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Playback – Seems Familiar

Variety reports that Johnny Pacar, Toby Hemingway, Brooke Smith, Alessandra Torresani, Jonathan Keltz, Ambyr Childers, Daryl Mitchell and Jennifer Missoni have all been cast in the new demon run amok flick Playback. Michael A. Nickles is directing from his own script, centered on high school students digging into their town’s infamous past and unwittingly unlocking a demon that preys upon their classmates. Possessing its victims through video playback, the demon closes in on one specific soul, threatening to expose the town’s deepest, darkest secret.

This seems to run parallels to the unknown movie Trick or Treat (not to be confused with Trick R Treat) where a kid plays a record backwards and unleashes a dead rock god/demon. With the use of video it also sounds like The Ring where you watch a video and are then doomed to die. Samara was a bit of a demon herself. So all in all this does not seem like anything new. It does make you wonder though why teens are always the target for everything evil while adults are left alone. There are even times where the teens are being hunted by a monster that was created by their own parents. I guess adults are just not sexy enough.

Source: variety and dreadcentral.com

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