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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
D.J. Vivona ... The Presence
Ramona Midgett ... Alison
Angela Zimmerly ... Dana
Todd Tevlin ... Aaron

Jason Christ ... Matt
Tommy Biondo ... Keith

Joseph Palermo ... Buck (as Jo Palermo)
Tracey Hein ... Pam
Jessica Dodson ... The Vision (as Jessica Wyman)
Charles Heuvelman ... Twisted Priest
Alexander Crestwood ... Drug Runner
Tony Bridges ... Pill Pusher
Leslie A. Unterreiner ... Vikki Tonatair
Michael Bradley ... Steven
Jeremy Wallace ... Hunt 'N' Peck
Rob Cope ... Salt Hauler
Jerry Bates ... Grave Digger
Dwight Karl Spurgin II ... Pappa Inbreed
Sandy Garrison ... Woods Walker
Jeff Bergeron ... Eye Boy
Shana Ko ... Female People Pet
Robert 'Rupe' Daniel ... Male People Pet
George Cousins ... News Broadcaster (voice)
Eric Stanze ... Voice of TV Program Host
David Berliner ... Goon #1
Mark Wallace ... Goon #2
Derek Christian Wallace ... Senseless Guard
Mike 'Scrub' Champion ... Saw Boy

William Clifton ... Chess Head
Lisa Morrison ... Gun Girl
Paula Morhaus ... Doll Mamma
Jonny Bitch ... Jar Boy (as Jonny Bitch Esq.)
Mandy Cousins ... Bic Flicker
Larry O'Neal ... Freak Show Tourist
Stephanie Strohman ... Freak Show Excited Lady
John Fletcher ... Freak Show Greaser
Nick Normal ... Freak Show Punk
Michael Bangert ... The Bum
Tom Thompson ... Additional Soul
Theresa Walsh ... Additional Soul
Carrie Riker ... Additional Soul
Katie Ho ... Additional Soul
Mike McKenzie ... Additional Soul
Karen Almany ... Additional Soul
Andy Ko ... Additional Soul
Kevin Diebold ... Additional Soul
Cliff Hooppaw ... Additional Soul
Brandi Nelson ... Additional Soul
Heather Ayres ... Additional Soul
Sarah Stanze ... Additional Soul
Alfred Dodson ... Additional Soul
Gary M. Mueller ... Additional Soul
Brynna O'Neal ... Additional Soul
Ed Niepert ... Additional Soul
Jason Shepherd ... Additional Soul
Tamara Caffery ... Additional Soul
Sherri Hagan ... Additional Soul
Stacey Hill ... Additional Soul
Dean Anderson ... Additional Soul
Robert J. Chalupny ... Additional Soul
Lois Dale Hulme ... Additional Soul
Debbie Linn ... Additional Soul
Andrew J. Smreker ... Additional Soul
Ann Smreker ... Additional Soul
Katelynn Smreker ... Additional Soul
Matthew Taylor ... Additional Soul
Tim Vallee ... Additional Soul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark W. Kettler ... Little Boy Inbreed
Jennifer Poirrier-Wallace ... Little Girl Inbreed

Directed by
Eric Stanze 
Writing credits
Eric Stanze (writer)

Produced by
Jerry Bates .... associate producer
Michael Bradley .... associate producer
Eric Stanze .... executive producer
Jeremy Wallace .... producer
Cinematography by
David Berliner 
Film Editing by
Eric Stanze 
Production Design by
Tommy Biondo 
Set Decoration by
Tommy Biondo 
Alison Eigel 
Shana Ko 
Todd Tevlin 
Costume Design by
Tommy Biondo 
Tony Bridges 
Mike 'Scrub' Champion 
Makeup Department
Jeff Bergeron .... special makeup artist
Tommy Biondo .... special makeup artist
Tony Bridges .... special makeup artist
Production Management
Shana Ko .... production manager
Todd Tevlin .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Biondo .... second assistant director
William Clifton .... second assistant director
Alison Eigel .... first assistant director
Jeremy Wallace .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Jerry Bates .... boom operator
Jay Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew M. Meyer .... sound designer (as Matt Mayer)
Eric Stanze .... sound designer
Eric Stanze .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Jack Bates .... special effects assistant
Jeff Bergeron .... special effects
Tommy Biondo .... special effects
Tony Bridges .... special effects
Michelle Grimes .... special effects unit assistant director
Mike R. Sansoucie .... special effects assistant
Sarah Stanze .... key special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
William Clifton .... gaffer: special effects unit
Gary M. Mueller .... grip: special effects unit
Eric Stanze .... special effects unit director of photography
Todd Tevlin .... special effects unit gaffer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Bates .... generator operator
Tommy Biondo .... still photographer
Jason Christ .... key grip
Anthony Graham .... grip
Larry Kemmerling .... still photographer
Gary M. Mueller .... gaffer
Raleigh Ragan .... still photographer
Don Schroeder .... grip
Jason Shepherd .... grip
Todd Tevlin .... still photographer
Theresa Walsh .... grip
T-Bob Whitney .... grip
Editorial Department
Matt Bowman .... post-production assistant
Lee Fischer .... post-production assistant
Jason Shepherd .... post-production assistant
Jack Snyder .... post-production assistant
Todd Tevlin .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Jay Johnson .... music editor
Brian McClelland .... music score
Matthew M. Meyer .... music score producer (as Matt Mayer)
Other crew
Jonny Bitch .... location manager (as Jonny Bitch Esq.)
Ron Bonk .... production associate
Mike 'Scrub' Champion .... production assistant
Lori Cox .... production assistant
Rebecca Kennebeck .... production assistant
Jason Leonard .... production assistant
Ed Niepert .... production assistant
Patti Pagliai-Bowzer .... location manager
Jennifer Poirrier-Wallace .... production assistant
Mark Polonia .... production associate
Carol Potter .... location manager
Craig Schubert .... production associate
D.J. Vivona .... location manager
Laura Vivona .... key production assistant
Michael Wallace .... assistant location manager
Crew believed to be complete

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120 min
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38 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
A waste in so many ways, 3 January 2006
Author: jor_supersid from United States

I'm not here to say this is a bad movie. Just to say that this whole film really is a waste. Bare with me here....

I just downloaded a version of this film. After hearing about it for a long time and not being able to find it. From what I herd it was a "trippy gore fantasy containing religious aspects" it still seems very interesting. And as I herd more and more about the film and its story I was even more in a hurry to see it.

The opening was very dull and would mark the quality of the rest of the movie. What do I mean? The fact that it was shot in super 8, the black and white was as expected very nice to look at. The parts of the movie that were shot in color were horrible and I don't mean just top look at but the acting, the sound, everything. It was as it was made, by some guy in a basement. You could hear all the background noise, scratches and at some points I think I herd talking and people dropping things. But I could be wrong.

The actors were for lack of a better word bad. As I watched them force out there lines against the horrible shaking camera (another really horrible flaw) the lead woman played by Ramona Midgett was the worst part. She acted as good as she looked. which is not insult to her as much as a criticism of the work she did, if she would have done the same work in a better production it would not be as bad, as the quality of her scene were 90% of the color segments. As with the phrase "two wrongs don't make a right" The only good acting was that of Charles Heuvelman the Twisted Priest in the Movie Theater and Alexander Crestwood the Drug Runner. As you could tell they had experience in there craft or at least an understanding. Angela Zimmerly ('Dana' in the film) was the best of the central cast as she able to show a calmness and emotion that made her character. as the others more or less seemed to be just friends of the filmmakers inserted into rolls.

The acting, filming, sound and choice to use color is the worst elements of the film. Which I must say is around 50% of the movie. The other half is very well done and to me on par with a lot of indie cinema. As the black and white looked nice, and or consisted of very nicely crafted editing.

Further more the editing was great, as were most of the special effects. This is the only good thing about the movie. The people involved should be proud of that. As it was the only place there was talent. Theses areas are the only reason in my mind to watch the film.

I feel the film should have been filmed in black and white and possibly dubbed in studio. or just have been put togehter from all the special effects and edits, etc. as it would have made a very nice to watch art film. A perfect example was the 4.5-minute-long opening credit sequence. As I could not take my eyes of the screen. At the moment I felt was watching a good music video, but even that had its flaws because it seemed abet out of place in the movie.

The finished product is not a very good film, it has its good moments but the all around quality of half the film is just bad. This puzzles me because the other half was very nice to watch. There's is too much give and take in the film. It's like a visual Ying-Yang, you are either mesmerized buy the sheer beauty or horrified but the over all quality of the aspects involved. It's the flawed parts that anchor the film into being a bad piece of work. This saddens me because I really gave the film a chance, and it has some really good moments and parts to the story. Eric Stanze the director/writer/ etc has talent this film does prove that but it's also now my prime example of how a flawed film, can be overall bad as a whole.

Bottom line.

Should have stayed a home movie.

(At least in the form it's presented)

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