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17 February 2006 (Spain) See more »
If you can't breathe, then you can't scream. See more »
Strangers trapped at an eerie travel oasis in the desert must unravel the mystery behind their visions of dying people while they are preyed upon by a decaying creature. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Devon Gummersall ... Jack

Derek Richardson ... Nelson
Tina Illman ... Gretchen

Scott Whyte ... Trip

Arielle Kebbel ... Cookie

Michael Ironside ... Henry

Eric Mabius ... Radford

Marcia Strassman ... Rose
Les Jankey ... Trucker

David Hadinger ... The Reeker

Carole Ruggier ... The Mom
Paul Greenstein ... The dad

Paul Butcher ... The Kid
Steven Zlotnick ... Officer Bern (as Steve Zlotnick)

Christopher Boyer ... Officer Mansfield

Wesley Thompson ... Officer Taylor

Alejandro Patino ... Velez the Medic (as Alexander Patino)

Directed by
Dave Payne 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dave Payne 

Produced by
Ronnie Apteker .... executive producer
Daniel Barone .... co-producer
Don Dunn .... co-producer
Don Dunn .... line producer
Tina Illman .... producer
David Kitchens .... associate producer
Amanda Klein .... producer
Dave Payne .... producer
Ben Zarai .... associate producer
Original Music by
Dave Payne 
Cinematography by
Mike Mickens 
Film Editing by
Daniel Barone 
Casting by
Jamie Sparer Roberts 
Production Design by
Paul Greenstein 
Art Direction by
Mara A. Spear 
Costume Design by
Nicole Abel 
Marco Morante 
Makeup Department
Pharel Baker .... key hair stylist
Heather Mages .... special makeup effects artist
Leah Rial .... key makeup artist
Jennifer Romo .... hair stylist
Nick Roth .... hair stylist
Production Management
Marissa Linn Carus .... production supervisor
Don Dunn .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Hakcer .... second assistant director
Grace Hall .... second second assistant director (as Grace Lee)
Brandon Rafferty .... first assistant director
Khene Tan .... first assistant director: second unit
Greg Webb .... first assistant director
Gregory White .... second unit director
Art Department
Tommy Lewis .... on-set dresser
Charlie Mckay .... assistant property master
Terence Mirley .... on-set constructor
Paul Smith .... property master
Thom Thinn .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jason Brooks .... additional boom operator
Brad Bryan .... production sound mixer
Gonzalo Espinoza .... sound effects editor
Randall Gillion .... sound coordinator
Sean Gray .... sound assistant
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Michael Kreple .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Lalicata .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris McDonough .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Merritt .... sound assistant
Jessica Pettyjohn .... sound assistant
Eric Reuveni .... dialogue editor
Terra Reuveni .... sound coordinator
Marcus Ricaud .... boom operator
Ken Skoglund .... sound effects editor
Ken Skoglund .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Thomas .... sound assistant
Ben Zarai .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Marsy Blasgen .... special photographic effects
Brooke Bradley .... special effects makeup
Christopher Dooly .... special effects technician (as Chris Dooley)
Ron Karkoska .... special effects makeup
Max Purple .... special effects technician
Jordu Schell .... lead sculptor
Mark Villalobos .... special effects makeup
Hill Vinot .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Donald Andrews .... life flashbacks designer
Daniel Barone .... digital compositor
Daniel Barone .... visual effects supervisor
Timur 'Taron' Baysal .... digital head destruction
Catherine Brankov .... rotoscope artist
Ty Brody .... digital compositor
Emma Cash .... rotoscope artist
Jennifer Chere .... visual effects: line producer
Samson Daviess .... tracker
Randy Fergus .... dustbuster
William 'Billy' Hancock .... digital artist
Vannessa Jarret .... main titles/concepts & blocking
Hoaung Huy Le .... designer: Nose Passage
Massoud 'Ollie' Monsef .... lead 3D animator/modeler
Savannah Morgan .... digital artist
Charles Roxburgh .... digital compositor
Charles Roxburgh .... lead matchmover
Joey Sila .... digital compositor
Joey Sila .... lead 3D particle engineer/animator
Joey Sila .... wire/rig removal
Philip Sisk .... additional digital compositor
Jennifer Spradling .... rotoscope artist
John Stewart .... compositing supervisor
Erynn Taylor .... tracker
Pete Upson .... rotoscope artist
Guy Vardaman .... rotoscope artist
Fred Victors .... matchmover
Nichole Warren .... 3D animator
Brock Weaver .... pipeline setup assistant
Giles Willoughby .... 3D particle animator
Oliver Keller .... stunt arranger
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunt coordinator
Lori Seaman .... stunts
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Joanna Shelmidine .... stunt double
Nancy Thurston .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Todd Baron .... camera operator
Todd Baron .... camera operator: "b" camera
Travis Belgard .... electrician
Brian Christie .... dolly grip
Chad Cohlmia .... camera operator: "b" camera
William Cotton .... camera loader
John DeFazio .... best boy grip
Ulysses Domalaon .... first assistant camera
Scott Donahue .... electrician
Owen Foye .... grip
Gaston Gaithe .... camera loader: "b" camera
Cory Geryak .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin M. Graves .... grip
David Jones .... best boy electric
King Lanaux .... electrician
Gabriel Lewis .... gaffer: second unit
Alexandra Lucka .... first assistant camera: second unit
Phil Miller .... key grip
Phillip Miller .... key grip
Bob Packo .... electrician
Haydn Pazanti .... camera loader
Cricket Peters .... gaffer
Jason Puliti .... electrician
Alfredo Rosado .... second assistant camera
David Starks .... additional grip
Stephan K. Taylor .... best boy electric: second unit
Dave Thurlow .... best boy electric
Gregory White .... still photographer
Casting Department
Gideon Emery .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amanda Vinopal .... wardrobe assistant (as Amanda Scholl)
Editorial Department
Daniel Barone .... colorist
Roger Hinze .... post-production supervising producer
Music Department
Gideon Emery .... vocal effects
Madeleine Smith .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Jesse Gonzalez .... transportation
Richard 'Bongo' Mitchell .... transportation coordinator
Deane Pearcy .... driver
Michael Scotty .... driver: insert car
Other crew
Kenn Barone .... mechanic
Mark Bell .... craft service
Daphne Boelsma .... studio teacher (as Daphne Boelsman)
Juan De Jesus .... script supervisor: second unit
Michael Fischler .... production accountant
Ryan Karten .... production assistant
Duke Lorr .... title designer: main titles
Lex Loverde .... production assistant
Carlos Marinez .... caterer
James Mcgilvray .... on-set medic
Joe Pantoja .... security officer
Chris Rattican .... craft service
Debra Roth .... production executive
Roy Ruiz .... security officer (as Roy Roman Ruiz)
David Sergenian .... production assistant
Darius Siwek .... key production assistant
Khene Tan .... location manager
Velma Thompson .... script supervisor
Truman Van Dyke .... production insurance
Greg Webb .... production associate
John Wittgraf .... production assistant
Angelika Illman .... special thanks
Renée Illman .... special thanks
Jerry P. Jacobs .... special thanks
Stephen Jarrett .... special thanks
Jack Minogue .... special thanks
Edward Noeltner .... special thanks
Rita Simonian .... special thanks
Guy Vardaman .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dead People 2" - Philippines (English title)
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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Revealing mistakes: After Nelson jumps through the window and we see the piece of glass embedded in his neck, the prosthetic which is used to attach the fake glass to his neck is clearly visible.See more »
Cookie:My parents let me choose my name... when I was three!See more »
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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
F-in Great!, 14 June 2005
Author: harrisonflyboy from IL

F-in Great!

I saw two midnight movies at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Reeker," the first, and by far the best, was a welcome surprise in a world of tired horror retreads. What we have here is something that is not so much new (the story is in the great tradition of "kids stuck in the middle of nowhere") as done right to such an extent that it elevated the material beyond my wildest expectations. Not only was I totally sucked into the mystery, but I was caught up in the plights of the characters (all superbly fleshed out), AND scared out of my seat. In addition to jumping and almost making a pass at the dude next to me (don't ask), I laughed so hard on at least half a dozen occasions that I missed entire scenes... This movie is FUN.

Kids get stuck, something's not right, a rank odor follows them around... they start getting killed. You'll never forget the blond in the outhouse.

The production is compact – filmed mostly at one desert gas station/motel – with some scenes on the road and in Los Angeles. The music is spot on. If you're a music lover, the smart placement of several songs is well worth the price of admission. The gore fx and computer fx are great, especially for an independent movie. The whole affair has a very "classic horror movie" feel.

There is a twist end. These types of endings only bother me when they don't work. In this case, this is one of the reasons this movie is so clever. With the reveal you learn that all the mayhem you've just witnessed actually was working on many levels. It's a puzzle that may leave some scratching their heads. My advice – PAY ATTENTION!

"Reeker" avoids the standard run of the mill slasher pitfalls, creates a new monster/killer that's so original it's almost not (You wonder why no ones thought of this villain before). If you don't take your horror too seriously, want a change of pace from your J-horror fetish, get in line and catch "Reeker" the day it opens.

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