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Satan's Playground

Satan's Playground (2006)

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Writer/director Dante Tomaselli's horror picture Satan's Playground (2005) -- the filmmaker's third feature outing -- subverts horror expectations and genre clichés by deliberately suspending point-by-point logical threads, carefully steering around gore, and enlisting an acting ensemble not of teenagers, but of actors who are predominantly well into middle age. The picture involves the Bruno family -- siblings Donna (Felissa Rose) and Paula (Ellen Sandweiss), Donna's hubby, Frank (Salvatore

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Aug 22, 2006

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[A] richly atmospheric exercise in surreal horror.

July 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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... a dream world in which we are constantly pulled back just as we think we are at the brink of reaching reality.

July 10, 2007 Full Review Source: DVD Review
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An ambitious and surprisingly disturbing tale that's heavier on the thematic ideas than on the gore (which is admirably restrained).

January 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

It's aim is off, and its intentions are skewed. It's the result of a horror fan taking himself - and his film - way too seriously.

September 25, 2006 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

A storybook fairy tale on acid.

August 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

At the end of the day, Satan's Playground let me down, a fact that I attribute primarily to the bad acting, nonsensical storyline, and lack of an appearance by the monster.

August 17, 2006 Full Review Source: Dread Central
Dread Central

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