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Writers:
Jack Ketchum (screenplay)
Jack Ketchum (based upon the book by)
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Release Date:
28 August 2009 (Canada) See more »
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Plot:
Survivors of a feral flesh-eating clan are chowing their way through the locals. Amy Halbard and Claire... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Butchered by the censor? See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Jessica Butler ... Eartheater
Kelly Carey ... Loreen Kaltsas

Holter Graham ... Vic Manetti
T.J. Graye ... Gloria
Stephen Grey ... First Stolen

Amy Hargreaves ... Amy Halbard

Taylor Piedmonte ... Miles Harrison

Art Hindle ... George Chandler
Erick Kastel ... Stephen Carey
John Kochahney ... Cave Baby
Matt Larkin ... Cop #1
Daniel Lemieux ... Cop #2

Spencer List ... Rabbit
Jack Ketchum ... Max Joseph (as Dallas Mayr)

Pollyanna McIntosh ... The Woman
Scott Mellema ... Detective
Emma Elizabeth Messing ... Baby Melissa (as Emma Messing)

Andrew Elvis Miller ... David Halbard
Will Miller ... Biting Baby Double
Preston Mulligan ... Boy
Ed Nelson ... Cow (as Edward Nelson)

Tommy Nelson ... Luke
Frank Olsen ... Will Campbell
Leigh Shannan Feldpausch ... Second Stolen (as Leigh Shannan)
Ahna Tessler ... Claire Carey
Robert Tonino ... EMS

Andrew van den Houten ... Assistant Medical Examiner
Jana Veldheer ... Hitchhiker Susan
Rachel White ... Girl
Luke Sass ... Policeman
Peter Sass ... Policeman
Tommy Sass ... Policeman
Tracy Lorenz ... Policeman
Chris Martinez ... Policeman

Directed by
Andrew van den Houten 
 
Writing credits
Jack Ketchum (screenplay)

Jack Ketchum (based upon the book by)

Produced by
Joe Dreier .... co-executive producer
Moses Gross .... executive producer
Art Hindle .... associate producer
Zorinah Juan .... associate producer
Zorinah Juan .... line producer
William M. Miller .... producer
Frank Olsen .... executive producer
Robert Tonino .... producer
Ildi Toth Davy .... co-executive producer
Andrew van den Houten .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan Shore 
 
Cinematography by
William M. Miller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Douglas Buck 
 
Casting by
Cindi Rush 
 
Production Design by
Krista Gall 
Brian Rzepka 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Bevins 
 
Makeup Department
Ellen Arden .... key makeup artist
Kevin Martinez .... assistant special makeup effects
Laura Menear .... wig designer
Anthony Pepe .... key special effects makeup artist
Heather Dawn Spataro .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Zorinah Juan .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Grant .... first assistant director
David Patton .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Aaron Bannasch .... art assistant
Ryan Beasecker .... shop foreman
Ryan Copping .... art assistant
Krista Gall .... set designer
Kristen Gorlitz .... property master
Matt Nesbary .... art intern
Kevin Parson .... set dresser
Josh Rovner .... sets: second unit
Rob Yapkowitz .... set: second unit
 
Sound Department
Eli Cohn .... adr engineer
John D'Aquino .... sound mixer
Spencer Hall .... sound post supervisor
Spencer Hall .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Hoisington .... boom operator
David C. Huet .... additional boom
Andrew Smetek .... dialogue editor
Andrew Smetek .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Anthony Pepe .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Peter M. O'Neill .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Dan Lemieux .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Beasecker .... key grip
Chris Clarke .... gaffer
Andrew Dickieson .... second assistant camera
Jamie A. Marlowe .... first assistant camera
Casey McClurken .... electrician
Erica Thurlow .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Fiona McMaster .... extras casting
Michele B. Weiss .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathryn Robertson .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Bradley J. Kirsch .... assistant editor
Pat Mathews .... senior film colorist
Peter M. O'Neill .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Jackie Fletcher .... production accountant
Valentin Galvan .... assistant production office coordinator
David C. Huet .... production assistant (as Dave Huet)
Lee McEwen .... production assistant
Josh Orgeck .... production assistant
Lluis Fe Perez .... key production assistant
David Pollison .... acquisitions for Ghost House Underground
Scott Symons .... intern
Joe Warner .... script supervisor
 

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, disturbing situations, language, nudity and some sexuality
Runtime:
Germany:100 min (European Film Market) | USA:79 min
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Trivia:
At least one of the cannibals in this movie is really a vegetarian.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Though set in Northern Maine, sheriff deputy cars have a logo of the state of Michigan.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Flaming Star (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
Me and My HorseSee more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Butchered by the censor?, 20 November 2010
Author: john-souray from United Kingdom

I was going to say that this film was lazy and incompetent independent film-making at its worst. I keep trying to make this point; low budgets needn't matter, and we don't mind the cheap special effects and the limited sets if the film is made with passion and conviction. It doesn't cost anything to get the plot right; just imagination and attention to detail. But that's exactly what this film seems to lack.

An update of the Scottish Sawney Beane legend and transplanting to Maine and the Canadian coast, it has some promising ideas and a couple of effective sequences, but it fails to establish them or develop them properly. What's with the lighthouse keeper? We get a glimpse of a newspaper clipping while the opening credits roll, and one of the characters makes a brief reference during the film, but this history deserved telling properly, even if only narrated by one of the characters, and could have added real mythic power to the plot. But it appears the film-makers just couldn't be bothered.

And then 76 minutes later, barely achieving the minimum respectable length for a feature film, it comes to an abrupt end, with several characters and plot lines unresolved. Please no, don't tell me you're leaving the door open for a sequel. (Adopt appropriate gravelly voice: Offspring 2 – the new generation!) In between, there's a load of confused stumbling around in night-time woods or on stretches of beach that look nothing like the earlier panoramic daytime shots we had of the coastline.

I was going to say all this, but then I glanced up at the technical information in this IMDb entry. 100 minutes, it says. A hundred! But my UK rented copy was only 76 minutes; both the sleeve and the DVD timer confirm it. That's a quarter of the film gone! No wonder the plot seems sketchy, and you can't follow what's happening.

It is entirely incomprehensible. It carries a UK 18 certificate, which is the most serious apart from the 18Rs that can only be bought from licensed sex shops, and I don't imagine they have anything in them that can't be seen for free on the internet. What on earth can the UK censors have found that required 24 minutes of cuts? If it really was originally 100 mins I frankly don't see what the point of releasing the film like this is. At the very least, this review stands as a warning to UK viewers; check the length. If it's the 76 minute version I saw, I'm certainly not recommending it.

Edit: Barely a couple of weeks after posting this, I read in my newspaper that "The Serbian Film" had received between four and five minutes of cuts at the hands of the UK censor, and that this made it the most cut UK film for sixteen years. If that's so, then I was wrong to blame the cut from 100 to 76 minutes on the censor. This makes it all the more baffling. Why would you voluntarily cut your own film to such a skimpy dog's dinner? In any case, it doesn't change my recommendation (or lack of it): just the attribution of blame.

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