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The Hills Run Red -- Three friends embark on a journey through rural America. The object of their obsession? A copy of an obscure horror film from the early 1980s.
The Hills Run Red -- Trailer: Home video trailer for the horror film about a group wandering the woods in hopes of finding one of the most frightening movies ever made.
The Hills Run Red -- Home video trailer for the horror film about a group wandering the woods in hopes of finding one of the most frightening movies ever made


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29 September 2009 (USA) See more »
Trespassers will be slaughtered...
A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sophie Monk ... Alexa

Tad Hilgenbrink ... Tyler (as Tad Hilgenbrinck)

William Sadler ... Concannon

Janet Montgomery ... Serina

Alex Wyndham ... Lalo

Ewan Bailey ... Sonny
Danko Jordanov ... Babyface (as Danko Iordanov)
Mike Straub ... Gabe
Hristo Mitzkov ... Jimbo
Georgi Dimitrov ... Lance (as Georgi Dimitrov-Bomba)
Ekaterina Temelkova ... Sherri

Raicho Vasilev ... Babyface actor
Itai Diakov ... Teen Babyface (as Ithai Dyakov)
Petya Ivanova ... Alexa, age 5
Elene Mshvidobadze ... Alexa, age 10
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Velizara Stoyanova ... Dancer

Directed by
Dave Parker 
Writing credits
David J. Schow (teleplay)

John Dombrow (screenplay: original screenplay)

John Carchietta  story

Produced by
Charles V. Bender .... co-producer
John Carchietta .... producer
Ethan Erwin .... co-producer
Robert Meyer Burnett .... producer
Carl Morano .... producer
Erik Olsen .... executive producer
Steve Richards .... executive producer
Roee Sharon .... producer (as Roee Sharon Peled)
Joel Silver .... executive producer
Jonathan Tzachor .... producer
Stephen Bender .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Frederik Wiedmann 
Cinematography by
Ilan Rosenberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harold Parker 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Gillian Hawser 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Antonello Rubino 
Art Direction by
Ivan Ranghelov 
Set Decoration by
Paolo Faenzi 
Costume Design by
Jasmina Vasileva  (as Jasmina Vasileva-Stoichkova)
Makeup Department
David P. Barton .... special makeup effects artist
Desislava Grozdeva .... key hair stylist
Petya Simeonova .... makeup artist
Yana Stoyanova .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Vessela Bannzurkova .... unit production manager
Jeff Shiffman .... production supervisor
Jon Gordon McKenzie .... production manager: additional photography unit (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sylvia Asenova .... second assistant director
Vessela Bannzurkova .... first assistant director
Ivan Kotsev .... second second assistant director
Natasha Roth .... third assistant director
Geraldine Schubert .... first assistant director: second unit
Jeff Shiffman .... first assistant director
TreJulie Stamos .... first assistant director
Svetoslav Velichkov .... third assistant director
Art Department
Svetoslav Angelov .... carpenter
Anton Arnaudov .... laborer
Giorgi Avramov .... assistant set decorator
Vladislav Balchov .... laborer
Beka Bichinashvili .... laborer
Bogdan Bogdanov .... set dresser
Michael Broom .... conceptual artist
Michael Broom .... mask designer
Victor Deyov .... carpenter
Dian Dimitrov .... carpenter
Ivo Dimitrov .... carpenter
Kiril Dimov .... carpenter
Lachezar Dobrev .... carpenter
Maria Doicheva .... painter
Bojidar Evtov .... carpenter (as Bojidar Eftov)
Martin Genchev .... set dresser
Orlin Grozdanov .... property master
Valentin Hadzhiev .... carpenter
Anna Hadzhieva .... art department coordinator
Sashko Iliev .... art department buyer
Veselin Ilov .... carpenter
Georgi Kodzhabashiyski .... painter (as Gerorgi Kodzhabashiiski)
Mihela Kondeva .... painter (as Mihaela Kondeva)
Georgi Kostadinov .... plasterer
Nedelcho Kostadinov .... plasterer
Peter Krumov .... set dresser
Jerad Marantz .... concept artist
Veselin Milanov .... carpenter
Dimitar Minev .... laborer
Kolio Nachev .... painter (as Kolyo Nachev)
Ivan Nikolov .... carpenter
Iva Petrova .... stand-by props
Martin Radnev .... laborer
Sonya Savova .... draftswoman
Eleonora Slavkova .... painter
Svetoslav Stoilov .... carpenter
Borislav Vasilev .... leadman
Georgi Petrov Yakimov .... stand-by props (as Georgi Petrov)
Evgeni Yordanov .... construction manager
Zhivko Zhelyazkov .... laborer (as Jivko Jelyazkov)
Zhivko Zhelyazkov .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Zac Anderson .... foley editor
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Steven Avila .... supervising sound effects editor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Naomi Dandridge .... adr recordist
Ryan Davis .... sound re-recording mixer (additional re-recording mixer)
Tom Deane .... adr mixer
Caleb Easter .... sound editor
Rob Embrey .... post sound coordinator
Petar Kadiiski .... boom operator
Tsvetan Kadiiski .... sound recordist
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Sean Madsen .... sound engineer
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Alexander Pugh .... sound designer
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Jason Shaffer .... sound effects editor
Bryon Speller .... dialogue editor
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Kyle Tilbury .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Utt .... sound engineer
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Brian S.M. Wroth .... adr editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Scott Conner .... sculptor/ prop maker
Graham Denman .... special effects shop assistant
Ron Karkoska .... special effects supervisor
Ana Preciado .... special makeup effects
Stefan Razlojki .... armourer
Mike Rotella .... sculptor
Graham Schofield .... sfx props
Mark Villalobos .... special makeup effects supervisor
Patricia Villalobos .... special effects crew
Visual Effects by
Eran Barnea .... visual effects supervisor
Sonya Atanasova .... stunt
Georgi Dimitrov .... stunts
Ivailo Dimitrov .... stunts (as Ivailo Dimitrov)
Borislav Iliev .... stunts
Danko Jordanov .... stunt double
George Karlukovski .... stunts
Velizar Peev .... stunt double
Elitsa Razheva .... stunt double: Janet Montgomery
Georgi Stanislavov .... stunts
Ventsislav Stoyanov .... stunts
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitko Bonev .... first assistant camera
Miroslav Borisov .... grip
Dimitar Cvetkov .... electrician (as Dimitar Cvetkov - Miteks)
Vladimir Dimitrov Dimitrov .... grip
Alexander Dimitrov .... grip
Emil Dimitrov .... unit loader
Stanislav Dimitrov .... electrician
Toni Dimitrov .... electrician
Yulian Filipov .... grip
Vasil Galabov .... key grip
Mark Gamsey .... second unit: cinematographer
Stoyan Georgiev .... grip
Alexander Idakiev .... electrician
Rumen Idakiev .... electrician
Nikolai Kerezov .... Steadicam operator
Nikolai Kerezov .... camera operator: "b" camera
Liam Kibbutz .... lighting technician
Tsvetan Kostov .... grip
Mihail Kotev .... assistant camera operator: "b" camera
Kiril Kurtov .... best boy grip
Ivo Minchev .... video net
Dimitar Petrov .... best boy electric (as Dimiter Petrov - Tsaisa)
Konstantin Popov .... gaffer (as Konstantin Popov - Kosio)
Ilan Rosenberg .... camera operator: "a" camera
Nikifor Sopov .... electrician
Emil Spasov .... electrician
Kostadin Stoichev .... electrician
Miroslav Stoilov .... focus puller: : "b" camera
Alexandra Bachvarova Trifonova .... still photographer (as Alexandra Bachvarova)
Vladimir Varadinov .... electrician (as Vladimir Varadinov - Plehi)
Simon Varsano .... still photographer
Pavel Vladimirov .... grip
Dimitar Vuchkov .... grip
Mihail Yanakiev .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Dean E. Fronk .... casting: US
Gillian Hawser .... casting: UK
Eddie Jaszek .... casting assistant
Arlene Kiyabu .... casting associate: Warner Bros.
Ivan Kolev .... extras casting: Bulgaria
Donald Paul Pemrick .... casting: US (as Donald Pemrick)
Jonas Talkington .... casting: Bulgaria
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Desislava Andonova .... costumer
Vyarka Sirkova .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Evans Butterworth .... digital intermediate producer
Marc Carlini .... assistant editor
Adam Farrar .... post-production assistant
Sean Findley .... post-production consultant
Christopher Hills-Wright .... post-production consultant
Kathleen Largay .... digital intermediate assist
Adam Ohl .... digital intermediate producer
Ralph Paredes .... post-production coordinator
Frank Roman .... digital intermediate colorist
Crispin Struthers .... additional editor
Dan Tegnelia .... post-production assistant (as Daniel 'Chachi' Tegnelia)
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist
Music Department
Zewhong Lee .... music preparation
Haim Mazar .... score engineer
Zdena Pelikanova .... orchestra contractor
Derek Somaru .... music editor
Hyesu Yang .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Trayan Anachkov .... transportation
Stefan Cheresharski .... unit driver
Lubomir Evtimov .... transportation coordinator (as Lyubo Evtimov)
Milen Filipov .... unit driver
Tzvetan Ignatov .... unit driver
Sashko Iliev .... unit driver
Martin Kolev .... unit driver
St. Kostadinov .... unit driver
Kiril Kurtov .... unit driver
Yuri Lakov .... unit driver
Vesko Ntachev .... unit driver
Ivan Petkov .... unit driver
Stoyan Rakovski .... unit driver
Emil Serkedjiev .... unit driver
Georgi Stanchev .... unit driver
Dimiter Zarev .... unit driver
Other crew
Timothy Alverson .... visual consultant (as Tim Alverson)
Gina Amador .... post production accountant
Matt Bierman .... production executive
Galabina Botova .... assistant location manager
Jacqueline Buda .... assistant production coordinator
Michael Frayeh .... production accountant
Mario Georgiev .... production accountant
Nikolai Grozev .... production assistant
Cherise Honey .... production coordinator: USA
Bogdan Hristov .... production assistant
Joshua Hummel .... assistant: Steve Richards
Ivo Johnev .... medic
Kristina Kambitova .... legal advisor: bulgaria
Ivaylo Kirilov .... production assistant
Daniela Koeva .... producers asssistant
Jon Kuyper .... production executive
Ronald J. Levin .... legal representative
Lilly Manjarrez .... office coordinator
Stasia Petrova .... production coordinator
Marina Ranghelova .... travel coordinator (as Marina Stoytcheva)
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer
Natasha Roth .... production assistant
Geraldine Schubert .... assistant: Mr. Parker
Petur Shipkov .... production assistant
Federico Silva .... production assistant: US
Ivo Simeonov .... location manager
Alexander Skerlev .... production assistant
Petko Slaveikov .... production assistant
Shelly Stoyanova .... script supervisor
Jonas Talkington .... clearances: Bulgaria
Ron Tansingco .... assistant: Erik Olsen
Yanko Ushatov .... payroll accountant
Ina Vaseva .... assistant production coordinator
Mariana Vodenicharova .... production assistant (as Mimi Vodenitcharova)

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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and torture, grisly images, sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
81 min
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Director Dave Parker was the hand double for Babyface for several shots in the film.See more »
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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Decent direct to video slasher, but falls short of the hype, 2 October 2009
Author: fromdusktillcon from United States

Perhaps I went into it expecting a bit too much having been swept up by the hype train, but aside from a strong third act and a show stealing performance by William Sadler, its hard for me to recommend The Hills Run Red as much more than a movie night rental with friends - even if it is a cut above your typical direct to video horror flick.

The stories premise revolves around Tyler (Tad Hilgenbrink), a film aficionado on the hunt to find a completed print of a lost and legendary 80's slasher film, The Hills Run Red, rumored to be the most brutal and gory little horror gem ever created. Enlisting the help of his girlfriend and best friend, Tyler ventures out into the backwoods in search of the holy grail of gruesome, only to soon discover (as it usually goes with movies in this fine genre of ours) that things aren't quite all that they seem. To say much more would be to potentially give away what story there is and ruin a twist or two that The Hills Run Red works itself up to in the first hour of run time.

Many have compared THRR to a cross between Scream and Wrong Turn, but I'm more inclined to argue it has more in common with John Carpenter's Masters of Horror Episode, Cigarette Burns, than the aforementioned Wed Craven franchise. Fans of the now defunct Showtime series will immediately recognize the not too subtle similarities in the story between Cigarette Burns and THRR, as well as the over the top gore sequences which stand out as big pluses in both films (even if shoddy CGI threatens to ruin a few scenes in the latter). Furthermore, despite being somewhat of a love letter to the horror genre, THRR never quite goes as far in its self awareness and fan boy masturbation as Scream, and quite honestly, this movie is much better off for it. Aside from that, there isn't anything done particularly well here, or at least not better than anything you haven't already seen in any of the source material the film pays homage to. Even the movie's protagonist, "Babyface," looks a bit too inspired by the killer in Dark Ride.

On a positive note, the movie's hands down highlight is William Sadler (most will remember him as Death in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey), who absolutely steals every scene he is in, even if he isn't given enough to do as the lost film's, reclusive and maniacal director. Sadler alone makes the film worth watching, though I'd be hard pressed to recommend The Hills Run Red as more than a rental to be enjoyed with a few friends and a couple of beers. Like other recent direct to video slashers like Hatchet and Laid to Rest, this one comes with a lot of promise but does little to separate itself from the rest of the crop.

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