DEAD END (2014) Overview

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‘Terror has a new mask’

Dead End is a 2014 American horror film about a reporter that calls on paranormal spirits to help solve the mystery of a masked mass shooter.

Written and directed by Jordan F. Ghanma (Psychopath aka Dead End 3Double Deception), the Dead Sea Productions movie stars Shalema Meszaro, Marcus D. Spencer, Ilona Dawod and Larry Kitagawa.

In 2017, Ghanma wrote and directed a sequel, Dead End Demon.


Demonic entities haunt Tina Tanaka (Shalema Meszaro) after she decides to pursue uncovering the case of the masked-killer who had claimed the lives of school-children in her small town. Her devotion to the case manifests frightening paranormal activities around her. The spirits haunt her in wake and sleep.

Tina reaches out to the local priest who sheds light on her situation and helps her channel the spirits to guide her. She realises she must endure frightening terrors if she is to find the masked murderer, even if it means she must meet him face to face.

Main cast and characters:

Shalema Meszaro … Tina Tanaka
Marcus D. Spencer … Cameron Crow (as Big Spence)
Ilona Dawod … Olivia / Main Child Ghost
Larry Kitagawa … Detective Tanaka
Nina Martina … Olivia’s Mom
Anquenitta Williams … Reporter Anita Smith
Julia Heller … Killer’s neighbour
Friday Chamberlain … Natalie
Leonard Joseph D’Amico Jr. … Lucas
Tony Ghanma … Mr Mancini
Stephanie Hancock … Crystal
Mike Dinsmore … Jack
Sabrina J Corbett … Briana (as Sabrina Hodge)
Raul Delarosa … Homeless Joe
Julian Gutierrez … Gangmember
Nicole R’Shae Holiday … Principal Jackson (as Nicole R. Hughes)
Scarlet Myers … Uniform Officer
Lucia Neves … Elementry School Teacher
Neeru Sehgal … Nina
Cynthia Aileen Strahan … Tammy Tanaka (as Cynthia Strahan)
Bianca Vianey … Bella
Elizabeth Young … Tammy’s Mom

Fun Facts:

The soundtrack includes the classical composition Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky and the Christian hymn ‘Abide with Me’.


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