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Cast

  (in credits order)

Alastair Gamble ... Steve
Mihola Terzic ... Sarah

Nathan Witte ... Jamie

Wade Gibb ... Joey
Candice Lewald ... Lisa
Jeremy Beland ... Ben
Trevor Gemma ... Patrick

Nathan Dashwood ... A.J.

Scott Alonzo ... Dave
Jimmy Blais ... Sam
Danielle Munro ... Julia
Megan Lambert ... Cindy (as Stephanie Schacter)
Saraphina Bardeaux ... Hannah
Dan Ellis ... BBK
Brandon Dix ... BBK - second unit

Ryan Nicholson ... BBK - second unit
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Directed by
Ryan Nicholson 
 
Writing credits
Ryan Nicholson (written by)

Produced by
Michelle Grady .... executive producer
Roy Nicholson .... executive producer
Ryan Nicholson .... executive producer
Dan Walton .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Coble 
Gianni Rossi 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Christopher Atkins  (as Mark Atkins)
 
Film Editing by
Lars Simkins 
 
Production Design by
Lars Simkins 
 
Set Decoration by
Colin Fotherby 
 
Costume Design by
Dawn Grey 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Grady .... prosthetic designer
Alyssa Satow .... makeup assistant
Katie Satow .... makeup assistant
Laurin Valentin .... key hair stylist
Bry Williams .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Cooper .... first assistant director
Jay Gavin .... second unit director (as Jason Gavin)
 
Art Department
Colin Fotherby .... construction: Wax-O-Matic
Colin Fotherby .... props
Werner Pretorius .... art designer
Gordon W. Ross .... construction: Wax-O-Matic (as Gordon Ross)
 
Sound Department
Patrick Coble .... foley
Patrick Coble .... sound designer
Patrick Coble .... sound editor
Benjamin MacDonald .... boom operator
Benjamin MacDonald .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jon Funk .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Lars Simkins .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Jon Funk .... stunt coordinator: fight scenes
Erynn Tomlinson .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Christopher Atkins .... camera operator (as Mark Atkins)
Jay Gavin .... camera operator (as Jason Gavin)
Jordan Miller .... gaffer
Edgar Morales .... best boy grip
William Shand .... key grip (as Will Shand)
Erik Simkins .... camera operator: behind the scenes
Erik Simkins .... on set photographer
Erik Simkins .... stills
Paul Verge .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqui Reuben .... costume assistant
 
Other crew
Mitsu Hamazaki .... production assistant
Melissa James .... script supervisor
Marx Pyle .... production assistant
Janet Ross .... craft service
Janet Ross .... on-set caterer
Alberto Valenzuela .... production assistant
Brian Wingate .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Chas Balun .... special thanks
Ed Brando .... special thanks: Paladin Show Services
Garry Charles .... special thanks: Gorezone Magazine
Brian Clement .... special thanks: Frontline Films
Vince D'Amato .... special thanks: Creepy Six Films (as Vince)
Joe Davison .... special thanks: 100 Tears
Brandon Ford .... thanks
Ted Geoghegan .... special thanks: 100 Tears
Michael Gingold .... special thanks: Fangoria Magazine (as Michael Gignold)
Bryn Hammond .... special thanks: Gorezone Magazine
Nicole Hancock .... special thanks: Creepy Six Films (as Nicky)
Max Kaiser .... special thanks: Hand Crank Films
Marcus Koch .... special thanks: 100 Tears
David Kwitmire .... special thanks: Steel Web Studios
Zack McArthur .... special thanks: TheCoronersReport.com
Brian Paulin .... special thanks: Morbid Vision Films
Rodney Pawlak .... special thanks: Macabre (as Rodney)
Debbie Rochon .... special thanks: Fangoria Radio
Eli Roth .... special thanks
Ashley Schappert .... special thanks: Divine Design
Brandon Slagle .... special thanks: Methodic
Dee Snider .... special thanks: Fangoria Radio
Don Thompson .... special thanks: Finale Editworks
Anthony Timpone .... special thanks: Fangoria Magazine (as Tony Timpone)
Fred Vogel .... special thanks: ToeTag Pictures
Vince Yim .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
96 min | USA:94 min (uncut version)
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Certification:
Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (heavily cut) | Japan:R18+ | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | USA:Unrated (rating surrendered)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The phone number the killer calls for the bowling alley is 976-3845, which is 976-EVIL (1988), another 80's slasher movie.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During a scene of dead bodies laying around. In a majority of the close-ups you can see the actors breathing.See more »
Movie Connections:
References 976-EVIL (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
Turn Back and CrySee more »

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41 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Amateurish and tedious, to put it mildly., 28 October 2008
Author: capkronos (capkronos00@hotmail.com) from Ohio, USA

The plot - A woman is brutally beaten and gang raped in a bowling alley by four guys, culminating in her getting a bowling pin shoved into her nether regions. The next night while two rival teams (loud-mouthed frat jocks vs. emo/punk/new waver types) are facing off after hours, a killer starts hacking everyone up in gory detail. Typically simplistic slasher movie set-up, but fair enough. I can live with it. The film had some potential. I loved the idea of a slasher flick set in a bowling alley, and the idea of bowling props being used to kill. The synthesizer-sounding music and the neon blue credits reminded me of that wonderfully cheesy 80's staple SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA too, as did the ball polisher gag. I guess that's an off-the-wall movie to pay tribute to. There was plenty of gore also. Eyes are gouged out, private parts are mangled, people are raped with bowling pins, heads are smashed in, etc. The movie does deliver in that aspect. It also delivers some rather graphic nudity. We're talking porn level close-ups of female anatomy, as well as a brief, but X-rated, oral sex scene that seems to come out of nowhere (and may employ rubber parts, anyway). So why didn't I like this very much?

Mainly because the characters were so bloody annoying, and the dialogue was so incredibly awful (was there even a script?), that the movie became irritating and monotonous right out of the gate. Non-stop profane/vulgar whining coming from a bunch of terrible actors screaming everything at the top of their lungs just simply got on my nerves. The one-liners and pseudo-insults were neither clever or funny; "You're a stupid f***ing c**t!" ... "Go get me a beer you f***ing whore!" ... "I'm gonna kick your f***ing ass you f****t!" Soooo witty, huh? On and on it goes, with no relief in sight. Seemed more like a bunch of adults running around acting like a bunch of misbehaved 12-year-old potty-mouthed brats who think the "f" word in and of itself is high comedy. And it got old right from the beginning. There's not a single likable, amusing or even slightly interesting character to be found in this entire movie. All I wanted to do after awhile was fast-forward to the gore, which is basically what I'd recommend doing since this film offers little else of interest.

The sad thing is that it COULD have been a lot of fun. The initial mood and the neon lights and the setting were the proper groundwork laid out for a fun time. At first I thought I might just like this. But everyone in this movie was so hateful, loud, one-dimensional, obnoxious and over-the-top, that the fun quickly vanished and it actually became kind of depressing to watch. The actors in this film don't seem like a talented bunch to begin with, but I can hardly blame them for coming off badly if what they are reciting here is actual scripted dialogue. I didn't care what happened to any of these idiots. All I wanted was for them to shut up. They didn't die soon enough. Even the "good" guys weren't the least bit likable. I also took little guilty pleasure in the rape-revenge aspect because three times as many innocent people were killed than the attackers, and many of the death scenes reserved for the uninvolved parties were far more sadistic and torturous than what was dished out to the actual rapists. Of course, the movie tries to provide an explanation for this at the very end but like every other aspect of the script, it's basically rubbish.

I'm sure some out there will accuse me of being uptight or say I'm not "hardcore" (whatever the hell that means) enough because I thought this one sucked, but whatever. In reality, I don't mind bad language, bad taste, gore, rape or nudity in my exploitation films. That's fine and dandy. But there's a thing commonly referred to as overkill, and this film suffers from it. By allowing his cast to behave like obnoxious, shrieking cretins and giving them so much lousy, horribly-written dialogue (or allowing them to improvise too much), the director/writer single handedly killed off his intentions for a fun bowling-themed slasher flick. Instead of being entertaining, it's merely tedious and nihilistic. Either learn a little restraint or for the love of God put at least one character in your movie that isn't a shrill, cartoonish, foul-mouthed moron we have to sit and listen to scream for an hour before you finally show we the viewers some mercy by killing them off.

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