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Screamers: The Hunting -- In this sequel to the cult classic SCREAMERS, a rescue team is lured by a distress signal to a long abandoned planet where they encounter an army of robotic killing machines whose sole objective is to escape to Earth and destroy the human race.
Screamers: The Hunting -- It's been thirteen years since the Screamers destroyed the human population of Sirius 6B. But now a distress signal brings a team of rescuers to the supposedly abandoned planet. Can it be a long lost colony of human survivors?

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Writers:
Philip K. Dick (inspired by the short story "Second Variety" by)
Tom Berry (story)
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Release Date:
17 February 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Perfect Weapon Is Now The Ultimate Killing Machine
Plot:
A group of humans arrive on Sirius 6-B to investigate an SOS signal sent out from the planet, which... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Gina Holden ... Lt. Victoria Bronte

Jana Pallaske ... Schwartz

Lance Henriksen ... Orsow

Greg Bryk ... Cmdr. Andy Sexton

Christopher Redman ... Rafe Danielli

Tim Rozon ... Madden
Dave Lapommeray ... Sgt. Romulo (as Dave La Pommeray)
Jody Richardson ... Soderquist

Stephen Amell ... Guy
Holly O'Brien ... Hannah
Darryl Hopkins ... Dwight
Stephen Lush ... Bryce (as Steve Lush)

Stephen Dunn ... Teenage Screamer Boy 1
Justin Madol ... Teenage Screamer Boy 2
Sarah Small ... Teenage Screamer Girl
Lynley Hall ... Jessie

Shaun Johnston ... Haggard Man
Ruth Lawrence ... Cave Woman
Edward Quinlan ... Short Man

Directed by
Sheldon Wilson 
 
Writing credits
Philip K. Dick (inspired by the short story "Second Variety" by)

Tom Berry (story)

Miguel Tejada-Flores (screenplay)

Miguel Tejada-Flores  story

Produced by
Josée Bernard .... co-executive producer
Tom Berry .... executive producer
Charles W. Fries .... executive producer (as Chuck Fries)
Antony I. Ginnane .... executive producer
Paul Pope .... producer
Stefan Wodoslawsky .... producer
Gordon Yang .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Benoit Grey 
 
Cinematography by
John P. Tarver  (as John Tarver)
 
Film Editing by
Isabelle Levesque 
 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
Baptiste Neis 
Lisa Parasyn 
 
Production Design by
James McAteer 
 
Art Direction by
Shelley Cornick 
 
Makeup Department
Kathy Tse .... prosthetics coordinator
Julie Wiktowy .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Forsyth .... second assistant director
Craig Wallace .... first assistant director
Gordon Yang .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Lori Ann Benson .... set buyer
Duane Chard .... set dresser
Jason Clarke .... assistant art director
Mark Dubeau .... creature designer
Gord Hammond .... head painter
Jose Holder .... storyboard artist
Derek Holmes .... key scenic
Murray Keith .... construction coordinator
Sam Paterson .... carpenter
Paul Wade .... head scenic carpenter
 
Sound Department
Jo Caron .... adr and foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Valéry Dufort-Boucher .... dialogue editor
Denys Dufresne .... additional sound effects editor
Dave Fritz .... adr mixer
David Ho .... adr mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Benoit Leduc .... adr and foley recordist
Mark Neary .... boom operator
Jacques Plante .... adr editor
Christian Rivest .... sound designer
Christian Rivest .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Mike Friesen .... special effects assistant
Lisa Godwin .... special effects assistant
Wade Maurer .... special effects coordinator
Collin Oglestone .... special effects assistant
Leo Wieser .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Marcus Alqueres .... animation supervisor
Nestor Benito .... compositor: Modus Fx
Patrick Bissonnette .... visual effects financial controller: Modus Fx
Pierre Bonnette .... visual effects artist
Marc Bourbonnais .... visual effects producer: Modus FX
Marc Bourbonnais .... visual effects supervisor: on-set
Eloi Brunelle .... digital compositor
Eric Clement .... lead visual effects: Modus Fx
Jacynthe Côté .... visual effects coordinator
Andreane Dodier-Villeneuve .... visual effects assistant: Modus Fx
Nicolas Fillion .... texture and lighting: Modus Fx
George Fronimadis .... animator: Modus Fx
Charles Gauvreau .... animator: Modus Fx
Andrei Gheorghiu .... digital compositor
Marie Lou Gingras .... visual effects coordinator
Gael Hollard .... digital compositor
Luc Julien .... digital compositor
Pascal Laflamme .... motion tracker
Jeremy Lambolez .... animator
Simon Lehembre .... digital compositor: Modus Fx
Jacques Levesque .... digital compositor: Modus Fx
Sylvain Lorgeou .... concept artist: Modus Fx
Philip Melancon .... animator: Modus Fx
Alexandre Paillon .... digital artist
Martin Pelletier .... lead texture & lighting: Modus FX
Mathieu Phaneuf .... lead modeler: Modus Fx
Daniel Rhein .... texture and lighting: Modus FX
Stéphane Rioux .... digital compositor: Modus Fx
Vincent Toussaint .... technical support lead: Modus Fx
Yanick Wilisky .... visual effects producer: Modus Fx
Yanick Wilisky .... visual effects supervisor: Modus Fx
 
Stunts
Mike Chute .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Andrews .... grip
Andrew Best .... grip
David Cox .... digital media technician
Chris Large .... still photographer
Tim Milligan .... dolly grip
Tim Murphy .... genny op
Mark O'Neill .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Robert J. Petrie .... gaffer
Flora Planchat .... best boy lighting
John Roche .... grip
Karl Simmons .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Brent Waffle .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Mark Arcieri .... post-production consultant
Marie Lou Gingras .... assistant editor
Marie Lou Gingras .... on-line editor
Michel Leroux .... colorist
Michel Leroux .... hd colorist
 
Music Department
Derek Poulsen .... assistant to composer
 
Other crew
Salma Ayache .... dialogue transcription
Gary Allen Ferguson .... gun wrangler
Erin French .... production coordinator
Marianne Girard .... script supervisor
Ian Melvin Kam .... set paramedic
Serge Lavigueur .... sculptor
Joe Sisto .... legal services
Kim Yu .... unit publicist
 

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Rated R for sci-fi creature violence and gore
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95 min
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Trivia:
Oddly, the rescue team uses Vietnam War-era ALICE canteens, despite most modern armies adopting Camelbak-style hydration systems in the late 90s.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The inside of the space ship has a stairwell with an exit sign and a hand railing.See more »
Quotes:
Orsow:That's a hell of a lot of toasters.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Battlestar Galactica" (2003)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Better special effects but loses originality, 26 July 2012
Author: breakdownthatfilm-blogspot-com from United States

When I came across this direct-to-video sequel I was surprised to find that it was to the 1995 cult film, Screamers. After reading so many reviews on how bleak and dingy it looked and sounded, I wasn't expecting to come across any film related to it. I was a fan of the original however and I was really excited to see what the sequel had to offer. Sadly I was disappointed with the outcome of this film.

A group of soldiers come across a distress call sent out from the planet, Sirius 6B. Ahh yes, we know what that planet holds on it! Commanding this group is Lt. Victoria Bronte, the daughter of Col. Joseph A. Hendrickson from the first film portrayed brilliantly by Peter Weller. I do like how screenwriter Miguel Flores tries to tie in the story of the last film with this one. Some sequels abandon the original story line completely and that can be frustrating for fans. The screenplay even allows veteran actor Lance Henrikson's character, Orsow, to give Bronte some info on what her father (Joseph A.) was like. However, besides Henrikson, none of the other actors really make themselves any different from another.

The part that did make a difference in the movie were the special effects. Yes, Screamers (1995) was a knock-off of other popular films but it utilized its materials efficiently; even if the creature effects were super dated for its time. But in here, the bloodshed is cranked up, as are the creature effects. It looked so good that it almost seemed like putting it into the category of the cheap movies that the sci-fi channel airs is an insult. The fact that there was more blood on the screen made me happy alone. I mean, these are killer robots, so let's see some carnage!

Also the screamers in this film would've been cool to see in the original. The way their mechanical bodies sound is high-tech and state of the art. I also liked how the human screamers didn't look meager either. For those who hadn't seen the first, the human screamers had several sharp blades in its mouth and hands. The way the screamers reveal themselves here is much more interesting; their face actually splits open! Yikes.

All of this is great but what wrecks this movie altogether is the plot. To make a long story short, the story runs almost identical to that of the first film from 1995. In some ways, the so-called "sequel" could be considered a reboot as well because it doesn't do anything new with its characters or story. Once I realized where the story was going after the first couple acts, I became disgruntled at the fact that I would be watching the same movie but with different actors, more blood and a fresh coat of chrome put over the old screamers.

And the worst was the ending to film, which I obviously won't reveal but for any science-fiction/horror genre film, there will always be a twist ending. And for this one, I don't really know how this leaves anything open to make another sequel. They practically killed the franchise by giving such slap-in-the-face ending. That was not needed. I came to watch this movie so I could enjoy and I ended being frustrated and only slightly satisfied.

The only thing Screamers: The Hunting has are special effects. Everything else is practically the same. The story was barely given any changes at all.

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