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Dismal (2009)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  2009 (USA)
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Dana is failing Biology. To pass she must attend an extra credit assignment with several classmates that will lead them into a remote region of the Great Dismal Swamp, a place teeming with ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Tim Morris ...
Jack Harrison ...
Capel Kane ...
Meagan Reedy ...
Brent Lovell ...
Gabe Wood ...
Tough Poacher
James B. Mahorney ...
Skittish Poacher
Justin Soponis ...
Keg Operator
Laurie Kimsey ...
Chase Alger ...
Lead Singer


Dana is failing Biology. To pass she must attend an extra credit assignment with several classmates that will lead them into a remote region of the Great Dismal Swamp, a place teeming with life... and death. While the group keeps one eye out for hungry bear, deadly snakes and lurking gators, they are unaware of the real danger. For the top of the food chain lives in a dingy cabin not too far from their campsite, and he has an appetite for human flesh. Written by Anonymous

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biology | cabin | swamp | ranger | burnt face | See more »


Eat or be Eaten


Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for bloody violence, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$130,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The gun Dale is carrying switches back and forth between a rifle and shotgun. When he loads the gun in the cabin, it is a bolt-action rifle. When he takes a shot at Shelly in the woods, the sound of a pump shotgun his heard. See more »


Dale: Hey darling, you sleep okay? Oh my, this smells delicious. Delicious. Bon appetite, ladies. Dig in. Don't be bashful.
Dana: Shelly, please, don't eat it.
Dale: You ungrateful bitch. Maybe in college you can walk into any building and get your fancy foods and gourmet coffees but you don't know shit about the real world, missy. Hey! Out here if you want sushi you better catch you some fucking fish!
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bad use of CGI
4 May 2011 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Here we have a perfect example why people tear flicks down. I don't have anything against low budgets or whatsoever but the makers must at least try to keep you attracted to the screen. From moment one when the teacher appears on screen you can tell, he's not what he seems to be, guess what, you are right. Isn't it bad that when you can guess who the bad guy is it appears that he is one of the bad guys. Secondly, it takes 40 minutes before things go wrong. And when things go wrong they sometimes are messy or even gory but other killings are done with CGI. I don't have problems with CGI but just take a look when things go awry at the cabin. The use over their of CGI tears it down, CGI blood, CGI fire, CGI explosion, sorry, no can do, I call it CGwhy. The last killing is gory and the bear traps are a mess but overall it's mediocre.

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