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The Burrowers -- The Dakota Territories 1879. A handful of brave pioneers maintain isolated settlements in the badlands beyond civilization. But as men vanish in the night, and horrific evidence accumulates with the dead and dying, the group discovers that their prey is far more terrifying than anything human, and their prospects are far more terrible than death.
The Burrowers -- A group of frontiersman in search of a missing family fall prey to evil underground creatures


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In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Mediocre story, cool creatures. Medicool flick. See more (51 total) »


  (in credits order)

Clancy Brown ... John Clay

David Busse ... Young Bluecoat

William Mapother ... William Parcher

Jocelin Donahue ... Maryanne Stewart
Alexandra Edmo ... Faith (as Alex Edmo)

Brighid Fleming ... Little Sister

Karl Geary ... Fergus Coffey

Christopher Hagen ... Father

Doug Hutchison ... Henry Victor
Galen Hutchison ... Dobie Spacks

Laura Leighton ... Gertrude Spacks
Harley Coriz ... Short Ute
Suzi McLaughlin ... Mother

Tatanka Means ... Tall Ute

Seri DeYoung ... Audrey

David Midthunder ... Dull Knife

Jon Kristian Moore ... Big Brother
Anthony Parker ... Ten Bear
Cole Resch ... Little Brother
R.J. Rice ... Black Bluecoat

Sean Patrick Thomas ... Walnut Callaghan

Bonnie Morgan ... Burrower #1

Chris Grabher ... Burrower #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Trip Davis ... Thin Bluecoat (uncredited)

Stephanie Marie Delgado ... Burrower #3 (uncredited)

Robert Ri'chard ... (uncredited)
Hannah Rodananta ... Burrower #4 (uncredited)

Directed by
J.T. Petty 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J.T. Petty  writer

Produced by
Peter Block .... executive producer
Robert Hall .... co-producer
Lauren Kisilevsky .... co-producer
John Sacchi .... executive producer
William Sherak .... producer
Jason Shuman .... producer
Alton Walpole .... line producer
Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca 
Cinematography by
Phil Parmet 
Film Editing by
Andy Grieve 
Robb Sullivan 
Casting by
Toni Cobb Brock 
Nancy Nayor 
Shari Rhodes 
Kelly Wagner 
Production Design by
Mark Alan Duran 
Art Direction by
James F. Oberlander 
Set Decoration by
Gabrielle Petrissans 
Costume Design by
Deborah Everton 
Makeup Department
David A. Brooke .... special makeup effects artist
Chris Gallaher .... prosthetic eyes
Robert Hall .... creature effects designer: Almost Human Inc.
Paula Jane Hamilton .... key makeup artist: Los Angeles
Glen Hanz .... sculptor: Almost Human, Inc.
Allan B. Holt .... special makeup effects artist
Gina Lovato .... contact lens technician
Yvette Meely .... assistant hair stylist
Liza Norris .... contact lens technician
Liza Norris .... lens technician
Erik Porn .... key artist: Almost Human
William 'Barcode' Rosa .... special makeup effects artist
J. Nathan Simmons .... special makeup effects intern
Sheila Trujillo-Gomez .... key assistant makeup (as Sheila Trujillo)
Emily Vaughn .... contact lenses
Corey Welk .... special makeup effects assistant: Almost Human, Inc.
Production Management
Jennifer Booth .... production supervisor (as Jennifer L. Booth)
Philip Stilman .... post-production supervisor
Alton Walpole .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thom Buckley .... second assistant director
Dennis Crow .... first assistant director
Marcia Woske .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Ulrike Auer-Erdoes .... paint gangboss
Mark Bankins .... on-set dresser
Pierre Barrera .... set dresser: day player
Lou Boggs .... propmaker
Brian Ferguson .... leadman: additional photography
Marisa Frantz .... set designer
Lyn Gawron .... art department coordinator
Bobbi Jo Gonzales .... property master
Joel Goodell .... lead man
Linda R. Gore .... set dresser
The Chris Holme .... art director: additional photography
Russell M. Jaeger .... production designer: additional photography
Ester Kim .... assistant property master
Sara Krueger .... art department coordinator: additional photography
Jess Levy .... storyboard artist
Andy Linderkamp .... propmaker
Dale Lotreck .... construction utility
Jerad Marantz .... concept artist
Jonathan Delaney Marsh .... greens key
Nichole Miller .... on-set greens: day player
Nichole Miller .... set dresser: day player
Robbie Mueller .... set dresser
Lisanne Scafine .... set dressing buyer
Karen C. Schmidt .... stand-by painter: re-shoot
Danelle Vierkant .... creature designer
Sound Department
Tom Bjelic .... sound designer
David Brownlow .... production sound mixer
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Fung .... sound
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Alastair Gray .... dialogue editor
Katie Halliday .... second assistant sound editor
Dale Lennon .... adr editor
Josh Machado .... assistant sound editor
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
James Robb .... assistant sound editor
Virginia Storey .... foley artist
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Wilson .... foley mixer
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Ivonne Escoto .... fabricator and lab technician
Scott Hastings .... special effects coordinator
Joel Hobbie .... special effects foreman
Brian Poor .... special effects technician
William 'Barcode' Rosa .... lab technician
Visual Effects by
Kyle Boylen .... digital compositor
Noel Hooper .... visual effects supervisor
Haydn Masuda .... digital artist
John Moores .... on-set supervisor
Christa Tazzeo .... visual effects producer
Neil Williamson .... visual effects executive producer
Mark Brooks .... stunt double: Karl Geary
Matthew Lee Christmas .... stunt double
Jeff Danoff .... stunt double
Edward A. Duran .... stunt double
Danny Edmo .... stunts
Russell Solberg .... stunt coordinator
Wes Trudell .... riding double
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan V. Baker .... assistant to cinematographer
Chip Byrd .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Elizabeth Cash .... film loader
Beau Chaput .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ryan Eustis .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Tyler Fletcher .... video assist operator
Steven G. Fracol .... Steadicam operator
Ian Hanna .... grip
Hank Herrera .... key grip
Lewis Jacobs .... still photographer
Matthew Jacobs .... electrician
Steven Litecky .... gaffer
Ryan Minelli .... electrician
Charlie Newberry .... second assistant camera
Christopher Norris .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard Pink .... lighting technician
James R. Powell .... second assistant camera
Eric Steinig .... dolly grip
Animation Department
Florian Bailleul .... title animator
Casting Department
Sally Allen .... casting associate
Kiira Arai .... casting assistant
John Barba .... casting associate
Dominika Posserén .... casting assistant
Gwyn Savage .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aleah Ames .... key set costumer
Bren Cook .... costume supervisor
Jesse Trevino .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
Tavia Charlton .... digital intermediate production manager
Dustin DellaVecchia .... editorial production assistant
Julie Dole .... first assistant editor
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate project manager
Dave Muscat .... assistant digital intermediate editor
Lance Spindler .... post-production (uncredited)
Music Department
Scott Davidson .... music editor
Scott Davidson .... music engineer
Joshua Mathews .... music engineer
Joshua Mathews .... music programmer
Transportation Department
Kenny Heath .... transportation co-captain
J.D. Hicks .... equipment driver
Mike McKenny .... transportation
Robert Molitor .... transportation captain
C.D. Corky Newberry .... driver: stakebed
Marty Radcliff .... transportation captain
Alex Strand .... driver
William Wray .... driver
Other crew
Andrew P. Aguilar .... set production assistant
Lisa Alsop .... assistant to producer
Kent Bridgeman .... assistant: director
Sean Cardinalli .... second assistant accountant
Ami Cohen .... assistant: executive in charge of production
Armando M. Cruz III .... key office production assistant
Dawn Todd Curfman .... production coordinator (as Dawn Todd)
J.J. Dalton .... key set production assistant
Gregory Doucette .... script supervisor
Jason Doutree .... office production assistant
Julian Duran .... production assistant
Janie Elliott .... travel coordinator
Amanda Ellis .... credits coordinator
Julio Ferrario .... creative director: main titles
Kathryn Floro .... assistant to producers
Alex Franklin .... development executive
Cynthia Gates Fujikawa .... production accountant
Trevor George-Fowler .... animal trainer
Pamela B. Green .... title designer
Liam Hearne .... post-production accountant
Ray Heiser .... wrangler
Niki Hossack .... set production assistant
Bill Jacks .... contracts administrator
Wendy R. Kennedy .... production assistant (as Wendy Kennedy)
Bryan Lane .... wrangler (as Bryan Stinemetze)
Allison K. LeQuin .... production assistant
Robert M. Melnik .... executive vice president of business and legal affairs: Lionsgate
Tim Palen .... Co-President, Theatrical Marketing: Lionsgate
Joe Pepper .... Lieutenant
Emily Rice .... post-production accountant
Donna Sloan .... executive vice president: production
Jim Swidarski .... payroll accountant
Elaine K. Thompson .... assistant production coordinator
Sam Tischler .... location manager
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Robert Vertrees .... production assistant
Rhiannon Meier .... in memory of

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Rated R for violence and gore
Canada:96 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Color (Fuji Film) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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The look of the creatures evolved over three years of concept sketches.See more »
[first lines]
Fergus Coffey:[voice-over] It's about... Maryanne.
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27 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Mediocre story, cool creatures. Medicool flick., 22 April 2009
Author: ElijahCSkuggs from Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane

A western horror movie with creatures? Yeah, that's really all you need to know if you want to see this or not. Hey, you may not like it, but at the same time you may love it. I'm in the middle ground.

Story revolves around a rescue mission of sorts. The native Americans are blamed and that's where the rescue team is headed. Well, during the pursuit, people are mysteriously disappearing during the night. And what the hell are those weird holes in the ground? And why is the young girl they found not reacting to anything? Find out this and more in The Burrowers.

Like I said before, creatures in a western horror movie. That should be enough for you to make up your mind. If it's not enough, I can say that the creatures are pretty cool and the idea behind them is pretty original. But, you don't see them very often, and when you do, occasionally, they're in CGI form, but not always. And when not in CGI form, they look pretty sweet. My biggest gripe with the flick is....anything non-creature related. I just didn't give a damn about any of the rescue mission or the social-commentary or anything. Call me immature, call me a dumby, but hey, I like me some creatures, and these were pretty cool creatures, so it really grabbed all of my attention.

The Burrowers was a pretty slick lookin flick, with nice shots of rugged New Mexico, decent music, cool creatures (have I mentioned that??), a gaggle of carefree characters (especially Doug Hutchinson) and a pretty weak ending. The flick is a pretty mixed bag. It's a pretty solid rental, that you may just end up really enjoying. Or not.

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