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Memory (2006)

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A man with the ability to see into the past sets out to solve a dark mystery that has haunted his family bloodline for three decades in director Bennett Davlin's time-shifting thriller. Dr. Taylor Biggs (Billy Zane) has accidentally ingested a hallucinogenic powder that allows him to experience his ancestor's most vivid memories, and now he is seeing images of a nightmarish predator who abducts and murders young girls. As Dr. Biggs begins to realize that these memories come from a time before he was even born, his suspicions that the killer may in fact be the father he never knew continue to grow stronger with each passing day. Though his mother is still alive, her fading memory has grown increasingly foggy and clouded with the passing of time. With the horrifying final moments in each victim's life consuming his every waking thought, Dr. Biggs sets out to unravel the secrets of his past and unmask a killer who appeared to have, in life, gotten away with murder.
Rating:
R (for language and frightening images)
Genre:
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Billy Zane
as Taylor Briggs
Ann-Margret
as Carol Hargrave
Dennis Hopper
as Max Lichtenstein
Tricia Helfer
as Stephanie Jacobs
Terry Chen
as Dr. Deepra Chang
Deirdre Blades
as Alisha Briggs
Scott G. Anderson
as Scott McHale
Matt Fentiman
as William Terrell
Emily Hirst
as Bonnie McHale
Emily Anne Graham
as Allison Frost
Alex Ferris
as Ricky McHale
Hailey Shand
as Lisa Mullens
Dan Pelchat
as Spectre
Joel McFarlane
as Nick Chang
Alexis Llewellyn
as Little Girl
Irene Karas
as Stella
Alisha Davlin
as Young Alisha Briggs
Alonso Oyarzun
as Night Manager
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Critic Reviews for Memory

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Considerably better -- and far more intriguing -- than most entry-level horror pics, marrying a retro B-movie setup with the ghostly obsessions of recent Asian extreme cinema.

Full Review… | June 13, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

The movie draws upon so many influences -- stylized Hitchcock suspense, surreal Asian horror and the Gothic romance of Britain's Hammer Studios -- it's easier to follow the reference points than the plot.

March 26, 2007
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Filled with labored exposition, stilted line readings and the most unconvincing romantic hookup since Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley.

March 23, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

To what niche does this movie aspire, Michael Crichton sci-fi chiller, Ed Wood camp or neo-'60s grand guignol for former leading ladies of a certain age? You decide.

March 22, 2007
Newsday
Top Critic

Adapting his own novel, [director] Davlin seems blessedly unaware of how silly his story is, attacking it with such escalating melodramatic fervor that Memory rises from the disastrously campy to the bizarrely hypnotic.

March 22, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

There's an intriguing premise buried in MEMORY ... [but] he execution leaves something to be desired.

Full Review… | July 14, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Memory

Memory is one of the best direct-to-video/b-movies I have ever seen. How a small production company gets a cast like this is beyond me, but this was just a great movie! Billy Zane is a guy with a clouded past, who decides to use an experimental drug to restore his memory. Only to vividly remember a murder he witnessed, but was it his memory or someone else's? I don't like Zane one bit, but in this movie, he's pure genius. What was really striking about this film, (especially since it's a low budget b-movie), was the imagery. Everything is so vibrate and methodically done. First time director, Bennett Davlin, really has you sitting on the edge of your seat. It really feels like you're alongside Zane, seeing what he sees. As for the ending, I never saw it coming. I've seen a lot of films, and you've got to have a pretty good story to surprise me! It's a film you've never heard of and won't see in theaters, but it's defiantly one that shouldn't be missed.

Todd Smith
Todd Smith

Super Reviewer

½

Does anyone but me notice that Billy Zane does NOT age?? Hmmmm...anyway. I like him.. Always have...but his movies are average at best. This one included. It's fairly predictable, but the script is decent and keeps you engaged. Extra 1/2 star for Billy's immortality.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

It's very hard to write a positive review of a movie which is not appealing on a first sight for the most of the viewers... but I'll do just that! This is a real thriller with a lot of twists. It was slow at the beginning but during the last part that slowness helped the ending which reveals the truth in clensing and furious fire... It's not one of the best movies I watched but it's not in the category of boring ones either! Judge it for yourself...

Panta Oz
Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

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