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Ashley Greene ... Summer Matthews

Peter Mooney ... Tom Hoxey

Barbara Niven ... Gaia Hoxey

Stephen McHattie ... Gant Hoxey

Peter Michael Dillon ... Darwin (as Peter Dillon)
Cinthia Burke ... Jessie

Paul Whitney ... Sheriff

Sean Tucker ... Cliff

Daniel Simpson ... Bartender

Teri Loretto ... Twila

Dani Kind ... Amber

Allison Graham ... Pretty Woman

Cathy Lynn Symonds ... Hooker (as Cathy Symonds)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn Arbuckle ... Sarah-Jean (uncredited)

Jennilee Murray ... Woman in Park (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Demarbre 
Writing credits
Travis Stevens (story)

Sean Hogan (screenplay) and
Christine Conradt (screenplay)

Produced by
Neil Bregman .... executive producer
Cinthia Burke .... associate producer
Curtis Crawford .... producer
Pierre David .... executive producer
Sarah Deline .... associate producer
Robert Menzies .... producer
Donald M. Osborne .... producer (as Donald Osbourne)
Andrew E. Pecs .... associate producer (as E. Andrew Pecs)
Travis Stevens .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Steve Gurevitch 
Cinematography by
Ioana Vasile 
Film Editing by
Andre Coutu 
Casting by
Aaron Griffith 
Claudia Jurt 
Lisa Parasyn 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Soper (head set decorator)
Costume Design by
Andy Tait 
Makeup Department
Jason Holtz .... assistant makeup artist
Angie Mills .... key makeup artist (as Angie Reid)
Production Management
Andre Coutu .... post-production supervisor
Sarah Deline .... production manager
Rachel Fallis .... unit manager
Matt Peat .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierre David .... second unit director
Warren Dean Fulton .... first assistant director
Carmel Purkis .... second assistant director
Art Department
Rebecca Berg .... set dresser
Morgan Blackbyrne .... art department
Daniel Delisle .... art department
Kate Derrick .... property buyer
Matt Lachance .... art department
Francis Lapierre .... art department
Francis Lapierre .... daily art department assistant
Catherine Poirier .... assistant property master
Steve Sanger .... carpenter
Tim Walton .... property master
Sound Department
Michael Aspirot .... sound mixer
Shamso Bihi .... boom operator
Lorita de la Cerna .... adr mixer
Miles Finlayson .... sound mixer
Miles Finlayson .... sound recordist
Ray Gould .... foley mixer
Mike Hickey .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jesse Clark .... second assistant camera
Kate Derrick .... grip
Kate Derrick .... lighting technician
Curtis Dickie .... key grip
Petr Maur .... still photographer
James Ransom .... first assistant camera
Tom Reid .... lighting grip
David Riding .... gaffer
Casting Department
Carmel Purkis .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Callie Ryan .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Andre Coutu .... colorist
Andre Coutu .... on-line editor
Location Management
Rachel Fallis .... location manager
Matthew Peat .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Michael Burns .... composer: additional music
Steve Gurevitch .... music by
Other crew
Gloria Annable .... post-production supervisors
Carolyn Arbuckle .... script supervisor
Sam Coppola .... legal services
Teresa Ho .... post production accountant
Ken Sanders .... adr director
Joseph Sisto .... legal services
Noël A. Zanitsch .... financial consultant

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Also Known As:
"Summer's Blood" - Canada (original title)
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Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, sexual content and language
91 min
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ (2009) | Canada:14A | Ireland:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45543)
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well worth watching, and not at all what you'd think, 4 December 2016
Author: NateWatchesCoolMovies from Canada

Summer's Moon, also given the slightly less exotic title Summer Blood, is a fascinating little family centered psycho sexual treat, starring an actress who previously hadn't ventures into such intense territory. Ashley Greene is a porcelain beauty best known for those Twilight train wrecks, and its that marketing style these filmmakers have latched onto because of her involvement. The poster has a hazy hue that almost hints at the dreaded vampiric sparkle we've come to loathe. It's picturesque to be sure, but doesn't really provide any warning to the disturbing, gritty and uncomfortably intimate nature ofnthe story. Greene plays Summer, a wayward drifter who arrives in a small bucolic burg, out to find the father she never knew. Enter the Hoxeys, an I'll adjusted family of serial killers claiming to be her long lost family, and beckoning her into depravity with all the charm and hospitality that small town folks can muster. Her brother Tom (Peter Mooney) keeps a kidnapped girl in the basement as a plaything and sleeps with his unstable mother (Barbara Nixon), and that's but a taste of the horror that Summer has waded into. The film takes on new virility when the resident patriarch Gant Hoxey blows back into town, played with visceral ferocity by veteran tough guy Stephen Mchattie. Intense is the word for this guy (ever catch his cameo in A History Of Violence? Christ), and he's a beast as Gant, Summer's estranged father, a man who functions on violence and feeds of fear. The film examines how a clan of murderers might indeed function, right down to twisted lover's spats and drama right out of an R rated Addams Family special. Greene nicely shatters her teen image by bringing us a broken protagonist who finds her dark passenger through resilience and torment, the blackness that sweeps over her soul clearly visible, loomed over by Mchattie's grim reaper influence. Murder and the desire to do so is regarded as a genetic trait in this film, passed along the line of kin, generation to generation, wreaking havoc in the process. A film that I underestimated going in, a terrific horror entry that takes its it's with character and suspense, slow burning up to a spectacularly gory third act filled with tension, blood and Mchattie, that icy voiced devil who steals every scene he's in. Well worth your time.

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