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Brian Pulido (written by)
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Tagline:
In Skull City, Death is the least of your problems See more »
Plot:
Two inseparable sister's visit to a remote mine town turns into a mind-bending fight for survival against menaces both human and supernatural. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Strange mix of expertise and amateurishness See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Clare Grant ... Megan Graves

Jillian Murray ... Abby Graves

Bill Moseley ... Caleb 'Cookie' Atwood

Tony Todd ... Reverend Abraham Stockton

Amanda Wyss ... Darlene Atwood

Randy Blythe ... Deacon Luke (as D. Randall Blythe)

Shane Stevens ... Jonah Lee Atwood

Barbara Glover ... Mama

Patti Tindall ... Becka Crane

Brian Ronalds ... Pete Tyler

Dean Matthew Ronalds ... Eric Tyler (as Dean Ronalds)

Cathy Rankin ... Valerie Mills
Greg Seki ... Gordy Evans

Bill Lippincott ... Scottsdale Dad
Rosalie Michaels ... Scottsdale Mom

Christopher Vejnoska ... Kirk (as Chris Vejnoska)
Brian Pulido ... M. Mischief

Francisca Pulido ... FP
Jess Acridge ... Samuel

Kevin Berman ... Tobias
Michael A. Stackpole ... Joseph
Jimmy Calabrese ... Himself
Bobby Calabrese ... Himself
Davey Calabrese ... Himself
Benjamin Glendenning ... Comic Shop clerk

Luke Fisher ... Comic Shop Patron
Chad Cooper ... Piercer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erin Johnson ... Screamers Patron
Hannah Johnson ... Screamers Patron
Mike Nelson ... Unity Townsperson
George O'Barts ... Concert goer

Shane Stevens ... Savior (voice)
Brooke Wheeler ... Comic Store Patron

Michelle Winters ... Unity Townsperson
Lauryn Berger ... Town Legion (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian Pulido 
 
Writing credits
Brian Pulido (written by)

Produced by
Christine Acridge .... executive producer
Cindy Acridge .... executive producer
Jess Acridge .... executive producer
Kevin Berman .... executive producer
Joe Calderon .... executive producer
Roe Caporael .... executive producer
Kevin Hicks .... executive producer
Tanya Hicks .... executive producer
Brett Kalina .... executive producer
Chris LaMont .... producer
Brian Pulido .... producer
Francisca Pulido .... producer
Brian Ronalds .... producer
Dean Matthew Ronalds .... producer (as Dean Ronalds)
Chris Rothert .... executive producer
Greg Seki .... co-producer (as Gregory Seki)
F. Miguel Valenti .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Casella 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Goldfine 
 
Film Editing by
Dean Matthew Ronalds  (as Dean Ronalds)
 
Casting by
Nina Axelrod 
 
Production Design by
Francisca Pulido 
 
Art Direction by
George O'Barts 
 
Costume Design by
Brooke Wheeler 
 
Makeup Department
David Anaya .... makeup artist
Ashlyn Melancon .... key makeup artist
Emily Rowan .... makeup artist
Dana Vargas .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Mark Dufour .... unit production manager
Francisca Pulido .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeremy Phoenix .... first assistant director
Brian Sofsky .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Marc Lara .... art production assistant
Tony Parker .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Kenneth Cross .... boom operator
Stephen Harrison .... supervising sound editor
Rick MacDonald .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Michael Peterson .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Fanton .... visual effects
Darren Fanton .... visual effects
Cameron VanHook .... visual effects
Kevin VanHook .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Bowman .... best boy electric
Jon Carson .... second assistant camera
Janaki Cedanna .... first assistant camera
Janaki Cedanna .... red camera technician
Corey Erwin .... electrician
Fred Gibson .... gaffer
Mark Harrison .... grip
Mike Healy .... grip
Andrew Hendrix .... second second assistant camera
Andrew Hendrix .... video operator
Jennifer McCuen .... still photographer
Diana Price .... still photographer
Gary W. Shaw .... key grip
Torrey Speer .... camera production assistant
N. Scott Trimble .... camera operator
Jen Winterbotham .... camera production assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer McCuen .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Milton Adamou .... digital intermediate colorist
Spenser Crayola .... colorist
Ernest Fairchild .... post-production coordinator
Katie Fellion .... digital intermediate supervisor
Nick Gallegos .... assistant editor
Nick Gallegos .... on-line editor
Oscar Velasquez .... post-production assistant
 
Other crew
Howard Allen .... script consultant
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Casey Fingerhut .... production assistant
Luke Fisher .... production assistant
Joe Gruberman .... script supervisor
Carmen Howie .... publicist
Heather O'Neil .... production coordinator
Tony Parker .... storyboard illustrator
Joe Russo .... assistant to director
Joe Russo .... key production assistant
Torrey Speer .... production assistant
Mike Tank .... location manager
Jen Winterbotham .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Paul J. Alessi .... special thanks (as Paul Alessi)
Sean Dubravac .... special thanks
Matt Ilczuk .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violence
Runtime:
88 min
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Certification:
USA:R (certificate #45656)
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Trivia:
Davey, Jimmy, and Bobby Calabrese, from the horror rock band Calabrese, all make an appearance in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: (at around 23 mins) Some crew members can be seen on the car's reflection.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Foxy & Co.: Pilot" (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
Skull City mine themeSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Strange mix of expertise and amateurishness, 28 May 2012
Author: TdSmth5 from US

It's fairly common to see B-and-below-movies with a decent script and some good ideas, but lacking in resources that turn out a disaster. The Graves on the other hand seems to have plenty of resources to hire established actors and get good equipment, but script and direction are lacking.

Two sisters, one very dominant over the other, end up driving around Arizona, stop at a diner, and decide to go visit the local ghost town and mines. As soon as they get there some guy kills a tourist. The girls run and are found since their chaser is always nearby no matter how fast they run and how slow he walks, but then they kill the killer. Only to meet his brother who's just as crazy. They have to run and hide from him. One oddity is that all the killed people are attacked by a swarm of flies.

Later we find out that the town is under the yoke of some crazy pastor who sacrifices all these tourists to "the savior" which is the swarm of flies, for the sake of the town's prosperity. Ultimately, the girls will have to confront the town people, but a strange thing happens in the relationship between the town and the savior.

The Graves has an impressive cast- our two very attractive leads, and horror icons Todd and Moseley. The movie looks great, is mostly filmed during the day, the colors are gorgeous. Eventually of course as things unfold, they happen at night. Locations are also excellent. And the movie is also pretty gory at times and those scenes are also very well made.

The story, though, is remarkably unfinished. So many things don't make sense and force the actors to do nonsensical things. But the story had potential, had a more experienced writer gotten a chance to revise it. The direction, too, isn't up to par, and you see takes that are very odd and that you don't usually see in films.

With the resources and enthusiasm they had available, the producers should have hired an additional writer and an established director and this movie could have been pretty good. As it is, it's your slightly-below average 'run and hide from a crazy redneck killer' movie, of which there are just a few too many. American horror really needs to start thinking of new ideas.

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