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It Waits -- 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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A lone female park ranger tries to track down a vicious creature killing various people and terrorizing her at a remote national park. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Cerina Vincent ... Danielle 'Danny' St. Claire

Dominic Zamprogna ... Justin Rawley
Greg Kean ... Rick Bailey

Eric Schweig ... Joseph Riverwind

Matt Jordon ... Wakinyah Creature (as Austin Jordon)

Miranda Frigon ... Julie Cassidy

Sean Wei Mah ... Ben Wheelock

Tinsel Korey ... Lark Rainwater

Fred Henderson ... Carl Nash

Chilton Crane ... Evelyn Nash
Sean Campbell ... Lt. Morris Black

Michael Bell ... Voice of Hoppy (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Saginaw Grant ... Chief Standing Bear (uncredited)
Samaya Jardey ... Ozeta Riverwind (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven R. Monroe 
Writing credits
Richard Christian Matheson (story) &
Thomas E. Szollosi (story) (as Thomas Szollosi)

Richard Christian Matheson (teleplay) &
Thomas E. Szollosi (teleplay) (as Thomas Szollosi) and
Stephen J. Cannell (teleplay)

Produced by
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer (as Steve Brown)
Stephen J. Cannell .... producer
Michael Dubelko .... producer (as Michael J. Dubelko)
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Scott Levitta .... co-producer
Daisy Marco .... co-producer
Raymond Massey .... line producer
Richard Christian Matheson .... co-executive producer
Thomas E. Szollosi .... co-executive producer (as Thomas Szollosi)
Original Music by
Corey A. Jackson 
Cinematography by
Jon Joffin 
Film Editing by
Alan Cody 
Kevin D. Ross 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Bob Bottieri 
Art Direction by
Brandon Wallis 
Set Decoration by
David Chiasson  (as Chase David Chiasson)
Costume Design by
Angelina Kekich 
Makeup Department
Monica Cyba .... key hair stylist
Tony Gardner .... creature effects designer
Roy Nicholson .... special makeup effects artist
Ryan Nicholson .... key special effects makeup artist
Marcine Peter .... contact lens technician (as Marcienne Peter)
Shealeen Spicer .... key makeup artist
Jason Ward .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Gilles LaPlante .... production manager
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production
Nancy Welsh .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Heimbecker .... third assistant director: second unit (as Dave Heimbecker)
Mike Johanson .... second assistant director: second unit (as Mike Johansson)
Kit Marlatt .... third assistant director: second unit
Darren Robson .... second assistant director
David W. Rose .... additional first assistant director (as David Rose)
Jo Swerling Jr. .... director: animal sequences
Rob Vouriot .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mike Allen .... paint coordinator
Mitchell Baker .... construction coordinator
La Vonne Girard .... assistant set decorator
Larry Gonsalves .... lead dresser
Carl Johnason .... greens department
Jamie Johnson .... construction foreman
Ken Lay .... carpenter
Ron McCall .... property master
Shirldene Reynolds .... on-set dresser
Brad Shemko .... property assistant
Frank Speer .... paint foreman
Brandon Wallis .... assistant art director
Shawn Welsh .... additional on-set dresser
Sound Department
Craig Clark .... sound mixer
Craig Clark .... supervising sound editor
David M. Cyr .... sound mixer: second unit (as David Cyr)
Susan Fitz-Simon .... foley walker
Danny Kim .... sound editor
Millar Montgomery .... additional boom operator
Paul Novokshonoff .... boom operator
Colin Rogers .... adr mixer
Colin Rogers .... foley mixer
Sebastian Salm .... additional sound mixer
Craig Schafer .... sound editor
Craig Schafer .... sound mixer
Allan Schultz .... dialogue editor (as Alan Schultz)
Steven Weakes .... sound mixer (as Steven Weaks)
David S. DiPietro .... audio layback (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Darcy Davis .... special effects coordinator (as Darcy John Davis)
Timothy Huizing .... creature wrangler (as Tim Huizing)
Glen Hanz .... sculptor: Alterian Inc. (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Alex Cherry .... data wrangler: Eden FX
Pierre Drolet .... lead modeler: Eden FX
John F. Gross .... visual effects supervisor: Eden FX (as John Gross)
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist
John Karner .... lead visual effects artist: EdenFX
Jeff Sargent .... composite artist: Eden FX (as Jeffery Sargeant)
Michael Tuinstra .... visual effects coordinator: Eden FX (as Mike Tuinstra)
Curt Bonn .... stunt rigging coordinator
Ryan Ennis .... stunt coordinator
Matt Jordon .... stunt performer (as Austin Jordon)
Kimani Ray Smith .... stunt coordinator (as Kimani Smith)
Owen Walstrom .... additional stunt coordinator
Sharon Simms .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Bailey .... additional generator operator
Ryan Bailey .... additional director of photography
Ryan Bailey .... gaffer
Sam Bernou .... grip
Ozan Biron .... videographer
Raimey Casiro .... additional camera trainee
Scott Cozens .... second assistant camera
Nazim Edeer .... additional camera trainee
Sacha Fassaert .... focus puller: second unit
Aaron Haesler .... camera trainee
Michelle Hnilica .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Michelle Hinilka)
Kieran Humphries .... focus puller: second unit
Stephen Jackson .... additional cinematographer: second unit (as Steve Jackson)
Jordan Johnson .... electrician
Simon Jori .... additional cinematographer: second unit
Wynne Keing .... second assistant camera: second unit
Rick Laning .... key grip
George Majoros .... focus puller: second unit
Matt Margolis .... dolly grip
Dee Nichols .... director of photography: title sequence
Jos Oman .... focus puller
Andrew Pepper .... best boy grip: second unit
Richard Porta .... additional focus puller
Robert Redford .... generator operator
Dave Riley .... additional gaffer
Dave Riley .... electrician (as Dave Rile)
Jeff Smith .... key grip: second unit
Gerry Stebnicki .... grip
Steve Stoelzle .... best boy grip
Ken Sutherland .... additional second assistant camera
Tim Vedan .... best boy electric
Jeff Weddell .... still photographer
Peter Wilke .... camera operator: "a" camera
Casting Department
Stuart Aikins .... casting: Canada
Kevin Arens .... casting assistant: Canada
Sean Cossey .... casting: Canada
L.A. Hilts .... extras casting
Elizabeth Hollywood .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Aspden .... costume truck supervisor (as Kim Aspen)
Marie Hock .... additional assistant costume designer
Ken Shapkin .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Nick Berrisford .... on-line assembly editor
Steve Hoorn .... telecine dailies
Gregory White .... final colorist (as Greg White)
James Renfroe .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Dave Lawrence .... music editor
Mike Lloyd II .... assistant to music supervisor
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
Miriam Mayer .... music preparation
Jeff Vaughn .... score mixer
Jeff Vaughn .... score recordist
James M. Wallace .... music preparation (as James Wallace)
Transportation Department
Grant Davis .... cable truck driver
Paul deBourcier .... driver: insert car
Al Hall .... driver: construction
Steve Martin .... additional transportation co-captain
Les Ray .... driver: hair/make-up/wardrobe
John Sorenson .... driver: cast
Matt Trask .... transportation captain
Richard Vanderkuip .... transportation co-captain
Gary Young .... additional transportation coordinator
Other crew
Kathy Baker .... assistant: Daisy Marco
Genevieve Bridges .... assistant coordinator
Tom Chavez .... security coordinator
Kyle Doig .... animal wrangler
Barry Dong .... production legal counsel: Canada
Jeannine Dupuy .... script supervisor
Kathy Ezso .... assistant: Stephen J. Cannell
Ken Forsberg .... craft service
Ken Forsberg .... first aid
Todd Fraser .... additional chef
Tara Fuhre .... additional craft service
Tara Fuhre .... additional first aid
Than Hadjioannou .... additional security coordinator (as Than Hadjiannou)
Russ Hamilton .... additional location manager
Audrey Hellmer .... production coordinator
Sean Manning .... additional assistant location manager
Brett McDermid .... assistant to producer
Patrick Mokrane .... production accountant
Michael E. Morales .... production legal counsel
Claudia Morgado .... script supervisor: second unit
Christian Ménard .... production assistant (as Chris Menard)
Theresa Peoples .... creative executive: Stephen J. Cannell
Tina Perenseff .... assistant chef (as Tina Perinseff)
Katie Quinn .... assistant: Steven R. Monroe
Oliver Rappard .... production assistant
Lisa Rerrie .... additional script supervisor
Dave Sarkany .... shuttle coordinator
Kirk N. Smallman .... location manager (as Kirk Smallman)
Linda Strathdee .... script supervisor: second unit
Shawn Swanky .... key production assistant
Reba Szabo .... craft service
Reba Szabo .... first aid
Mark S. Temple .... production legal counsel
Courtney Tuckwood .... chef
Phil Wong .... assistant location manager
Selena Arizanovic .... special thanks
Dylan Chaufty .... special thanks
Don Griffin .... special thanks
Michel Laskow .... special thanks
John Monroe .... special thanks
Julie Monroe .... special thanks
Melanie Monroe .... special thanks
Naomi Monroe .... special thanks
Joshua S. Schechter .... special thanks (as Josh Schechter)

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88 min | Germany:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Written on spec in the seventies. Several directors, including Tobe Hooper, had tried to get it going. And several studios, including Amblin. The project was re-set up in 2003 Philippe Martinez at Bauer Martinez Studios with Dolph Lundgren as the star attached and Steven R. Monroe set to direct. The production got canceled as a deal could not be finalized with the writers. Another project for Lundgren and Monroe at Bauer Martinez, "The Soul of Caleb Lee", also fell through, but Lundgren then went on to make his directorial debut for the company with the movie "The Defender".See more »
Plot holes: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Jeepers Creepers (2001)See more »
Sweet TasteSee more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Reasonably decent Creature-Feature, 14 September 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

You have to give the writers and producers at least some credit for daring to release a horror movie that is called "It Waits". That's like openly claiming: our movie will be boring and don't pretend we didn't warn you in the title. The good news, however, is that "IT" (which is this time a mythological Indian demon instead of Pennywise the Clown) only waits for a good half hour – until the inevitable dramatic sub plot and dull character drawings are over and done with – before going on its outrageous murderous rampage. I even daresay "It Waits" is a fairly enjoyable creature feature as long as you manage to look past all the dreadful genre clichés and nonsensical plot elements. The central character is a young and hot Canadian ranger stationed in a tower post somewhere in the middle of an extensive forest. Poor Danielle St. Claire drinks a lot of Vodka because she can't deal with being responsible for the death of her best friend in a car accident. This means that for the first half hour, "It Waits" only features dull guilty speeches and a forced dramatic atmosphere. Danielle's traumas all become meaningless when she and her boyfriend Justin face the bloody battle with a demon that accidentally got unleashed from its prison cave and now runs amok in the woods. There's a terribly lame sub plot trying to trick us into believing the mythological creature actually feeds and strengthens on misery and sadness (and thus Danielle herself attracts it), but I strongly advise you to disregard the ludicrous dialogs and fully focus on the special effects and gory massacres. "It Waits" borrows ideas and elements from at least a dozen of other (and more successful) horror movies, but hey, you've surely seen a lot worse already and at least the second half provides plenty of carnage and the creature's design is reasonably horrific. The filming location is stupendous and reminded me of those glorious early 80's slasher movies that also entirely took place in forestry regions, like "Just before Dawn" and "The Final Terror". Cerina Vincent isn't very believable as a park ranger heroine, but she has obvious other qualities like her incredible good look and an impressive rack. Yes, I am aware that's a shallow remark but it had to be said! Besides, her tight ranger outfit as well as the smooth cinematography leave no opportunity untaken to emphasize her yummy boobs, neither.

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