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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):
Kelly C. Palmer (written by)
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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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Takes everything that has made slashers work in the past, and incorporate that into a very competently made modern slasher flick. 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
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:
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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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15 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Takes everything that has made slashers work in the past, and incorporate that into a very competently made modern slasher flick., 30 September 2009
Author: shawn savage from United States

At this point in horror history, long gone are the simple, yet effective, "By-the-numbers" slasher flicks. Everything has to be bigger and better than the last big thing. What Kill Theory does NOT do, is be an innovative force. It doesn't try to create the next big gimmick for horror movies to come. What it DOES do, and well I might add, is take everything that has made slashers work in the past, and incorporate that into a very competently made modern slasher flick.

One of the things I liked most about Kill Theory, is that there really isn't a main character. There is no obvious hero, there isn't really a "Red herring" so to speak. The film puts together a decent ensemble of people, some of whom are recognizable from past efforts, some were unknowns. For me, I immediately noticed Theo Rossi, and Taryn Manning from Sons Of Anarchy, an excellent show if you haven't checked it out yet. I also recognized Daniel Franzese from "Bully". Overall though, Each character appears to be as important as the last. It never emphasizes one character over an other.

The concept is interesting. It's not something new, but it's done very well, and keeps you engaged in the story, instead of waiting for the next kill. Normally in modern slashers, I've completely tuned the "Story" out, and I'm sitting in anticipation for the next piece of visual effects put on display. Speaking of effects, there are plenty of scenes of blood and gore in the film, which are also done very well. So if you're looking for some grue and grime, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the level of gritty violence and gore.

The pacing was perfect. Sitting at a brisk 81 minutes, the film takes no time setting things in motion. There is a "Whodunit" aspect to the film, but it never harps on it. You don't see the "Killer's" face until the end of the film, but it doesn't make it a big "Reveal" moment,and those of us who have been keeping up to date on slashers, will immediately recognize his voice.

If you're thirsting for a slasher film, and if you're like me, and are sick of the "Saw" franchise, and it's imitators, give Kill Theory a shot. It may not be the next big thing, but it takes different elements that made classic slashers work, and put them together in a fun, bloody, competent package.

3.5/5 - napalmfuzz

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