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Kill Theory -- 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.
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Writer (WGA):
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Release Date:
8 January 2009 (Russia) See more »
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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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  (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
Kimberly C. Anderson .... executive producer
Morris Bart .... producer
Matt Battaglia .... co-executive producer
Chris Bender .... producer
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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Kamal John Iskander .... boom operator: additional photography (as John Iskander)
Chris M. Jacobson .... adr mixer
Chris M. Jacobson .... sound editor
Chris M. Jacobson .... sound re-recording mixer
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
Ed L. Anderson .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
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
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
Les Arceneaux .... assistant location manager
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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Taryn manning and Theo Rossi are also in Sons of Anarchy together.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:
References Scarface (1983)See more »
Mine Ain't YoursSee more »


Why Such A Delay?
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38 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
One of the best DTV slashers around..., 29 January 2009
Author: slasherguyy

'Kill Theory' opens up with a psychiatrist interviewing a mental patient in his office about a rock-climbing incident which fatally killed his friends and left him as the sole survivor. We only hear the voice of the man in this scene, and because of his good behavior, he is released from hospital. Cut to a group of friends (including Agnes Bruckner, Teddy Dunn) celebrating a graduation at a remote vacation home. Sex, drugs, fun and partying is what they are looking for, but instead, they find themselves forced to play a deadly game of survival by the same man from the hospital, who forces them to kill each other one by one.

Kill Theory was originally slated for a theatrical release from Lionsgate Films, and now has a DVD and theatrical release in Russia. It absolutely confuses me why a solid little slasher movie like this gets poor treatment from Lionsgate, but then again they are the same people responsible for giving the great "Midnight Meat Train" a very poor theatrical release and giving the god-awful "Disaster Movie" a wide theatrical release. Kill Theory has great production values and doesn't look cheap at all, and if gone to theaters, would have probably done pretty good - so Lionsgate screwed themselves over, again!

Kelly Palmer, first-time screenwriter, has proved to have writing talent with this movie and he did a very good job. The acting from the cast was solid, and I particularly loved Teddy Dunn's performance in the movie - he stood out to me. Horror stars Agnes Bruckner (Vacancy 2), Kevin Gage (Amusement) and Taryn Manning (The Breed) give solid performances also, as well as the rest of the cast. The movie also has some pretty solid death scenes (which are brutal) and it feels like a slasher movie with guns at times. My favorite kill would have to be the "ownage" by the shovel - great kill! The death order is very unpredictable also, and the ending was shocking. Does everyone die? Do they beat the killer? Does the lead die? Does the least-likely character live? All I can say is, I was shocked.

The movie also had a "Saw" feel to it, with the killer communicating via tapes, mentioning survival, using traps and such. I think it's safe to say this was probably inspired by Saw somehow, but it's not a rip-off, unlike the horrible "Are You Scared?" (2006). The only things that I didn't really like about Kill Theory was the fact that Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Cruel World) character was incredibly annoying in this movie with his whining and screaming, and the fact that Carly Pope (Yeti: Curse of The Snow Demon) and Edwin Hodge (Mandy Lane) are only featured in photograph/newspaper clippings and don't have an actual roles - disappointing.

Kill Theory is furthering my proof that movies that get dumped to DVD are definitely improving than they used to be, let's say, ten years ago. DTV films are getting better and better in terms of all around film-quality, and some of them are even better than some of the crap we get in theaters (Uwe Boll movies, Disaster Movie, lame Asian remakes). Kill Theory is a cool little slasher flick with lots of violence, a good plot and strong performances, which was mistreated by Lionsgate. I definitely recommend this.


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