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It Was Supposed To Be A Weekend Get-Away Until The Horror Began!
A weekend retreat at a remote cabin in the woods for a group of childhood pals turns into a terrifying fight for survival, as a former friend whose family was killed years earlier comes along looking for revenge. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Michael Mfume ... Michael
Sandra Pulley ... Kea
Joe Clair ... Tony
Racquel Price ... Kendra
Tracy Wiggs ... Rock
Maria Copper ... Nikki
Kelci Jeter ... Tonya
Greg Jones ... Shawn
Kristine Louisa ... Erika
Fredrick Montgomery ... Kevin
Thomas Hunt ... Brian
D-Taylor Murphy ... Breakfast
Chris Gatewood ... Granddad
Archie Williams ... Harry / Bum #1
Julia Gorin ... Sarah
Kevin Cameron ... Bum #2
Joe Housley ... Police #1
Larry Westland Jr. ... Police #2
John Wardlow ... D.J.
Paige Washington ... Girl Joke
Larry Coates Jr. ... Young Michael
Johann D. Will ... Young Harry
Shawnté D. Will ... Young Christine
Joseph C. Heffner ... Young Chris

Arthur M. Jolly ... Mother Killed

Directed by
Michael Mfume (also as Michael 'Mfumay' Mfume)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Mfume 

Produced by
Michael Mfume .... producer
Cinematography by
Reggie Daniels (director of photography)
Film Editing by
George Bolden 
Casting by
Belva Scott 
Art Direction by
Randy Lee 
Costume Design by
Lynn C. Shipley 
Makeup Department
Debie Young .... makeup artist
Production Management
Taiba Macon .... production manager
Art Department
Kwame Bey .... set designer
Duan Moletle .... set construction coordinator
Nicole Right .... set dresser
Sound Department
Gregg Amiker .... sound
Tryone Gray .... boom operator
Bill Mueller .... sound engineer
Bill Mueller .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Edward Bishop .... special effects makeup (as Ed Bishop)
Edward Bishop .... special effects (as Ed Bishop)
Ben Horney .... special effects
Jim Housley .... special effects
Arthur M. Jolly .... special effects (as Arthur Jolly)
Pericles Lewnes .... special effects (as Peri Lewnes)
Josh Turi .... special effects
Pericles Lewnes .... stunt coordinator (as Peri Lewnes)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwame Bey .... electric grip
Kevin Cameron .... second grip
Embu Settu .... lighting director
Ed Slater .... key grip (as Edward Slater)
Trever .... dolly grip
Rhambi Weambe .... fourth grip
Darryl Wharton .... third grip
Carlos Williams .... fifth grip
Transportation Department
Frank Caslin .... driver: generator truck (as Frank Caslin III)
Larry Coates Sr. .... transportation
Other crew
Fatima Ball .... craft service
Chris Broom .... script supervisor
Melvin Coates .... assistant to director
Sonya Wallace .... script supervisor
Elaine Woods .... location manager
William Adams .... special thanks (as Mr. William Adams)
Leroy Amar .... special thanks (as Dr. Leroy Amar)
Bill Anderson .... special thanks (as Mr. Bill Anderson)
McNeil Brockington .... special thanks (as Mr. McNeil Brockington)
Edward Butler .... special thanks (as Mr. Edward Butler)
Carlitta Coates .... special thanks
Melvin Coates .... special thanks (as Melvin Mfume)
Sharon Cohen .... special thanks
Kevin Davis .... special thanks
Lou Diamonds .... special thanks: Teflon Records
Bill Duke .... special thanks
Askew Gatewood Jr. .... special thanks (as Judge Askew Gatewood Jr.)
Spike Lee .... special thanks
Emily Madison .... film dedicated to
Carles Mfume .... special thanks
Kweisi Mfume .... special thanks (as Congressman Kweisi Mfume)
Larry Mfume .... special thanks
Darle Pugh .... special thanks
John Singleton .... special thanks
Frank Ski .... special thanks
Robert Townsend .... special thanks
Raymond Tubman .... special thanks (as Attorney Raymond Tubman)
Darryl Wharton .... special thanks (as Daryle Wharton)
Steve Yeager .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"The Weekend It Lives" - USA (original title)
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71 min
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Did You Know?

The film was actually shown theatrically for a very limited time in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1992, before falling into complete obscurity. Then, in 2003, the film was picked up, retitled 'Ax 'Em' and re-released straight to video and DVD.See more »
Miscellaneous: The opening titles contain at least three typos, and every line begins with a capital letter, even if it is in the middle of a sentence.See more »
Rock:You're so fine, I could kiss your daddy's ass.See more »
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20 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
You Axed For It!, 21 May 2005
Author: whammy666 from United States

THis movie is amazing. I rented it from Hollywood Video after hearing it was the worst film ever, I though, "A movie worse than The Item? A Miracle!" No this is not worse than The Item. I rented it on VHS, and the small screen is funny as heck. Then I had to, I had to buy the DVD. The DVD sucks. No disc menu, and they enlarged the screen! The sound is supposed to be stereo sound or whatever but you still cant hear them....friggin hysterical. This movie has so many problems, it is just funny. I cant wait to show this crap to my friends. Check this one out if you wanna see a bad, bad, bad, bad movie. But get it on VHS cause of the small screen. Makes the movie funnier. Micheal Mfume we love you!!!!!!

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