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  (in credits order)

Adrienne Barbeau ... Martha

Nicholas Brendon ... Lucas

Siri Baruc ... Hope
Richard Ziman ... Storeowner
Cheyenne Casebier ... Cammy
Merwin Goldsmith ... Charlie
Susan Willis ... Gertrude

Joseph McKenna ... Lester

Ron Patrick ... Damien
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alan Aisenberg ... Scotty

Robert Lopez ... Zombie Soldier
Eric Berkal ... Soldier in Window (uncredited)

Directed by
Daryl Goldberg 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sam Freeman  screenplay
Sam Freeman  story
Daryl Goldberg  story

Produced by
Josh Blumenfeld .... executive producer
Nicholas Brendon .... associate producer
Chris Chan .... associate producer
Thomas A. Crowell .... associate producer (as Thomas Crowell)
Daryl Goldberg .... producer
Kim Koby .... line producer
Kim Koby .... producer
Thomas R. Rondinella .... producer
Ivan Saperstein .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Jeff Maher 
Film Editing by
Savvas Paritsis 
Casting by
John Mabry 
Dani Super 
Production Design by
Jeanelle Marie 
Art Direction by
Marti Zabell 
Set Decoration by
Patrick McGowan 
Costume Design by
Kimberly Matela 
Makeup Department
Joanna McCarthy .... special makeup effects artist
Louise McCarthy .... key special effects makeup artist
Mary McNamara .... hair stylist
Mary McNamara .... makeup artist
Bailey Mormile .... special makeup effects artist
Stacey Panepinto .... key hair stylist
Stacey Panepinto .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Berkal .... first assistant director
Andrew Cesana .... second assistant director
Matt Cross .... second second assistant director
Bill Timoney .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
David Fazzio .... property master
Katie Hance .... storyboard artist
Christopher D. Henry .... art production assistant
Patrick McGowan .... set dresser
Sound Department
Ken Jackson .... sound
John LaPolla .... assistant post-production sound
John LaPolla .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Louise McCarthy .... key special effects makeup
Bailey Mormile .... second special effects artist
Ken Shupe .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Savvas Paritsis .... visual effects
Patrick T. Rousseau .... stunt driver
Bill Timoney .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathaniel Bates .... grip
Joe Belschner .... key grip
Carter Bissell .... director of photography: second unit
Carter Bissell .... first assistant camera
Jofn DeFeo .... still photographer
Jon Defeo .... still photographer
Eric LaPlante .... camera production assistant
Eric Laplante .... director of photography: second unit
Joe Mandeville .... additional swing
Mike 'Electric' Mervilde Jr. .... best boy
Rose Neeley .... second assistant camera
Aaron Randall .... electric swing
Aaron Randall .... electrician
Aaron Randall .... grip
Matt Staples .... additional key grip
Anthony Stellato .... first assistant camera: second unit
Luis Torrez .... still photographer
Matthew Walker .... gaffer
Casey Wooden .... best boy grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Merav Elbaz Belschner .... assistant costume designer (as May Elbaz)
Renee Brunson .... assistant wardrobe supervisor
Lorraine Porr .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Savvas Paritsis .... colorist
Savvas Paritsis .... on-line editor
Brian Rue .... on-line coordinator
Allyson Wilcox .... on-line coordinator
Music Department
Ryan Fagman .... music editor
Juan Pablo Mantilla .... composer: original score
Other crew
Kirstie Bingham .... script supervisor
Freddy Cintron .... production assistant
Carly Cipriano .... production assistant
Isis Garcia .... production assistant
Tom Graves .... production assistant
Andrew Jacobs .... production assistant
Josiah Madigan .... production coordinator
Franky Martez .... production assistant
Helen Pilgram-Noble .... location coordinator
Patrick T. Rousseau .... key production assistant
R. Zachary Shildwachter .... production assistant
Anthony Stellato .... production assistant
Brian Stevenson .... production assistant
Andy Warner .... production assistant
Charles R. Black .... special thanks
Louis Goldberg .... special thanks
Nancy J. Goldberg .... special thanks
Steven J. Goldberg .... special thanks

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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[first lines]
Storeowner:You touch, you buy.
[hocks and spits]
Storeowner:Do I know you?
Storeowner:What's your name?
Martha:I'm sorry, I'm in a bit of a hurry. It's my daughter's birthday.
Storeowner:That's an awfully long name... doll.
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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Maybe if you can figure it out, you'll enjoy it...but probably not even then., 20 September 2007
Author: trancejeremy from St. Louis

This sounded like a really interesting movie from the blurb. Nazis, occult , government conspiracies. I was expecting a low budget Nazi version of the DaVinci code or the Boys from Brazil or even Shockwaves. Instead you get something quite different, more psychological, more something like from David Lynch. That was actually a plus. But the way the story is told is just awful.

Part of the trouble is the casting. Andrienne Barbeau's character starts off the moving being somewhat timid and afraid. She just doesn't do that well, even at her age, though she certainly tried. The actor cast as the son apparently thought this was a comedy. Most of the other actors also seemed to have thought this was a campy movie, or at least acted like it, rather than simply being quirky. The only one that I thought did really well was the daughter, Siri Baruc.

Another big part is the pacing. It starts off very slowly. So slowly you might be tempted to turn it off. But then it gets compelling for a while when you get to the daughter's suicide and the aftermath. But shortly afterward, it all becomes a jumbled mess. Some of this was on purpose, but much of it was just needlessly confusing, monotonous, and poorly focused.

The real problem, is it's simply not a pleasant movie to watch. It's slow, dull, none of the characters are likable. Overuse of imagery and sets. Some movies you see characters get tortured. In this, it's the viewer that does. It does have a few creepy moments, most notably the creepy Nazi paintings and the credits, but the rest of the movie is mostly just tiresome.

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