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It Was Supposed To Be A Weekend Get-Away Until The Horror Began!
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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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Ten of the Worst: Horror Films
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Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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
 
Thanks
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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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Brian:Breakfast, come with me!See more »
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28 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Unbelievable, 10 July 2004
Author: El_Guapo9 from La Crosse, Wisconsin

When I watched "Ax 'Em" I found myself wondering one simple thing: How did this movie get distributed? Honestly, it is that bad. The film quality and sound quality are non-existent. Honestly, I've seen better quality from a VHS camcorder in a dark room recording Barbies. The plot is so asinine that I can't believe Michael Mfume actually got as many people to be in it as he did. I guess the best comparison of this movie is "The Evil Dead" made by Sam Raimi and a bunch of his friends (including Bruce Campbell) when they were in college. You could compare it to that, the only difference is while "The Evil Dead" is extremely well done for its budget and limited crew, this movie is just plain awful.

The title is spelled differently on the box than it is on the movie itself. There is really no ax in the movie at all, there is a small hatchet though. Words are misspelled everywhere in the movie's introduction. The opening credits look like something that could have been made on a 1986 camcorder and there is no editing. The same scene appears in the movie twice in a row. You really can't understand anything that the characters say, the sound is that bad.

The movie starts out with a bunch of young people dancing when a "Yo Momma" contest breaks out, and from here it actually goes downhill if you can believe that. When a group of characters like Rock and Breakfast go on a trip to a cabin in the middle of nowhere they are stalked by some guy. I'm not really sure if there was some connection there, but it was just basically some guy whose family was killed or something and now he's out for revenge.

This is a good movie for people who like bad movies. There are many parts that are so bad they are funny, although usually this isn't a good things in movies. If there was a way to give this film a zero I would.

1 out of 10.

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