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When brutal murdering starts in a small riverside town, the sheriff must investigate and face the horrific past. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kurt Angle ... Sheriff Will Logan
S. William Hinzman ... Harvey Hix (as Bill Hinzman)

Kevin Nash ... Jayden Jacobs
Sid Eudy ... Jonah Jacobs (as Psycho Sid Vicious)
Bill Laing ... Joseph Jacobs

Alan Rowe Kelly ... Mary Rutledge
Bingo O'Malley ... Virgil Van
Ray Lloyd ... Clark Higgins
Lindsey Carothers ... Autumn Barnes
Nick Tallo ... Bob Phillips

John W. Iwanonkiw ... Rob Powell (as John Iwanonkiw)
Joe Shelby ... Vern Sutton
Sam Nicotero ... Wyatt Jones
Jonas Chaney ... Phil Hadlin
Dave Hawk ... Roy Carter
Gary Horner ... Russell Reeves

Jason Winn 'J.B. Destiny' Bareford ... Deputy Caleb Westerman (as Jason Bareford)
Long Kathy ... Amy Williams
Catrina Rogers ... McKenzie Coil
Paul Adamo ... Tom Powell
Marilyn McCain ... Emily Jones

Russ Faulk ... Murphy
Jackson Nunn ... Jim Burns

Dawn Renee ... Sally McCormick
Audrey Radar ... Tiffany McCormick
Jojo Marko ... Diner Waitress

Brendan McCormack ... Father William
Randy Ruediger ... State Police Chief

Randy Davison ... State Trooper
Greg Hartle ... Al the Cook
Al Kandrack ... Harry Foster

Benzy ... Medic #1
Lisa Dapprich ... Waitress Lisa
Don Koehler ... Medical Examiner
Brian Tighe ... Bar Guy #1
Chuck Karol ... Bar Guy# 2 (as Chuck Alexander)
Henry Tjernlund ... Bar Guy #3
Daniel I. Radakovich ... Bar Guy #4 (as Daniel Radakovich)

William Kania ... Medic #2
Luther Wilson ... Wilson
Mark Adomaitis ... Fire Rescue Team (as Mark Adamaitis)
Aaron Natali ... Fire Rescue Team
Scott Jamison ... Fire Rescue Team
Justin Bittner ... Fire Rescue Team
Justin Schoeffel ... Fire Rescue Team
Matt Greenwalt ... Fire Rescue Team
Scott Marshall ... Fire Rescue Team
Luke Chevellier ... Fire Rescue Team
Steve Bicehouse ... Fire Rescue Team
Jonathon Senn ... Fire Rescue Team
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon Ceccatti ... Waitress Sharon Hill (uncredited)
Clayton Hill ... The Oracle (uncredited)
Damien A. Maruscak ... Hunter Jenkins (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruce Koehler 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruce Koehler 

Produced by
Dave Hawk .... assistant producer
John W. Iwanonkiw .... associate producer
Bruce Koehler .... producer
Bryan Koehler .... executive producer
Original Music by
Rob Hurry (score composer)
Wayne Hurry (score composer)
Cinematography by
Bruce Koehler 
Film Editing by
Bruce Koehler 
Casting by
Bruce Koehler 
Costume Design by
John W. Iwanonkiw 
Makeup Department
Benzy .... key makeup artist
Ryan Bidney .... special makeup effects artist
Nikki Elko .... special makeup effects artist
Stephanie Fenrisson .... special makeup effects artist
Dick Greco .... special makeup effects artist
Jenn Osborne .... special makeup effects artist (as Jenny Osborne)
Christopher Pe P. Pearson .... special makeup effects artist
Alyssa Ruggiero .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Steve Gizler .... assistant production manager
Greg Hartle .... production manager
Al Kandrak .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John W. Iwanonkiw .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jason Abell .... post sound coordinator
Jason Abell .... sound editor
Steve Gizler .... boom operator
Matt D. Hall .... sound effects editor
Leobardo Ledon .... foley recordist/editor
Michael J. McDonald .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael McDonald)
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor (as Michael McDonald)
G.W. Pope III .... foley artist
G.W. Pope III .... foley editor
G.W. Pope III .... sound design editor
Alex Steen .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Benzy .... special effects supervisor
John W. Iwanonkiw .... special effects
Paul Adamo .... stunt coordinator
Tony Gilch .... stunt rigger
Gary Horner .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Koehler .... camera operator
Victor J. Pancerev .... camera crane operator
Casting Department
John W. Iwanonkiw .... additional casting
Transportation Department
Bryan Koehler .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Briane Iwanonkiw .... caterer
Jesse Iwanonkiw .... weapons coordinator
John W. Iwanonkiw .... production coordinator
John Jaquish .... photo double (as Jaquish John)
Bryan Koehler .... craft service
David Love .... photo double
Lapiska A. Robert .... still photgrapher
John Jaquish .... photo double (uncredited)
Clayton Hill .... in memory of
Robert Liscio .... thanks

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Rated R for some bloody violence
USA:105 min
Color | Color (HDV 1080i50)
Germany:18 | Ireland:18 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46686)

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The knife used by the killer on the jetty is a Kukri the weapon of the Nepal army (also the British gurkhas).See more »
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The only movie so far of 2011 that I downright despise!, 31 March 2011
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I love movies of all genres, of any age, regardless of how good or bad they are. But River of Darkness doesn't deliver on any level. So far there have been some gems such as Rango, some mediocre efforts like Sanctum and some poorly conceived movies such as Battle:Los Angeles and Justin Bieber:Never Say Never. But River of Darkness is the only movie so far this year that I downright despise, it is that bad!

River of Darkness is a good example of a movie that is all style, no substance. Saying that does nothing in the film's favour, because production-values wise this film is shoddy. The scenery and sets have an appropriately Gothic look to them, but they are completely ruined by the cinematography and editing which makes the movie look as though it has been edited on a bacon slicer and the lighting which is incredibly dull.

River of Darkness fails epically in the story and writing as well. The story did have a nice arc to it on paper, but the execution was so derivative and poor one couldn't help thinking River of Darkness offers nothing new to the genre. Not one scene is believable in any way, the murders are all gore no heart no matter how marginally impressive the gore is. But that is nothing compared to the dialogue, I have heard some bad dialogue in many movies but River of Dakrness has some of the worst dialogue I have ever heard in my entire life. It is so cheesy and forced, and so clichéd and melodramatic I could not take it seriously at all.

The film's direction is incompetent. In fact the direction is so sloppy that the film could have easily had no direction whatsoever. The characters I felt nothing for whatsoever, they are written terribly and you learn next to nothing about them. The pace is languid so much so nothing comes to life. None of the actors are genuine or brings heart to their characters either.

Overall, a shoddy mess and to be avoided. 0/10 Bethany Cox

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