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While driving to Las Vegas with his college friends Rachel, Liz, Atlanta, Sophie and Adam, the selfish and wealthy Mark decides to take a shortcut... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Myiea Coy ... Sophie

Hazel Dean ... Sarah (as April Gilbert)
Ashley Rebecca Hawkins ... Atlanta

Bill Jacobson ... Franklin Mayhew
Tiffany Kristensen ... Liz
April Lang ... Mrs. Mayhew
Annie Mackay ... Angel

Tom Nagel ... Adam

Alan Ritchson ... Mark

Nick Stellate ... Sheriff

Pej Vahdat ... Chip
Catherine Wreford ... Rachel

Directed by
Edward Gorsuch 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Hurst  (as Ellis Walker)

Produced by
Michael Feifer .... producer
Marc L. Greenberg .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dennis Smith 
Cinematography by
Hank Baumert Jr. 
Film Editing by
Adam Severin 
Casting by
Mark Tillman 
Production Design by
Kenn Coplan 
Art Direction by
Aaron Meziere 
Set Decoration by
Jane Derryberry 
Makeup Department
Jessica Gorchow .... assistant makeup artist
Natalie Thimm .... makeup department head
Production Management
Kelley Cauthen .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Feifer .... first assistant director
Paul Miller .... second unit director
Helene Udy .... second assistant director
Art Department
Nicole Ruby .... property master
Sound Department
Jason Brooks .... sound mixer
Brad Bryan .... sound mixer
Robert King .... sound designer
Sean King .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Dominic Alfano .... assistant special effects makeup
Tom Devlin .... special effects makeup
Richie Solomon .... atmospheric effects
Visual Effects by
Kelley Cauthen .... visual effects supervisor
Kim Turney .... stunt coordinator
Stuart F. Wilson .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Alba .... Steadicam operator
Michael Alba .... camera operator
Kirk Bartolata .... electrician
Gustavo Brum .... gaffer
Steven 'Jeeda' Bryant .... key grip
Jonathon Carmichael .... key grip
Ryan Copeland .... electrician
Ryan Copeland .... set lighting technician
Jonathan Cushing .... set lighting technician
Brian D'Haem .... electrician
Nicole Dayton .... grip
Jeanne Dear .... best boy electric
Michael Feifer .... still photographer
Matt Peterson .... grip
Christopher Preston .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Christopher Preston .... first assistant camera: second unit
Darryl Rue .... grip
Victoria Tidmarch .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elyssa Williams .... wardrobe assistant (as Elyssa Komansky)
Editorial Department
Paul Abelkis .... assistant editor
Justin Donaldson .... assistant editor
Music Department
Steve Eggleston .... music supervisor
Other crew
Arthur Bonner .... production assistant
'Rick' Ricardo Escamilla .... production assistant
Erin Forrest .... script supervisor
Evan Gunny .... production assistant
Lawrence Lopez .... production assistant
Kinece Senegal .... production assistant
Elyssa Williams .... production assistant (as Elyssa Komansky)
Alfred Wilson .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pieces" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Rated R for strong horror violence, language, some nudity and drug use
USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | USA:R
Filming Locations:

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References Wrong Turn (2003/I)See more »
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24 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Rip-Off of other movies but still good enough to entertain, 6 July 2006
Author: jpgonc from Lisbon, Portugal

The script of "The Butcher" was obviously written taking bits from Wrong Turn and The Hills Have Eyes with a little scent of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Although not so violent as the latter, this flick doesn't fail to the genre: Horror.

However I must ask the Screenwriter why he gave the name "The Butcher" to this film. A most suitable name would be "The Insane Family". I'll bet you'll say the same thing after seeing this.

The acting is not bad, the special effects are good and the story doesn't run into the clichés usually made, except for the spoken dialogs. Stupid lines and nonsenses like asking if anybody is there in an obvious empty house and calling for help in the woods knowing that the killer is doing a chase was a completely dumb thing to write making it unoriginal as seen in other films countless times.

I must point out the unreal factor not exclusive of this movie but always seen in others of the same genre. After the death of their female friend, there's some convincing acting about her death, but then is all forgotten and everyone is "cool" and behaving as if nothing horrible has happened.

Nevertheless I found "The Butcher" entertaining and far better than "Venom" and because it showed a good directing and things that were very different from those movies mentioned. We do not see the usual way of a teenager get killed like in Jason Friday 13th or Halloween and we have always the perspective where the killer is and where the victims are.

There's some slow pace at the middle of it and the gore is not intense but all the action and the subsequent end turns this into a mildly enjoyable time spent.

Definitely a good renting. (Actually, the best thing, and if you can, it's to try to see it free).

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