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A Horrible Way to Die -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Simon Barrett (written by)
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Release Date:
19 August 2011 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A Horrible Way to Make a Movie! Making hand-held look very bad, worse than Blairwitch Project! See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

AJ Bowen ... Garrick Turrell

Amy Seimetz ... Sarah

Joe Swanberg ... Kevin
Brandon Carroll ... Rusty

Lane Hughes ... Reed
Holly Voges ... Carla
Kelsey Munger ... Elisabeth
Michael Anthony Miller ... Steven
Ed Hanson ... Mr. Harper
Frank Stack ... Elderly Man
Whitney Moore ... Daphne
Gabriel Wallace ... Warner
Kirstin Denise Racicot ... Chelsea

Travis Stevens ... Craig
Cathe Frank ... Maddy
Jen Huemmer ... Dark-Haired Woman
Melissa Boatright ... Jessie
Ken Gregory ... Highway Patrolman
Amanda Shea ... Audrey
Gabriel Dichiara ... Everett (as Gabriel Di Chiara)
Ryan Beck ... Harris
Cait-Elise Vandiver ... Waitress

Steven Buehler ... State Trooper 1
Dana Gutierrez ... State Trooper 2

Simon Barrett ... Olsen
Michael J. Wilson ... Jones
Matt LaCasse ... News Commentator
Zak Zeman ... Truck Stop Clerk

Chris Hilleke ... Billy
Ashton Wingard ... Orthodontic Patient
Eric Mousel ... Clarkton Smith
Eric White ... Other Highway Patrolman
Sarah Byrne ... Diner Waitress
Bill Bellinghausen ... Eddie
Brooke Shippee ... April
Chelsea Ortuno ... Drunk Girl
Laura Garner ... Sober Friend
Tabish Abdul ... Arab-American Clerk
Stephanie Juergens ... Cashier
Thomas James McBroom ... Darryl
David Copeland ... Trucker 1
Mark Shelhorse ... Trucker 2
Malissa Bain ... Bar Patron 1
Trisha Ashford ... Bar Patron 2
Marita Karl ... Driver 1
Skip Harvey ... Driver 2 (as James 'Skip' Harvey)
Jen Tolle ... Driver 3
Michael Corey-Yares ... Drug Store Customer 1
Morgan Shellenbergar ... Drug Store Customer 2
Jay Sparks ... Bartender
Habib ... Diva Cat

Directed by
Adam Wingard 
 
Writing credits
Simon Barrett (written by)

Produced by
Simon Barrett .... producer
E.L. Katz .... associate producer
Joseph McKelheer .... associate producer
Brad Miska .... associate producer
Kim Sherman .... producer
Travis Stevens .... producer
Zak Zeman .... executive producer
Gena Wilbur .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jasper Justice Lee  (as Jasper Justin Leigh)
 
Cinematography by
Chris Hilleke (director of photography)
Mark Shelhorse (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Adam Wingard 
 
Casting by
Simon Barrett 
Kim Sherman 
Jen Tolle 
 
Art Direction by
Flynn Thomas Smith 
 
Makeup Department
Jill Wait .... hair stylist
Jill Wait .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
TJ Nordaker .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Barrett .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Morgan Shellenbergar .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Jesse Cnug Brown .... sound mixer (as Jesse C-Nug Brown)
Jesse Cnug Brown .... sound recordist (as Jesse C-Nug Brown)
Joshua Aaron Johnson .... sound editor (as Josh Johnson)
Eric Lalicata .... sound re-recording mixer
Sergio R. Rocha .... sound editor (as Sergio Rocha)
Eric Lalicata .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
John Sanacore .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Dan Snow .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mike Strain Jr. .... special effects coordinator
Mike Strain Jr. .... special effects makeup
Michael Madison Strain .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Ryan Shields .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Taylor Glascock .... still photographer (as Taylor Emrey Glascock)
Chris Hilleke .... first assistant camera
Mark Shelhorse .... gaffer
Adam Wingard .... camera operator
Ashton Wingard .... key grip
Corey Ransberg .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Wait .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Simon Barrett .... post-production supervisor
Travis Stevens .... post-production supervisor
 
Music Department
Michael Atkinson .... score performer
Simon Barrett .... music supervisor
Quilted Crystal .... score performer
Kathleen Hairston .... score performer
Leah Hamby .... score performer
Neeta Kahlon .... score performer
David Korasick .... score performer
Jasper Justice Lee .... orchestrator (as Jasper Justice Leigh)
Timothy Miller .... recordist: horns
Isidro Robinson .... score performer
Kacee Ross .... score performer
Kim Sherman .... music supervisor
Travis Stevens .... music supervisor
Travis Swinford .... score performer
Sarah Wells-Morgan .... score performer
Adam Wingard .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Simon Barrett .... location manager
Brian W. Collins .... titles (as Brian Collins)
Michael Corey-Yares .... production assistant
Ken Gregory .... police advisor (as Lieutenant Ken Gregory)
Sara Hall .... catering assistance
Lynda Hodges .... production insurance: The Insurance Group
Jeremy Milota .... payroll: ABS Payroll & Production Accounting Services
Eric Mousel .... production coordinator: second unit
Josh Oxenhandler .... attorney: Tofle & Oxenhandler
Kim Oxenhandler .... accountant: Gerding, Korte & Chitwood
Stephen Parshall .... bank services: Boone County National Bank
Kim Sherman .... location manager
Samantha Swafford .... production intern
Jen Tolle .... craft service
Jen Tolle .... production coordinator
Jill Wait .... stand-in: Jen Huemmer
Lacramioara .... photograph source (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Gabriel Cowan .... special thanks: New Artist Alliance
Andrew Droz Palermo .... special thanks (as Andrew Palermo)
Josh Slates .... special thanks
John Suits .... special thanks: New Artist Alliance
Nathan Truesdell .... special thanks
Brock Williams .... special thanks: Boxcar Films
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing bloody violence and images, language, some sexuality and nudity
Runtime:
87 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Japan:R15+ | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | USA:R (certificate #46608)
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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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Garrick Turrell:I must have... I must have dozed off or something. I apologize.
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Features Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)See more »
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10 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A Horrible Way to Make a Movie! Making hand-held look very bad, worse than Blairwitch Project!, 15 September 2011
Author: jgc5060 from United States

A horrible way to die is nothing more than a horrible way to make a movie. It looks like they just blasted some lights, cranked the shutter speed and did hand-held to make an "artistic" movie. Well, there is nothing "artistic" about this, and this is coming from someone who is a huge fun of unique and original F-U Hollywood film making. I'm a huge fan of Gaspar Noe, and I appreciate directors who "break the rules." These guys do nothing but shaky hand-held the whole time, and man is it annoying! The acting and music is good, but I feel like the camera man has never operated a camera before! It's the same type of shot over, and over, and over. You couldn't beat a dead horse any more than they used out of focus shots to transition scenes, and hand-held shakiness to show hectic moments in the movie.

I could understand if they used some hand-held and shakiness, but maybe for 5 percent of the movie, not 95 percent! Even if your a film student, I don't think you'll like this. It looks like they shot it all in 3 days. The camera work is a far cry from human vision. Human's don't float their eyes aimlessly in a shaky haze. The only point of view shot is the point of view of a really bad camera man! It's like a really depressing and poorly made reality show.

Please don't compare this movie to anything Gaspar Noe has done. Gaspar Noe's camera style isn't shaky vision, it's Gaspar Noe vision, and isn't easy to replicate, as these guys probably found out. Everything Gaspar Noe does is delivered with an original and innovative sense of technical brilliance, which this movie doesn't touch with a mile long pole. Gaspar Noe films make you interested and actually want to watch the rest of the movie, not take your eyes off screen because you have a head ache.

This movie is not much more than a student film with a really nice camera and good actors. The camera work just makes it impossible to actually get into. The script doesn't really go anywhere, and there's not much suspense. The music, color grading, and acting are all decent but unfortunately, they don't know how to set up a tripod or dolly, so you have to torture yourself to see if the acting is good or not. Please invest in a tripod, or Steadicam, or just quit floating around like a film student trying to be artistic! Hand-held film making can be really awesome, but this is a very poor example. The camera-work in Blairwitch Project was better, and they didn't even know how to use a camera! Hold the camera against your head if you have to, the more points of contact the more stable. What a horrible way to make a movie.

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