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An unknown creature terrorizes an archeological dig in the middle of a desolate New Mexico town. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Luke Goss ... Kale

Deborah Offner ... Tanya the waitress

Mark Kelly ... Frank the trucker

Russell Means ... Grandpa

Tonantzin Carmelo ... Nodin

Charlie Murphy ... Hank

Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Annie Flynn
Isait De La Fuente ... Luis

M.C. Gainey ... Rob Horn

Chris Andrew Ciulla ... Kelly

Beau Garrett ... Caya

Whitney Able ... Ally

Tommy Dewey ... Charlie
Ric Barbera ... Curtis
Jeff Olson ... Harlan

Miranda Bailey ... Carla
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jason Hamer ... Jason (uncredited)

Jim Jepson ... Ranch Hand (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthew Leutwyler 
Writing credits
Matthew Leutwyler (written by)

Produced by
Miranda Bailey .... producer
TyRuben Ellingson .... executive producer
Francey Grace .... producer
D.J. Marini .... producer
Julie Sandor .... co-producer
Jun Tan .... producer
Michael 'Spike' Van Briesen .... line producer
Original Music by
Joseph Bishara 
Cinematography by
Ross Richardson 
Film Editing by
Shawna Callahan 
Casting by
Michael Testa 
Production Design by
Christopher R. DeMuri 
Set Decoration by
Les Boothe 
Costume Design by
Annie Bloom (re-shoots)
Carolyn Leone  (as Carolyn Leone-Smith)
Makeup Department
Ben Bornstein .... special makeup effects shop technician: VGP
Autumn Butler .... makeup artist
Alex Bytnar .... special makeup effects artist
Michael Davis .... key hair stylist
Rocky Faulkner .... key makeup artist
Vincent J. Guastini .... additional special makeup effects designer and creator
Don Lanning .... sculptor
Leonard MacDonald .... makeup animatronics
Michael Mosher .... makeup department head
Megan Tanner .... makeup artist: Luke Goss
Liz Webster .... assistant makeup artist
Daniel N. Smith .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Michael 'Spike' Van Briesen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shawn Bisi .... second second assistant director
Luis Bonachea .... second second assistant director: re-shoots
Kelsey Daniels .... first assistant director: second unit (as Kelsey Landry)
Matt Henderson .... first assistant director
Jeff Jingle .... second unit director
Jason Rodgers .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brent Astrope .... construction coordinator
Matt Harris .... property master
Hollie Howton .... art coordinator
Doug Kimbrough .... lead man: reshoots
Greg Lang .... carpenter: re-shoot
Jared L. Meadors .... set dresser
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... adr editor
Manvel Barsegyan .... sound mixer: L.A. shoots
Garret Bever .... assistant sound
Spencer Blair .... post-sound assistant
Adam Fike .... post sound coordinator
Rusty Fisher .... boom operator
Rusty Fisher .... sound mixer: second unit
Stephen M. Galvin .... assistant dialogue editor
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Steve McCarty .... sound effects editor
Matt McGowin .... boom operator (as Matthew McGowan)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
April Tucker .... sound post-production (as April Cech)
April Tucker .... sound recordist (as April Cech)
Special Effects by
Mark Ballou .... creature effects technician: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Billy Bryan .... creature effects fabrication: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Chris Burgoyne .... special effects makeup (as Christopher Burgoyne)
Alex Bytnar .... special effects lab technician
Carlton Coleman .... special effects makeup
Carlton Coleman .... special effects technician
Donald Frazee .... special effects supervisor
Joe Gomez .... mold shop supervisor: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Jason Hamer .... special effects coordinator: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Eric Harris .... creature painter: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Jeff Himmel .... creature effects fabrication: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Jeff Jingle .... animatronic creature effects: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Mark Killingsworth .... creature effects fabrication: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Scott Lingard .... special effects foreman
Leonard MacDonald .... creature effects technician: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Robert Maverick .... special effects makeup
Bruce D. Mitchell .... creature effects fabrication: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Koji Ohmura .... special effects makeup
Kazuyuki Okada .... special effects makeup
Richard Redlefsen .... fabricator
Richard Redlefsen .... painter
Richard Redlefsen .... special effects makeup
Todd Rex .... sculptor: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Michael Roundy .... special effects technician
Ryan Roundy .... special effects technician
David E. Smith .... sculptor: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Brett Stern .... assistant creature painter: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc.
Robert G. Willard .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Magali Aubé .... modeling artist
Ana Bruno .... visual effects
Hunter Chase .... digital artist
Shane Cook .... CG supervisor: POV
David Dozoretz .... visual effects supervisor
Marco Foglia .... digital artist
Stephen Garrett .... digital artist
Marc-André Guindon .... CG supervisor
Lina Hum .... texture artist
Benjamin Liu .... digital effects artist: Persistence of Vision
Mitch Paulson .... digital colorist
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... assistant stunt coordinator
Ryan Fitzgerald .... stunt double
Kevin L. Jackson .... stunt double
Kathy Jarvis .... stunt double: Miss E. Vaugier
Dina L. Margolin .... stunt double
Darrin Prescott .... stunt coordinator
Jason Rodgers .... stunt double
Kevin Scott .... stunts
Craig Frosty Silva .... utility stunts
Michael 'Spike' Van Briesen .... stunts
Michele Waitman .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Gabriel Copeland .... second assistant camera
Reed Fanning .... electrician
J.J. Gerber .... film loader
Fred Hayes .... still photographer
Mike Law .... electrician
Scott Logan .... camera loader
William Long .... electrician (as Bill Long)
Carlos Lopez Calleja .... first assistant camera
Kristine Lyons .... electrician
Paul Meehan .... dolly grip
Jason Painter .... first assistant camera
Roger Peterson .... grip
Eliseo Romero .... second assistant camera
Nathan Stock .... grip (as Nate Stock)
Robert Stone .... gaffer
Craig Sullivan .... key grip
David M. White .... electrician
Tyler William Winegar .... grip (as Tyler Winegar)
Casting Department
Dan Shaner .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chapin Simpson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Tess Lindberg .... assistant editor
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
Elizabeth Rufenacht .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Zach Selwyn .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Britani Alexander .... transportation coordinator
Jim DePue .... transportation coordinator
Lottie DePue .... transportation captain
Cody Herpin .... driver
Eric Lichtenberg .... set driver
Thad Paget .... driver
Stephen Rippey .... truck driver
Rick Spidell .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Elizabeth Ann Allen .... lead stand-in
Hayley Badham .... production assistant
Hayley Badham .... second unit assistant
Greg Bernstein .... legal services
Suzanne Bingham .... script supervisor
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Nathan Caulford .... production assistant
Marjorie Chodorov .... production accountant
Marc Conn .... location supervisor
Brian David Culp .... production assistant: re-shoots
Kelsey Daniels .... production coordinator (as Kelsey Landry)
Stein Erickson .... lead stand-in
Stefan Glidden .... key set production assistant: re-shoots
Jeff Jingle .... puppeteer
Terence Johnson .... stand-in
Hayley Karl .... production assistant: re-shoots
Amanda Marshall .... assistant to producers
Amanda Marshall .... assistant: producers
Ryan McDowell .... assistant to director
Amanda Morten .... production assistant: re-shoots
Brian Ray .... production assistant
Teauhna Riley .... set/office intern
Lalida Sujjavasin .... production assistant: Los Angeles, re-shoots
Lansia Wann .... production assistant
Conrad V.R. Young .... production assistant
Jared Watkins .... photo double (uncredited)
Erwann G. Marshall .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Alien Rising" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Rated R for violence/gore and language
93 min | Germany:90 min (European Film Market)
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Continuity: Kale puts a knife through the dead trucker's chest. In the close-ups the body is wearing a red shirt, which the knife goes through. In the other shots, the body is topless.See more »
Hank:I hope this ain't the guy thats gonna help us out, we might as well be waiting on... Tupac.See more »
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28 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Limited Theatrical? This was destined for Sci-Fi channel!, 20 November 2007
Author: slasherguyy

I heard about Unearthed when it had only just really begun production, and thought it sounded quite good. I was mainly attracted to it because it's a Horror Movie and Emmanuelle Vaugier is the lead. It instantly sounded like a B-Movie, and looked like one, so I didn't go in expecting for the movie to be amazing - just at least good. After waiting for a release date, it was finally released at the Horrorfest. I just managed to see the movie and I am very disappointed with it. It's, in short, crap.

Plot line is somewhat simple, but I just didn't care as it got so boring. A sinister crash on a highway causes cattle to begin dying and such, and a Sheriff (Vaugier) and several others find themselves being attacked by some sort of creature and find themselves fighting for survival. Sounds entertaining, but trust me it isn't. I couldn't wait for this film to finish, as it felt like it was just going on and on. They delve into the plot further in the movie as it progresses, but I honestly just past caring.

The acting is good, and one of the only good aspects of the film. Vaugier is great as always, and Beau Garrett and Tonantzin Carmelo are good as well. The others are good, but those three were the only ones I was interested in as they gave the strongest performances. Luke Goss did seem kind of pointless though, and added nothing to the film. It's a shame that this movie has a range of great actors, yet they are given cardboard characters to work with. None of the characters are really remotely interesting, and Vaugier has a really pointless back-story which adds nothing to her character.

The Horror itself isn't done well. The death scenes are messy and not entertaining. Most of the characters aren't interesting, as said before, so you can't wait for them to get killed. They're not even given memorable death scenes. Most of the death scenes consist of the creature popping up and just attacking and then it's done. They could have at least given us some entertaining chase scenes and ranged their deaths and not just given us little, boring attacks. The creature is OK, but nothing special at all.

For some reason I had a problem with the dialogue in the movie also. When characters interact, it does not seem natural and just feels badly written in parts. The dialogue is somewhat horrible at times. Characters will be talking to each other, and then a long pause will come, and they will go onto another topic, end the conversation, cut to another scene or they'll talk to someone else or talk about something else. I gave the movie the benefit of the doubt, but then I just realized it was lazy writing and crappy character development.

Unearthed unfortunately is a big mess of a movie. I actually cannot believe this got into theaters, as this is a DVD or TV movie premiere at best. Think Sci-Fi channel actually, as this feels like one of the Sci-Fi channel worthy movies - not theater worthy. I really wanted to love this for a B-Movie, but the movie is just a pile of boring crap. Uninteresting characters, bad dialogue, lazy writing, lame death scenes and just plain old boring...Unearthed is one to miss! The only positive things I can say about this are the cast, the choice of survivors and perhaps a "little" bit of entertainment in there somewhere. You'll be lucky to find that entertainment though.


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