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A Horrible Way to Die (2010)

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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

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Garrick Turrell
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Sarah
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Kevin
Brandon Carroll ...
Rusty
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Reed
Holly Voges ...
Carla
Kelsey Munger ...
Elisabeth
Michael Anthony Miller ...
Steven
Ed Hanson ...
Mr. Harper
Frank Stack ...
Elderly Man
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Daphne
Gabriel Wallace ...
Warner
Kirstin Denise Racicot ...
Chelsea
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Craig
Cathe Frank ...
Maddy
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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing bloody violence and images, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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19 August 2011 (USA)  »

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Užasan Način za Umiranje  »

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Outside of very few scenes, the cinematography is done with minimal lighting and/or very soft-focused cameras to give the film a very dark edge. See more »

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[first lines]
Garrick Turrell: I must have... I must have dozed off or something. I apologize.
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Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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The Four Seasons - Winter
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by U.S. Air Force Band
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Horrible way to make a film, worst photography ever
3 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A serial killer does his usually stchick on unsuspecting characters after he escapes from jail. His ex-girl friend is in hiding and under witness protection because she testified against him.

But, the cinematography was so bad, it was hard to follow the story.

I think the director got a string of Christmas lights and decided to use them in an out of focus foreground for a 'anxiety' effect. Really? A very poorly conceived decision. 'Shaky cam' was used on Blair Witch and a few others. You might try a tight story line, good actors, and scenes and presto a movie and a tripod.

Rather than move you into the story, such techniques take you out of the story since you are very aware of the effects and fail to follow the story. But maybe the cinematographer had the d'ts'

Pulp Fiction had very little 'artsy out of focus lights' as an effect to get the audience in a tipsy mood.

Story line wasn't bad, but ruined by the constant use of out of focus lights and jumpy camera work. Did you not have access to a pair of sticks?

Plot at the end was good though and should have been extended instead of endless AA meetings.


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