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On a desolate road, an abandoned school bus with the words 'HELP ME' written on a window, Maria stops to check it out... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Ann Henson ... Maria
Angelica May ... Sarah (as Angelica Magana)
Gretchen Busenitz ... Gretchen
L. Flint Esquerra ... Frank
Diego De Vargas ... Howard
Masao Kitamura ... Bubbles
Thomas Crnkovich ... Killer
Dutch Bergeron ... Dr. Benson
J. Edwin Lauer ... Terry

Directed by
Stephen Goetsch 
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(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Goetsch  writer

Produced by
Stephen Goetsch .... producer
Anthony Grow .... associate producer (as Anthony S. Grow)
Paul Koslo .... producer
Patrick Smith .... associate producer (as Pat Smith)
Original Music by
William Anderson  (as William Kevin Anderson)
Cinematography by
Stephen Goetsch 
Film Editing by
Stephen Goetsch 
Casting by
Sherwin Buydens 
Production Design by
Othema Longura 
Art Direction by
Erin Travers 
Set Decoration by
Beverly Wilson 
Makeup Department
Anthony Grow .... makeup department head
Brian Lammert .... key makeup artist
Christopher Payne .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Brian Rainwater .... sound recordist
Ed Turner .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Anthony Grow .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Beseese .... electrician
Bead Johnson .... second assistant camera
Thomas E. Labisch Jr. .... grip (as Tom Labisch)
Chuck May .... key grip
Randall Meeks .... grip
Matthew O'Brien .... videographer
Charlie O'Connor .... first assistant camera
Jennifer Osten .... grip
Richard Paris .... grip
Terry Radcliff .... gaffer
Barry Saunders .... still photographer
Paula Simmons .... electrician
Casting Department
J.C. Thomas .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Brett Snyder .... additional editor
Music Department
Patrick Griffin .... composer: additional music
Patrick Griffin .... orchestrator

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Rated R for horror violence, language and some sexual content
USA:83 min
Aspect Ratio:
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When filming the scene(s) getting out of the car, Ann Henson had trouble because the car door was broken.See more »
Continuity: The two shot Derringer pistol was shot once by the doc, twice by the Sarah, then once by Gretchen the pregnant woman, who picked it up off the stand at the end - a total of four times without ever being reloaded.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Hawaii Five-O" (1968)See more »
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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
OK Slasher Flick, 20 June 2008
Author: bivmanfor20 from United States

The story we have all seen a million times before if your into horror movies anyway. Girl gets stuck on a lonely road at night and runs into a creepy dude and captured hooded woman. The woman tried to help said captured woman and winds up at some one story castle in the middle of the desert.

I have to say that I really didn't understand what was going on. There is a huge, crazy, infantile-like man who kills people and there is a lizard looking boy who is a cannibal. Than there is a doctor. I don't know what the lizard is boy is doing there. But regardless of the major plot-holes I did enjoy the movie somewhat. Ill have to watch it again. Maybe I'll understand it a little better. Overall, the gore was OK and the production was good. The story, however, needed a little work.

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