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Raising the Stakes (2005)

Steve and Bob are two guys who enjoy their fanboy role-playing lifestyles a bit too much. Their obsession with vampire role-playing games leads them to decide to become vampires and get ... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Josh Lively ...
Zane Crosby ...
Ryan Stocking ...
Maxwell Selwyn
T.J. Rogers ...
Chad / Homeless Guy
Jordan Hess ...
Drew Smith ...
Nino Mancino ...
Sex Offender Marty
Jessica Togias ...
Ellie Santy ...
Jeff Channell ...
Store Clerk
Nick Shomo ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Benzo ...
Ding Dong Ditcher #1
Justin Channell ...
Ding Dong Ditcher #2 / Robert Mesko / Panda Guy
Richard Crosby ...
Ding Dong Ditch Victim / Guy Eating a Sandwich / Tazer Guy (as Richard 'Nips' Crosby)
Chuck Deem ...
Blind Guy


Steve and Bob are two guys who enjoy their fanboy role-playing lifestyles a bit too much. Their obsession with vampire role-playing games leads them to decide to become vampires and get revenge on a world that doesn't understand them. Unfortunately for them, it takes a bit more than cheap Halloween makeup to scare people, so their attempts just lead to even more ridicule and physical harm. But that all changes when they discover a dealer of the occult named Maxwell Selwyn who can give them want they want: a potion that will turn them both into vampires. They fork over the money and sure enough, their dream comes true. They set out to finally get revenge on the world that rejected them... only to find they were better off with the cheap makeup. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

12 February 2005 (USA)  »

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$110 (estimated)

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(Remastered Director's Cut Edition)


Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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There was a very small crew on the film, usually only consisting of two people. During many occasions, Justin Channell was the only crew member and had to find a way to set up shots, direct, and run sound at the same time. See more »


Bob: [a blind man has pulled a gun] Holy shit! It's like Ben Affleck!
Blind Guy: Aw, hell no!
[starts firing random rounds]
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References Chillers (1987) See more »

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12 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I gave this a 6 out of 10 comparing it to all movies ever made. If I were looking at it strictly as an indy production I would boost that number up. It's a quite entertaining flick made by some young guys that puts some other low budget pictures to shame. The comedy is there and the plot is decent enough for what the movie is. The acting seems "real" enough for the age group without coming across as just plain bad acting as some low budget pictures do. Even the somewhat annoying "sidekick" with his South Park Cartman imitations and other pop culture referenced imitations doesn't bring the movie down. Everyone on this did a good job and the kids are young so that gives them bonus points. They did a better job at indy film-making than some "adults". Give this one a view and you won't regret it.

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