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Trace (2015) Online
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Movie / Horror
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Directror :
Ryan Brookhart
Cast :
Jeremiah Benjamin,Mike Capozzi,Nick Fink
Writer :
Ryan Brookhart
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1h 30min
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A group of friends experimenting with EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) accidentally open a doorway allowing a powerful demon to enter our world.

Trace (2015) Online

One night at a party, a group of friends experiment with trace phenomena - a form of EVP (Electronic voice phenomena), however, one by one the friends begin dying and soon realize a door to a horrific realm has been opened. It's a race against time and demonic forces to sever the transmission, save themselves and prevent the demon from entering our world. {locallinks-homepage}
Credited cast:
Jeremiah Benjamin Jeremiah Benjamin - Gerald Kroft
Mike Capozzi Mike Capozzi - Det. Colfax
Nick Fink Nick Fink - Nick
Patrick Giraudi Patrick Giraudi - Abigor (voice)
Samantha Lee Samantha Lee - Rebecca
Maddie McGuire Maddie McGuire - Heather
Jerod Meagher Jerod Meagher - Jarek
Herion Mustafaraj Herion Mustafaraj - Dr. Konski
Jesse Pepe Jesse Pepe - Parker
August Roads August Roads - Duffy
Sam Valentine Sam Valentine - Jen

Written and directed by acclaimed Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein who changed his name to Ryan Brookhart to appeal to the American public.

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This movie is not even close to a 10/10. It's not as horrible as "Eaters", but 4 stars is about right. It had some tension, but wasn't really scary nor was there gore if that's what you're into.

As to jeffstanding and his review, let's see, he joined right after this was released and what a shock, only has one review and it's for this film which he gave 10 stars and claims is the greatest film of the year. It's obviously he worked on this film in some capacity.

This film is somewhat entertaining and probably more so if you actually buy into the ridiculous idea that evp's are actually paranormal, despite all factual evidence proving the opposite. It's a typical cheap horror film made with non actors for the most part on a low budget. If you know this going in and just have to see the latest at red box or Netflix, take a watch, but just don't expect to be too impressed.


As I said, while this lil' horror flick may not be mindblowingly scary, or add a "new" level of fear inducing cinematic magic, it does however manage to work in delivering a few thrills and entertainment throughout its short runtime.

I know that I'm quite likely to be in the minority with a positive review for this lil' film, but in all honesty I did enjoy this movie, and unlike the majority of horror films these days this one was able to hold my attention throughout. It's a sad day in the horror genre history when one finds themselves hitting the fast forward button more often than not when "attempting" to watch the entirety of a horror film..yet, thats exactly what I find myself doing time and time again when trying to just make it through a film to the end. ..and that is downright pathetic that this is the "norm" for us horror genre fans.. Instead of attempting to make it all the way through to the end of a horror film(and by any means possible even scanning/fast forwarding through large parts of a film)..one should be clicking to check the runtime left and just hoping and praying that it doesn't come to the end because you find yourself loving every minute of the thrill ride that comes from viewing really good horror films.

So, while I am not at all claiming that the movie, Trace falls into the latter category of being a thrill ride that the viewer doesn't want to end, it does however manage to "work" in at least holding my attention throughout, as well as my feeling no desire to scan/fast forward through large parts of the movie.


First off, this movie isn't scary. It doesn't have any suspense leading up to the kills, a dreadful atmosphere, or a eerily told story. If you're looking for gore, there is none here. Nothing in this movie is gory. If you're looking for suspense, as I said, it's not here. What is here in abundance is bad acting. Throughout the movie I kept saying, "God, that's some terrible acting." If you want to watch a movie filled with actors who aren't any better than you then by all means watch "Trace."

Another thing I didn't like was the swaying cam. That's where the camera isn't shaking but not steady. It kept jarring me out of the movie because it was painfully obvious the cameraman was tipsy. I don't like watching scenes with people lying in bed and the camera is swaying constantly. But that's the type of stuff I saw. The camera was still for less than 30% of the time. I couldn't get into the movie at all.

Lastly, the kills were too abrupt to be scary. That's what I don't like about modern horror. There's no suspense leading up to the kills where you're tensing up, thinking, "Oh, this douchebag is gonna get it." Instead, they victim just gets stabbed out of nowhere and the impact of his death is too sudden to feel any emotion about it. In this movie, some of the kills are off-screen and the ones that are on screen aren't original, innovative, or surprising. The characterizations are so lame and the kills so boring that I couldn't even muster up the strength to say, "Meh." when someone got killed. All in all, there's no point in watching this movie. No suspense, no gore, no nudity, no interesting characters, nothing.


It totally worked for me. I don't watch scary movies much. But what I liked was the psychological tension and the fact that we never see "it" but feel the terror. Or at least I felt terror!!! And I liked the premise with the EVP. Different. It had honest characters who made really bad choices. I was emotionally involved. I felt something, which is all I can ask of any art form.


Using information on the Internet some young adults contact a demon who plays "10 Little Indians" with them. That is pretty much it. Heck, the guy from the Internet doesn't even make house calls. The camera angles were bad and shaky. Too many heads in the way of what they were attempting to film. I thought I was watching a bootleg being shown to an overactive bladder convention.

The film did have a couple lines that I liked:

"Just because I'm hot doesn't mean I'm stupid." " I'm not really a big fan of demons and disembodied voices."

And one that didn't work but should: "Hell on Earth is not a metaphor."

Once the film got serious I got bored. The low budget prevented any decent special effects. A guy playing with a sound board for much of the film didn't make it. The dialogue also fell off of a cliff. Acting wasn't that great, but then again neither were the lines.

Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.


I am someone who tends to watch films over and over again, but generally only films I enjoy watching, I have watched this film many many times. I also don't bother writing reviews very often (usually just leave ratings).

I simply do not understand why the rating for this film is so low. The acting is mostly of a good standard, cinematography, special effects and score are also of a good standard.

Story line is believable, and has a good atmosphere about it though there are some slight changes I would have made, but i would encourage any horror/scifi fans to give this film a chance as i don't feel that the current rating and reviews do it justice.



It is unusual for me to like this kind of movie. They usually get me bored. It is slow, yes. An it has just small amount of jump-scares. It is for me most like Supernatural Thriller than Terror, I found it a good exercise in suspense built with paranormal dyes, needless to say with psychological dyes or para-psychological. Convincing performances must say, except for "Parker" whom I found something bland, but he is supposed to be ... I think. Now, "Rebecca" was less than nothing, in what she is seen, only her voice convince me of something (when you see it you will know what I mean). The end worth the movie, really , especially for the effects, I liked that part. Surely some (as I did) will find something "illogical" in the actions of the character at the end (I had run, and you will realize what I mean) and the post- credit scene, apart from not being strong, it's a little useless there. I give it 7.5 / 10, for some things I did not like and that could be polished, but would be 8/10, and I repeat that I liked the end. See the movie and rate it (or do not see it if you hope horror o more action and gore)


the only reason I tried out this movie was because it had the EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) gimmick attached to it. I first saw this in a horror movie "White Noise" 2004 with Michael Keaton and it was fun, even a bit scary for how young I was at the time.

The people making this film seem not to understand what EVP even is. Of course it's not a real thing --- there's no such thing as ghosts --- but the idea of the phenomenon, being able to hear very faint voices in static or empty background noise of audio recordings, is a fun and scary concept to play with. This film seems not to understand this at all, as every instance of EVP that is shown involves no soft, barely audible sounds that might be voices, but some loud as hell stereotypical "demonic voice" clearly and unambiguously speaking words, easily understood and understandable just by turning the volume up slightly.

On top of that the film seems to give up on this gimmick around half-way through and begins to resort to the stereotypical haunting gimmick, with visual hallucinations and spooky dreams. Just listening to an EVP once seems to cause the demon to just instantly attack the person and try to kill them. No subtlety, no suspense, no slow-burn creepiness, just a full-blown Big Scary Face In A Mirror and then kill.

Underlying the failure of the main gimmick, the writing and dialogue is abysmal. It's so terrible it's impossible to tell if the actors are genuinely bad or just too inexperienced to make anything worthwhile out of the script


you have to see this film the story and cast are great I think Maddie McGuire as( Heather) will get the best supporting Oscar for her work in this film. I hope to see a lot more of her on film. as for the rest of the cast they all shine. The special effects and story line draw you in and keep you guessing. I cant wait to buy this when its for sale. Director writer Ryan Bookhart will be the next Hitchcock I hope to see more from him soon. And Jesse Pepe as Parker was scary . this young man is going places. Maddie McGuire again I cant say enough about her extremely talented as I said before I cant wait to see more of the actor. She has a command of getting in to her character and making it hers.


The Three Acts:

The initial tableaux: First, the film flashes back to a Soviet research facility in the Kuril Islands, 1992. The well-funded ongoing work concerned paranormal activity and EVP (electronic voice phenomena). During the economic slide of the USSR, the research was officially abandoned, but a few scientists continued research while keeping to the underground parts of the facilities. While supposedly in contact using EVP, one scientist, Victor Konski, is assailed and killed after hearing from 'Abigor.'

Second, we flash forward to Los Angeles in the current day. Three couples plus Duffy discuss EVP after consuming a number of drinks at the audio studio run by Duffy and Nick. They go to the basement to listen to this and that, such as the website 'Voices in Static' which mentions Abigor and Professor Konski.

Delineation of conflicts: The fools try to recreate the calls to Abigor. Soon enough they get a reply, plus more than they bargained for. Can they close up this process?

Resolution: This movie is from the 'How do I close the Hellgate?' subcategory of horror. The resolution is about how well the remaining humans do at constructing a solution once they figure out a solution needs to be constructed.