Written by David Strege
Brought to us from Independent Moving Pictures and North Bank Entertainment in Association with Amityville Asylum Pictures and Hanover Films is Andrew Jones first film I believe to make U.S. Distribution.
Using Shadows and sounds of shooting (Jones) I feel implicated Defeo was handed a gun and shot his entire family as the whole Ronald Defeo Shooting is left somewhat in mystery… some evidence claims the sister was involved, even more lay claim Mr. Dafao was entirely Schizophrenic.
Reguardless, Lisa Templeton (Del Pizzo) goes for an interview at the no longer Amityville home now turned Asylum for the Insane for a custodial position.
Surprised to recieve a call back from Doctor Elliot Mixter (Morgan) for she’d totally sneezed on him during the interview. Upon arriving her first day she meets her co-worker Delaney (Bane) for a rundown of her cleaning responsibilities.
Delaney warns her against going down into what the Staff calls Blood Row in the lower depths of the basement holding Class A patient the Criminally Insane… those beyond help… Delaney takes her down and seems to delight in telling her about each resident in Blood Row… like their Resident John Doe… or the ex witch occultist… their cannibal patient…
As Lisa is mopping one of the floors she is visited by the spirit of a little girl who wants to play along with other visitations…
One thing is for certain each staff member is ominous about her sightings… seems they’d all just assume it was in her mind…
Though the film again is slightly slow in it’s approach I feel you’ll find out director Andrew Jones is a great writer for dialogue as well as an all around believable cast.
I think this was a very decent film of ghosts and Hauntings related to the Defeo incident. The film isn’t scary but it definitely has an eerie feeling… I enjoyed it hope you all do as well…
Also think the patients played the crazy well at parts… so far haven’t watched a film by Jones I haven’t liked yet…
Starring Sophia Del Pizzo as Lisa Templeton, Lee Bane as Delaney, Jared Morgan as Doctor Elliot Mixter, Eileen Daly as Sadie Krenwinkel, Paul Kelleher as Hardcastle, Kenton Hall as Pemberton, Sarah Louise Madison as Allison, Alan Humphreys as Jerry Kimble, Matthew Batte as Dennis Palmer, Ina Marie Smith as Nancy Dennison, Judith Haley as
Mrs. Hardesty, Andy Evason as Atkins, Scott Delap as Steadman, Ritchie Bessant as Face Peeler, Laura Jeffs as Katherine – TV Reporter, Darryl Sloanes as Inmate #1, Carwyn John as Inmate #2, Liam Hobbs as
Inmate #3 – Mark, Sean Robinson as Asylum Inmate, Robert Graham as Asylum Doctor #1, Kevin Foster as Asylum Doctor #2, John Andrews as Patient X.
Written by David Strege
Brought to us once again by Independent Moving Pictures and Northbank Entertainment Director Andrew Jones (The Amityville Asylum) from the U.K. brings us a direct to video Sequel to Robert as quickly as the first had been marketed slowly creeping onto Walmart shelves…
I guess the first thing I can say is I myself have a connection with one of the Actors (Nigel Barber) having acted in a short film Trilogy I’d Recently funded At least the last two where he played a professor of sorts… (In Limbo, The Telephone, The Viewer directed by Stuart Wheeldon though not in The Viewer) here he plays a man Called Walter Berenson a smuck business man.
Walter Berenson (Barber) makes a business deal acquiring the doll Robert in secret… directly from the Evidence Room.
Emily Barker (Ceri) arrives at night to fullfill a role as one of Walter’s Curating Assistants as she meets the two night watchman as well as Ethel Mason (Gollop) the other assistant.
Right off the bat Emily thinks she sees someone in the Corridor so she tells the night watchmen… one of them appears to be more freindly with her Kevin Underwood (Homewood).
Hndprints inside Roberts cage… then not strange… the other employees start dying and disappearing as the detective Kevin and Emily keep calling to show up when they feel something’s gone wrong doesnt believe a word they say… whom kind of reminds me of the man who always smoked that cigar in the X-Files series but Emily has found out what happened previously and Kevin, Emily find out Walter has erased what’s happened on the tapes.
I do not feel this film was as strong as the first film as far as creepiness goes but it certainly isn’t an entirely bad sequel either . This feature is certainly much slower but I love the added story of the Toymaker being injected through the film like an almost Andre Toulon type Character… you almost don’t recognize (Lee Bane) underneath that make up so an awesome job to Mr. Bane.
I rather enjoyed the ending but I figured I’d leave that part up to the viewer certainly not bad at all. Enjoy!
Starring Nigel Barber as Walter Berenson, Lee Bane as The Toymaker, Chris Bell as
Officer Sardy, Tiffany Ceri as Emily Barker, Suzie Frances Garton as Jenny Otto, Jason Homewood as Kevin Underwood, Steven Dolton as Detective Bill Atkins, David Bridle as Waiter, Felicity Boylett as Nurse, Bobby Cole as Cafe Customer #1, Christopher Hale as Stan Graves, Clare Gollop as Ethel Mason, Richard Burman as
Police Officer, Kira Brown as Cafe Customer #3, Andrew Williams as Cafe Customer #7, Kate Piper as Cafe Customer #5, Claire Henderson as Cafe Customer #6, Sophie Cole as Cafe Customer #2, Shelly Brown as Cafe Customer #4.
Written by David Strege
Brought to us by Independent Moving Pictures and Northbank Entertainment Product, Andrew Jones brings us the story of Robert a vintage doll now sitting in a Museum in Key West, Florida.
The film begins as a couple appears to be talking to an older woman about strange happenings in their home when she points out it’s not the home but the doll.. three years later…
The Jenny (Frances Garton) an Artist and Paul Otto (Lee Bane whom appears to be Jones’ go-to actor which isn’t a bad thing) have been estranged from eachother and distant as they decide to get rid of their sons’ Nanny Agatha as she’s become neglectful. Before she leaves she gifts Eugene their son a doll by the Name of Robert.
Already on the first day of having the doll Eugene (Flynn Allen) is already telling Jenny what Robert says shouldn’t be done. Apparently Robert had already given the boy a rundown of the dos and dont’s.
At night the pitter-patter of feet can be heard and at first it’s small things broken and little pranks. Jenny thinks at first it’s Eugene as it can not be the Robert or can it?
I feel this first film of Robert was definitely brilliant, I feel a lot of camera shots were shot from the level of what could have been the dolls view…
On another level it is almost a home invasion film not a possession film as the film focused on terrorizing Jenny Otto while her husband was away as pranks turn to death threats. Although slow at some points the tension does build and with the atmosphere the slight of hand use of mirrors and shadows and sounds I feel this film is Superior to Annabelle in many ways as for one the doll is creeper and two I think the story of this film is original.
I guess my biggest problem is Jenny Ottos accent it is ruggishly Irish or British and though I know this film uses actors and Actresses from the U.K. It is somewhat hard to see or feel the feelings of the mother character for she is supposed to be rather a Rigid character but I feel all the other actors and actresses fit their role well…
Though u don’t hear Robert speak like Chucky the subtle violence in Robert is up there on a level of creepy I think will be remembered.
Of course then again I’m not sure how I’d react with having a past where I’ve heard voices either.
Ultimately this was an enjoyable masterpiece of a slow burner rise to terrorize and I highly recommend Robert.
Starring Suzie Frances Garton as Jenny Otto, Lee Bane as Paul Otto, Flynn Allen as
Gene Otto, Judith Haley as Agatha, Cyd Casados as Debbie, Samuel Hutchison as
Steven, Megan Lockhurst as Martha, Annie Davies as Marcie, Ryan Michaels as Clarence.