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As Good as Dead
Three members of an extremist cult kidnap and torture a prominent photojournalist who they believe murdered their revered leader in this twisting psychological thriller starring Cary Elwes, Andie MacDowell, and Frank Whaley. The widow of late cult leader Reverend Kalahan, Helen (MacDowell) is determined to seek revenge against the man who murdered her husband. But in a tragic twist of fate Helen, her dangerously unstable son, Jake (Matt Dallas), and their sadistic enforcer, Aaron (Whaley), discover that they may have targeted the wrong man. The more the trio interrogates the terrified Ethan… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A gruesomely alluring tale of long-simmering revenge..."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Often implausible and convoluted with stilted dialogue and an irritatingly over-the-top performance by Frank Whaley."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Three rising stars of 1989 collectively hit career bottom in director Jonathan Mossek's unintentionally uproarious psychothriller..."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"As Good As Dead is a crude externalization of xenophobic fears shaped, at least for a while, into a halfway decent thriller."
‑ Jesse Cataldo, Slant Magazine
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