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      Hate Crime

      2013 1h 13m Action Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 29% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings After a Jewish family moves into a new neighborhood, drug-crazed Neo-Nazis invade the home. Read More Read Less

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      Alix Turner Ghouls Magazine There are some great performances and some sound production in Hate Crime, although some poor writing, and I am of the opinion that the wrong approach was made for this film's agenda. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 11, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      matthew b "As a Jewish man, and a victim of anti-Semitic hate, I made a horror film that depicts the very thing that haunts my dreams. As an artist I wanted to tell a story to remind us that we live in a dangerous world; a world where racial violence is on the rise. It saddens me to learn that censorship is still alive and well." - Director James Cullen Bressack. Well congratulations, your message was overshadowed by everything else that's so extreme and gory that it comes across as over the top. Do you really think any fascists will watch this and go "OH SNAP!!! Oh am so sorry guys. Here let me give you a hug." I'm not sure who this is made for? Once you sit through it, you want to quickly forget about it. In the directors mind, going extreme with the violence means being raw and real, but instead it comes off as the opposite. Literally 70 minutes of found-footage with Neo-Nazis terrorizing a family. And that's it. Poorly filmed and acted. The audio was often too quiet or too loud to make out what people are saying. With it being found footage, the shaky camera was beyond annoying. Overall rating: Avoid at all cost. What a piece of shit! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Another crazy film. A bit sick but not as bad a "A Serbian Film" Can't believe scum like this exist. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member James Cullen Bressack's "Hate Crime" is the story of a family on the verge. On the verge of frustrations, personal turmoil, and unfortunately for them all - on the verge of a horrific night of brutality. Starring Jody Barton, Nicholas Clark, Greg DePetro, Debbie Diesel, Tim Moran, Ian Roberts, Sloane Morgan Siegel and Maggie Wagner the film opens on the night of the youngest child's birthday. Thinks turn sour when the family is held hostage by masked gunmen. It is a nightmare that feels ripped from the pages of today's newspapers. Right from the beginning "Hate Crime" is a full throttled intense nightmare that feels awkwardly realistic and brutally honest in it's graphic depiction of some of the truest fears man could conjure. The concept of becoming victims in the sanctity of our own home out of ignorance and hatred. Violated and tormented at the hands of psychotics' is a story all to real and James Cullen Bressack puts you at the scene of the crime with pure - cruel intent that is viciously to the point, a point made perfect. This film makes a statement and opens our eyes to how blatant and evil hatred truly is. Currently only scheduled for future festival screening "Hate Crime" is just as the title suggests. One hour and twelve minutes of a continuous hate crime that holds on to you until the bloody and gruesome end. (On a personal note I now am fully assured to check my locks at night, just in case I wasn't before). The story that transpires on screen feels almost unscripted. As if Bressack simply told the actors who their characters where and allowed them to run with it bringing the dialogue to a disturbing realism that is disturbingly hypnotic. Even though the acting and the action seem wild and out of control, the sheer power of the scenes unfolding make you feel every second of this film. That was as I assume the intend of the directing. Because no crime nor violent scenario is ever going to feel controlled or be inherently controllable. That is a good thing. Wild and out of control is the only way you could write or direct such a strong subject material and not come off cheesy. "Hate Crime" is a truly terrifying tale that lies in the back of all our minds when we shut our doors as the sun goes down. This is one intense and tragic and captivating film in it's graphic gritty realness. "Hate Crime" is one to watch. A truly insane psychotic and powerful Indie movie with one equally powerful message. If you get a chance then I suggest you see this film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Brutal hard core horror. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis After a Jewish family moves into a new neighborhood, drug-crazed Neo-Nazis invade the home.
      Director
      James Cullen Bressack
      Screenwriter
      James Cullen Bressack, Jarret Cohen
      Genre
      Action, Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 23, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 13m