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The Objective -- A group of Special Ops Reservists on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan find themselves lost in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Daniel Myrick (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
24 April 2008 (Morocco) See more »
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We haven't seen the real enemy See more »
Plot:
A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Event Horizon meets Afghanistan See more (59 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Daniel Myrick 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Daniel Myrick (screenplay) &
Mark A. Patton (screenplay) and
Wesley Clark (screenplay) (as Wesley Clark Jr.)

Daniel Myrick (story) &
Mark A. Patton (story)

Produced by
Steffen Aumueller .... executive producer
Andrea Balen .... co-producer
Claus Clausen .... executive producer
Corina Danckwerts .... co-executive producer
Karim Debbagh .... co-producer
Ian Gibbins .... executive producer
Zev Guber .... producer
Richard Halpern .... co-producer
Gary Hamilton .... executive producer
Glenn M. Stewart .... executive producer
Victor Syrmis .... executive producer
Jeremy Wall .... producer
Zora A. Wolter .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Kays Al-Atrakchi 
 
Cinematography by
Stephanie Martin 
 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Duthie 
Robert Florio 
 
Casting by
John Jackson 
 
Production Design by
Frank Bollinger 
 
Costume Design by
Glenn Gregory Krah 
 
Makeup Department
Souad Khattabi .... key makeup artist
Isabella Wiley .... makeup department head
Isabella Wiley .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Andrea Balen .... production supervisor
Charles Arthur Berg .... unit production manager (as Charles Berg)
Darya Danesh .... unit production manager
Mourad Ismaël .... production manager
George Rizkallah .... post-production supervisor
Chris F. Woods .... post-production supervisor (as Christopher Francis Woods)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tarik Ait Ben Ali .... second second assistant director
Yann Mari Faget .... key second assistant director
Ahmed Hatimi .... first assistant director
Jeremy Wall .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Hicham Afghani .... property master
Cutty Cuthbert .... set dresser (as Bryan Cuthbert)
Tayeb ElAlaoui .... set dresser
Tobias Günthner .... construction manager
Younes Sakhi .... construction assistant
Saida Temofonte .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Bastien Benkhelil .... foley editor
Bastien Benkhelil .... foley mixer
Kyle Clausen .... foley editor
Robert Ehrenreich .... foley mixer
Iris Karina .... boom operator (as Iris Lohninger)
Patricio A. Libenson .... foley artist
Tim D. Lloyd .... additional sound mixer
Karl W. Lohninger .... sound mixer
Karl W. Lohninger .... sound supervisor
Walter New .... sound designer
Caleb Stambaugh .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Conor Coughlan .... special effects supervisor
Souad Khattabi .... special effects makeup
Sergio Matos .... special effects technician
Isabella Wiley .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Mitch Gates .... CG supervisor: Encore Hollywood
Thomas D. Moser .... visual effects
Ahren Thomas .... digital compositor
Chris F. Woods .... visual effects supervisor (as Chris Woods)
 
Stunts
Benamara Azeddine .... stunt performer
Joseph Beddelem .... stunt coordinator
Philippe Losson .... stunts
Francois Poirier .... stunt driver
Francois Poirier .... stunts
Cedric Proust .... stunt coordinator
Mustapha Touki .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marco de Fillipis .... electrician
Francis Dreiss .... still photographer
Ilham El Abdi .... assistant camera (as Ilham El Abid)
Abbes Ghazouani .... video assistant
Said Lagbouri .... assistant camera
Nicolas Martin .... Steadicam operator
Youssef Mohattane .... camera trainee
Imad Rechiche .... first assistant camera: b
Ahmed Saadi .... grip
Lilia Sellami .... first assistant camera
Abdeljalil Zougar .... electrician
Aziz Zougar .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Mohamed Essaghir Aabach .... casting assistant
Zinedine Ibnou Jabal .... casting: Morocco
Omar Tisli .... casting agent: Morocco
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Otmane Khammari .... costume supervisor: Morocco
Nadia Kharraz .... costumer
Bouazza Waradi .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Michael LaPointe .... assistant editor
Narbeh Tatoussian .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Transportation Department
Abdelatif Agoujil .... transportation
Ali Bakkioui .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Rachid Azbeg .... production runner
Driss Benchhiba .... location manager
Driss Benchiba .... location manager
Simone Boudriot .... script supervisor
Meredith Clark .... assistant to producer
Ambyr Davis .... production coordinator
Zouhar El Fassi .... accountant (as Zouheir El Fassi)
Jaouad El Kacimi .... location scout
Akram Elkouzouz .... dialogue coach
Melitta Fitzer .... production accountant
Aaron Goldstein .... assistant: Mr Myrick
Mustapha Harkati .... military assistant
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance
Jennifer Hughes .... production counsel
Dan Karcher .... web site designer
Redouane Nasserdine .... location assistant (as Ridouane Nassreddine)
Duncan Stewart .... production assistant
Widad Taha .... production coordinator
Nick Teta .... military advisor
 
Thanks
Wali Razaqi .... special thanks
Paul Sinor .... special thanks
 

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The IR Camera that Ben uses has the same settings (.95/20/0 degrees C), day or night wherever and whenever it was used because the on-loan IR camera was dropped and broke during the filming. Then IR footage was created using video effects to resemble actual IR camera footage. (According to director Daniel Myrick).See more »
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Factual errors: During the failed helicopter extraction at 0:33 the team uses a couple of great techniques to make them more visible to the inbound helicopter crew. They attach "chem-lites" to their gear and with one attached to a length of chord, twirl the chem-lite into what is referred to as a "buzz-saw". The only problem - they use green chem-lites which are virtually invisible to night vision goggles the aircrews would be using. True buzz-saws and other markings are done with either red or infrared (IR) chem-lites which are very pronounced under NVGs and harder (red) or impossible(IR) to see with the naked eye.See more »
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66 out of 97 people found the following review useful.
Event Horizon meets Afghanistan, 7 August 2008
Author: John Callahan from United States

This movie is an amazing blend of science fiction, horror, and thrills.

A CIA agent recruits a couple grunt soldiers to track down a religious leader in Afghanistan to interview him.

But the soldiers soon find out that this is just a deception to lure them deep into a remote region of Afghanistan. What follows is a thrilling, scary, and exciting film that almost never lets up until the ending.

The writing is great, there are no over the top lines and long philosophical battles between characters, this is a movie about soldiers and they speak and act accordingly. The acting is fantastic, characters seems genuinely scared and nervous whenever appropriate. And the plot is a fantastic twist on the usual 'small company' war story movie as it adds elements of supernatural horror and psychological terror as the main antagonists instead of rival soldiers.

The cons are the slightly low budget special effects at some points, instead of showing poorly done CGI, I would have opted for the 'less is more' approach and focused on characters reactions to the supernatural phenomenon instead. The ending was a bit disappointing as well as there is very little concrete resolution but with some creative assuming and inference it is relatively obvious as to what happens to each individual character.

If you like horror or thriller movies or just want to see a fresh idea then absolutely give this movie a chance. It's a bit nerve wracking if you're watching it in the dark and definitely not for children. Adults however, especially those into film, this deserves at least rental.

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