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Descendant
Actors: Katherine Heigl, Jeremy London
Director: Kermit Christman;Del Tenney
Genres: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2009     1hr 35min

As Ann Hedgerow (Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl) - an indirect descendant of Edgar Allan Poe - begins to explore her family's past, she meets novelist Ethan Poe (Party of Five's Jeremy London). Ethan, also a distant d...  more »

     
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Actors: Katherine Heigl, Jeremy London
Director: Kermit Christman;Del Tenney
Genres: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 10/06/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

This film really isn't all that bad
Dancing Ganesha | Bangalore, India | 04/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is definitely not a "great" film, and it rather besmirches Poe and spreads some already biased and untrue "facts" about his private life and personal habits, but the entire film, nevertheless, still has a nice "feeling" about it that I cannot explain. Perhaps it's the gothic touch or something, I'm not quite sure. Anyhow, I always enjoy an offbeat movie with Poe as the subject, and this one was okay by my standards. Not great, but okay. If you like dark horror with a psychological twist, and could call yourself a fan of the gothic or "dark subculture," this movie might prove somewhat entertaining and interesting."
Nothin' goin' on but the rent
Greg Goodsell | Bakersfield, CA United States | 07/18/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Bleh! I bought this primarily because it was directed by HORROR OF PARTY BEACH's Del Tenney. He may have moved up in technical chops, but the story is a dreary mess without the promised-for horror and eroticism! It's one of the rare instances where I thought the DVD company should have paid me to watch it!"
RE-POE MAN
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 03/16/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"An intriguing premise undermined by weak performances, uninspired direction and some illogical plotting.
Jeremy London greatly overacts his role of Ethan Poe, a descendant of Edgar Allan Poe, who is working on his latest novel. Pre-Gray's Anatomy Katherine Heigl is okay in her role of another Poe descendant. Poe himself appears as a ghostly apparition haunting Ethan. It doesn't take too long to realize young Ethan isn't playing with a full deck. A series of brutal murders leads local cop Nick Stabile to suspect London.
It's all laid out in a smarmy neo-Gothic style with pseudo-erotic undertones.
Could have been better with a better actor than London and a higher thrill quotient."