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Death by Engagement -- A cursed ring bounces through an ensemble of desperate-to-be married young women, bringing brutal deaths to all who wear it.


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  (in credits order)

Sascha Knopf ... Det. Rikki Moore

Aaron McPherson ... Det. Cade Hamilton

P.J. Soles ... Mrs. Starkington

Iyari Limon ... Erica

Christa Campbell ... Stacy

Ryan Hansen ... Michael Micelli

Jilon VanOver ... Byron Oniskon (as Jilon Ghai)

Julian Berlin ... Leila

Brandon Largent ... Spencer Starkington

Jeffrey Vincent Parise ... Robert 'Bobo' Slarn (as Jeff Parise)

John Barry ... Doctor #1

Brian Patrick Wade ... Officer Mallar

Edie Dearing ... Brittney Dibcy

Jodie Tate ... Natalie Lambert

Sam Stefanski ... Shank

Darrin Reed ... Pawn Broker
Costas Koromilas ... Officer Mallar's Partner
Polly Tolonen ... Garage Sale Girl
Maggie Myatt ... Jean

Terry Rhoads ... Vic Lord
Alan Marco ... Marty Semekas
Bill Hill ... Ray-Ray

Pennie Leigh Orcutt ... Maid
Maria Kay ... Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Dees ... Maid of Honor (uncredited)

Directed by
Philip Creager 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philip Creager 

Produced by
Philip Creager .... producer
Jose Jehuda Garcia .... co-producer (as J. Jehuda Garcia)
Chris Moore .... line producer
Pennie Leigh Orcutt .... producer (as Pennie Orcutt)
Original Music by
John Corlis 
Cinematography by
Thaddeus Wadleigh 
Film Editing by
Philip Creager 
Casting by
Piper Norwood 
Production Design by
Dan Adams 
Heather Cox 
Costume Design by
Breanna Price 
Makeup Department
Sara Irving .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Chris Moore .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tad Agnew .... second assistant director
Michael Greenspan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jordan Andrews .... set dresser
Paul Creager .... art assistant
Rose Gordon .... art assistant
Sound Department
Michael Brillantes .... foley artist
Howard Johnston .... sound effects editor
Robert King .... sound re-recording mixer
Sean King .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Machowski .... sound mixer
Daniel D. Monahan .... production sound mixer
Jonathan Norton .... boom operator (as Jonathan "Pockets" Norton)
Special Effects by
J.P. Pettersen .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Adam Fanton .... digital effects artist
Darren Fanton .... digital effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Fischer .... grip
Samuel Buddy Fries .... camera operator (as Buddy Fries)
Patrick Gomez .... grip
Joshua Lee Huber .... best boy electric (as Josh Huber)
Patrick Murphy .... gaffer (as Pat Murphy)
Matt Perry .... best boy grip
Robert Schierer .... assistant camera
Sergei Sorokin .... second assistant camera
Ben Thompson .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alyssa Deer .... wardrobe assistant
Anne Miko .... wardrobe assistant
Breanna Price .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Matt Radecki .... on-line editor
Other crew
Tad Agnew .... production coordinator
Brandon Blake .... legal services: Blake & Wang P.A.
Kristin Bree Calabrese .... script supervisor
Christopher Conway .... production assistant
Maria Jean-Louis .... craft service
Sandy Murray .... production assistant (as Sandra Murray)
Ryan Spainhower .... production assistant
Chris Stiles .... financing consultant
Tracy Bobbitt .... special thanks

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Additional Details

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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The Volvo in the opening scene was left in front of the producer's house after filming. The aftermath was a "bloody mess". Someone passing by saw the car and assumed it was linked to a crime scene and called the police. The producer arrived home after a long day of shooting to a line up of police cars and flashing lights.See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Stay single...and see this film!, 24 May 2006
Author: writenact from United States

I had the chance to catch this movie while I was at the World Horror Convention in San Francisco and I was pleasantly surprised. It's basically a Quentin Tarentino meets Jason from Friday the 13th film, with plot twists that keep you engaged until the end. It follows the murder spree of Spencer Starkington (Brandon Largent), a young man with an explosive temper, who kills his bride and puts the maid-of-honor into a coma on the day of his wedding. Starkington himself is also left in a coma, because he attacks the bride and maid-of-honor from the back of their speeding car. The wedding ring worn by the bride is removed at the scene by an unscrupulous police officer and is given to his fiancé. The comatose Spencer, now being cared for at home by his mother (P.J. Soles), comes back from his coma and goes out in search of the missing wedding ring, regardless of who has it and where. This leads him in and out of the lives (and hideous deaths!) of a variety of seamy individuals as the ring moves from one victim to another.

Spencer is pursued by a pair of police detectives: Detective Rikki Moore (Sascha Knopf), who's consummate anti-girly girl and Detective Cade Hamilton (Aaron MacPherson) who's delightfully smarmy and a perfect foil for Rikki. They until the end, as the movie careens like an out-of-control roller-coaster. You'll never know what the ending is until the final credits roll.

This movie is loaded with great performances, most notably P.J. Soles. Her portrayal of Spencer Starkington's mother is the creepiest movie mother I've ever seen. She is disturbing without going over the top, with a quiet air that hides a bubbling cauldron of psychotic behavior. Sascha Knopf and Aaron MacPherson, the two police officers, work together like clockwork. There performances compliment each other as if they've been together since the police academy. All of the characters are played like something out of Pulp Fiction, with lots of quirky tics and memorable personalities. It also helps that the movie has a great story and a solid script.

The only thing I would have like to have seen would have been a better handling for the movement of the ring. I was confused on why the ring turned up where it did, only to get the explanation late in the film. This made the continuity just a little clunky. I'm not sure if this is the final cut, so this is something that can be fixed with some additional editing. However, don't let this stop you from seeing the film. This movie was a total hoot, with spills and thrills for everyone!

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