- Director:Michael A. Nickles
- Cast:Ambyr Childs, Toby Hemingway, Christian Slater
- Release Date:July 18, 2012
- The Film:1.0
“...a painfully derivative movie...”
During the making of a high school movie on an infamous family murder suicide that rocked the town fifteen years earlier, Quinn (Toby Hemingway) uncovers some never before seen footage at the local TV station. But in watching the cursed tape, Quinn becomes possessed by a demon that has existed through film for over a hundred years. As Quinn's powers begin to grow, he starts to control others with the tape, until Julian (Johnny Pacar) also unravels the tape's secret. With time running out, Julian must stop Quinn before he takes over the town, and then the world.
Playback is a painfully derivative movie that's basically The Ring rehashed with some cobbled together subplot about a French director and supposed creator of cinema, Louis Le Prince, who was actually the devil. With a storyline that's literally all over the place and a cast of high schoolers who are clearly all in their thirties, Playback limps along for ninety minutes delivering scene after scene of bad acting, terrible dialogue and laughably third rate special effects. The only reason to hire this movie would be to destroy it and save someone else the potential distress of having to watching it. Oh yeah, and Christian Slater is in it.