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Writers:
Erik Jendresen (writer)
Thomas Schnauz (writer)
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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Tony Krantz 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erik Jendresen  writer
Thomas Schnauz  writer

Produced by
Aaron Billet .... assistant producer
Steve Ecclesine .... producer
John Jackson .... associate producer
Tony Krantz .... producer
Daniel Myrick .... producer (as Dan Myrick)
Reece Pearson .... associate producer
John Shiban .... producer
 
Original Music by
James S. Levine 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Yatsko (director of photography) (as Thomas Yatsko)
 
Film Editing by
Alex Marquez  (as Alex Márquez)
 
Casting by
John Jackson 
 
Production Design by
Frank Bollinger 
 
Art Direction by
Russell M. Jaeger  (as Russell Jaeger)
 
Set Decoration by
Eden Barr 
 
Costume Design by
Danielle Launzel 
 
Makeup Department
R.J. McCasland .... key makeup artist (as RJ McClasland)
Krystal Melton .... assistant hair stylist
Krystal Melton .... assistant makeup artist
Myke Michaels .... makeup department head
Abby Roll .... key hair stylist
Liz Webster .... hair department head (as Elizabeth Webster)
 
Production Management
Lawreen E. Kayl .... unit production manager (as Lawreen Yakkel)
George Rizkallah .... post-production supervisor (as George P. Rizkallah)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard J. Levin .... first assistant director
Barbara Lontkowski .... second assistant director
Leah K. Nellman .... second second assistant director (as Leah Nellman)
Michael Judd .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jami Anderson .... on-set dresser (as Jami L. Anderson)
Jonathan Buchanan .... property master
Liza Chenault .... swing gang (as Liza Chanault)
Jon De Pabon .... lead scenic artist
Philip Fitzpatrick .... art department assistant (as Phillip Fitzpatrick)
Slade Hammer .... swing gang
James Hayworth .... propmaker
Carl Hoagland .... leadman (as E. Carl Hoagland)
Satoshi Imagawa .... propmaker
Douglas R. Johnson .... scenic artist (as Douglas Johnson)
Christopher W. Jones .... construction coordinator (as Chris Jones)
Mark V. Jones .... propmaker
Sara Krueger .... art department coordinator (as Sarah Krueger)
Ben Page .... propmaker
Manuel Plank-Jorge .... storyboard artist (as Manuel Plank Jorge)
Steven L. Rapak .... carpenter
Walter Weiss .... construction foreman
Mark Achilles White .... assistant property master (as Mark White)
Ronald J. Cruz II .... set dresser (uncredited)
Cade Fall .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Erin McKenna .... scenic painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... adr editor
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... dialogue editor
Klark Culp .... sound utility
Shaun Cunningham .... adr editor
Shaun Cunningham .... dialogue editor
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Jason Gaya .... sound recordist (as Jason 'Frenchie' Gaya)
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Dick Hansen .... production sound mixer
Scott Hinkley .... sound mixer
Scott Hinkley .... supervising sound editor
Michael Kaleta .... boom operator
Cody King .... supervising sound effects editor
Richard Kitting .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (as Richard 'Tricky' Kitting)
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist (as Vicki O'Reilly Vandergrift)
Jonathan Wales .... sound mixer
Phillip Young .... assistant sound editor
Judah Getz .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Weatherbe .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Lisa Annitti .... controller: Comen VFX
Kenneth Armstrong .... graphic designer: Comen VFX
Daniel Bryant .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Tim Carras .... visual effects supervisor: Comen VFX
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects producer: Comen VFX (as Josh Comen)
Brandon Criswell .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Scott Hale .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
 
Stunts
Matthew R. Anderson .... stunt coordinator (as Matt Anderson)
Helena Barrett .... stunts (as Helena Barret)
Kelly Bellini .... stunts
Max Daniels .... stunts
Luke Darnell .... stunts
Mandy Kowalski .... stunts
Luke LaFontaine .... stunts (as Luke Lafontaine)
Scott Workman .... stunts
Mandy Kowalski .... stunt double: Ashley Johnson (uncredited)
Nils Allen Stewart .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Andrew .... key grip
Carlos Aranda .... electrician
Jason Blount .... Steadicam operator
Jason Blount .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jeremy Cannon .... camera production assistant
Josh Ellis .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brandon Flohr .... grip
Timothy Hale .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Nate Havens .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Matt Horochowski .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Tom Howard .... electrician
Tom Jordan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Kagen .... gaffer
Michael Kerr .... grip (as Mike Kerr)
Robyn Link .... second assistant camera
Steven H. Martinez .... electrician
Marcos Perez .... grip
Isidro Pineda .... video playback
Roberto A. Ramirez .... best boy grip (as Roberto Ramirez)
Bill Reilly .... best boy electric
Julie Sherman .... still photographer (as Julia Sherman)
Laurent Soriano .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Christopher Taylor .... additional camera operator: "b" camera (as Chris Taylor)
Alfus Underhill .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Edward Viola .... digital imaging technician (as Ted Viola)
Michael G. Wojciechowski .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Michael Wojciechowski)
Michael Pinkey .... camera operator (uncredited)
Timothy Robert Ryan .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Bobby Woo .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Carla Lewis .... extras casting
Tal Polany .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rochelle Best .... costume supervisor
Alison Carrelli .... set costumer
Jill Chizever .... assistant costume designer
Laura Neeff .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Emily Koonse .... first assistant editor
Michael LaPointe .... second assistant editor
Narbeh Tatoussian .... color timer
 
Music Department
Josh Klein .... music assistant
Tony Krantz .... music supervisor
Tom Trafalski .... music editor
Aaron Kaplan .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Craig Lietzke .... transportation coordinator
Joel Renfro .... transportation captain
Scott Sampson .... construction driver
John Simanovich .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Martin Alcala .... production accountant
Tom Ara .... legal counsel: Dickstein Shapiro, LLP
Shira Auerhahn .... Development Executive
Tom Cabral .... accounting clerk
Thatiana Viana Cruz .... office production assistant (as Thatiana V. Cruz)
Ivo Deranja .... location manager
Miho Deranja .... assistant location manager
Jenifer Ellis .... production assistant
Aaron Goldstein .... assistant: Mr. Myrick
David Lazarus .... craft service
Carlos G. Lopez .... assistant production coordinator
Linda Martinez .... accounting clerk
Mike Schlegel .... assistant craft service
Kim Rocco Shields .... script supervisor (as Rocco Shields)
Cindy Swartz .... set medic
Rosana Tomas .... production coordinator
Tony Tovar .... office production assistant
Greg Uberuaga .... production assistant
Rayshelle Willis .... payroll accountant (as Shelly Willis)
James Barbour .... stand in: Mr. Kusnitz (uncredited)
Devon Marie King .... stand-in (uncredited)
David McDivitt .... stand-in (uncredited)
Sue Meserve .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Charlie Parrish .... armorer (uncredited)
Sean Whittaker .... set medic (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jeffrey Baker .... special thanks (as Jeff Baker)
Harold Brown .... special thanks (as Harold Brown Esq.)
Traci Carroll .... special thanks
Jennifer Gonzalez .... special thanks
Bill Graham .... special thanks
Julie Kelley .... special thanks
Bianca Levin .... special thanks (as Bianca Levin Esq.)
Tom Lucas .... special thanks
Tony Meilandt .... special thanks
Susan Muir .... special thanks
Lainey Patterson .... special thanks
Ardis Rubenstein .... special thanks
Ronnee Sass .... special thanks
Graham Taylor .... special thanks
 

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100 min | Greece:96 min
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Trivia:
The opening sequence with Tarah Paige was filmed in a single day.See more »
Quotes:
Kate Lawson:What do we need to do to make sure that... Kim... stays alive.
Otis Broth:Just... let me take her to the prom.
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Movie Connections:
References "American Idol" (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Baby Please Don't GoSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
You're just not my type., 30 January 2012
Author: redpegasus18 from Seattle, United States

Watching a movie is a lot like meeting people. Most of the time, you know a little bit about them and your just interested to meet. A girl walks by and catches your eye. You sit next to someone on the bus and they're reading a book you like. Sometimes it's a person everybody's been talking about and you just got to meet! Sometimes they're part of a DVD double feature with Dr. Giggles.

Most of the time, you talk a little bit, share a few stories, depart, go on with your life, and think back later on in life and vaguely remember meeting. Or maybe it's a gradual thing, and takes a little while until you realize how much you like them. Sometimes it's going well at first, but then things take a wrong turn and you decide you have no intention of seeing this person again. Every once and a while, that magic spark happens and you want know this person for the rest of your life. And then there are the people who, after knowing them for mere moments, you've decided that you absolutely loath this person completely, and the next 1 hour and 40 minutes only reinforce this original gut reaction. Otis, unfortunately, falls into the final category, but it is a struggle to remember a person in my life who I hated so instantaneously and consistently.

I'll start with the cinematography, which was the first thing to tip me off. I hated it immediately and I don't think there was a single shot in the entire movie that I thought was interesting, creative, or pleasing. I'm not saying it was terrible in the sense that they were incompetent, because you could take any still from the movie and you couldn't say that it was necessarily wrong, but it was just a little too right. It was like the Stepford Wives of cinematography, all sparkly and nice on the outside, but soulless.

I could spend some time criticizing the acting, but that would be a little too easy. It was so uniformly bad across the board that the blame should probably be placed at the feet of a higher power, i.e. the director. You can hate a hat, but you ultimately have to question the person who decided to put that ugly thing on their head.

So many, many bad decisions. The tone, the "comedy", the complete lack of anything even remotely resembling suspense or tension. Was it their intention to have zero characters that had anything identifiable as a human emotion? Isn't that a pretty much universally known theatrical staple? You can have all the zaniness you want, but you need to have that one person to the play the straight man, so the audience could, you know, invest some emotion into this thing.

I could nitpick this movie forever, but just like it is with people, when you like someone, the things they do are cute, and when you don't like them, the things they do are annoying. After all, I did rent the DVD for the Dr. Giggles half of the double feature.. How could I enjoy Dr. Giggles so much yet hate Otis so thoroughly? Are they really that different? Well, maybe Dr. Giggles is a girl I'd like to marry and Otis is her bitchy sister, or more likely, one is a girl when you're drunk at the bar, and the other is the same girl the next morning without your beer goggles on.

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