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'Suburban Gothic's' fun cast helps bring it back from the dead
'Suburban Gothic's' fun cast helps bring it back from the dead

The comedy-horror film is a tricky balancing act. Pull it off and you've got "Shaun of the Dead," but usually fans of both genres end up leaving the theater unsatisfied. Richard Bates Jr.'s "Suburban Gothic" misses the mark, but thanks largely to its cult-worthy cast, the miss can still be fun. Strange things begin happening shortly after slacker business-school grad Raymond (Matthew Gray Gubler, very much in the Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg mode) moves back in with his overbearing mom and redneck dad (Barbara Niven and a terrific Ray Wise). The vengeful ghost of a murdered girl is responsible for the weirdness, so Raymond teams with goth bartender...

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