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2007 (Canada) See more »
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Plot:
A horror-thriller in which a doctor and his teenage daughter are terrorized by flesh-eating zombies at a truck stop. | Add synopsis »
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A fun way to spend a couple of hours. See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Billy Zane ... Jason Hunt

Maggie Castle ... Amy Hunt

Shauna MacDonald ... Monica Tepper
Evan Charles Flock ... Blake MacNaughton

Jordan Madley ... Steve
Ian McPhail ... Arlen Sutter

Rothaford Gray ... Charlie

Matthew Deslippe ... Johnny Sutter
Christopher Gross ... Tommy
Angela Maiorano ... Connie (Waitress)

Kara Wooten ... Restaurant Mad Woman
Allan Price ... Elderly Man
Michael Rhoades ... Sheriff Aldershot
James Binkley ... Restaurant Madman / Bandana Madman

Sean Orr ... Gap Dad

Geoff Scovell ... Mug Madman

Bryan Thomas ... Polo Madman

Christopher Cordell ... Big Hair Madman (as Chris Cordell)

Steve Wilsher ... Gun Madman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen J. Lang ... Old Man with Blow-up Doll (uncredited)

Directed by
John Kalangis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kevin Hennelly 
John Kalangis 
Christopher Warre Smets 

Produced by
Jonathan Dueck .... co-producer
Harvey Glazer .... producer
Kate Harrison .... executive producer
John Kalangis .... producer
Lewin Webb .... executive producer
Jeff Wilson .... line producer
Robert Wilson .... producer (as Rob Wilson)
 
Cinematography by
Brendan Steacy 
 
Film Editing by
Alex Shuper 
 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Marjorie Lecker 
Donald Paul Pemrick (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Andrew Berry 
 
Art Direction by
Edward Kent 
 
Costume Design by
Christine Terris 
 
Makeup Department
Graham Chivers .... special makeup effects shop foreman
Patricia Cuthbert .... key hair stylist
Jason Detheridge .... prosthetics technician
Daniel Lee .... key makeup artist
Daniel Lee .... key prosthetics
Ting Fang Liu .... assistant hair stylist
Josh Mifflin .... prosthetics trainee
Natasha Nikolic .... makeup artist
Whitney Sellors .... assistant hair stylist
Whitney Sellors .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eric Beldowski .... production manager
Deanna Strong .... post-production supervisor
Scott Walling .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen J. Donkers .... third assistant director
Szonja Jakovits .... second assistant director
George Jeffery .... first assistant director
Brandon Tataryn .... third assistant director
Brad Wetherly .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott Elwood .... set dresser
Jefferson Gonsales .... key buyer
Chris Irvine .... set designer
Greg Kleynhans .... scenic painter
Anthony Morassutti .... carpenter
James Finch Taylor .... graphic designer
Kyle Thornhill .... property master
 
Sound Department
David Caporale .... assistant sound
Bryan Day .... sound recordist
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Ofer Geva .... boom operator
Barry Gilmore .... supervising sound editor
Francisco Koch .... adr mixer
Paul McGlashan .... boom operator
Jason Perreira .... re-recording assistant
Scott Shepherd .... sound re-recording mixer
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Mike Woroniuk .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Graham Chivers .... sculptor
Carlos Henriques .... special makeup effects
Max Macdonald .... special effects supervisor
Mel Ramsay .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Brogren .... visual effects
 
Stunts
James Binkley .... stunt coordinator
Christopher Cordell .... stunts
Geoff Scovell .... stunt performer
John Stead .... stunt coordinator
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Steve Wilsher .... stunt coordinator
Steve Wilsher .... stunt performer
Kara Wooten .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Cooper .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Brad Hruboska .... steadicam operator
Felipe Rodriguez .... dolly grip
Felipe Rodriguez .... key grip
James Teevan .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wing Lee .... set wardrobe supervisor
Kristen V. O'Reilly .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Mila Patriki .... final colorist
 
Music Department
Ursula Campbell .... music supervisor
Art Pisanski .... musician: percussion
 
Transportation Department
Rachel Pasuta .... driver
 
Other crew
Romaine Andronyk .... craft service manager
Tanya Beach .... assistant production coordinator
Ursula Campbell .... unit publicist
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Lyudmila Genkova .... script supervisor
Marilyn Jang .... assistant production accountant
Michael G. Wilson .... production coordinator
 

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Runtime:
83 min
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Certification:
Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Germany:16 | Portugal:M/16 | USA:Unrated (DVD rating)
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Goofs:
Continuity: The SUV used by the Hunts to flee the diner had an open driver-side door when seen from inside the diner, but a closed driver-side door as they emerge from the diner to take it.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Murder, She Wrote" (1984)See more »

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A fun way to spend a couple of hours., 27 November 2010
Author: Saturnfly from New Zealand

This isn't the best zombie movie, not the best zomedy either, and I wasn't really expecting it to be, but it was a fun little ride, and surprisingly had a decent structure of originality separating it from other zombie films plaguing the ever increasing genre.

Billy Zane held this movie throughout and provided some seemingly improvised laughs which made the atmosphere light hearted. It wasn't a film to make you scared, just a little grossed out with an extra smile on your face.

I thought the camera work was very decent. The sound effects as well as visual effects were top notch, the only problem I really had with the movie was the script and that it faltered continuously which I think was the only reason this movie took a low rating. I felt Billy Zane's instinctual acting experience almost completely made him avoid this pot hole, but unfortunately the other actors seemed to just follow suit and act their way to the finish line. I wasn't seeing characters, I was seeing people acting and sometimes not that greatly.

Besides Billy Zane (who seems to polish up a dirty script, even if he is the sole memorable presence of the film) another actor which I thought did extremely well was Maggie Castle. In this film, acting experience obviously pays off, but the cast shouldn't have to construct the film. That's the film makers and the screenwriters position.

Of course I'm just an armchair expert, I have no experience in the process of film making apart from the countless 'making of's' I have watched as well as thousands of movies. But it doesn't take a film director or an actor or a screenwriter to claim whether or not their movie is good, it should be left to the audience who get that untainted first view without reminiscence of the actual process of making the movie.

Overall score 5/10 -- It was fun!

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