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      The Hamiltons

      R 2006 1 hr. 27 min. Horror LGBTQ+ List
      Reviews 38% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score The Hamiltons deal with the sudden death of their parents, then seem to move on. David, the oldest, tries his best to take charge of the family. Twins Wendell and Darlene become more conniving and dark. Francis, the youngest and most sensitive of the group, finds an old video camera that reveals -- beneath the veil of normalcy -- something is very wrong with the family. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 27 Buy Now

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      Michael P Horrible waste of time.....also anytime you see a lgbtq+-÷% where the genre should be you can guarantee it will suck. We already have a genre for that. Its called fantasy. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/14/23 Full Review Audience Member At first, the remainders of the Hamilton family seem like kinky, demented brothers and sisters. But there's a twist in the last 20 minutes that explains a lot. Unfortunately, the Hamiltons don't know if they're deranged psychos or just trying to survive. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Different take on the genre. The "twist" is not only pretty straight forward, it's also straight up given away in the promotional material, and that twist is really the point of The Hamiltons. Even so, I was engaged, which is important. Acting could be better, same goes for the AV quality, but you get that with independant horror, and this I can handle. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm really surprised by the low audience score for this film. It's definitely not your usual horror movie, and if you're in it for scares or gore (of which there is some of both, but probably a good bit less than modern horror audiences are used to seeing), you're going to be disappointed. This ain't "Saw". It's just as much a coming-of-age drama as it is a horror film, and it's got as much heart as an afterschool special. That could go either way, but in this case, it's so well put-together, and ticks along so smoothly, that it adds up to as very satisfying and rather unique film. It doesn't aspire to be more than it is, it tells a good and original story with near-complete economy. If a horror classic such as "The Shining" is a banquet, then "The Hamiltons" is a deli sandwich— but the kind of satisfying, delicious deli sandwich that keeps you full all day, the kind you walk away from thinking, "Wow, that guy really knows how to make a sandwich." I've watched this a handful of times now, and I always enjoy it. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The problems that I had with this film easily surpass the "low budget restrictions". I just didn't like it. A bit of a smarty pants atitude rooted in a really mediocre script, overall bad acting and a general sense of doubt of why this movie generated some kind of buzz. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review darin c An okay dysfunctional family flick with a bite, lol. This had some jumps, but was also kind of a long drama getting to know the characters and seeing them interact a bit long. Then there are some touchy kills. It's worth seeing maybe once. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed A demented and deliciously engrossing horror film... Rated: 3/4 Dec 12, 2012 Full Review Scott Weinberg DVDTalk.com Not even the few moments of grim humor and bloodletting can salvage the flick's leaden pacing and overbaked narrative. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 21, 2007 Full Review Johnny Butane Dread Central ultimately The Hamiltons is still a damn solid film. Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 21, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The Hamiltons deal with the sudden death of their parents, then seem to move on. David, the oldest, tries his best to take charge of the family. Twins Wendell and Darlene become more conniving and dark. Francis, the youngest and most sensitive of the group, finds an old video camera that reveals -- beneath the veil of normalcy -- something is very wrong with the family.
      Director
      The Butcher Brothers
      Executive Producer
      Stan Holland, Ira Leemon, Michael Ferris Gibson, Oren Kaplan
      Screenwriter
      The Butcher Brothers, Adam Weis
      Production Co
      San Francisco Independent Cinema
      Rating
      R (Strong Violence|Some Sexual Content|Language)
      Genre
      Horror, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2009
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