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Julia Fair (screenplay)
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It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Silly name but I loved it. For once a good independent horror flick. See more (67 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Carlos Bernard ... Aaron Ritter

Mathew St. Patrick ... Seth Steadman

Rockmond Dunbar ... Kane

Courtney Ford ... Sterling

Jeffrey Licon ... Benny (as Jeff Licon)

Samantha Streets ... Whitney

Derek Basco ... Manny

Bonita Friedericy ... Charlotte
Bryan Krasner ... Moody

Keith Hudson ... Chambers

Joel McCrary ... Tarkey
Joseph Steven Yang ... Ulrich
Philip Newby ... Spooky

Tom Kiesche ... Logan (as Tom Kietsche)

Laura Cordova ... Hispanic Nanny

Mark Anthony Vazquez ... Walker

Roberta Bassin ... Boozy Woman / Marcy

Tom Noga ... Teacher

Travis Guba ... Phoenix Cop

McKay Stewart ... Cop #1

Andrew Ableson ... Cop #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matthew R. Anderson ... Dying Supermarket Patron (uncredited)

Kathleen Parker ... Mother (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ben Rock 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julia Fair  screenplay
David Simkins  written by

Produced by
Aaron Billet .... associate producer
Steve Ecclesine .... producer
Aaron Goldstein .... associate producer
John Jackson .... associate producer
Lawreen E. Kayl .... line producer
Tony Krantz .... producer
Daniel Myrick .... producer
Reece Pearson .... associate producer
John Shiban .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kays Al-Atrakchi 
 
Cinematography by
Walt Lloyd 
 
Film Editing by
Augie Hess 
 
Casting by
John Jackson 
 
Production Design by
Frank Bollinger 
 
Art Direction by
Russell M. Jaeger 
 
Set Decoration by
Eden Barr 
 
Costume Design by
Danielle Launzel 
 
Makeup Department
Trent Cotner .... makeup artist
Bryn E. Leetch .... hair stylist
R.J. McCasland .... makeup artist
Brian McManus .... key makeup artist
Krystal Melton .... assistant makeup artist
Myke Michaels .... makeup department head
Myke Michaels .... special makeup designer
Abby Roll .... key hair stylist
Mark Villalobos .... special makeup effects artist
Richard Wetzel .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
George Rizkallah .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Berlandi .... second second assistant director
John Pontrelli .... first assistant director
Brian Relyea .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Aldapa .... construction medic
Jamie Lynn Anderson .... on-set dresser
Querquia Backman .... art department production assistant
Albert Bianchini .... on-set dresser
Jonathan Buchanan .... property master
Liza Chenault .... set dresser
Jon De Pabon .... paint boss
Daniel M. Donato .... art department intern
Philip Fitzpatrick .... set dresser
Slade Hammer .... lead man
Douglas R. Johnson .... head painter
Christopher W. Jones .... construction coordinator
Tandy Kyne .... art department intern
Will Meugniot .... storyboard artist
Ben Page .... propmaker
Steven L. Rapak .... carpenter
Launa Staehle .... assistant art director
Walter Weiss .... general foreman
Mark Achilles White .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Levent Erdogan .... foley editor
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Judah Getz .... foley mixer
Dick Hansen .... production sound mixer
Scott Hinkley .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Kaleta .... boom operator
Cody King .... sound effects editor
Richard Kitting .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Zach Michaelis .... foley artist
Brian Naguit .... assistant sound editor
Michael Parlett .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Graham Denman .... special effects
Mark Koivu .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Thomas D. Moser .... visual effects
Dan Schmit .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Matthew R. Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Melissa Barker .... stunts
Ken Clark .... stunt double
Leigh Hennessy .... stunts
Michael 'Pugita' Kobayashi .... stunt double
Brandon Molale .... stunts
Nick Plantico .... stunt double
Scott Rosen .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Todd Nicholas Allen .... camera production assistant
Robert Reed Altman .... camera operator
Brian Bernstein .... additional camera operator
Charity Bidegain .... camera production assistant
Gregory Cohen .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Donovan Davis .... best boy
Donovan Davis .... grip
Eric Dyson .... first assistant camera operator:
Dave Egerstrom .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Charles Gauthier .... camera production assistant
Alex Gaynor .... lighting technician (as Alex O. Gaynor)
Cameron Gordon .... set lighting technician
Randal Grimm .... grip
Tom Howard .... lighting technician
Donald S. Hubbell .... grip
Robert Ivener .... key grip
Daniel Kauahi .... dolly grip
Joel Kitto .... grip
Steven A. Lundgren .... gaffer
Annie McEveety .... camera operator
David Sheetz .... gaffer: second unit
Mary F. Stankiewicz .... first assistant camera: "a" camera: Washington D.C.
Chris Tonkovich .... assistant chief lighting technician
Martijn Veltman .... rigging gaffer
Ronald Viveros .... best boy grip
Albee Winbush .... electrician
Linda Wu .... second assistant camera: "b" camera: "c" camera
 
Animation Department
Trent Cotner .... creature designer
 
Casting Department
Teresa Affleck .... casting assistant
Kryz Khaewkhum .... casting assistant
Carla Lewis .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rochelle Best .... costume supervisor
Alison Carrelli .... key costumer
Alison Carrelli .... key set costumer
Jill Chizever .... assistant costume designer
Laura Neeff .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jennifer Hunter .... assistant editor
Emily Koonse .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Aaron Goldstein .... music supervisor
Steven A. Saltzman .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Leslie C. Blenkhorn .... driver
Joe Breuer .... driver
David M. Frish .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... camera car driver
Pablo Gonzalez .... driver
Donny Joseph .... driver
Craig Lietzke .... transportation coordinator
Tom Lyons .... driver
Dale Moser .... driver
Joel Renfro .... transportation captain
Scott Sampson .... construction driver
John Simanovich .... transportation co-captain
Michael P. Walsh .... driver
 
Other crew
Duane Abernathy .... assistant craft service
Martin Alcala .... production accountant
Tom Ara .... legal counsel
Tom Cabral .... accounting clerk
Thatiana Viana Cruz .... office production assistant
Ivo Deranja .... location manager
Sierra Donley .... production assistant
Marc Garcia .... set medic
David Lazarus .... craft service
Carlos G. Lopez .... assistant production coordinator
Bacilio Martin .... first assistant chef
Emily McLaughlin .... assistant: Mr. Shiban
Nanna Mourad .... head chef
Reece Pearson .... assistant: Mr. Krantz
Eddie Santillan .... assistant location manager
Kim Rocco Shields .... script supervisor
Rosana Tomas .... production coordinator
Jennifer Diane Torres .... production assistant
Justin Trimm .... set production assistant
Mike Tristano .... armorer
Sean Williamson .... set production assistant
Rayshelle Willis .... first assistant accountant
Michael Hexum .... weapons (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Matt Baxter .... special thanks
Alicia Conway .... special thanks
Bob DeRosa .... special thanks
Jieho Lee .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images and language
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85 min
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The "Logan Cam" footage was shot by actor Tom Kiesche, who played Logan. Originally, the camera was just to be a prop for his character. But before shooting, Tom asked Ben, the director, for a functioning cam, with tapes and batteries. The first tape got misplaced by someone along the lines, because no one took it very seriously. Most people, both crew and actors, were surprised that he was actually shooting during "his" scenes. However, lots of the footage he shot, made the final film, giving the film an even grittier feel and giving the editor other options to cut to.See more »
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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Silly name but I loved it. For once a good independent horror flick., 16 January 2009
Author: Steve Nicola (ps201sn@hotmail.com) from London, England

I really love it when an independent film is made well. I'm all for the underdog rising above the corporate giants with their millions and billions. A film doesn't always need expensive special effects (yes sometimes they do blow u away, but the use of CGI is getting ridiculous now), and a worthy script with good actors and some creative low budget FX can be enough to keep you entertained....if you haven't been brainwashed yet that is. Getting to my point, Alien Raiders delivers because you don't expect it too (I think they chose the name because of that reason). The name sucks, the beginning with the dodgy camcording makes you think 'is this what it's gonna be like', and then wallop you become absorbed in this little gem. It may be because I love alien movies, and people's interpretations on the whole alien invasion, including what they look like and what power they possess. Yes the film is pretty much all in a supermarket and yes the protectors of the universe do some really stupid things, but we're all human. You have to look at Alien Raiders for what it is and appreciate how well it was delivered for it's small budget. The actors did a great job, they we're very convincing, and the raiders we're relentless throughout which was great. If they think you're an alien well you're in big trouble, coz they don't like aliens not one bit. The twist was mildly obvious but still it could only be one of the 5 or 6 hostages so what do you expect. Those that have been hating on this are not fans of indie flicks obviously, and probably watch Die Hard 4.0 (which I loved by the way) and think that if a car doesn't take out a helicopter then it ain't worth watching. I've seen many bad indie horror flicks and thats why this gets positive comments from me. It stands out from the crowd and except for the supermarket setting has no similarities, and is not a copy of 'The Mist' (which again I loved). Give it a go...if you don't like it....well tough I did.

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