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Lightning Bug -- Based on the true story of writer/director Robert Hall, a special effects makeup designer whose work includes Teen Wolf, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2.
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A drama/thriller, set in the South, about a young boy who longs to escape the misery of his childhood and the misunderstanding of his hometown... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bret Harrison ... Green Graves

Laura Prepon ... Angevin Duvet

Kevin Gage ... Earl Knight

Ashley Laurence ... Jenny Graves

Shannon Eubanks ... Ms. Duvet

Lucas Till ... Jay Graves

Hal Sparks ... Deputy Dale

Josh Todd ... Rusty Knight
Bob Penny ... Mr. Tightwiler
George Faughnan ... Billy Martin

Jonathan Spencer ... Tony Bennett
Austin Westfall ... Young Green
Kate Clemons ... Cashier

Jamie Avera ... Deputy Hollis
Donald Gibb ... Uncle Marvin (as Don Gibb)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jon Everry ... Student (uncredited)
Audrey Elizabeth Fafard ... Punk Rocker (uncredited)
Kevin Christopher Kline ... Jerry Spunkmeyer (uncredited)

Brandon Trost ... Seismograph Drummer (uncredited)

Tim Tuttle ... Jesse Spunkmeyer (uncredited)

Heidi Van Horne ... Hollywood Actress (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Hall 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Hall 

Produced by
Kevin Bocarde .... executive producer
Robert Hall .... executive producer
Laura Prepon .... executive producer
Lisa Waugh .... producer
Original Music by
Jason M. Hall 
Cinematography by
Brandon Trost 
Film Editing by
Joshua Charson 
Casting by
Teri Fiddleman 
Shana Landsburg 
Art Direction by
Rob Prior 
Costume Design by
Sarah Trost 
Makeup Department
Christopher Burdett .... special makeup designer
Yolonda Frederick .... makeup artist: laura prepon and shannon eubanks
Allan B. Holt .... special makeup effects artist
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human, Inc.
James Ojala .... special makeup effects technician: Almost Human
Darnell Shepherd .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Tony Alexander .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Alexander .... first assistant director
Thom Buckley .... second assistant director
Suzanne Ludovina .... second second assistant director
Micha Owens .... second second assistant director
Taylor Phillips .... second second assistant director
Laura Prepon .... second unit director
Lisa Waugh .... second unit director
Art Department
Don Crislip .... art department assistant
Jenny Denton .... property master (as Jennifer Denton)
Eric Dow .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Jason Brennan .... sound effects mixer
Jason Brennan .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Cargioli .... boom operator
Timothy Cargioli .... sound mixer
Carlos Sanches .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Jason Collins .... special effects makeup
Robert Hall .... special makeup effects
Brian Rae .... mold shop supervisor: Almost Human Inc.
Visual Effects by
Brandon Criswell .... lead compositor
Jayson Cyree .... stunt double: Kevin Gage
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfonso Aguilar .... camera operator: second unit
Travis Belgard .... best boy electric
Tina Brugnoletti .... clapper loader
Richard Collins .... first assistant camera
Robert Duke .... best boy grip
Alex Ealy .... camera production assistant
Amelia Fry .... camera production assistant: second unit
John MacLachlan .... grip
Diego Mariscal .... grip
Matt Patterson .... assistant camera: second unit
Ryan B. Pierce .... electrician
Michael E. Reynolds .... electrician (as Mike Reynolds)
Carrie Sebree .... still photographer
Amanda Treyz .... gaffer
Ben Van Cleave .... key grip
Ernie Wann .... grip
Joseph Wickner .... second assistant camera
Matt Patterson .... cinematographer: Los Angeles unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Carissa Chapman .... local casting
Editorial Department
Justin McConnell .... blu-ray authoring
Camden Toy .... additional editor
Music Department
Kevn Kinney .... composer: additional music
Ashley Waldron .... music consultant (as Ashley Miller)
Transportation Department
Jayson Cyree .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Matt Carter .... production coordinator
Zeb Chandler .... script supervisor: second unit
Courtney Gordon .... studio coordinator
Bridgette Kelley .... script supervisor
Clay Reed .... production coordinator
Lisa Robertson .... production accountant
Danica McKellar .... special thanks
Seth Nagel .... special thanks

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USA:97 min (US version)
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Did You Know?

The role of Uncle Marvin was specifically written for Donald Gibb. However, all the key scenes involving a subplot with Uncle Marvin were ultimately cut from the final finished version of the film.See more »
Continuity: Although the exterior of the mobile home they live in is a double-wide the inside is always shown as a single wide.See more »
Angevin Duvet:[about the "new" Friday the 13th] Excellent body count.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features The Dead Next Door (1989)See more »
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How much of the film is based on Robert Hall's life?
Where was the film shot? Was it the actual locations from Robert Hall's Youth?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Robert Hall Tells His Story, 7 February 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A drama/thriller, set in the South, about a young boy who longs to escape the misery of his childhood and the misunderstanding of his hometown...

I have known about this film for many years, being a serious horror fan and thus a fan of both Robert Hall and Ashley Laurence (both very nice people, by the way). Not until now, with the Blu-Ray release, did I finally get around to checking it out.

Robert Hall impresses. How much of this is autobiographical and how much is not is hard to say -- I suspect it is much more dramatic than the real story. But it works here, and is legitimately frightening in a way that horror films are not -- abuse is a serious fear for many people. Spousal abuse and child abuse are sadly all too real.

The religious aspect I am uncertain about. There are obviously religious people in the South, and I think the film did a good job by showing that not everyone in town thinks Halloween is Satanic (the line for the haunted house is pretty long). I wish they had explained more about how the church was or was not Bible-based...

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