November 1, 2009
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Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

I went into this movie not expecting much, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The story has an interesting premise and it was followed-through-with very well throughout the movie. One of the things that it really does well is that creepy, collective delusion mentality that plays such a big role in Rosemary's Baby and The Wicker Man. I even liked Fred Durst's character, which surprised me as much as anyone. In fact, I found him even more sympathetic than the main character, who time and time again gives ol' Fred the shaft. I tell you, Mr. Durst really gets no respect whatsoever. Ennihoo, there are little touches in this movie that really caught my attention, the most notable of which is the way the townsfolk treat those of thier numbers that see and bristle at the cracks in their village's creepy facade. Indeed The Fever is a horrific malady. I'd say more, but I'm so afraid of ruining the movie.
September 21, 2009
MidnightMadwoman

Super Reviewer

In a nutshell, this is a lot like Dean Koontz's "Black River" from five years ago. But a few added homages to the infamous Twilight Zone story "The Lottery" (based on the short story by Shirley Jackson), plus bits from "The Wicker Man" and "The Stepford Wives", all make this more of a mish-mash of better ideas than the story can really cope with. The detrimental effect is that more questions arise out of a simple plot than there needs to be and it just leaves too many holes.
July 3, 2007
drblood

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