Driftwood (2006)





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Riddled with guilt over the loss of his rock star older brother, 16-year-old David Forrester becomes obsessed with death, leading his misguided parents to send him to Driftwood, an "Attitude Adjustment Camp for Troubled Youths" run by the sadistic Captain Doug Kennedy and his brutal young henchman, Yates. Once there, David becomes haunted by the spirit of Jonathan, a former inmate who met a mysterious end; a mystery whose resolution could very well be David's only way out...
R (for violence, language and sexual references)
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Connor Ross
as Jonathan
Raviv Ullman
as David Forrester
Diamond Dallas Page
as Captain Kennedy
Lin Shaye
as Nancy Forrester
Marc McClure
as Rich Forrester
Russell Sams
as Dean Forrester
Cory Hardrict
as Darryl Jones
John Walcutt
as Quails
Lou Beatty Jr.
as Doc Roberts
Kim Morgan Greene
as Mrs. Sherman
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Critic Reviews for Driftwood

All Critics (2)

Driftwood is presented and promoted as a horror movie with psychological elements, and while this is true, it undersells what is an effective psycho thriller, less about gore and horror, more about story and character.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
Urban Cinefile

...anti-climactic, painfully drawn-out...

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Driftwood


Written and directed by the same guy who did the fairly awful 2001 Maniacs, this is very different sort of film. It is a serious film about serious issues but with an overlay and ending of ghostly thriller. You could oversimplify matters by describing it as Devil's Backbone with older boys set in 21st Century Florida instead of Spain in the 1920s. The story is disturbing and the most disturbing part is that, aside from the ghost, so much of it is a quite realistic depiction of high priced "attitude adjustment" camps that so many kids wind up in because they smoke a little pot or listen to heavy metal music or are gay. The story is very strong and the direction is solid. The acting is really outstanding. Raviv Ullman gives a powerful performance as a troubled teen thrown into a hellish institution by his clueless parents. Another very outstanding performance is that of Diamond Dallas Page in the role of the villain, who is really great in the role. This is a very good drama with excellent thriller qualities.

David Duncan
David Duncan

With a very few scares, this film fails to meet it's goal for being a scary flick.

Jacob Palacio
Jacob Palacio

Super Reviewer

Diamond Dallas Page and a all teen cast for a all teen audience. Still worth 3 stars.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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