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2007 (Canada) See more »
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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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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
Ting Fang Liu .... assistant makeup artist
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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83 min
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Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Germany:16 | Portugal:M/16 | USA:Unrated (DVD rating)
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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 »
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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Another Close Call From 235 Films..., 25 May 2007
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A father, a daughter, a future stepmother and a boyfriend are traveling when they stop in a small town (isn't it always a small town?) for some dinner and a place to sleep. The restaurant gets its meat locally, but sometimes local doesn't always mean healthy. There's a new kind of mad cow disease in town.

When this film showed up in the mail, I was undecided on how to take it. It had "Billy Zane" written on the cover, which seemed like a promising thing. Because Zane, for whatever reason, seems to suggest greatness -- despite my inability to determine why. And then I watched the trailer on my DVD of "Bottom Feeder", and this looked like a possible American answer to England's "Shaun of the Dead". Boy, is that giving it way too much credit.

The company behind this film is 235 Films (a new company behind such greats as "Bottom Feeder" and "UKM: The Ultimate Killing Machine"). Their gimmick seems to be get a half-baked script, an unknown director, and then find one B-league star and put his/her name prominently on the cover. First Michael Madsen, then Tom Sizemore and now Billy Zane.

Now, Billy Zane ("Demon Knight", "Back to the Future") is a great actor and a wonderful action star and comedian. I think I could say he was the best part of this film without much debate. But he just couldn't save it. They gave him no good lines and he was just way too big to fill such a small character (not a small part, mind you, just such a one-dimensional character).

You see, the cool parts only take up ten minutes of the film. The rest is mostly a bunch of scenes where the daughter and future stepmother fight with each other. It's overdone, poorly scripted, poorly acted and really doesn't tie in to the overall plot. I was quite bored through much of this. I guess the daughter was sort of cute, but that didn't even come close to making up for the sheer blahness of it all.

Best scene was the "zombie debate" scene where they were trying to determine if the people they were fighting were zombies or not. They were flesh-eating and not dead... but were they undead? It's a good scene, and way too short. This sort of discourse could have carried the movie if it came in copious amounts.

Also, as with many films, I enjoyed the deleted scene. It was a music scene and nothing really happened in it, but it had artistic merit. And if you're going to give me a boring, pointless film -- you can at least make it artistic. Instead, they excised it out.

This film wasn't worthless. It had some good scenes, it had some humor, it had Billy Zane and I think the story was interesting. Maybe it had the wrong writer or director or editor. Maybe it had the wrong actors. It's hard to pinpoint it, because it seems like something that should have been kick-butt. If someone wants to remake this twenty years from now, or even a year from now (heck, "The Incredible Hulk" gets away with it) I support your cause. Because I think this one has a piece of hope buried under its large, bulbous morass.

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