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Every Family Has Its Secrets
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Four young adult siblings try to fend for themselves after the mysterious death of their parents. But... See more » | Full synopsis »
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The Hamiltons is a thinking person's "horror" film with a slow pace. See more (75 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Cory Knauf ... Francis Hamilton

Samuel Child ... David Hamilton

Joseph McKelheer ... Wendell Hamilton

Mackenzie Firgens ... Darlene Hamilton

Rebekah Hoyle ... Samantha Teal

Brittany Daniel ... Dani Cummings
Al Liner ... Paul Glenn

Jena Hunt ... Kitty Davies (as Jenna Hunt)
Tara Glass ... Jenna Smith

Larry Laverty ... Larry Davies

Joe Egender ... Allen Davies
Nicholas Fanella ... Lenny Hamilton
Jackie Honea ... Mrs. Hamilton
John Krause ... Mr. Hamilton
Nathan Parker ... Hot Pants
Jason Pennetta ... David's Friend
Andrew Casden ... Trevor
Hannah Weiss ... Girl in Restaurant

Tim Tracy ... Slaughter House Worker
Jaclyn Chessen ... New Neighbor
Lucas Schulte ... New Neighbor
Nicole Storkson ... Lenny's Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Corky Cornett ... Frank (uncredited)

Directed by
Mitchell Altieri  (as The Butcher Brothers)
Phil Flores  (as The Butcher Brothers)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mitchell Altieri  (as The Butcher Brothers)
Phil Flores  (as The Butcher Brothers)
Adam Weis 

Produced by
Mitchell Altieri .... producer
Phil Flores .... producer
Michael Ferris Gibson .... executive producer
Stan Holland .... executive producer
Oren Kaplan .... executive producer
Ira Leemon .... executive producer
Eddy Murillo .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Montiel 
Joshua Myers 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Maley 
 
Film Editing by
Jesse Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Casden 
 
Costume Design by
Alexis Beck  (as Alexis Tracy)
 
Makeup Department
Veronica Denny .... key hair stylist
Montana Meares .... makeup artist
Keri Picolla .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clara M. Franco .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Samantha Wilson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jennifer McClelland .... set dresser
Nathan Parker .... property master
Delon Tio .... property master
Hannah Weiss .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Ronni Brown .... foley artist
Ben Greenwood .... boom operator
Rory Nicholls .... boom operator
Mischa Park-Doob .... foley editor
William Storkson .... sound designer
William Storkson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Vennarucci .... boom operator: second unit
Nikolas Zasimczuk .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dane Brehm .... best boy
Erik DeGroot .... key grip
Oren Kaplan .... assistant camera
David Mong .... gaffer
Jason Pennetta .... grip
Lucas Schulte .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
 
Music Department
William Storkson .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Jaclyn Chessen .... script supervisor
Phil Flores .... child acting coach
Will Krieg .... production assistant
Breana Pozzi .... assistant to director
 

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content
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86 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: When Wendell and David are carrying the blond girl; she has a denim miniskirt, then denim pants and different shoes, then back to the denim miniskirt and original shoes. When "she" has long pants, this is obviously the camera operator they are carrying to get the point of view of the person being carried.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Francis Hamilton:What does it mean to be happy? To be content in the world around you? Mom used to say it was family. That family was the heart of everything, even existence. Without it, there's nothing. She would always have these simple answers that somehow would sound so brilliant...
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Followed by The Thompsons (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
What I'm Running FromSee more »

FAQ

What is the "Disease" that the Hamilton Family keep referring to?
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40 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
The Hamiltons is a thinking person's "horror" film with a slow pace., 22 November 2006
Author: Molly Celaschi (carlykristen) from United States

The Hamiltons 2005 (Theatrical "R", After Dark Horrorfest) – Directed by The Butcher Brothers, Winner of the Santa Barbara Intl Film Festival and the Malibu Film Festivals.

The Hamiltons are an unusual family that recent lost their parents. The family now consists of older brother David, who is struggling with his homosexuality and the pressures of running the household, the twins Darlene & Wendell, who are devious troublemakers, and younger brother Francis, who is coming to terms with his family and his place in the world.

The film starts out explaining that The Hamiltons siblings recently lost their parents and they have moved several times within the past couple of years. Twin Wendell soon kidnaps two young girls and it becomes apparent that The Hamiltons are not as they seem. Sensitive Francis grows weary of their ways, but is scared to be alone. Does he decide to do the right thing or stick by his family no matter what?

This is not by any means a typical horror film, but a thinking person's horror film. Those looking for gore and scares will be disappointed. It has an original story with great dialogue showcasing real problems within every family. It is ultimately a very accurate portrayal of a real family dealing with growing pains that features a slight twist at the end. During the end scene, you hear Francis giving a creepy voice-over almost giving it a documentary feel.

Cory Knauf gives a solid performance as Francis, the young man that has so much to say, but cannot. He really shows how torn Francis was in his decision and the isolation felt by many teens struggling to find their place as they hit adulthood. Mackenzie Firgens gives a great turn as twin Darlene who is vicious and sexy at the same time. You will love the scene where she chases Kitty through the house. (And maybe the one where she kisses her own brother!?!)

My only quibble is there is minimal gore and violence. During violent interactions, the camera turns away, so very little is caught on film. There is also an opening scene with Brittany Daniel that looked frightening at first, but there were some jittery camera movements and it fizzled with no pay out.

Bottom Line: The Hamiltons is a subtle "horror" film with a slow pace. This is more of a thinking man's (or woman's) horror film. Gorehounds should pass.

Rating: 7/10

Molly Celaschi www.HorrorYearbook.com MySpace.com/HorrorYearbook

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