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Shadow -- David (Jake Muxworthy), a young soldier returning from a tour of duty in Iraq,  decides to go on a mountain biking adventure in Europe to forget his battle-weary past. In the woods, he meets pretty young stranger Angeline (Karina Testa) and they team up to explore the picturesque surrounding area. Soon they learn of a mystifying local myth... a legend that will force David to face more shattering fears than he did during wartime. To meet the bloodthirsty butcher Mortis (Nuot Arquint) and to discover that reality is sicker than any nightmare.


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Release Date:
14 May 2010 (Italy) See more »
Reality Can Be Sicker Than Nightmares
When a young soldier leaves for a mountain biking excursion, he meets the girl of his dreams as well as a group of violent locals who want to see them dead at any cost. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jake Muxworthy ... David

Karina Testa ... Angeline

Ottaviano Blitch ... Fred

Chris Coppola ... Buck
Emilio De Marchi ... Bar Tender / Doctor

Nuot Arquint ... Mortis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gianpiero Cognoli ... Customer (uncredited)

Matt Patresi ... U.S. Lieutenant (uncredited)

Directed by
Federico Zampaglione 
Writing credits
Federico Zampaglione  &
Domenico Zampaglione  &
Giacomo Gensini 

Produced by
Massimo Ferrero .... producer
Original Music by
Andrea Moscianese (original music by)
Cinematography by
Marco Bassano 
Film Editing by
Eric Strand 
Casting by
Laylee Olfat 
Production Design by
Davide Bassan 
Set Decoration by
Sergio Tribastone 
Makeup Department
Federico Carretti .... makeup designer
Federico Carretti .... special makeup effects designer
Diego Prestopino .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tiziano Tomei .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrizio Bava .... first assistant director (as Roy Bava)
Partha Pratim .... associate director
Andrea Zuliani .... assistant director
Art Department
Gian Pietro D'Acqui .... painter
Luigi Ottolino .... sculptor
Sound Department
Andrea Caucci .... sound
Yagmur Kaplan .... adr mixer
Saverio Lancia .... sound effects editor
Gilberto Martinelli .... sound recordist
Paolo Pucci .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Federico Carretti .... special effects makeup
Leonardo Cruciano .... prosthetics
Visual Effects by
Francesco Cosatti .... digital compositor
Cristiano Graziani .... digital compositor
Giulia Infurna .... compositing supervisor
Petricone Matteo .... digital compositor
Sara Paesani .... digital compositor
Alessandro Salomone .... titles and visual effects designer
Giuseppe Squillaci .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrea Arnone .... Steadicam operator
Andrea Arnone .... camera operator: "b" camera
Massimo Cecchini .... b camera first assistant camera
Lorenzo Ciccarelli .... video assist operator
Thiago De Vincentiis .... second assistant camera
Marianna Fratantoni .... loader
Gian Claudio Giacomini .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Paolo Marchetti .... second assistant camera
Editorial Department
Sarah McTeigue .... assistant editor
Jason Pelham .... assistant editor
Filippo Pintucci .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Andrea Moscianese .... Original Soundtrack
Francesco Zampaglione .... original soundtrack
Other crew
Caterina Carlini .... production assistant
Ilaria Fontana .... production assistant
Blake Jones .... DI colorist

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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Fred:[putting three spoonfuls of sugar in Angeline's coffee] There. Now you go ahead and drink. That way you'll be sweeter.See more »


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all cruelty is done off-screen, sad but true, 11 January 2012
Author: trashgang from Midian

Weird, this came out here as a new Italian horror with references toward Deodato and Argento. Can someone tell me were the references are? remember Deodato's notorious Cannibal Holocaust, straight in your face cruelty. Well, here it's all a bit dull. It didn't deliver me the shivers or anything just a few yawns.

It's clearly that Federico Zampaglione faced some money problems. This is surely a low budget. Why, because when the gore should comes in it's all done off-screen. And weren't those old Italian horrors known for their gore (Fulci, anyone?).

The acting was mediocre, nobody could really convince me. Maybe it's the story that did that. The first part it's all about two mountain bikers being hunted by some, sigh, hunters. But after 30 minutes suddenly a killer appears. The only good thing was the killer (Nuot Arquint) itself, what a body and what a face. The actors themselves are normal to do this stuff, Jake Muxworthy was in the beautiful Borderland (2007). Karina Testa came out of the gory Frontiere(s) (2007). For example, when Fred is burned by torturing he stands up were his skin do stay at the table he was bound but a few minutes later he's running like nothing happened.

I was really disappointed due the lack on gore. The ending saved the movie a bit. This could have been a really gory flick but why o why did they do it all off-screen?

Gore 1/5 Nudity 0/5 Story 2/5 Effects 2/5 Comedy 0/5

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