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Carver (2008)

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Based on a true story, Carver depicts the real life events of five 20-something's that went camping in the mountain town of Halcyon Ridge and never returned.

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Gina (as Natasha Malinsky)
Erik Fones ...
Bobby Shaw Carver
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Pete
Neil Kubath ...
Bryan
David G. Holland ...
Billy Hall Carver
Jonathan Rockett ...
Zack
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Rachel
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Quixley
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Kate
Savannah Costello ...
Dead Naked Girl
Leslie Anne Valenza ...
The Dark Side of Love
Kilby O'Rourke ...
The Dark Side of Love (as Kilby O'Rourke)
Paul Goldblatt ...
The Dark Side of Love
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The Dark Side of Love (as Alex Demah)
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Horny Camper Guy (as Stephen Rodgers)
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Based on a true story, Carver depicts the real life events of five 20-something's that went camping in the mountain town of Halcyon Ridge and never returned.

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Life imitating art...Art imitating death See more »

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and torture, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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A great deal of ultra-violence and gore was removed from the for-cable edition, which received an R rating when it aired on Showtime. See more »

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In the "desolate" campground, at various times you can clearly see car lights passing. Noticed first while Rachel is searching for Zack but it is throughout the movie in many scenes. See more »

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oodles of gory goodness
24 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is touted as a true story. I certainly hope that's only the marketing department saying that, coz make no mistake this is a gory gruesome tale.

It's your standard teen horror with a bunch of campers falling foul in hicksville. The film doesn't do much different to all the others out there apart from wallowing in the gore and torture. I've seen hundreds of films like this and either laugh at the kills or shout at the screen at the character's stupidity. There are very few I find unsettling and that make my hands damp and my heart beat faster but this was one of them, along with the original Texas Chainsaw. I can't quite account for why I felt this way and still do now 15 minutes after it's finished.

Maybe it's the oodles of blood and gore, maybe it's the possibility that this really happened, maybe the writer and director just did a better job than normal, or maybe it's this innocent song that keeps playing throughout the film whenever there is violence. Not since Carpenter's Halloween music has any been so effective in a slasher.

This film is certainly not perfect, but by god it's a league above the usual stuff.

Overall, slow start, but highly recommended and hard to criticise, my nerves are still jarred.


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