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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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Silly monsters ahoy., 2 October 2011
Author: Greenzombidog from United Kingdom

After witnessing his wife murdered and his children stolen by subterranean creatures Danny Kessler goes for a five year stroll (I assume, as we don't find out where he's been) Only to return on the night the creatures decide to eat the town.

Born of earth is a cheaply made and flawed movie. That being said I still quite enjoyed it. The plot is predictable and old yet still quite fun. After the opening the story takes a while to get going again but becomes fairly enjoyable when the monsters start killing everyone.

The creatures themselves are a little silly looking. I often find with creature movies that I wished I'd seen a little more of the creatures but that was not the case here. There was no subtlety, they were constantly squat walking or bouncing across the screen looking quite ridiculous. I won't mention the effect when one of them is killed. The gore effects on the other hand are fairly decent. There's a couple of good kills in there and these creatures sure love munching on entrails.

The acting is a bit hit and miss Daniel Baldwin is OK and Brad Dourif is good despite being dressed in a suit twice his size but everyone else is your standard B-movie grade acting.

So Born of earth was a movie I did end up quite enjoying but I doubt many others will.

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