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The Spectre (2010)

As Detective Jim Corrigan investigates a murder, The Spectre delivers horrific justice to the perpetrators.

Director:

Joaquim Dos Santos

Writer:

Steve Niles
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gary Cole ... Jim Corrigan / The Spectre (voice)
Alyssa Milano ... Aimee Brenner (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Foster Brenner / Peter McCoy / Flemming (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Drew Flynn / Lt. Brice / Deandre (voice)
Jon Polito ... Police Captain (voice)
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As Detective Jim Corrigan investigates a murder, The Spectre delivers horrific justice to the perpetrators.

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PG-13
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

DC Showcase: Espectro See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Deandre: Morning, Mister Brenner. I enjoyed your latest picture.
Foster Brenner: Thank you, Deandre.
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Alternate Versions

Extended version featured in the DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010) (V). See more »

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References Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy II (1996) See more »

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"You can't kill a dead man...and the guilty must be punished for their crimes!"
10 February 2019 | by Foreverisacastironmess123See all my reviews

This short was such a cool little surprise and I ended up liking it a whole lot more than the movie it came with! It had a lot of edgy noir-esc pizazz and a very appealing retro visual look with seventies type grain and a soft glow to the picture, and I was quite hooked by that style almost right away, it gave the short a terrific tone, as well as making the superb animation stand out more. I enjoy the brief murder mystery plot of it, for such a short..short they do a good job of giving it an effective setup, middle and payoff, but I really loved it because of the title character, a dark avenger I'd never even heard of before watching this. He was so awesomely mysterious and his abilities were so otherworldly, I was surprised to find out that he's actually one of the oldest comic book characters, having decades on creations like Ghost Rider and Spawn, whom he immediately made me think of. I'm not saying that my personal knowledge goes for everyone, but compared to Superman you'd be hard pressed to find the average person in the street who knew who the Spectre was, and that's a shame because there's some pretty great potential there, I could watch a whole series or an animated movie based around this guy if it were as well made and gripping as this short. He really kicked ass, when he wasn't masquerading as the hard boiled fifties gumshoe detective that he was in life, the Spectre was like a dispassionate judge who delivered frightening ethereal doom down upon those that the harsh form of cold cosmic justice that he embodied, deemed guilty! I think his particular style of merciless punishment prevents him from being considered a true hero, definitely more of an anti-hero.. What he did to the guilty was downright brutal, and while not quite gory, it certainly didn't pull any punches with the death and violence, with a very creepy sequence of a man trapped in a movie studio full of monster props that catch and eat him, and a beautiful but heartless debutante who had her own father assassinated for his money being blendered alive by a whirlwind of the ill gotten dollar bills as sharp as razors! I love the classic horror movie references, the brilliant homage to John Carpenter's Christine is pretty unmistakable, but I also spied little nods to The Exorcist and a quick music theme near the end that sounded very similar to that Italian band that were in a lot of giallo horror movies Goblin! So while you may require a pentient for the macabre to really love this, I found it to be a great thrilling and atmospheric short that made me want to see more of this ghostly guardian of dire justice who truly brings new meaning to the word Wrath! Excellent and well worth seeing. X


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