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Live everyday like it's your last. See more »
Deaths tells the story of an all-American guy who is murdered each day by horrifying pursuers, only to wake up in slightly different lives to experience the terror of being murdered again. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Mike Vogel ... Ian Stone

Jaime Murray ... Medea

Christina Cole ... Jenny Walker

Michael Feast ... Gray
Charlie Anson ... Josh Garfield

Michael Dixon ... Brad Kopple

George Dillon ... Referee

Marnix Van Den Broeke ... Harvester 1

Andrew Buchan ... Ryan
Bill Nash ... Terrified Man
Anthony Warren ... Carl
Jason Steadman ... Pedestrian
Jason Durran ... Man Waiting for Phone Booth
Jeff Peterson ... Harvester 2
Tom Bodell ... Elevator Passenger
Jonathan Magnanti ... Cab Driver
Roger Monk ... Homeless Man
James Bartle ... Teenager
Clive Perrott ... Harvester 3 - Doctor
Jack Patrick Montgomery ... Little Boy
Miroslav Rakovan ... Ice Hockey Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Warren ... Emaciated Ian body

Lasco Atkins ... Street passer-by (uncredited)

Robert Stone ... Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Dario Piana 
Writing credits
Brendan Hood (written by)

Produced by
Steve Christian .... executive producer
Brian J. Gilbert .... producer
Brendan Hood .... executive producer
Ralph Kamp .... producer
Paul Ritchie .... line producer
Stan Winston .... producer
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
Cinematography by
Stefano Morcaldo 
Film Editing by
Celia Haining 
Casting by
Carrie Hilton 
Tamara Notcutt 
Production Design by
Amanda McArthur 
Art Direction by
Gerard Bryan 
Set Decoration by
Bridget Menzies 
Costume Design by
Nancy Thompson 
Makeup Department
Justin Ditter .... wigs/hair designer: Stan Winston Studio
Alison Elliott .... makeup designer
Chris Gallaher .... special makeup effects artist
Aimee Macabeo .... wigs/hair designer: Stan Winston Studio
Susie Munachen .... hair stylist
Susie Munachen .... makeup artist
Michael Ornelaz .... hair designer department head: Stan Winston Studio
John Rosengrant .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Simon Webber .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Lucie Graves .... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Wynne .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Downes .... second assistant director
Martin Krauka .... first assistant director
Sarah Jean Selway .... assistant director runner (as Sarah Brand)
Nick Starr .... third assistant director
Art Department
Graham Baker .... head rigger
Jim Charmatz .... conceptual design
Shay Leonard .... stand-by props
Jerad Marantz .... character designer
Dave Reed .... construction coordinator
Darren Reynolds .... stand-by prop
Rebecca Thomas .... art department trainee
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
Peter Woods .... set dresser
Sound Department
Clive Copland .... sound mixer
Jennie Evans .... adr editor
Jennie Evans .... dialogue editor
Carrie Giunta .... sound editor
Matthew Gough .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Gough .... sound supervisor
James Harris .... boom operator
James Harrison .... sound editor
Craig Irving .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Joseph .... foley editor
Mark Lafbery .... adr mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Alastair Sirkett .... sound effects editor
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Dawn Dininger .... special effects makeup
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician
Hiroshi Katagiri .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Lindsay MacGowan .... effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Shane Mahan .... effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
John Rafique .... special effects supervisor
Nick Smith .... special effects technician
Chris Watson .... special effects technician
Garth Inns .... special effects supervisor: UK (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Brian Bishop .... visual effects editor: Stan Winston Studio
Antony Bluff .... visual effects producer
D. Walt Cameron .... digital compositor
Vasistha Chawda .... visual effects artist
John Claude .... digital intermediate colourist
John Cornejo .... digital compositor: Stan Winston Studio
Adam Dotson .... conceptual animator
James D. Fleming .... digital artist: Framestore CFC
Bradley Gabe .... pipeline development: Stan Winston Studio
Bradley Gabe .... technical animator: Stan Winston Studio
Greg Groenekamp .... senior compositor: Stan Winston Studio
Craig Hilditch .... digital compositor
Chris Holmes .... visual effects supervisor: I.C.O. Entertainment, Inc.
Dan Levitan .... compositor: The Levity Group
Dan Levitan .... look development: The Levity Group
Ben Lock .... visual effects producer
Jason Lopes .... senior systems administrator
Dennis Michelson .... visual effects supervisor
Jesh Murthy .... visual effects supervisor: Anibrain
Ephraim Mwakandu .... digital artist: Framestore CFC
Joseph C. Pepe .... conceptual artist: Stan Winston Studio
Michael S. Pryor .... head of digital production: Stan Winston Studio
Joshua Puente .... digital compositor
Sirio Quintavalle .... compositor
Jabbar Raisani .... CG supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Sampat Shetty .... digital compositor
Craig A. Simms .... compositing supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Gregory L. Smith .... cg artist: Stan Winston Studio
Dawn Turner .... visual effects coordinator
Maggie Walby .... digital I/O: Framestore CFC
Peter Hartless .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Duncan Lees .... head of 3D services: Plowman Craven and Associates (uncredited)
Rus Wetherell .... digital artist (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Barlow .... key grip
Paul Bates .... electrician
Peter Davies .... electrician
Ross Grainger .... electrician
Victoria Hanna .... camera trainee (as Victoria Simpson)
Phil Humphries .... clapper loader
Dylan Jones .... video operator
Steve Kitchen .... best boy
Jake Marcuson .... focus puller
Luke Myslowski .... grip
Leonardo Osello .... focus puller
Abi Oseni .... camera trainee
Andy Sauer .... grip
Pat Sweeney .... gaffer
Neil Tomlin .... crane technician dailies
Nick Wall .... unit & specials photographer
Animation Department
Ben Bradley .... digital artist
Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting
Bev Lawley .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sian Evans .... costume stand-by
Kate Laver .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Greg Barrett .... senior digital grade producer
Stephen Bearman .... film scanner
Rebecca Budds .... digital media coordinator
Ian Cunningham .... assistant editor
Hanh Nguyen .... editor trainee
Paul Shore .... digital film supervisor
Music Department
Elia Cmiral .... orchestrator
Elia Cmiral .... score synth programmer
John Samuel Hanson .... musical programmer: synthesizer & percussion
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Adam Klemens .... conductor
Vitek Kral .... score engineer
David G. Russell .... score synth programmer
Lee Scott .... music editor
John Whynot .... score mixer
Hyesu Yang .... score synth programmer
Transportation Department
Mark Crowley .... unit driver
Carl Isherwood .... transportation captain
Other crew
Monika Agorelius .... electronic press kit
Daniel Brogan .... floor runner
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Daniel Budd .... first assistant accountant
Paulette Caletti .... prosthetic assistant (as Paulette James)
Warren Clark .... set security
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Richard Daldry .... production coordinator
Mark Grimwade .... assistant location manager
Matthew Hampton .... international marketing
Rachel James .... post-production accountant
Julia Jones .... unit publicist
Hayley Lyon .... assistant accountant
Emma Magee .... production runner
James McGrady .... floor runner
John Miles .... production accountant
Helene Oosthuizen .... script supervisor
Danny Prescott .... assistant to producer
Doon Ram .... floor runner
Jean-Marc Rulier .... 3D scanning specialist
Sarah Jean Selway .... set runner (as Sarah Brand)
Joss Spry .... assistant to director
Matt Storey .... trainee floor runner
Jason Wheeler .... location manager
Christy Whitton .... production trainee

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Rated R for violence, some drug content and brief language
87 min
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21 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best of the 2007 After Dark Horrorfest, 23 December 2007
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Ian Stone wakes up day after day, only to be killed again and again. He is followed by a group of murderers who disguise themselves, often as important people in his life. And one woman keeps re-appearing that he must protect at all cost: but why is she so important and why do the killers want him dead?

I have seen this film compared to a variety of movies, including "Donnie Darko" (which seems to be a bit of a stretch). My impression was of "Dark City" and to a lesser degree "The Other Side". Regardless, this film does seem to remind people of other films -- which is strange once you realize how completely different this film is from pretty much every other horror film out there.

The downfall of this movie is the fact you are unclear about what is going on and why it is going on, at least at first. Sure, it's not as confusing as trying to read Immanuel Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason" but you will have to have an open mind to get into this, something that many horror fans might not be willing to do. (I freely admit that as much as I love thinking films, some days I just want to see teenagers die in the woods.)

Even after you finally "get it" there remains some mystery. A lot of questions go unanswered that a good audio commentary or a sequel would need to clear up. I'm not sure I'd want to spend much time with either one, though... this film had very little lasting power for me and even less re-watchability. It's deep, romantic and nihilistic to a degree (which I like) but also a bit too dense to become a fan favorite. Yet, as my title says, it really ranks high in the pantheon of Horrorfest options.

I have to praise the special effects and the scenes of "torture". Both were well-done, and not in any way derivative of the other films that I've been subjected to over the past few years. If this film is to be called "low budget" or "independent" (and I believe it is both) then it is setting a standard for others to follow. 2008's Horrorfest will have to release some gems.

I guess I'm suggesting you see this film. I think you'll like it, and even if you never watch it a second time, I think the experience will be worthwhile. All the actors put on a good show as they reappear in multiple worlds (the main character's heroin scene is amazing) and they deserve full credit for carrying this picture.

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