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The Locals -- Two best friends, Grant and Paul, hit the country road for a night of fun, but unfortunately take a short cut to their fate... where they meet the Locals.


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2 October 2003 (New Zealand) See more »
Two boys take a trip into the heartland of evil and meet . . . The Locals. See more »
Two best friends, Grant and Paul, hit the country road for a night of fun, but unfortunately take a short cut to their fate... where they meet the Locals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A fairly well executed ghost story See more (36 total) »


  (in credits order)
John Barker ... Grant

Dwayne Cameron ... Paul

Kate Elliott ... Kelly

Aidee Walker ... Lisa

Paul Glover ... Martin
Peter McCauley ... Bill
Dave Gibson ... Nev
Glen Levy ... Tone
Kayte Ferguson ... Anna
Mark Kinghan ... Driving Local
Max Auld ... Baton Local
Bern Dell ... Local Thug #1
Carl Goschmann ... Local Thug #2
Rachael Niederer ... Girl in Photo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexia Fairbrother ... Local girl
Greg Page ... Local with lantern (uncredited)

Directed by
Greg Page 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Greg Page  writer

Produced by
Chris Brown .... executive producer
Katherine Butler .... executive producer
Steve Sachs .... producer
Judith Trye .... line producer
Original Music by
Victoria Kelly 
Cinematography by
Bret Nichols 
Film Editing by
Wayne Cook 
Casting by
Elena Stejko 
Production Design by
Gary Mackay 
Art Direction by
Matt Cornelius 
Costume Design by
Lesley Burkes-Harding  (as Lesley Bourkes-Harding)
Makeup Department
Susan Glass .... key makeup artist
Susan Glass .... makeup artist
Jane Petersen .... makeup artist
Vanita Thomas .... makeup artist
Deb Watson .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Jennifer Bush-Daumec .... post-production manager
Wayne Hooper .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katie Flannigan .... third assistant director
Hamish McFarlane .... first assistant director
Katie Tate .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jasmin Gibson .... trainee
Jimmy Kouratouras .... painter (as Jimmy Kouratoras)
Jo Larkin .... props
Clara Lill .... art department assistant
Andrew Lloyd .... construction manager
Paul Murphy .... props
Roger Murray .... propmaker
Brendan Scott .... carpenter
Rihari Taratoa-Bannister .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Gethin Creagh .... sound mixer
Bruce Emery .... dolby consultant
Michael Hedges .... assistant sound mixer
Michael Hedges .... re-recording mixer
Joseph Hiku .... boom operator
Gilbert Lake .... assistant re-recording mixer
Matthew Lambourn .... assistant sound editor
Robyn McFarlane .... foley recordist
Carolyn McLaughlin .... foley artist
Giancarlo Petroni .... re-recording mixer
Tim Prebble .... sound designer
Dick Reade .... sound recordist
Chris Todd .... supervising dialogue editor
Dave Whitehead .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Jason Durey .... special effects coordinator
Oliver Gee .... special effects technician
Jonathan Costelloe .... stunt double
Jonathan Costelloe .... stunts
Augie Davis .... stunt coordinator
Augie Davis .... stunt double
Amanda Foubister .... stunt double
Lani Jackson .... stunt double
Lani Jackson .... stunts
Allan Poppleton .... stunt double: Dave Gibson/Dwyane Cameron
Mark Prowse .... stunt double
Mark Prowse .... stunt driver
Paul Shapcott .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Grant Adams .... clapper loader
Grant Adams .... focus puller
Dion Anderson .... lighting technician
John Enright .... best boy
Kirsty Griffin .... still photographer
Scott Harman .... generator operator
Tony Monk .... aerial photographer
Andy Reid .... key grip
Gareth Robinson .... lighting assistant
Karl Saunders .... lighting assistant
Reiner Schoenbrum .... camera operator: rostrum camera (as Reiner Schoenbrunn)
Gordon Smith .... gaffer
Geoff Tait .... grip
Luke Thomas .... camera operator
Luke Thomas .... focus puller
Johnny Yarrel .... assistant camera (as Jonny Yarrell)
Johnny Yarrel .... clapper loader (as Jonny Yarrell)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Bosley .... costume assistant
Talia Dolman .... costume assistant
Jacki Feraben .... costume cutter
Jane Wilson .... costume assistant
Joan Wilson .... costume stand-by
Editorial Department
Murray Ball .... assistant editor
Jay Berryman .... negative matcher
Russell Lewis .... negative matcher
Lynne Reed .... color grader
Reiner Schoenbrum .... negative matcher (as Reiner Schoenbrun)
Location Management
Charlotte Gardner .... location manager
Steve Lauchlan .... location assistant
Clara Lill .... location assistant
Mark Matchett .... location assistant
Music Department
Andre Upston .... music editor
Transportation Department
Justin Cardon .... vehicle wrangler
Sam Pavlovich .... assistant vehicle wrangler
Alec Renton .... tracking vehicle driver
Other crew
Wynter Blathwayt .... credits design
Wynter Blathwayt .... title designer
Marc Bunker .... body double
Alex Cole-Baker .... accountant
Lisa Cook .... script supervisor
Igor De Borst .... body double
Dean Evans .... laboratory manager
Rob Fisher .... completion guarantor
Laura Fong .... production coordinator
Susie Gibbs .... secretary
John Glenn .... traffic control
Jeff Hales .... safety officer
Willie Heatley .... safety officer (as Willy Heatley)
Russell Kirkby .... epk crew
Brad Knewstubb .... body double
Sue May .... publicist
Donna McConnell .... rushes runner
Vicky Pope .... development manager: NZFC
Rebecca Purdy .... product placement
Tom Reilly .... body double
Brian Scadden .... opticals
Nick Sinclair .... legal services
Kate Stalker .... production runner
Jean Stephenson .... machinist (as Jean Stevenson)
Werner Trautmann .... body double
Phil Greig .... laboratory technician (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Dead People" - Philippines (English title), Philippines (English title) (theatrical title)
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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The radio station 90.2 (Mhz) that Grant and Paul are listening to in the car on the way out of Auckland is called "The Rock".See more »
Anachronisms: Although the movie is based around the 80's when the girls in the Holden commodore meet up with the boys in the blue holden that catches on fire, the blue holden had a WOF from 2002.See more »
Kelly:Are you coming to the party?
Paul:Of course we're coming to the party.
Kelly:Then just head back that way, it's a left, and a right...
Lisa:Follow us, if you think you can keep up.
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A fairly well executed ghost story, 7 May 2006
Author: doctorgonzo23 from Canada

Well, I have to admit I was a little disappointed in this movie. The story is certainly original, but there is little in the way of visuals or built up tension to hold the interest. The best shots in the movie are over after the opening titles.

The story centers around two young men who pack up for a weekend getaway filled with surfing and partying. After following two girls down a dirt road to a party, the youths find themselves in a ditch and requiring some help to get unstuck. A peek into a farm house window makes them witnesses to a murder and puts them directly in harm's way as they are pursued by a strange bunch of the town's "locals".

I was expecting something different after reading the back of the box. I guess I was looking forward to some sort of a degenerate red-neck type romp filled with cannibal killers or at least a few deformed freaks. It turns out that this is actually a ghost story with more than one (mildly) surprising twist. The acting is not first rate, the dialog is unnatural in places and the lighting ruins the night setting illusion. There's a whole lot of long shadows considering there's no street lights in the middle of the country and the sky seems devoid of a moon.

The relationship between the two principle characters is just not believable; none of the dialog really sells it to the audience. The ending is not bad though, and does manage to help the film recover from some of these earlier flaws.

If you're a fan of the genre, you might see something here you'll like. This would be a good movie choice for someone who isn't looking for anything too scary.

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