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Writer (WGA):
Kelly C. Palmer (written by)
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Release Date:
8 January 2009 (Russia) See more »
Deep down... we're all killers. See more »
Whilst celebrating a graduation at a secluded vacation home, a group of college students find themselves targeted by a sadistic killer who forces them to play a deadly game of killing one another in order to survive. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer and your friends who may be enemies closer still and enemy friends . . . . . ohhh just watch the film. See more (38 total) »


  (in credits order)

Don McManus ... Dr. Karl Truftin

Ryanne Duzich ... Amber

Teddy Dunn ... Brent

Daniel Franzese ... Freddy

Agnes Bruckner ... Jennifer

Patrick John Flueger ... Michael (as Patrick Flueger)

Steffi Wickens ... Nicole

Theo Rossi ... Carlos

Taryn Manning ... Alex

Kevin Gage ... The Killer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Trever O'Brien

Directed by
Chris Moore 
Writing credits
Kelly C. Palmer (written by) (as Kelly Palmer)

Produced by
Dan Abrams .... producer
Morris Bart .... producer
Matt Battaglia .... co-executive producer
Chris Bender .... producer
Kimberly Calhoun Boling .... executive producer (as Kimberly C. Anderson)
Julie Dangel .... producer
Neal Flaherty .... co-producer
Jill McElroy .... co-producer
Sam Nazarian .... executive producer
Kelly C. Palmer .... co-producer (as Kelly Palmer)
Malcolm Petal .... executive producer
Brian Pitt .... line producer
Adam Rosenfelt .... producer
Marc Schaberg .... executive producer
J.C. Spink .... executive producer
Cory Thabit .... co-executive producer
Amanda White .... producer
Original Music by
Mike Suby  (as Michael Suby)
Cinematography by
David A. Armstrong  (as David Armstrong)
Film Editing by
Maureen Meulen 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Production Design by
Ethan Tobman 
Art Direction by
Frank Zito 
Set Decoration by
Marsha Daniels 
Sam Lothridge 
Costume Design by
Jillian Ann Kreiner 
Makeup Department
Chris Black .... tattoo artist
Nikki Carbonetta .... makeup department head (as Nikki Carbonetta)
Steve Costanza .... additional makeup artist
Stacey Herbert .... makeup artist (as Stacey Taniguchi)
Robin Mathews .... makeup and special effects makeup designer
Glenn Mosley .... key makeup artist
Leigh Radziwon .... assistant special effects makeup artist
Scott H. Reeder .... hair department head
Kent Richard .... key hair stylist (as Kent M. Richard)
Production Management
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Brian Pitt .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Abrams .... second unit director
Craig Borden .... first assistant director
Tony Niknejadi .... second assistant director
Art Department
Craig Cartwright .... storyboard artist
Gus Coto .... lead man
Michael Dares .... set dresser
Ryan Martin Dwyer .... on-set dresser
Elizabeth Herberg .... art coordinator
Alexander Lasseigne III .... set dresser
Michelle Marchand II .... set decoration buyer
Dim McRemnant .... graphic artist
Noel Rideout .... set dresser: additional crew
Janna Roach .... assistant property master
Michelle Rolland .... property master
Brent Stewart .... foreman
Bill Walters .... set dresser
Sound Department
Ryan Farris .... production sound mixer: second unit
Ryan Farris .... utility sound
Steven Huerstel .... boom operator
Marti D. Humphrey .... re-recording mixer
Kamal John Iskander .... boom operator: additional photography (as John Iskander)
Chris M. Jacobson .... adr mixer
Chris M. Jacobson .... re-recording mixer
Chris M. Jacobson .... sound editor
Donald Lyles .... adr mixer
Erik H. Magnus .... production sound mixer: pick-ups (as Erik Magnus)
Charles Maynes .... sound designer
Bruce Nyznik .... supervising sound editor
Rob Parke .... sound assistant
John Sanacore .... foley mixer
Ron Scelza .... sound mixer
Brad Semenoff .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Kill Theory .... adr supervisor: adr editor
Gary Tomaro .... sound mixer
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Matt Green .... special effects makeup assistant
Jonathan Thornton .... special effects makeup director
Visual Effects by
Peter Allendale .... compositor: Comen VFX
Edward Leroy Anderson .... digital compositor: Comen VFX (as Ed L. Anderson)
Jason Bidwell .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Tim Carras .... visual effects supervisor
Greg Cheng .... digital background clean-up
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects producer
Brandon Criswell .... lead compositor: Comen VFX
Scott Hale .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Brandy Handelman .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Alicia Johnson .... visual effects coordinator
Greg Rodin .... digital imaging lead camera: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Trace Cheramie .... stunts
Danny Cosmo .... stunt double (as Danny Cosmo Higginbottom)
Andrew Scott Dixon .... utility stunts
Jeff Galpin .... stunt coordinator
Kurt Hockenberry .... utility stunts
Mike Mayhall .... stunt double
Tom McComas .... stunt coordinator
Anna Mercedes Morris .... stunt double: Steffi Wickens & Taryn Manning
Holly O'Quin .... stunt double
Alec Rayme .... stunt double
Christie Sanders .... stunt double: Taryn Manning
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Applebaum .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael Applebaum .... director of photography: second unit
Grayson Austin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Andy Clapp .... electrician
Nicholas Davidoff .... camera operator: second unit
David C. Edwards .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Penelope Helmer .... second assistant camera: second unit
Brian J. Kronenberg .... grip (as Brian Kronenberg)
Richard Lacy .... first assistant camera
Ryan Lamy .... electrician
Jonathan E. Robinson .... film loader
Chris Salamone .... grip
James Lawrence Spencer .... gaffer
Calvin Ursin Jr. .... grip
Casting Department
Deanna Brigidi .... casting associate
Toby Guidry .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ashlie Philastre .... key set costumer
Amanda Riley .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Sera DiBlasio .... assistant editor
Michael Eaves .... digital intermediate colorist
Travis Flynn .... colorist assist
Alisha Marks .... post-production coordinator
Josh Rifkin .... assistant editor
Location Management
Les Arceneaux .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Celia M. Carter .... music coordinator
Kathleen Hasay .... music assistant
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Rolfe Kent .... conductor
Joel J. Richard .... musician: guitar
Joel J. Richard .... score producer
Rebecca Rienks .... assistant music supervisor
Adam Sanborne .... composer: original song
Mark Skillingberg .... music editor
Transportation Department
Skip Barbay .... driver
Rene Horstmann .... driver
Brad Lips .... fuel truck driver
Cindi Randall .... transportation captain
Albert Samson .... local transportation captain
Christy Zeller .... transportation office coordinator
Other crew
Morey Butler .... armorer
Jules Carideo .... production coordinator
Ariane Chatman .... payroll manager
Lorraine Evanoff .... post-production accountant
Suraj Gohill .... production financing
Ben Ledoux .... production assistant
Elizabeth Lynch .... stand-in
Katie McGinley .... assistant: Mr. Rosenfelt and Mr. Schaberg (as Katie McMillan)
Marel Medina .... stand-in
Matthew D. Miller .... key set production assistant
Scarlett Pettyjohn .... business affairs: Element Films
Annie Poirier .... assistant production coordinator
Christie Rawls .... body double
Scott H. Reeder .... department head for hair
Samuel W. Sullivan .... script supervisor
Suzanne C. Swindle .... script supervisor: additional photography
Tim Turner .... production accountant
Lauren Von Huene .... production assistant
Rebekah Weatherspoon .... production assistant
Kolie Wegner .... finance executive
Sarah Nunez .... executive assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Hollie Stenson .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language and some sexual content
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The film was shot in the Cheyenne Studios (now operating as Fantastic Lane) - 27567 Fantastic Lane in Castaic, California and in New Orleans, Louisiana.See more »
Continuity: When the group first finds Nicole's body she has duct tape over her mouth (just as she does in the video). The camera angle changes to the group then back to Nicole and the tape is gone.See more »
Movie Connections:
My Lunatic FriendsSee more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer and your friends who may be enemies closer still and enemy friends . . . . . ohhh just watch the film., 3 March 2011
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

This movie starts with a man entering a psychiatrist's office and being told that he will continue treatment, despite having served his prison sentence, because he appears to believe that anyone in his situation would make the same choice that he did - he cut the rope and let his friends die in a mountain climbing incident that he alone survived. And so our patient/criminal/psychopath spends the rest of the movie proving that others would make that decision and his group of unknowing experimental subjects includes a number of partying teens who soon start to panic when an ultimatum is delivered - only one of them can be left alive to leave safely at six a.m. or everyone will die. Will the friends kill each other to save themselves.

It's not a bad idea, although it's not the most original one, and it's all done with a bit of spit and polish to show that those involved actually tried to make something decent. Sadly, while it's decent it's nothing great.

The direction from Chris Moore is unfussy and services the material but there's not much done to disguise the fact that the movie consists of people becoming suspicious of each other and trying to save their own asses for most of the runtime. Having said that, it's not half bad for his first turn in the big chair. The script, by first-timer Kelly C. Palmer, doesn't do too badly either. Characters are quickly sketched out and we get just what we need to care about who is/may be about to die before things turn violent.

Cast-wise, everyone does okay with what they're given. Agnes Bruckner, Patrick John Flueger, Taryn Manning, Daniel Franzese, etc, have all done enough to be vaguely familiar (I certainly thought I'd seen some of the cast in other movies and recognised Franzese immediately from his great role in Mean Girls) and don't do anything to embarrass themselves here.

There's no special extra oomph here, nothing to make this a must-see, but it's a decent enough time-filler and much better than numerous other horror/thrillers that have been released lately and have focused on some decidedly warped moral compasses. I'd also have to say that the little coda at the end was actually quite enjoyable and made me smile just as the end credits started to roll.

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