Kalamity (2010)

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Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice (Beau Garrett), a heartbroken Billy (Nick Stahl) returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting than comforting: his best friend Stanley (Jonathan Jackson) has become unstable, mysterious, and withdrawn from those around him. Billy teams up with another old friend, Stanley's roommate Christian (Christopher M. Clark), to find out what's going on, and as they probe Stanley's recent activities, their friend's behavior seems more and more bizarre and frightening. The discovery of blood-stained evidence among Stanley's possessions pulls them deeper into their friend's nightmare-and eventually leads to a violent confrontation that not everyone will survive.-- (C) Official Site

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Cast

Nick Stahl
as Billy Klepack
Jonathan Jackson
as Stanley Keller
Christopher M. Clark
as Christian Phillips
Christopher Clark
as Christian Phillips
Robert Forster
as Tom Klepack
Alona Tal
as Ashley
Patrick Kalember
as Terry Klepack
Patricia Kalember
as Terry Klepack
Sammi Hanratty
as Barbie Klepack
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Critic Reviews for Kalamity

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More skillfully directed than written, "Kalamity'' is competent yet never startling, either artistically or viscerally.

Jan 21, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Stahl should have had a career similar to Sam Rockwell's, blending thoughtful indies with fun popcorn flicks. Instead, he's spinning his wheels in junk like this.

Nov 9, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

There isn't enough plot in this amateurish mope-athon to fill up a half-hour TV show.

Oct 22, 2010 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

For all its seriousness, Kalamity lacks a steady narrative drive.

Oct 21, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Writer-director James M. Hausler seems convinced that deep emotional truths will seep from the screen if he keeps downshifting the pace to an arty crawl and holding his actors in a vise grip.

Oct 21, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A strange, stilted, misbegotten drama, undone by variable performances, awkwardly inserted flashback and fantasy sequences, and a gloppy overlay of voiceover narration.

Oct 21, 2010 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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