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Niall Greig Fulton ... McKenzie
Imogen Toner ... Chloe
Vanya Eadie ... Jane
James Bryce ... Jonathan
Tom Carter ... Hayward
Joanna Miller ... Emily
Jane Stabler ... Magda
Len McCaffer ... Alex
Doreen McGillivray ... Mrs Petrie
Callum Warren-Brooker ... Sean

Directed by
Marc de Launay 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eddie Harrison  written by

Produced by
Marc de Launay .... executive producer
Marc de Launay .... producer
Mondo Ghulam .... executive producer
Eddie Harrison .... executive producer
Tom Kelly .... executive producer
Brian McCormick .... executive producer
Ted Mitchell .... executive producer
Ted Mitchell .... producer
Original Music by
John Brown 
Mondo Ghulam 
Cinematography by
Andrew Begg 
Film Editing by
Joe Speirs (edited by)
Production Design by
Rebecca Dover 
Art Direction by
Andrew McSweeney 
Costume Design by
Elle Kent 
Makeup Department
Sarah Cairncross .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Laird .... second assistant director
Ted Mitchell .... first assistant director
Ted Mitchell .... second unit director
Kim Stewart .... third assistant director
Art Department
Ella Williams .... art department assistant
Rhian Wright .... props (as Rhian Russell)
Sound Department
Merlin Bonning .... sound recordist
Douglas Fairgrieve .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Iain Miller .... first assistant camera
Garry Torrance .... focus puller
Jonathan Wright .... camera trainee
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ruth Stockl .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Ian Ballantyne .... on-line editor
Bill Gill .... editorial advisor
Music Department
Zachary Ware .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Mark Lacey .... runner
John Rae .... production coordinator
Chris Rafferty .... script supervisor

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76 min


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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
dreadful effort, 7 December 2009
Author: gavin_watson from United Kingdom

Many of the other reviewers have given this film various marks over 6/10 which to me is completely baffling. Like others have stated this film was on in cineworld for one Friday only with 2 showings. We decided to take the risk with an unknown due to the unappealing range of Hollywood films in at the moment. judging by the larger audience it had to be made up of either people involved with the film or others who plumped with the risk of an unknown effort.

I'll start off with the positives - it was just over an hour long. the film actually started about 9.20 and we were back in our flat by 11. If this film had been 2 hours long I fear I would've been in the "leavers" category, which is saying something as i even sat through Gozu!! The Gory parts were done reasonably well for such a low budget film although after viewing it you've got to wonder whether or not the whole budget was blown on this! The negatives are plentiful. First and foremost, the storyline was awful, plain and simple. Throughout the whole "film" there is not one iota of an explanation given as to why certain people do what they do. From the typewriter moment at the start, to the tarot cards to the ending with the crossbow - it didn't really fit together to make a competent plot. They are obviously trying to show that everyone has it in them to kill another human being, all it takes is a trigger - but the trigger is never inserted into the storyline. Senseless killing is OK if you go down the route of having an insane serial killer but this seemed to be trying to portray the opposite and failed badly.

Another huge negative was the standard of acting. Only the gamekeeper gets pass-marks for his acting in this even though he only had about 5 lines. The rest of the cast were horrendous beyond belief - I doubt many of them would get a shot on Emmerdale it was that bad. I am maybe being harsh as i haven't seen them in anything else so it could be the case that they were working with what they were given - which wasn't much. the dialogue is shocking, the writer of this nonsense should really hang his head in shame.

A third big negative for me was the lack of imagination in terms of shooting on that location. They obviously had a beautiful spot to work with but didn't utilise it properly. Most shots were bland and ordinary which served in a descriptive manner rather than adding anything to the movie itself. It could have been so much better if a photographer had been used to get the best out of the location.

In summary I feel like this was a really poor effort . I cant condone people shouting in the cinema but at the same time if i had paid £7 for that i would have been raging. Luckily i have an unlimited card so i can afford some stinkers. I can assure you that if River City ever decide to make a late night episode with a serial killer on the loose it would beat this effort hands down.

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