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"Supernatural" Monster Movie (2008)

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Supernatural: Season 4: Episode 5 -- Shown in black and white, Dean and Sam investigate murders at Oktoberfest. Dean determines a shape-shifter demon is appearing as iconic monsters from old Hollywood movies.


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Original Air Date:
16 October 2008 (Season 4, Episode 5)
It's Halloween time and the Winchesters face-off against a shapeshifter with a penchant for impersonating classic movie monsters like Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Mummy. | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester

Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester

Todd Stashwick ... Dracula

Melinda Sward ... Jamie

Holly Elissa ... Lucy (as Holly E. Dignard)

Michael Eklund ... Ed Brewer

Garry Chalk ... Sheriff Deitrich
Todd Scott ... Security Guard

Carmen Lavigne ... Anne Marie

Geoff Redknap
Jason Poulsen ... Rick Deacon

John Stewart ... Museum Security Guard

Giacomo Baessato ... Pizza Delivery Guy

Episode Crew
Directed by
Robert Singer 
Writing credits
Eric Kripke (created by)

Ben Edlund (written by)

Produced by
Todd Philip Aronauer .... producer (as Todd Aronauer)
Kristin Cronin .... associate producer
Ben Edlund .... co-executive producer
Sera Gamble .... supervising producer
Peter Johnson .... co-executive producer
Eric Kripke .... executive producer
Serge Ladouceur .... co-producer
Kim Manners .... executive producer
McG .... executive producer
Philip Sgriccia .... co-executive producer (as Phil Sgriccia)
Robert Singer .... executive producer
Vladimir Stefoff .... producer
Jerry Wanek .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jay Gruska 
Christopher Lennertz 
Cinematography by
Serge Ladouceur (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nicole Baer 
Casting by
Heike Brandstatter 
Eric Dawson 
Carol Kritzer 
Coreen Mayrs 
Robert J. Ulrich 
Production Design by
John Marcynuk 
Jerry Wanek 
Set Decoration by
George Neuman 
Makeup Department
Toby Lindala .... key makeup effects
Toby Lindala .... key prosthetics makeup: effects
Production Management
Todd Pittson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Molly Clayton .... trainee assistant director
Gabriel Correa .... third assistant director
Kevin Parks .... first assistant director
Art Department
Perry Battista .... lead set dresser
Adam Catt .... set dresser
Merlin Dervisevic .... assistant set decorator
Tracy B. Dunlop .... set dresser
Warren Dunlop .... construction coordinator
Lee Anne Elaschuk .... graphic artist
Julie Fontaine .... set decoration coordinator
Liz Goldwyn .... assistant art director
Robert Leader .... assistant art director
Graeme Morgan .... set dresser
Ocea Ringrose .... set dresser
Sonia Zimmerman .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist
Norval D. Crutcher III .... co-supervising sound editor
Karyn Foster .... dialogue editor
Chris Glyn-Jones .... boom operator
Al Gomez .... supervising foley mixer
Bill Jackson .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Moss .... assistant sound editor
Daniel Nakamura .... mix stage technician
Don Painchaud .... sound mixer
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Steve Au .... visual effects
Ivan Hayden .... visual effects supervisor
Colin Jenken .... visual effects lead
Adele Jones .... visual effects coordinator
Fred J. Julito .... digital artist (as Fred Julito)
Fred J. Julito .... visual effects artist: opening sequence
Grant Lindsay .... visual effects producer
Mark Meloche .... digital compositor
Shaun Roth .... visual effects artist
Dan Schick .... digital compositor
Cory Virs .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Mike Carpenter .... stunt double: Jared Padelecki
Anthony J Sacco .... stunts
Todd Scott .... stunt double: jensen ackles
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Brown .... grip
Chris Cochrane .... gaffer
Harvey Fedor .... key grip
Michael Mayo .... rigging gaffer
Monica Mayo .... rigging electric
Dave Riopel .... dolly grip
Pawel Sedzimir .... best boy rigging electric
Matthew Tichenor .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Matthew Tichenor .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada
Alex Newman .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bren Moore .... set costume supervisor
Jojo MacDowall .... costume shopper (uncredited)
Jojo MacDowall .... costumer: preparation (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gordon Ferris .... on-line editor
Fred J. Julito .... on-line editor: color corrector
Jennefer Teegen .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Gregory Sweeney .... music coordinator
Kasey Truman .... music coordinator
Brittany Whyte .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
David Greenbaum .... driver: fuel truck
Other crew
Michael Campbell .... medic/craft service
Jeremy Carver .... executive story editor
Evan Chan .... production assistant
Andrea Connacher .... assistant location manager
Ross Framo .... computer and video playback supervisor
Cathryn Humphris .... story editor
Annie Jackson .... production staff
Jenny Klein .... assistant: writers
Sarah Long .... production assistant
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Jennifer Nick .... assistant to producer
Allan J. Ross .... locations: preparation
Julie Siege .... story editor
Matthew Tingey .... production assistant
Angela Will .... production accountant
Mark Tachovsky .... second assistant production coordinator (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Kripke  creator

Makeup Department
Harlow MacFarlane .... special makeup effects artist
Ryan Nicholson .... specialty props
Geoff Redknap .... special makeup effects artist
Special Effects by
Ian Korver .... special effects first assistant
Nick Allen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Clint Carleton .... stunt double: Jesse Hutch
Janina Dall .... stunt double
Clay Virtue .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
John Brown .... lamp operator
Roberto W. Contreras D. .... camera operator: additional unit
Randy Tambling .... key grip
William D. Wynn .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Colton James .... casting assistant
Garrett McGuire .... casting associate
Todd Sherry .... casting assistant
Todd Sherry .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philip Maldonado .... key costumer
Music Department
Andrew Gowan .... music coordinator
Ernie Mannix .... music editor (pilot)
Other crew
April Baker .... production assistant
Liam Cripps .... production assistant
Ainsley Dowle .... production assistant (season 1)
Ainsley Dowle .... trainee assistant location manager (season 2)
Ryan Mains .... production assistant (season 1)
Holly Ollis .... publicist (2005)
Carol Phiniotis .... office production assistant: second unit
Renée Rosenfeld .... script supervisor (as Renee Rosenfeld)
Ryan Steacy .... armorer
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Additional Details

Netherlands:55 min (including commercials)
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Dean makes a comment about "The X-Files" not being real, unlike Sam and Dean, which is ironic seeing as Supernatural is often compared to The X-Files.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Sam gets to the shapeshifter's house, he looks like he's picking the lock, but the lock on the door never turns.See more »
Sam Winchester:[tries to tear out Ed's ear] It's supposed to come off.
Ed Brewer:No, it's not!
See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The X-Files" (1993)See more »
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565)See more »


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5 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Too Old, Too Cold, 10 May 2011
Author: ttapola from Finland

The opening episode of season 4 raised Supernatural to a whole new level. The second added missing details to the show's Mythology. The third one was a great Monster-of-the-Week episode. On first viewing, this one appeared to be a great Weird One, but after three viewings, while it still remains amusing, the faults cannot be ignored.

First, to throw to the audience a Weird One, that is *completely* irrelevant to the Mytharc (there isn't even the opening "Then" recap!) *just* when the Mytharc shifted to a higher gear, is ill-judged. At this point, the show shouldn't be doing back-to-back Monster-of-the-Week episodes - at most, there should be one Mytharc episode for every Monster episode, for balance's sake.

Second, a homage to/parody of classic black & white Universal monster movies - no matter how good it is, is likely to remind anyone who's seen The X Files of said show's similarly themed *and* also B&W episode "The Postmodern Prometheus". Frak, this episode even throws in an X Files reference! This actually *is* better than The X Files episode in question, but no way can one say this is original.

Third, the pacing is slow. On first viewing it may not be noticeable, but on further viewings, when one compares this to a typical episode of Supernatural, this seems so slooooww. The old Universal movies are bit slow too, so maybe the writing was intentional for the episode to be "truer" to its origins. In any case, the more one watches this, the more bored one becomes of the tedious bits, anxious to re-see the *great* bits. Simply put, while there are truly classic moments here, as a whole, the episode is hardly classic.

As a proof how a Weird One is made and later considered a classic, see - for example - Angel's "Smile Time", Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "Doppelgangland", "Hush", "Once More With a Feeling" and, of course, The X Files' "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'", possibly the greatest Weird One ever (famously the director had to read the script thrice before he fully understood it). Supernatural itself has classic Weird Ones like "The Monster at the End of This Book", "Changing Channels" and "The French Mistake" further down the road! Compared to them, this is "just" good. There's nothing wrong with being a solid 6/10 - that's the most common IMDb rating and much higher than some of the episodes from the first season - its just that there are better episodes in the series.

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