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Crazy Eights (After Dark Horrorfest) (2008)

Traci Lords , Frank Whaley , James K. Jones  |  R |  DVD
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Traci Lords, Frank Whaley, Dina Meyer, George Newbern, Dan DeLuca
  • Directors: James K. Jones
  • Writers: Dan DeLuca, James K. Jones
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: March 18, 2008
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00127RAIU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,531 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Crazy Eights (After Dark Horrorfest)" on IMDb

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Six people are brought together at the funeral of a childhood friend. While settling the estate, they discover a map, which leads them on a search for a long forgotten time capsule, at the request of their dead friend. What they discover reawakens repress

A solid cast of name actors enliven this indie ghost story from the 2007 After Dark Horror Fest. Dina Meyer, Frank Whaley, Traci Lords and Gabrielle Anwar are among a group of friends directed to an abandoned home by instructions left in a will by a deceased companion; naturally, they become trapped inside the structure, which is revealed to be a former hospital where behavioral experiments were conducted in prior decades on scores of children. That the group should have a connection to these experiments should come as no surprise to viewers, nor should the fact that the hospital's vengeful spirits plan to keep their secret safe by eliminating the intruders in Ten Little Indians fashion. In fact, there's very little fresh material for horror fans to gnaw on in Crazy Eights: The dialogue is leaden and the plot constantly forces one or more cast member to irrationally wander alone into the darkness in order to meet their fate. Director James K. Jones should be credited for bringing a professional and atmospheric look to his production, and for some restraint in the gore department, but the picture as a whole treads overly familiar territory and is therefore not particularly frightening. The cast certainly tries hard, especially Whaley and Lords. The sole extra is a handful of webisodes that follow the search for Miss HorrorFest 2007. -- Paul Gaita

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A gory spook story that we've seen before, and seen better September 11, 2008
Crazy Eights, an offering in the second year of the After Dark Horror Fest, is a gory spook story that doesn't offer anything that hasn't been seen plenty of times before, and were it not for it's game cast, this flick would be a pure waste of celuloid. Crazy Eights revolves around a group of old friends (Dina Meyer, George Newbern, Traci Lords, Frank Whaley, Burn Notice's Gabrielle Anwar, and The Wire vet Dan DeLuca who also co-wrote this flick) who are re-united after the passing of a friend of theirs. Turns out that all of them were involved in some sort of dark research and experiments, and soon enough all of them become trapped and start to get picked off. What kills Crazy Eights is it's predictability: you know what's going to happen right before it happens. Not to mention that there are so many non-sensical twists and developments that the film ends up becoming almost incomprehensible as it winds down, and the road getting there is more boring than anything else. The grainy look of the film doesn't make matters any better either, but as said before, the cast is good. All of them, even Lords (who pulls off a great and blood-curdling scream), manage to accomplish some great work, but that's the only thing about Crazy Eights worth mentioning really. All in all, you'll certainly see worse horror flicks, but you can certainly do better than what you get here.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Eights April 22, 2008
I just can not recommend this movie, it's not bad, I just found it to be incredibly boring and formulaic. The cast is really good but they just look bored, and if they were bored making just imagine what kind of fun you're in line for. Nothing of consequence really happens in this movie. There's some blood and off camera kills, nothing special occurs there either. The plot is far from anything new but this movie still could have been something more, an utter disappointment.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lamest of the Lame May 12, 2008
I'm not sure I saw the same movie as the other reviewers. This was a bloody awful film. I love psychological thrillers...the promise of this is what drew me to this film. However, it fell flat and left me upset I spent $3.99 and 80 minutes of my time on it. It does not require you to think except to think 'What the...?' Nothing really makes sense, there is no logic as far as why these people had to die (they accidentally killed a little girl while subjects of some crazy doctors...abandoned by their parents, is that something they should be punished for as adults?) The ending left me completely baffled. Of course, by then, I'd pretty much given up on the movie. Dina Meyers says 'I'm the only one left' after she destroys the toys that supposedly hold the link to getting them out of the hospital. So, she has to kill herself to set herself free? What? And then suddenly she's a little girl again choosing between a trunk holding redemption and another representing more testing. Again...what?

I agree with the other reviewers comments about Session 9. That was a generally creepy movie and it's twists actually contain logic that you can follow without having to pry open the writer/director's brain or crawl around for scraps on the cutting room floor.

I definitely see NO comparison to The Big Chill. I can't believe it was brought up. TBC is a phenomenal movie with real stars, a great plot, and well thought-out character development. It has nothing in common with Crazy Eights. And this film only boasted Whalley- who's been not been consistently good in films. And, frankly, none of them should have bothered.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing & Leaves you Hanging November 28, 2008
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I have just started watching the AfterDark movies, and except for "Tooth and Nail", I have been far from disappointed. Until now. Like most of the reviews said, it just left me hanging. Not very well developed. It has GREAT potential to be a thriller if only the plot would have gone somewhere. I was left wondering why the girl wanted to kill them -- if it really was them; or was everything in their head? Was it all just part of the experiments? I like movies that make me think, but I like a little something to back up my thoughts. I feel like these ideas I'm just pulling out of thin air because the movie doesn't give much for you to think on....WAY too open-ended
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3.0 out of 5 stars I hate movies with "non-endings" March 23, 2008
This movie is more psychological thriller than classic "horror". It has elements of "Lord of the Flies" and "The Mist" as in what happens to people when their minds get the best of them. It was a good enough film, but it ends so abruptly with no resolution to the story. I sat there wondering if my DVD player skipped a chapter. So, if you don't mind the frustrating ending then this is a fine addition to the Horrorfest anthology. So far, 2007's entries are proving to be far superior to the 2006 set. 5 down, 3 to go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure fun March 22, 2010
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Is it stupid? Yes. Does it make sense? Not really. Is it scary? Not at all. So why did I give it 5 stars? Because I had fun watching it and didn't treat it like a serios horror movie. Most of the Horrorfest movies (except for the 1st year) are not what I consider serious horror movies. But I do enjoy watching them. So if you have nothing else better to do on a Friday/Saturday night, pop a big bowl of popcorn, turn the lights down low, and enjoy "Crazy Eights" and some other Horrorfest movies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 6 days ago by patty deak
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sadistic Good Time
There's a ghost out there named Karen and she's got a sadistic streak. Half the fun of this movie is finding out who she is and what, and the other half is enjoying the madness and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Binky Chottorrhśhia
1.0 out of 5 stars A Remake? Hasn't This Been Done Before?
Okay, I downloaded this today, watched it and felt like...haven't I watched this before? The movie is very dull.The acting is stale and it isn't at all scary. Read more
Published 5 months ago by JoB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great video quality!! The movie isn't bad either...
Great video quality! I'm not ranking the flick because that'll be longer than I have time for plus I saw this movie before I bought the DVD. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Neheah
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth checking out
I saw this as one of the 8 that came out that year and i liked this one particularly. It has a good story but the gore you don't really see and it's kinda short at around 80... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Andrew Lynch
1.0 out of 5 stars Confused
I like films that make you think that have open endings etc.. But this film dsnt add up

Ok so they are being targeted because they promised to come back for Karen but by... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Little-Laura
4.0 out of 5 stars Just how I like em
I very much enjoy this movie.I watched it because of Traci Lords :D & ended up really liking it.It has GREAT suspense throughout the move.
Published 20 months ago by Breanna S.
2.0 out of 5 stars It Doesn't Make A Lot Of Sense
This movie was so close to being okay but it falls way short. It's not an awful movie, just probably not even really worth checking out. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Frisk Bomb
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Eights..
This movie is awesome. this movie was really creepy, not scary just creepy at first i did not know what was going on untile the end i'm pretty good at figuring out horror movies... Read more
Published on October 15, 2012 by David
5.0 out of 5 stars good movie
really enjoyed this thriller. also had a great cast including dina meyer and traci lords. very scary and suspenceful would rent again
Published on September 10, 2012 by Holly Evans
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