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ROT: Reunion of Terror -- Six friends rent a secluded hunting cabin for their 10 year high school reunion. Little do they know a killer is on the prowl.

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March 2008 (USA) See more »
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Traditions were made to be broken See more »
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5 friends celebrate their 10 year high school reunion by renting a cabin in the woods. Little do they know, a killer is on the prowl. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 
Christian Anderson ... Jimmy
Alvie Baker ... Isaiah

Monique Barajas ... Amanda

Hallie Bird ... Celia

Mark Carducci ... B.J.
Jim Fulton ... Red Neck
L.J. Green ... Tyrone
Jessie Hail ... Kim
Christopher Kahler ... The Flirt
César Mora ... Abner (as Cesar Mora)

Nori Jill Phillips ... Michelle

John Shumski ... Game Warden

Nikie Zambo ... Karen

Directed by
Michael Hoffman Jr. 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill Cassinelli  story
Michael Hoffman Jr.  writer
Meghan Jones  screenplay
Justin Powell  idea

Produced by
Patrick Engleman .... executive producer
Brett Heap .... executive producer
Esther Szasz .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph Butera III 
Ryan Copt 
 
Cinematography by
Jennifer Ann Henry (director of photography)
Jason Musco 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Hoffman Jr. 
 
Casting by
Al Bravo 
 
Makeup Department
Christopher Kahler .... special makeup effects artist
Octavio Solis .... special makeup effects artist
 
Sound Department
Peter Duggan .... foley artist
Peter Duggan .... sound mixer: second unit
Christopher Kahler .... boom operator
Brian Rainwater .... sound recordist
Matt Schueler .... sound assist: second unit
Sue Willett .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Joe Castro .... special effects makeup
Christopher Kahler .... special effects makeup
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Katherine Columbo .... assistant camera
Jennifer Ann Henry .... camera operator
Michael Hoffman Jr. .... camera operator
Rob Ji .... first assistant camera
Julia Joseph .... assistant camera
Christopher Kahler .... best boy grip
Jason Musco .... camera operator
Jason Musco .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Jason Daly .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Teri Catlin .... musician
Paul Kronk .... musical engineer
 
Other crew
Rob Ji .... production assistant
Christopher Kahler .... production assistant
Davin Pressnall .... production assistant
 
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Scott Gedder .... special thanks
 

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USA:82 min
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L.J. Green, who plays Tyrone, also worked as a production assistant on this film.See more »
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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not Your Typical High School Reunion, But Not as Boring, 24 May 2008
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A group of friends from high school are called to meet up at a cabin in the woods. But when they arrive, their benefactor (presumably wealthy) is nowhere to be found. Danger and death lurk behind every tree, and a mystery is brewing: where is the old friend and who is killer on the prowl? Are they one and the same? "Reunion of Terror" is the brainchild of Michael Hoffman, a fresh face on the horror scene and a welcome one at that. While this film isn't the next living legend, it has enough good qualities that it deserves attention and Hoffman's profile ought to be elevated. A little fine-tuning and Hoffman could be a name familiar to horror fans worldwide (heck, if Mick Garris can do it, we all have a chance).

Where "ROT" excels is in creating a mood. If we had to sum this film up in three words, they would be mood, mood, mood. The beginning is full of establishing shots, and we are treated to more of these throughout the film. Plenty of "spooky" and "creepy" pictures flash across the screen, while music that is equally terrifying plays in the background. Hoffman's focus on mood rather than plot has its drawbacks, but he certainly knows how to set a tone. This is something all too often forgotten in the mainstream, where I haven't felt as unnerved as this in years.

The cast of characters is interesting. There's the gas station attendant with a redneck midget sidekick, various post-high school stereotypes, the warden and of course the lesbians. The lesbians dominate the first half of the film, being drunk and randy doing things that straight guys are going to want drunk and randy lesbians to be doing. You want hot, steamy action? This is the best you'll find outside of "Raiders of the Lost Arse".

The mystery of the killer's identity is really well done. Is it the dirty gas station cashier? The panty-sniffing game warden (unfortunately with the weakest acting in the film)? The hitch-hiker with the knife and very short shorts? The missing friend? I just kept guessing until the end... so there's a thick slab of suspense waiting for viewers.

The only real complaint I have about "ROT" is that the pacing drags at times. We have too long between deaths (when people aren't dying or fooling around, they're not doing much else in this film). And the blood doesn't flow enough. The opening deaths are messy, but we lose this beautifully morbid artistry from that point on. Luckily the mystery of the killer is so well scripted that even during my moments of boredom I couldn't leave my seat because I didn't want to miss a clue.

"Reunion of Terror" is the work of a budding director. Picture the caterpillar and the butterfly. While "ROT" has the rough edges of a first film and a film with a limited budget, Michael Hoffman is a man with a vision and his work is poised to bloom. I fully encourage horror fans to give this one a chance, and keep your eyes open for his follow-up, because I suspect we're going to see something big.

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