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Purgatory House

Purgatory House (2004)


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Release Date: Sep 20, 2003 Wide



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Neophyte director/producer Cindy Baer helms the quirky goth afterlife drama Purgatory House, written by the prodigious 14-year-old scenarist Celeste Davis (who also stars). Davis plays Silver Strand, a backward teen who, disgusted with her status as a social pariah and unfulfilled goth hopeful, decides to off herself. She winds up in a purgatory realm that resembles a sketchy juvenile-delinquency home, watched over by Saint James, a caretaker perpetually dressed in a white suit (and played by


Art House & International, Drama

Celeste Davis

Jan 16, 2007

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The names of Cindy Baer and Celeste Davis belong on the V.I.P. list of promising new filmmakers

January 31, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

There's a lack of polish and, more importantly, an uninhibited demeanor to Davis's script which work well for the subject matter

November 1, 2004 Full Review Source:

Natural Born Killers with heart.

September 30, 2003 Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders
Entertainment Insiders

A charming, touching, clever and all-around brilliantly crafted film about teen suicide.

September 30, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

A fairly compelling movie, but when one realizes that the screenplay was penned by a 14-year-old adds a whole new perspective to all the angst being tossed around.

September 29, 2003 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Purgatory House

A film about a teen girl who commits suicide and ends up living in purgatory.

The Good:
This film is very ambitious, and pretty good being that it was written by a 14 year old. It is definitely not your average same old boring movie, it breaks the mold and is surprisingly original. For being very low budget the acting is decent (with exceptions), story is solid, and though the soundtrack is completely just popular songs performed by unknown cover-bands, it still sounds good.

The Bad:
I didn't really like the visual style of the film. I think it probably would have been better if I streamed in HD but I do think it was better than having no visual style at all.

Acting: 6/10
Story: 6/10
Originality: 7/10
Soundtrack: 7/10
Characters: 4/10
Overall: 6/10
October 30, 2011
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Creative & playful look into heaven, hell, God, and purgatory of course - done by a 14 year old girl.
August 19, 2007

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