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  (in credits order)

Ry Barrett ... Nick Randeen (as Ryan Barrett)
Karen Boshart ... Marissa Season
Buchanan Elliott ... Brandon Lawson
Matt Kowall ... Lex Anderson
Pete Soltesz ... Kevin Ricker (as Peter Soltesz)
Breanne TeBoekhorst ... Christy Howlett
R. Patrick Williams ... Brent Sherwood
Brian Ancliffe ... Fred Darlin
Lisa Biffis ... Lucy Gates
Nick Boshart ... Edward Long
Adam DeBuck ... Chris Lanson
Colin Harrington ... The Druid
Kevin Haughey ... Detective
Chris McDonald ... Duct Tape Man
Mike Medaglia ... Calvin Sprice (as Mike Madaglia)
Carter Murphy ... Nick Randeen (young)
Julia Perry ... Shower Girl

Tara Rice ... Reporter #2
Dawn Sadler ... Reporter #1
Dana Smith ... Suzanne Combers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lindsay Bridges ... Jen Hanson
Gabriel Carrer ... Cop 1 (as Philip Carrer)
Gerrit Sepers ... Bouncer

Directed by
Chad Archibald 
Gabriel Carrer  (as Philip Carrer)
Writing credits
Chad Archibald (written by) and
Gabriel Carrer (written by) (as Philip Carrer)

Produced by
Chad Archibald .... producer
Gabriel Carrer .... producer (as Philip Carrer)
Nick Jensen .... executive producer
Adam Koebel .... producer
Irene Loewy .... executive producer
Michael Paszt .... executive producer
Pete Soltesz .... producer
Original Music by
Colin Harrington 
Cinematography by
Adam Koebel 
Film Editing by
Chad Archibald 
Adam Koebel 
Art Direction by
Gabriel Carrer (executive art director) (as Philip Carrer)
Makeup Department
Mitchell Stacey .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Buzora .... assistant director
Visual Effects by
Adam Koebel .... visual effects supervisor
Ry Barrett .... stunts (as Ryan Barrett)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chad Archibald .... additional photographer
Other crew
Gerrit Sepers .... crew: behind-the-scenes

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Rated R for violence, gore and language
84 min
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A poor Evil Dead rip off, 27 October 2005
Author: Gravesofthetrust from United States

I had heard about this movie (Desperate Souls) from watching a trailer for it on my uncut DVD of Saw. In all honesty, the trailer is by far the best thing about this wretched piece of crap. Now I can try to respect the story, it did sound rather interesting (if not unimaginative), and sounded like it would be a decent Evil Dead type of movie. However about five minutes into the movie it quit being okay, and it turned into a unbearable crapfest. This movie takes the words "poor lighting," and "drab scenery" to a whole new level. The directors also seem to be obsessed with heavy metal music. Most if not all of the lame soundtrack is loud unintelligible heavy metal butt rock. There is a story in this movie, but after five minutes of bad lighting, terrible acting, you'll kind of just give up on it. It is obvious that the writers didn't really care enough to put in a coherent storyline. Or you know, people who know how to act, and I suppose actually being able to see things in a movie is too much to ask for. Does that sound so unreasonable? Apparentaly so, in only one or two scenes are things really noticeable, the rest of it are damn near impossible to see. And in one scene there sounds like a cool battle is going on, but you can't see anything. What the hell?! And I must say they really went all out with the scenery (if you can't sense the sarcasm you need to be smacked). Further to the point this movie had very little to do with the trailer, and the trailer was the best part of this debacle of the film. Bad lighting, terrible acting, drab scenery, things I construed as homo eroticism (a man calling another man buttercup?), bland DVD setup, and no special features on said DVD. Avoid this movie like the plague, if your wanting to watch a movie like this, avoid this and watch one of the Evil Dead movies.

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