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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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  (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 .... 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
Michael Hedges .... assistant sound mixer
Michael Hedges .... sound 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 .... sound 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)
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
Charlotte Gardner .... location manager
Susie Gibbs .... secretary
John Glenn .... traffic control
Jeff Hales .... safety officer
Willie Heatley .... safety officer (as Willy Heatley)
Brad Knewstubb .... body double
Steve Lauchlan .... location assistant
Clara Lill .... location assistant
Mark Matchett .... location assistant
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dead People" - Philippines (English title), Philippines (English title) (theatrical title)
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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Errors in geography: When Grant and Paul leave their house at the beginning, the scenes of them driving are completely out of order. The first shot shows them very close to the Auckland CBD, followed by them driving down State Highway 1 in the country (nearby Rangiriri), then passing under the Papakura Motorway bridge (part of Auckland), back again on the SH1 country road and past the Japanese bus they encounter, until the car turns off at Pokeno (which is much further north of Rangiriri and just south of Auckland) to head west.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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Watch where you're driving, 22 February 2010
Author: ctomvelu1 from United States

THE LOCALS is a low-budget, quasi-horror flick that is a perfect fit for the CHILLER channel, which is where I ran into it. Two New Zealand guys are out for a joy ride and run into two hot chicks. The boys make the mistake of following the girls into what appears to be a lost land, possibly the Limbo of the Bible. A gray-haired gent with supernatural powers appears to be the ruler, and once you're there, there's no going back. Not that the boys don't try. The film features a no-name cast and it is all rather low-key, but somehow THE LOCALS manages to work. It may vaguely remind some of you of THE HILLS HAVE EYES or SILENT HILL. I am also reminded of a quirky little number with Chad Lowe or someone like him attempting to bring his gal back from hell, which was based on an old Greek legend that also served as the basis for a very strange Robin Williams flick, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. Recommended for suspense and horror film buffs.

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