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Squeal -- When band members are stranded on a country road, excitement of their first tour is diminished by the horrors of a science experiment gone awry. Their pig-human hybrid mutant captors have many horrors in store but true revulsion does not descend until daylight when the extent of their work is revealed.

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Tony Swansey (writer)
Dennis Doornbos (writer)
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When band members are stranded on a country road, excitement of their first tour is diminished by the horrors of a science experiment gone awry... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Vicious Human/Pig Hybrids Maim And Mutilate A Bickering Rock Band....What's Not To Love? See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Allison Batty ... Valerie

Kevin Oestenstad ... Mark
Stephen Dean ... Travis (as Stephen Isaac Dean)

Joe Burke ... Tom
Kelly Jean Badgley ... Mindy (as Kelly Jean)
Esther Claire ... Cindy
Gary Murphy ... Hank
John LaFlamboy ... Yuppie
Justin Degiacomo ... Danny
Rebel ... Rebel
Devin Schuyler ... Pigwoman
Mike Masset ... Pigboy

Directed by
Tony Swansey 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dennis Doornbos  writer
Tony Swansey  writer

Produced by
Dennis Doornbos .... producer
John LaFlamboy .... producer
Daniel Kenji Levin .... producer
Tony Swansey .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Kenji Levin 
 
Film Editing by
Joe Burke 
Dennis Doornbos (co-editor)
 
Set Decoration by
Mike Scherschel 
 
Makeup Department
Vicky Strei .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John LaFlamboy .... assistant director
 
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Sean Clark .... sound editor
Jesse Palmer .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jayme Joyce .... gaffer
 
Animation Department
Patrick Chico .... animator
 
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Jessie Armes .... production assistant
Cody Kehn .... production assistant
Jillian Rose Kelm .... production assistant
Dana Packley .... production assistant
 

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, language, some sexual content and drug use
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USA:79 min
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UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:R (certificate #45536)
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15 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Vicious Human/Pig Hybrids Maim And Mutilate A Bickering Rock Band....What's Not To Love?, 15 September 2010
Author: lloydband from United States

I just recently finished viewing Tony Swansey's film Squeal and overall I must say I was impressed. By no means is this a classic in the city folk caught in the middle of redneck hell horror genre, however it delivers quite well on the suspense with some well choreographed fight scenes between the band mates and the hogs. There is also that impending dread with the main giant hog looking to breed with the ladies that did it for me.

With a title like Squeal your probably wondering about the tone of the film and I can tell you it's played as straight horror for the most part with little humor besides some early bickering between the band members before the mutants come into play. Nothing is really revealed about the creatures origins besides the basic experiment gone wrong set up. It is unclear whether these creatures were created from scratch splicing DNA or whether they started out as human beings.

Not that an explanation is necessary but I would personally like to see a follow up or perhaps even a prequel setting up the events in this film. I think there has now been enough films of this type to coin a new phrase Hogsploitation. If you enjoy this you may also want to check out Razorback, Pig Hunt, and Dr. Moreau's House Of Pain which also features a horny pig/human mutant. The makeup is solid although it's basically just a human being with a pig's nose so no heavy makeup. They still come off as intimidating and much more effective then a crappy cgi heavy SyFy original. There is also a female mutant that really isn't used much beyond a brief gratuitous porking scene. I can't lie I really wanted to see more of that then was on display LOL.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised and just so everyone reading this knows I am not connected with the film in any way. This is my first review under my new email but more unrelated reviews are on the way.I have a library of over eight thousand films and watch numerous obscure films especially in the horror, sci-fi, cult genres. I've found the growing issue of filmmakers flooding this site with bias reviews disgusting. At least be upfront about it as I will be if my film acting debut ever receives a wide DVD release.

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