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The Cell 2 -- The Cusp is a serial killer who kills his victims and then brings them back to life; over and over again; until they beg to die! Maya is a investigator who was the Cusp's first victim!
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Director:
Writers:
Lawrence Silverstein (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
16 June 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In the mind of a mad man
Plot:
The Cusp is a serial killer who kills his victims and then brings them back to life; over and over again; until they beg to die... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Just as entertaining as the first movie... but only because it's hilariously bad... See more (67 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tessie Santiago ... Maya

Chris Bruno ... Harris

Frank Whaley ... Duncan

Bart Johnson ... Skylar

Michael Flynn ... Kassel

Amee Walden ... Penelope

Charles Halford ... Deputy Finch
Paul Kiernan ... Coroner
Whitney Labrum ... Young Woman
Elizabeth Barondes ... Snobby Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alicia Marie Emerson ... Dead Girl 4 (uncredited)
Larry Filion ... Sheriiff Deputy (uncredited)
Ben Naccarato ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)

Directed by
Tim Iacofano 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence Silverstein (screenplay) &
Alex Barder (screenplay) and
Erik Klein (screenplay) and
Rob Rinow (screenplay)

Lawrence Silverstein (story) &
Alex Barder (story)

Produced by
Alex Barder .... producer
Michael C. Cuddy .... line producer
Marc Freitas .... associate producer
Kevin Kasha .... executive producer
Lawrence Silverstein .... producer
Nancy Valle .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Massari 
 
Cinematography by
Geno Salvatori 
 
Film Editing by
John Coniglio 
 
Casting by
Mandy Sherman 
 
Production Design by
Diane Millett 
 
Set Decoration by
Brian Lives 
 
Costume Design by
Amy Jean Roberts 
 
Makeup Department
Vanessa Cartier .... makeup artist: pickups
Chris Hanson .... special makeup effects supervisor
Gina Homan .... makeup department head
Jenna Kilgrow .... department head hair
 
Production Management
J.M. Logan .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kathy Jarvis .... second unit director
Troy Rohovit .... first assistant director
Heather Toone .... second second assistant director
Tobijah Tyler .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Burke Bowthorpe .... assistant props
Michelle Fairbank .... assistant property master
Jason Haase .... leadman
Ian Roylance .... property master
Kino Scialabba .... concept artist
Kino Scialabba .... matte painter
 
Sound Department
Rich Allison .... adr recordist
Tom Balazs .... foley editor
Tom Balazs .... foley recordist
Nick Beljic .... adr mixer
Wade Chamberlain .... sound re-recording mixer
Adam Johnston .... sound designer
Paul H. Maritsas .... sound mixer
John Massari .... additional sound designer
Serge Perron .... dialogue editor
Monique Reymond .... foley artist
Chris Reynolds .... sound supervisor
Stephen Rippey .... boom operator
James Young .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Eric Blevins .... matchmove artist
Gregg Detrich .... CG Animation/VFX Artist (23D Films )
Bruce Holt .... digital effects artist
Rick Iacobo .... compositor: Sandman Studios
Joe Russo .... visual effects supervisor
Kino Scialabba .... senior matte painter
Shian Storm .... lead composite artist
 
Stunts
Kathy Jarvis .... stunt coordinator
Katie Sciuto .... stunts
Brent Steffensen .... stunt double
Chester E. Tripp III .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dean Aoki .... first assistant camera
Ted Caloroso .... director of photography: inserts
Clayton Chase .... still photographer
Kelly Klindt .... grip
Simon Miya .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Jeff Johnson .... Utah casting director
Tye Nelson .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kishmere Carter .... key tailor (as Kish Carter)
Mike Law .... costumer
Natalie Pascual .... key costumer
Joseph Anthony Vasquez .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Gus Comegys .... on-line editor
Shian Storm .... colorist
 
Music Department
Kim Blackburn Bowen .... music legal services
John Massari .... composer: theme music
John Massari .... midi mixer
John Massari .... music editor
John Massari .... music recorder: score
John Massari .... music recording mixer
John Massari .... music remixer
John Massari .... music supervisor
John Massari .... musician
John Massari .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Britani Alexander .... transportation coordinator
Kelly Klindt .... driver: grip truck
Ryan McDowell .... lead driver
Thad Paget .... driver
 
Other crew
Hayley Badham .... production assistant
Ross Beck .... office production assistant
Erik Bright .... unit publicist
Terry Gaertner .... production coordinator
Nancy Govednik .... first assistant accountant
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Andrew K. Hodge .... assistant location manager
Andrew Langton .... location manager
Tom Lewis .... production attorney
Kristin Ludwin .... script supervisor
Douglas W. McHenry .... production accountant
Mike Miner .... assistant production office coordinator
Peter Silberstein .... production assistant
Joanne Valdez .... production assistant
Tommy Woodard .... film commission specialist: Utah
 

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Rated R for violence and torture, some language and brief sexuality
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USA:94 min
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When agent Skylar is axed in the back by the Cusp you can clearly see the rubber ax head folded over on Skylar's back as he collapses to the floor.See more »
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References "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Just as entertaining as the first movie... but only because it's hilariously bad..., 30 March 2010
Author: Necrotard from United States

The Cusp is a killer who repeatedly kills his victims, then brings them back to life, until they beg to die. Some psychic chick has to go into the killer's mind to find his latest victim before she is killed.

I'm a fanatic for the first film. On a scale of 1 to 10, my excitement was about a 15 when I heard this sequel was being made. …When I found out it was going direct-to-video, that excitement plummeted to a 2… Looking back, I realize that even after that drop to a 2, I was way over-excited for this movie… Yes – it's THAT bad.

The plot doesn't sound too terrible… I like the idea of a killer making his victims beg for death, and doing that by actually killing them is interesting. …But the delivery of this concept was painfully lame. The victims don't put very much effort into their performances at all. The first girl, who's getting her heart cut out, responds as if it's only a minor inconvenience. Seriously, I picture the director behind the camera saying, "Okay, now act like you're in mild discomfort." I also thought the killer would be using some ritual or something interesting, but instead, he's using legit medical practices. One example is suffocating his victim with a plastic bag, then performing CPR to revive her… It's just… not very interesting… I'm not sure if a ritual would be much better, but what we're given is just underwhelming.

There are so many little details about this movie that are just flat-out tacky… First of all, the intro to the movie is a short clip from the first film, during which a narrator says something about how a psychic entered the mind of a killer… and "now… there is another". This is the only time we hear the narrator's voice. It feels rushed and stupid. (It had me and my friend laughing mere seconds into the movie…) Then, during the end credits, we see aerial shots from a helicopter. Half of the shots have the chopper's shadow in view. (It seems like they spent half of their budget on renting this helicopter so they were milking it for all they could.) Then the credits stop twice to showcase brief behind-the-scenes shots. Both of these shots are boring and offer absolutely nothing interesting. There's no point in their presence what-so-ever. Any class that the picture could have had is flushed down the toilet by dumb little moments like these.

An especially tacky aspect of the script is the use of FBI vs. local cop clichés. Not only is the local cop the hero, while the FBI guy is almost a villain for doing his job, but this movie teaches me that it's okay for a cop to tightly grip an FBI agent's testicles and threaten him in order to get a point across. Apparently he won't get fired, arrested, or sued for sexual harassment. Wow. You learn something new every day.

The only connection this story has with the first movie is A.) the brief intro that simply mentions J-Lo's character, B.) the general concept of entering a killer's mind to save one of his victims, and C). the ethnicity of the main characters. It really seemed that they cast the leading lady in this sequel for her ethnic appearance, rather than acting ability. There was no reason for this. We don't care what ethnicity she is, we just want someone who can act.

The way they depict the mind in this sequel is nowhere near as stylish or visually interesting as it is in the first movie. I feel like I shouldn't rag on this aspect too much, since they were obviously on a very small budget… There is one very small visual that's slightly interesting when you see it in context, but it's delivered with horrible CGI.

There is one area in which this movie genuinely impressed me… I was blown away by this movie's ability to make the most simple moments hilarious through awful editing, camera-work, and performances. There's a part where two FBI agents are chasing after the two main characters. It doesn't sound funny, but the horrendous editing, effortless camera work, and HALF-ASSED JOGGING of the actors makes the scene side- splittingly hilarious. There's also a car-chase scene that is made incredibly funny by the awful camera-work and editing. This is honestly one of those movies that I'd show to film students as an example of what NOT to do.

Overall, the movie has one or two interesting ideas wrapped into the script, but the weak acting, lazy film-making, crappy writing, and tacky moments make this movie funny as hell, and there are no interesting visuals to save it. I find this movie just as entertaining as the first film, but only because it's so hilariously terrible.

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