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The Cook -- It's a long holiday weekend at the Lambda Epsilon Zeta sorority house, and a handful of girls stay behind to indulge in three days of partying, sex games, and strangely delicious meals prepared by the weird new chef. But as the sisters begin to disappear one-by-one, the remaining coeds find themselves trapped in a nightmare of graphic slaughter, involuntary cannibalism, and heaping helpings of gourmet nudity.


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  (in credits order)

Penny Vital ... Anastasia (as Penny Drake)

Nina Fehren ... Brooke

Mark Hengst ... The Cook

Noelle Kenney ... Autumn

Brooke Lenzi ... Kristen
Justine Marino ... Pam

Kit Paquin ... Bunny

Makinna Ridgway ... Amy
Stefanie E. Solano ... Michelle
Allen Yates ... Lance
Dan Butler ... Detective In Charge
Jackson Sowell ... Jimmy

Roy Oraschin ... Doctor GQ
Denny Kaltreider ... Forensic Specialist
Justin B. James ... Police Officer #1 / Frat Brother
Keith Lewis ... Police Officer #2
Emily Bonomo ... Sorority Sister
Jaime Gruber ... Sorority Sister

Lufeng Qu ... Sorority Sister
Daniela Romay ... Sorority Sister
Miho Yonemaru ... Sorority Sister

Josie Yount ... Sorority Sister
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Bonomo ... Frat Brother (as Mike Bonomo)
Nicholas Bonomo ... Frat Brother
John Galli ... Frat Brother
Rene Garza Aldape ... Frat Brother
Pete Mauro ... Frat Brother
Francisco Rodriguez ... Frat Brother (as Francisco G. Rodriguez)

Directed by
Gregg Simon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nicholas Bonomo 
Francisco Rodriguez 
Dirk Van Fleet 

Produced by
Emily Bonomo .... producer
Nicholas Bonomo .... executive producer
Rene Garza Aldape .... executive producer
Cameron R. Penn .... line producer
Dirk Van Fleet .... producer
Cinematography by
Brian Crane 
Film Editing by
Nicholas Bonomo 
Dirk Van Fleet 
Casting by
Emily Bonomo 
Dirk Van Fleet 
Production Design by
Dan Whifler 
Art Direction by
Rebekah Bell 
Set Decoration by
Valerie Brenci 
Costume Design by
Laura Galli 
Makeup Department
Jaime Gruber .... makeup artist
Felvi Hernando .... hair stylist
Myrna Powell .... key hair stylist
Lufeng Qu .... makeup department head
Miho Yonemaru .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
John Galli .... assistant production manager
Cameron R. Penn .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cassandra B. Laymon .... first assistant director
David Jedidiah Rose .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Daniel Fast .... property master
John Galli .... art department assistant
Joyce Yeich .... lead person
Sound Department
Rene Garza Aldape .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel S. McCoy .... production sound mixer
Francisco Rodriguez .... sound re-recording mixer
Francisco Rodriguez .... supervising sound editor
Steven Schwedt .... boom operator
Tony Snegoff .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Berger .... gaffer
Josh Boggs .... best boy grip
Kenneth M. Chernow .... best boy electric
Jay Guffey .... electrician
Alexandra Hursh-Cesar .... electrician
Emerson Jaco .... grip
Marcos O. Lopez .... camera operator
Kenneth Marc .... best boy electric
Seth Orozco .... first assistant camera
Theo Pingarelli .... camera operator
Robin Rudenberg .... second assistant camera (as Robin Morton)
Ron Schlaeger .... camera operator
Kevin G. Shipley .... key grip
Jonathon Wagner .... grip
Alvarez Wortham .... grip
Casting Department
Brian A Miller .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Servera Jr. .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Jim Ervin .... music producer: original songs
Alejandro Valencia .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Erin Casteel .... script supervisor
Miguel Cima .... production assistant

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85 min
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Did You Know?

During the opening montage, the fake license plate seen on the SUV shows producer Dirk Van Fleet's initials and birthday Feb 1, 1975 (DVF 2175).See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
very inconsistent, 16 April 2008
Author: lmphil from Gainesville, FL

I found The Cook to be both enjoyable and boring at various moments through the film. Almost everything was inconsistent. One actor would deliver a memorable performance and the next...would leave something to be desired. Mark Hengst, as the cook, was the highlight of the entire film. He was both humorous and rather frightening at times. He played a cannibal cook pretty well, I thought. Some of the girls were attractive, with some nudity (I know that's one appeal to this film).

The dialogue was mediocre...and with three screenwriters you figure they could come up with something better. Cinematography was one minute bland and uninspiring and the next fairly well done. The gore was decent...however, some of it looked particularly fake and amateur.

The plot was almost non-existent, even for a slasher film. Essentially, the sorority house gets a new cook and he's, well, not very nice.

I would avoid this unless you're particularly bored as you can find better violence, better gore, better nudity, better plot, etc. in many other slasher films. However, I do recognize that The Cook didn't have a large budget, and so the effort is admirable.

Mark Hengst carries this film...with a less interesting cook this film would be dismal.

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