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Cast

 

Bill Cobbs ... George
Lisa Crilley ... Margo

Chris Devlin ... Peter

Heather Donahue ... Nan

Googy Gress ... Det. Chet White

Taylor Lipman ... Jill
Brady Matthews ... Det. Philip Drake

Fred Ochs ... Chief Will Malone

Brandon Quinn ... Jacob
Michael Raye ... Horace Sparks

Sammy Sheik ... Samim

Chris Torres ... Dark Figure

Directed by
Halder Gomes 
Gerson Sanginitto (co-director)
 
Writing credits
Najla Ann Al-Doori (story)

Najla Ann Al-Doori  written by and
Andrew Pletcher  screenplay

Produced by
Carina Sanginitto .... producer
Gerson Sanginitto .... producer
 
Original Music by
Perry La Marca 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Anderson 
 
Film Editing by
Bryndon Smith 
 
Casting by
David Glanzer 
 
Production Design by
Andrea Goodson 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Witmer 
 
Costume Design by
Liuba Randolph  (as Liuba Belyansky)
 
Makeup Department
Branwyne .... key makeup artist
Courtney James .... assistant makeup artist
Malia Miyashiro .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Adam Paxton .... production manager
Andrew Pletcher .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brenda Urquhart .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jeff Kaley .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Robert Hana .... sound mixer
Michael J. McDonald .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Mcdonald)
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor (as Michael McDonald)
John W. Rampey .... foley artist
John W. Rampey .... foley recordist
Dylan Reynolds .... boom operator
Dylan Reynolds .... sound designer
Todd Smith .... foley recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Justin Israel .... title sequence design/animation
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bosman .... camera operator
Kevin Brinn .... best boy grip
David Chan Cordeiro .... second assistant camera
Abe Espinoza .... grip
Scott Garrison .... first assistant camera
Brandon McConnell .... best boy electric
Minchi Murakami .... grip
Bryndon Smith .... director of photography: second unit
Bryndon Smith .... gaffer
Daylon Smith .... dolly grip
Terrance Stewart .... grip
Kevin Van Stevenson .... grip
Rory Walsh .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Richard Nastasi .... on-line editor
Joe Parisella .... digital color timer
 
Music Department
Perry La Marca .... music editor
 
Other crew
David Gill .... set production assistant
 

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Rated R for violent content, disturbing images and language
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84 min
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Lame, stupid and mostly worthless, 11 September 2014
Author: GL84 from Los Angeles, Ca

While working a routine shift as a morgue janitor, a woman finds the quietness interrupted by a series of individuals running from a deranged killer and must find a way to stop his rampage and get out alive.

This was just an overall bland and really problematic effort with a lot wrong with it. The biggest issue with this one here is that it doesn't seem to know what kind of film it wants to be as there's so many different elements scattered throughout here that it really doesn't make cohesive sense all the way through. The initial impetus here is that this is a ghost/slasher type of effort, especially with the sightings around the grounds and the backstory of the killed worker providing this with enough of a feel that there's a pretty dark atmosphere here covered through this, yet it's all dropped in the middle with no rhyme or reason to become a psycho-stalker type effort before it's all finally revealed as a nightmarish supernatural-inclined fate-altering type of horror film that really fails to connect these together. This really could've done something good with the ghost/slasher effort by actually making good use of it's spectacular setting in the darkened, seemingly-endless corridors inside a morgue that's just utterly dripping with manic chills. However, each of these different scenarios that play out here are just wholly glossed over without the film really giving it a chance to play out as it shifts from each one to the other so that when it does do something incredibly spooky as the fateful journey through the woods only to wind up no matter what direction chosen to be back at the front-door of the building the effect comes off as confusing moreso than actually chilling the way the concept should've come off. On top of that, the film goes into a ten-minute epilogue actually spelling out everything along the way to showcase how all the events in the film actually played out and how they impacted their real-life counterparts which is just endless and goes on for far too long than this type of reveal really should, beyond the fact that the film actually should've ended ten minutes before as that set-up made for a more perfect ending than what's delivered. These do manage to harm the few good points about this, as beyond the spectacular setting used here the nightmarish quality of many of the stalking scenes in the final half do work quite well. The chases down the long corridors, the killer continually bursting out from behind corners or creeping up unsuspectingly behind them or just plain running throughout the building, these scenes are quite fun and certainly provide this with workable elements that could've been better utilized in a better film.

Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.

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