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Carver (2008)

R | | Horror | Video 4 March 2008
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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Rated R for strong bloody violence and torture, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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The "QG" bar that the characters visit isn't a movie set; the scenes were filmed at the Queen's Gambit Restaurant in Woodbridge, VA. 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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Proudly made by hardworking children in factories See more »

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References The Smurfs (1981) See more »

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Written by Paul E. Jessen
Performed by Paul E. Jessen and Zak Miller
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Worthy of a rental
6 March 2008 | by (Oklahoma, US) – See all my reviews

Brutal. Scary. Filled with tension.

I rarely use those words to describe a movie, especially one that's Straight-to-Video, but they're fitting here. I rented the Unrated *grisly edition* from Netflix. Boy was I in for a surprise.

The premise is rather typical: A group of campers meets up with some nasty company in the woods. But it's the movie's delivery that's not so typical. This film was extremely gruesome. Some of the violence was so realistic and so graphic, that I had to turn my head away from the screen at times. I'm not really a huge fan of scenes of torture, but if they're well done, I can appreciate them. I think the level of brutality in Carver blows both Hostel films away by far.

The dialog was snappy and fresh. The acting was passable. I did however, think the cheap/grainy camera used to film the movie was a bit of a distraction. It looked really cheap. This movie could have been excellent on a bigger budget.

If you like movies like Wolf Creek, Hostel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or Wrong Turn -- and if you can appreciate independent horror made on a low budget -- you'll really love this.


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