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Yellowbrickroad -- They went searching for an evil in the forest...but the forest found the evil in them.

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Writers:
Andy Mitton (written by)
Jesse Holland (written by)
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Tagline:
They were searching for an evil in the forest. . .but the forest found the evil in them.
Plot:
1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
"What if people start forgetting the way back?" See more (85 total) »

Cast

 

Cassidy Freeman ... Erin Luger

Anessa Ramsey ... Melissa Barnes

Lee Wilkof ... Clerk / Usher

Clark Freeman ... Daryl Luger

Laura Heisler ... Liv McCann

Tara Giordano ... Jill

Michael Laurino ... Teddy Barnes
Alex Draper ... Walter Myrick
Sam Elmore ... Cy Banbridge
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Directed by
Jesse Holland 
Andy Mitton 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jesse Holland  written by
Andy Mitton  written by

Produced by
Cassidy Freeman .... executive producer
Clark Freeman .... executive producer
Eric Hungerford .... producer
Anessa Ramsey .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Michael Hardwick 
 
Film Editing by
Jesse Holland 
Andy Mitton 
Judd Resnick 
 
Production Design by
Joseph Varca 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Eggers 
 
Makeup Department
Arnee Dodd .... key makeup artist (as Arnee Cusano)
 
Production Management
T.J. Moore .... production manager
Samuel Roberts .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Oishi .... second assistant director
Lauder Robinson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ryan Farber .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Daniel Brennan .... sound designer
Daniel Brennan .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Kyllonen .... foley artist
Craig Kyllonen .... sound editor
Willy McKay .... boom operator
Greg Tobler .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Joel Brook .... special effects assistant
Blake Myers .... special effects
Josh Russell .... special effects makeup
Jack Skyyler .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
John Vincent Mason .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Bowen .... first assistant camera
Zachary Catania .... key grip
Michael Farino .... best boy electric
Scott Leighton .... second assistant camera
Bert Mayer .... best boy grip (as Bert Mayer III)
Brandon J. Meadows .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel Qualliotine .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Tim Sutherland .... colorist
J.D. Funari .... trailer editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Sheri Moss Candler .... publicist
Deb Cole .... product placement
Brett Dollar .... script supervisor
Cori Hundt .... key production assistant
David Pollison .... acquisition consultant for Bloody Disgusting
 
Thanks
J.D. Funari .... special thanks
Matt Newton .... special thanks (as Matthew Newton)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violent content, language, some sexuality and drug material
Runtime:
98 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (2011) | Germany:18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46654)

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Trivia:
The sibling characters of Daryl and Erin Luger are played by real life siblings Clark and Cassidy Freeman.See more »
Quotes:
Melissa Barnes:Are you going to kill me now? Here?
Daryl Luger:Yes.
Melissa Barnes:Does there have to be so much pain?
Daryl Luger:Yes.
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Movie Connections:
References Ghostbusters (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
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69 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
"What if people start forgetting the way back?", 18 June 2011
Author: Mr Saxon from United Kingdom

In 1940, almost the entire population of a town in New Hampshire mysteriously leave their homes, their belongings and even their pets, and head north along a trail into the dense wilderness. The corpses of those discovered are the only trace of what might have happened to the people of Friar. Many years later, Teddy Barnes and a team of researchers, pathfinders, historians and psychologists decide to follow the same trail and uncover the mystery of what happened in 1940. But what waits for them at the end of the trail - and will they survive to reach it?

I know what you're thinking. This is a movie about a group of people who, whilst following a mysterious trail through the wilderness in search of answers, begin to perish. It therefore must involve masked killers or mutated bears, right? Actually, no. "YellowBrickRoad" takes its inspiration from some of the classic older horror movies – such as "The Shining", "Deliverance" and the original version of "The Wicker Man" – and, instead of aiming purely for the eyes of the audience, it also aims for the mind. This is a slow-burning psychological horror filled with sights and sounds which get under your skin and worm their way into your brain; just as they do with the characters themselves.

That's not to say that there isn't gore or violence in "YellowBrickRoad". There are several scenes involving terrible, bloody things happening to people, but the film-makers shoot those scenes in a way that forces the audience to let their imaginations run rampant and fill in the gaps. It's not really these death scenes that will stick with you after the movie has ended, though. It's the way that "YellowBrickRoad" forces you to watch as the seemingly well-adjusted individuals to whom you're introduced at the beginning rapidly drift into insanity, rage, loneliness, brutality and utter confusion as the rules of reality change around them.

For a good portion of its running time, "YellowBrickRoad" is a creepy and unsettling story that fully preys upon our fear of the unknown. Without resorting to cheap scares, the movie accurately portrays how a group of people might act if they took too many steps northward and suddenly found themselves in the Twilight Zone. All of the main actors do a fine job and, despite working with an obviously limited budget, the directors utilise sound, along with moody, lonesome cinematography and the rustic setting to create a tense and spooky atmosphere.

Some may have a problem with the ending which perhaps veers a bit too closely into David Lynch territory, but I found it to be an interesting and apt way of closing the movie. For those who are fans of horror cinema, such as "Session 9" or "The Shining", in which the protagonists are confronted with something unknown and terrible that slowly burns away at their sanity and willpower, this may be close to essential viewing for you.

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