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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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One of the Best Films of 2008, Hands Down See more (37 total) »

Cast

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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:
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs appears in one shot as an orderly in the hospital. He is wearing the exact same costume his character, Mandingo, wore in Sublime (2007) (V), where he was a satanic orderly.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 Sublime (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Ran (So Far Away)See more »

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24 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Films of 2008, Hands Down, 23 June 2008
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Otis Broth loves pizza, Froot Loops and Kim. And Kim. And Kim. Multiple times now he has tried to make a girl love him by chaining her up in his basement and calling her Kim. His latest victim, Riley Lawson (played by Ashley Johnson, perhaps best remembered from "Growing Pains" or "What Women Want") isn't ready to die like the others. And her family doesn't trust the police, preferring to take matters into their own hands.

I keep seeing the quotation comparing "Otis" to "Juno" and I don't know what to make of that. I really liked "Juno" and I really liked "Otis". But I don't know that they have all that much in common. The tone is completely different, the humor is different, Otis doesn't talk like he lives next door to Pacey Witter or Josephine Potter. I would love to know the reasoning behind this claim, as it seems a bit of a stretch. I see it as a darkly humorous take on other horror films -- but "Juno"? "Otis" has a rocking soundtrack (best of the 1970s), a dark humor that many will not appreciate, and takes on horror motifs of today. Want a girl imprisoned in a basement (like Jack Ketchum's "Girl Next Door")? Want torture ("Saw")? You'll get it, but without all the rape and gore. All of the torture takes place off-screen. Or, at least, almost all of it. Your imagination might leave you feeling grossed out, but the film doesn't cross the boundary. How do you balance rape, torture and humor? I don't know, but the makers of this film came as close as anyone probably ever will.

The actors were great. Bostin Christopher (Otis) couldn't have been cast better. Ashley Johnson (Riley) is both sexy and yet girl-next-doorish, alternating one scene to the next. Daniel Stern (Mr. Lawson) is a welcome addition, although one wonders where all the extra weight and gray hair came from. Are you getting older, Stern? Has Kevin McAllister worn you down? It's understandable.

The special features on the disc are decent. The obligatory audio commentary appears, which I'm always a big fan of. There's an alternate ending (which is even more grim than the standard finish, though not as satisfying). And there's an "Otis Broth Joint" (thanks, Spike Lee) called "Suite 16" that seems ready-made for placing on YouTube as a promotion, but is worth at least one watch (it's short).

Of the horror movies I've seen this year -- and it's quickly approaching 100 -- this ranks in the top three, alongside Ryan Harper's "Circulation" and Ryan Nicholson's "Gutterballs". If you see only one horror film this summer, I suggest "Otis". Warner Brothers and Raw Feed make a compelling case that horror can be fresh and new no matter how stale the genre seems to be getting with each passing day. How this skipped theaters and went straight-to-video is a modern mystery.

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