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Rest Stop -- The film follows Nicole Carrow, a young woman who is threatened by a maniac serial killer, after her boyfriend Jess, is abducted in a rest stop.


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The film follows Nicole Carrow, a young woman who is threatened by a maniac serial killer, after her boyfriend Jess, is abducted in a rest stop. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Great movie that sadly a lot of people don't seem to get See more (206 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jaimie Alexander ... Nicole

Joseph George Mendicino ... Jesse Hilts (as Joey Mendicino)

Deanna Russo ... Tracy Kress

Diane Salinger ... The Mother (as Diane Louise Salinger)

Curtis Taylor ... The Ranger

Joey Lawrence ... Deacon
Gary Entin ... Twin #1
Edmund Entin ... Twin #2
Jennifer Cormack ... College Student

Mikey Post ... Scotty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Childers ... Father
Nick Orefice ... The killer / kzl-303 (uncredited)

Directed by
John Shiban 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Shiban  written by

Produced by
James Hirsch .... executive producer (as James G. Hirsch)
Tony Krantz .... producer
R.J. Louis .... executive producer
Daniel Myrick .... producer
Robert Papazian .... executive producer (as Robert A. Papazian)
Shawn Papazian .... producer
John Shiban .... producer
R.J. Louis .... line producer (uncredited)
Reece Pearson .... assistant producer (uncredited)
John Shiban .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Bear McCreary 
Cinematography by
Mark Vargo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Byard 
Casting by
Patrick Baca 
Robin Nassif 
Production Design by
Phil Dagort  (as Philip Dagort)
Art Direction by
Ian Phillips 
Set Decoration by
Megan Malley Cannon  (as Megan Malley-Cannon)
Costume Design by
Warden Neil 
Makeup Department
Bridget Bergman .... key makeup artist
Jamie Kelman .... makeup department head
Jamie Kelman .... special makeup effects artist
Norma Lee .... hair department head
Production Management
Jeffrey Baker .... executive in charge of production
Karine Cruz .... production supervisor
R.J. Louis .... unit production manager
Rebecca McGill .... executive in charge of production
Mark St. John .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Charleston .... first assistant director
Patrick Cunningham .... second assistant director
Robert Papazian .... second unit director (as Robert A. Papazian)
Shawn Papazian .... second unit director
Art Department
Treven Bedwell .... property master
Bruce Bellamy .... on-set dresser
Mark Boucher .... paint foreman
David B. Brenner .... construction coordinator (as David Brenner)
Nelson Bush .... leadman (as Nelson Lee Bush)
Devin Crane .... technical consultant (as Devon Crane)
Pat DiGiulo .... labor foreman (as Pat Di Giulio)
William Greinke .... construction foreman
Hugo Hernandez .... set painter
Brandi Hugo .... art department assistant (as Brandi M. Hugo)
Alfredo Ortega .... set painter
Eugene Wyrick .... assistant property master (as Gene Wyrick)
Sound Department
Nate Arrigoni .... assistant dialogue editor
Sean Byrne .... sound editor
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Andy D'Addario .... re-recording mixer (as Andrew C. D'Addario)
David C. Eichhorn .... adr editor (as David Eichhorn)
David C. Eichhorn .... dialogue editor (as David Eichhorn)
David C. Eichhorn .... supervising sound editor (as David Eichhorn)
Klair Ethridge .... boom operator
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor
Kevin Meltcher .... assistant dialogue editor
Michael C. Moore .... sound mixer
Jill Schachne .... foley artist (as Jill Schacne)
Peter Michael Sullivan .... re-recording mixer
David Torres .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects coordinator
Donald Mayabb .... special effects
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Kanin Howell .... stunts (as Kanan Howell)
Norman Howell .... stunt coordinator
Don Lee .... stunt double: Joe Lawrence
Erin Sharkey .... stunt double
Jessie James Thompson .... stunt double
Christine Marie .... stunt double: Jaimie Alexander (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... director of photography: second unit
Kyle Buff .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Tom Cantrell .... lamp operator
Lonnie S. Gatlin .... best boy electric (as Lonnie Gatlin)
Joseph Graham .... key grip (as Joe Graham)
Jeremy Griffiths .... grip
Doug Hyun .... still photographer
Bob E. Krattiger .... gaffer (as Bob Kraittinger)
J. Steven Matzinger .... camera operator (as Steve Matzinger)
Darin Necessary .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jay Pope .... grip
David A. Santos .... best boy grip (as David Santos)
Kenny Schneider .... lamp operator (as Ken Schneider)
Blake Scripps .... second assistant camera
Anders Yarbrough .... camera production assistant
Anders Yarbrough .... second assistant camera: second unit
Maryan Zurek .... first assistant camera
Doug Hyun .... special photographer (uncredited)
Anders Yarbrough .... camera loader (uncredited)
Animation Department
Devin Crane .... storyboard artist
Casting Department
Preena Lavingia .... casting assistant
Chris Bustard .... extras casting (uncredited)
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Berger .... costume supervisor
Cesar Magana .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Randy Beveridge .... senior colorist
Kristen Helsing .... first assistant editor
Sharon Lopez .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Ivo Deranja .... location manager
Music Department
Ken Charlson .... music editor
Steve Kaplan .... score mixer
Steve Kaplan .... score recordist
Rebecca McGill .... music supervisor
Steve Kaplan .... scoring engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Richard Anton .... driver
David Blair .... driver
Brian Casella .... driver
Donald R. Casella .... transportation coordinator (as Don Casella)
Dan Lazaretto .... transportation captain (as Dan Lazzaretto)
Robert Lee .... driver (as Bobby Lee)
Jim Martell .... driver
Becky Raiche .... driver
Other crew
Nino Aldi .... production assistant
Shira Auerhahn .... Assistant To Sales Agent
Cory Calhoun .... assistant: Mr. Krantz
Dylan Charleston .... production assistant
Giuseppe De Angelis .... production intern
Michael Feldman .... production assistant
Aaron Goldstein .... assistant: Mr Myrick
Tom Just .... production secretary
Howard Keys .... set medic
Leslie Kirvin .... production accountant
Quinton Marquiss .... intern: second unit
Martin Palma .... key craft service
Grace Sur .... assistant accountant
Mark S. Thomas .... script supervisor (as Mark Thomas)
Janet Viscome .... assistant: Mr. Papazian
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance (uncredited)
Jeffrey Baker .... special thanks: Warner Home Video

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some sexuality
80 min | 85 min (unrated version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Jamie Alexander's first Lead role in a feature filmSee more »
Continuity: In the scene when Nicole and Jess are driving, before nearly wrecking into the truck, you can see a camper in her side mirror. Then, in all of the scenes when it switches back to her, the mirror is facing down towards the ground.See more »
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Great movie that sadly a lot of people don't seem to get, 14 October 2011
Author: Jon Doe from yourhdd'

This is really a great genre film that has the best of both worlds in Horror: Slasher and Supernatural. I think it is because it was televised on sci-fi that people are giving it such a bad wrap, but the raw uncut version of this film is truly nothing short of a great horror film.

Not a cookie cutter movie at all, I highly recommend this to genre lovers who like a good story and a decent mystery. It took me a few viewings to fully grasp all the angles and clues given and I think those are the best kinds of horror movies. The characters are solid and acting top notch. Jaime Alexander is sexy as always as the victim of a macabre supernatural horror fest.

I, like another reviewer gave it 8 stars not because I think this movie is fully worthy of 8 stars, but much more worthy then the 1 star votes so many, I can only say sorry individuals left. This movie is far from a 1 and there is nothing left unanswered. There is not one plot whole if you take the time and pay attention. This isn't your loud explosion, kill a minute horror fare, but it has its share and some decent gore for the gorehounds. Most of all it has suspense which is lacking in a lot of today's Horror fares. There is some decent character development which is always welcome to me. I'm a little older so the explosion a minute thing is just not enough for me anymore. I am a die-hard Horror fan who loves a decent back story.This movie doesn't disappoint in that way either.

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