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An Eye For An Eye ... And Then Some
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A blackly hilarious horror comedy riff on the torture themed subgenre See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Will Keenan ... Lance Reed (as Billy Bakshi)
Timothy Muskatell ... The Stranger
Chad Ferrin ... Bobby Reed
Max Haaga ... Young Lance
Dante Rota ... Young Bobby
Tanisha ... Emily Reed (as Tanishaa Mukherjee)

Adam Minarovich ... Detective Williams
Tamil T. Rhee ... Detective Roebuck
John Santos ... Drug Buyer

Caleb Emerson ... Hardware Clerk
David Chirchirillo ... Hardware Customer

Mark Irvingsen ... Ray
Jeff Sisson ... Jeff

Elina Madison ... Tammy
Lola Wallace ... Woman with Dog
Ricardo Gray ... Monica
Malaya Manson ... Stephanie

Camille Keaton ... Mrs. Reed

Directed by
Trent Haaga 
 
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Adam Minarovich (written by)

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Chad Ferrin .... producer
Trent Haaga .... producer
Jeff Hamilton .... producer
Dongming Pan .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Matthew Olivo  (as Matt Olivo)
 
Cinematography by
Christian Janss 
 
Film Editing by
Jahad Ferif 
 
Production Design by
Elizabeth R. Rosenbaum 
 
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John Santos .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Ben Forman .... sound mixer
Ben Forman .... sound recordist
Matthew Olivo .... sound editor
Matthew Olivo .... sound re-recording mixer
 
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Tom Devlin .... special effects
 
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Jeff Hamilton .... stunts
 
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Charmaine Kuhn .... grip/electric swing
John Veleta .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynn Haaga .... costumer
 
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David Chirchirillo .... production assistant
 
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TJ Nordaker .... special thanks
Kevin Woods .... special thanks
 

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26 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A blackly hilarious horror comedy riff on the torture themed subgenre, 8 May 2011
Author: Corpus_Vile from Dublin, Ireland

Lance Reed (Will Keenan) is happily married and life is good. While traveling, his car breaks down and Lance accepts a ride from a helpful stranger. (Timothy Muskatel) The stranger then proceeds to jokingly ask him who would he save in a hypothetical situation, his wife or brother.

Then, not so jokingly, he shoots Lance with a tranquilizer gun. He's rather annoyed at Lance, you see. Reason being, Lance did something on him years ago, that caused him to suffer. Now he's gonna make Lance suffer. Problem is, Lance can't remember who this guy is, and feels he doesn't know him from Adam. This enrages the stranger even more. Now he's gonna make Lance suffer even more. Bit by bit, and piece by piece, he will totally destroy every aspect of Lance's life, and the lives of those he cares about...

This sounds pretty grim from the premise, but Chop is actually one of the funniest horror comedies I've seen in ages. Trent Haaga, who cut his teeth with Troma, (and who also wrote the rather impressive Deadgirl) has created a dark but hilarious horror flick that pokes fun at torture themed horrors very effectively.

With great performances from both Keenan and Muskatel, as well as some belly laugh scenes and dialogue, not to mention some decent gore FX, it's a treat for any horror fan, particularly fans of torture themed horrors. This film really shouldn't work with such a premise, but it honestly does, and it went down a real treat with the crowd at the Dead By Dawn 2011 festival, where I caught it.

9/10 it's an excellent and very funny little horror and highly recommended. And all you exploitation fans out there... see if you can spot a cameo from Camille "I Spit On Your Grave" Keaton.

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