Descendant (2002)





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The directorial debut of filmmaker Kermit Christman, Descendant is a straight-to-video thriller infused with the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe in more ways than one. Party of Five's Jeremy London stars as Ethan Poe, a descendant of the legendary writer who is living in the elder Poe's footsteps and is attempting to finish his latest novel. Holed up in a small town to concentrate on writing, Ethan falls for a local girl (Katherine Heigl of Grey's Anatomy), but there's trouble in store for the both of them when the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe shows up.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Jeremy London
as Ethan Poe/Frederick Usher
Katherine Heigl
as Ann Hedgerow/Emily Hedgerow
Nick Stabile
as Dep. John Burns
Arie Verveen
as Edgar Allan Poe
William Katt
as Dr. Tom Murray
Matt Farnsworth
as Keifer Hedgerow
Margot Hartman
as Margaret Usher
Cheryl Dent
as Camille Lane
Lissa Pallo-Strong
as Susan Smith
Jodi Stevens
as Rebecca Dodd
Craig Patton
as Bartender
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Decent idea, poor execution, takes forever to get going, and then drags on too long. The characters are alright, the plot gets confusing but is interesting, yet it gets messy towards the end and eventually stops making much sense. The films feels kind of thrown together.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Descendant isn't horrible, but it is rather boring and uninspired despite trying to use a somewhat interesting premise involving descendants of Edgar Allan Poe. Even when murders are happening, the film just doesn't raise much interest, and the acting is wooden along with the awful dialogue. This doesn't work as a horror film, a thriller, or even a guilty pleasure. What a shame.

Keenan Sullivan
Keenan Sullivan

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