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Cast overview:
Kristina Copeland ...
Julia Young Harris
Zoran Vukelic ...
Lenny Savage
Steven Harris
Mathew Turner ...
Alex Harris
Hannah Lando ...
Alex Harris (voice) (as Hannah Scott Lando)
Gregg Scott ...
Joe Savage
Peter Young
Kyle Sawyer ...
Jimmy Savage
Beth Young
Keith Young (as Don Davis)
Winston Rekert ...
Eliah Savage
Mary Savage
Sheila Tyson ...
Mary Savage (voice)
Rebecca Savage


Julia Young and Steven Harris are having marital troubles, but on a weekend trip to visit Julia's family on the remote Savage Island, marital problems quickly become the least of their worries. An intense struggle between the Young and the Savage families, the only residents living on the island, takes thrills and chills to a whole new and disturbing level. The Savages, a bunch that take the terms 'hillbilly', and 'hick' to a new frontier, are out to claim Steven and Julia's baby as payment for the death of their own son who was accidentally run over by Julia's pot-head younger brother. Written by Shawn Bishop <>

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The Family that slays together, stays together. See more »


Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language, some drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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20 April 2004 (USA)  »

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All of the post-production work except for the sound was performed on a G3 iMac in the director's living room. See more »


When Lenny is chasing Steven through the woods, he first has a beard when he is in the bed room with Julia, but when he's chasing him it disappears. See more »


Keith Young: It's all about progress Steven: the unstoppable wave of progress.
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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A Grotesque, Gory and Brutal film spoiled by an atrocious ending.
4 October 2004 | by (Bedford, England) – See all my reviews

This is a good film for 99% of the duration. I feel that the ending has occluded this film from higher acclaim.

It is shot in a rather naive fashion. This is clearly done to create a more chilling feel to the film - a feeling of isolation becomes apparent very soon on due to this filming technique.

The gruesome characters are very well acted and presented especially the 'nutcase' called Joe. However, the wholesome (normal) characters are a little too pathetic for my liking - granted, they are supposed to come across as pathetic but this is done a little OTT.

The film starts slowly (and the naive camera work smacks of 'B' movie to start with) and very normally but you soon get a feel of the impending brutality that is about to occur. This is one of the most 'twisted' movies with respect to cold-hearted violence.

After the abrupt and unbelievably lazy ending I was left feeling disappointed. I would have given the film a 9 if the ending was in keeping with the rest of the film but as it is it gets only a 7 on the strength of the 'eeriness' and nail-biting scenes earlier on in the film.

Give it a watch and excuse the ending!

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