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It Waits (2005)

 -  Horror  -  23 May 2006 (USA)
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A lone female park ranger tries to track down a vicious creature killing various people and terrorizing her at a remote national park.

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Danielle 'Danny' St. Claire
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Greg Kean ...
Rick Bailey
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Joseph Riverwind
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Wakinyah Creature (as Austin Jordon)
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Julie Cassidy
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Ben Wheelock
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Lark Rainwater
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Carl Nash
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Evelyn Nash
Sean Campbell ...
Lt. Morris Black
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Voice of Hoppy (voice)
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The lonely forest ranger Danielle St. Claire works alone in Tower 19 of the Forestry Department of a remote National Park. Danny is grieving the loss of her best friend Julie Cassidy and is tormented by the feeling of guilty, since she was responsible for the death of her girlfriend. While driving Julie's car after drinking in a bar, she had an accident but she did not assume that she was driving. When a group of students releases a demon trapped in a mystical cave, the creature attacks tourists nearby her tower and later her boyfriend Justin Rawley. Without communication or means of transportation, Danny fights to survive while the monster is attracted by her sadness. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It lurks... It prowls... See more »

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23 May 2006 (USA)  »

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Al acecho  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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When producer Stephen J. Cannell re-acquired the script and put the project back together (with IDT Entertainment), he had the main character 'Mike' changed into a woman, 'Danny', and he wrote the love story between her and Justin her boyfriend (which wasn't in the script). See more »

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When Cerina Vincent's character meets a Native American that knows about the creature she is told that the creature does not like water and therefore stays in its cave when it rains. In a scene just previous to this the creature stalks and kills another character when it is obviously raining quite hard. See more »

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References Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

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Sweet Taste
Written by Melanie Monroe, Wade Williams, Jeff AbercrombiePerformed by Melanie Monroe
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A good movie with a little 'horror' thrown in the mix
31 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I finally got to watch this movie in one sitting. I was impressed both with the movie overall and with the actress. The plot kept things moving along at a bearable pace. People acted like real people not like the artificially dumb bunnies that are in most 'horror' films. Cerina Vincent really carried the movie and made her character both believable and sympathetic. "It Waits" is more of a 'character' and love story than a pure 'horror' movie. The same story idea could have worked with a rogue bear besieging the Forest Service employee in the tower rather than an ancient demon. The demon was just more 'fun'. The love scene was very tastefully done. It was probably better on the actors too that there wasn't full nudity considering it was cold enough on set to have their breath fogging every time they spoke! My only technical gripe was with the choice of scoped rifle for the protagonists' firearm. Those were very dense woods but her rifle had an obviously high-powered telescopic sight on it. That would actually hinder shooting at the close ranges in the forest. Couple that with the fact that the Forest Service employee would only need the rifle for defense against rogue animals which would only be taken at close range and one must conclude that the rifle should have had open sights rather than a telescope. I think this comes from most movie people knowing close to nothing about guns and having the idea in their heads that a 'hunting rifle' is a bolt-action with 'scope type. Sorry that I am so picky but it is this way in so many movies. Of course the pre-fused and capped dynamite she used was a stretch too as anyone who handles explosives will tell you. You don't cap and fuse any explosive until just prior to use. Otherwise you risk an unplanned 'loud noise'.

I am glad I got the DVD both for the movie and the extra features on it.


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