Playback (2012)

While digging into their town's infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened and will stop at nothing to find his true heir. -- (C) Magnolia

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 9, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2012
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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

ambition alone can't make a good film, and if those elements are poorly put together and not fully realized, it can become less than the sum of its already tired parts

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Playback posits cinema as a conduit for Satanic evil, but has nothing to say about the act of watching, except that its uniform horridness functions as an unintentional commentary on enduring pitiful horror-movie conventions.

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Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine

Playback takes a potentially intriguing concept and punctuates it with extreme gore rather than thrilling suspense.

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Brian Orndorf

Nickels misses the mark with this design of voyeurism and possession, unable to launch his idea with an inspiring sense of madness or even basic boogeyman clarity.

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Scott Weinberg

On the bright side, the movie gets less irritating with each passing murder.

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Heather Wixson
Dread Central

Playback is a movie that had the potential to be good but suffers from terrible writing and a director who should have let someone have a pass at his script to get things tightened up

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
MisterYoda ?
Terrible Movie, i didn't even finish it
Todd Smith
Playback is a B-Horror film that in a sense is nothing more than a new take on the Amityville Horror. Instead of a demon possessing a house, the demon in this… More
The Movie Waffler
This awful mid budget horror feels like the worst ever episode of the "X-Files", a dated plot about a teen who gains evil powers by viewing some found… More
Panta Oz
This movie is also known as Playback: Bloodline and I assume that with a name like that is just a start of a franchise... Yes, it was supposed to be a… More
Jesse Ortega
This is not what one would call a horror classic, to say the least. It's not even what one would call a mediocre horror film. It's, for all intents… More