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Born of Earth -- After his wife is murdered and his children abducted, Danny Kessler learns that an ancient race of blood-thirsty creatures lurks just below the surface of Prophet Hills and it's up to him to stop them.
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  (in credits order)

Daniel Baldwin ... Danny Kessler

James Russo ... Tom Reeser

Brad Dourif ... Mayor
Shannon Zeller ... Haley Williams

Jennifer Kincer ... Kelly Williams

James Arthur Lewis ... Dept. Clarence Hicklin (as Jim Lewis)
Randall Godwin ... Professor

Joe Wachowski ... Pete

Ele Bardha ... Jerry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Anton ... Bookstore Owner
Virginia Bryant ... Irate Wife - in the Bookstore
William C. Fox ... Businessman

Tamara Frapasella ... Bookstore Customer
David Gibson ... Cafe patron using laptop computer
Alan Gildenberg ... Alan
Stuart Gildenberg ... Stuart

Pennie-Marie Hawkins ... Victim
Eric Jaan ... Sam Murphy

Adam Lorenz ... Creature Performer

Tevis R. Marcum ... Man Dead on Main Street
Aphrodite Nikolovski ... Shannon Kessler
Dennis North ... Irate husband in bookstore
Kevin Nowak ... Kevin Harrison
Andrew Peterson ... Crazy Louie
Brian G. Walsh ... Man gutted on Main Street

David G.B. Brown ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Tommy Brunswick 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph Thompson  written by

Produced by
Todd Brunswick .... producer
Tommy Brunswick .... producer
Alan Gildenberg .... executive producer
Arlene Gildenberg .... associate producer
Stuart Gildenberg .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Michael Kudreiko 
Film Editing by
Todd Brunswick 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Arble .... key hair stylist
Brian Demski .... special makeup effects artist
David Greathouse .... special makeup effects artist
Rochelle Kneisley-Fisher .... key makeup artist (as Rochelle Kneisley)
Production Management
Monique Recchia-Castria .... production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dayna Recchia .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dwayne Roszkowski .... property master
Sound Department
Gerard Gratiot .... boom operator
Gerard Gratiot .... production sound mixer
Spencer Hall .... sound re-recording mixer
Spencer Hall .... supervising sound editor
Brian Kaurich .... production sound mixer
Jon Manthei .... boom operator
Jeff Urbanowicz .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Brian Demski .... special effects
Beki Ingram .... special effects
Gary Jones .... special effects
Alan Tuskes .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Peter M. O'Neill .... digital compositor
Peter M. O'Neill .... digital effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Dickson .... grip
Geoff Ernst .... key grip
Dennis Michael .... still photographer
Andy Peterson .... grip
Dwayne Roszkowski .... assistant still photographer
Graham Strachan .... gaffer
Jeff Urbanowicz .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Arble .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Bradley J. Kirsch .... assistant editor
Doug Kolbicz .... assistant editor
Peter M. O'Neill .... colorist
Peter M. O'Neill .... on-line editor
Other crew
Doug Kolbicz .... script supervisor
Ryan Tamaroff .... production assistant
Jeff Urbanowicz .... production assistant

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Rated R for horror violence and gore
85 min


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26 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Bored of Earth, 17 April 2009
Author: max widner from US

Contains spoilers.

If you like stiff, uncomfortable acting and a threadbare plot, you may like this one. It's just another in the long line of cheap-o low budget horror and sci-fi flicks that have been flooding the market lately. Someone seems to have too much money on their hands, but just not quite enough to buy decent material.

Right from the opening the suck starts. We see that thousands of years ago there was a battle between the demons and the humans. The demons retreated underground... until now! They should have stayed underground. The movie starts with the usual annoying scene. The wife sees some things coming up out of the ground in her yard at night. Instead of calling for her husband, who is just upstairs, she grabs a kitchen knife and runs out into the dark. "Hello? Who's there?" And of course she's killed. By the most non threatening silly looking creatures ever to crawl up out of the ground.

And so it goes. Five years later the creatures return and start picking off the towns residents one by one. Only no one could possibly care because none of the characters is likable. Daniel Baldwin is still struggling to find his place in his brother's shadow. Brad Dourff is just an empty suit playing the briefly lived mayor doing his best to squash the rumors of people killing monsters, lest the greedy developers pull out of their plans of building condos and bringing a spark of something into the boring town. Sound familiar?

And so it goes. When the group of humans try to flee from the creatures that came up from under the ground where do they run to? Undergrounnd of course. This movie is predictable and lame. Don't waste your time.

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