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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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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 Good Way To enjoy 85 minutes See more (19 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
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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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Trivia:
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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Movie Connections:
Features Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Four Seasons - WinterSee more »

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23 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
A Good Way To enjoy 85 minutes, 7 February 2011
Author: Adam Cuttler from United States

Other than knowing a brief plot outline of an escaped murderer on the hunt of his ex-girlfriend, I had no idea what I was getting into when going to see Adam Wingard's latest, A Horrible Way To Die. Just so you're aware, as far as plot goes, that is all you have to know before heading off to see this film. As for an overall visceral pleasing experience… well, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As long as the beholder isn't epileptic or easily prone to motion sickness, that is. Both of which I am not, enabling me to absolutely love this film.

Constant shots of close-ups and not just on the actors' faces but knuckles, waists and other body parts (get your mind out of the gutter) as well as random objects around them effectively brought me into the characters' personal space with an intimacy most other mainstream films lack. Never is the camera shaky either, it's more of a purposeful fluidity, like imitating the human eye as it occasionally wanders while in conversation with another person. A good example of a film to compare the camera movement to would be Gaspar Noe's Irreversible. I don't me to drone on and on about one technical aspect of the film, but when something even the most casual moviegoers can not ignore is applied in such a non-gimicky way it's praise can not go unnoticed.

So, now that my praise for the way in which the film was shot has gone on the record I'll briefly dive into other elements of the film, mainly acting, plot and score:

Acting - The two stars of the film, Aj Bowen and Amy Seimetz, both turn in a-list performances. Can't wait to see these two make the leap into Hollywood and gain the larger attention that they both deserve. Plot – Keeping the story simple and absent of any convoluted sub-plots might be too dull for some to sit through… sucks for those people. Personally, I was ready for it to be an hour longer. Score – Nothing too extraordinary here, but it works for what it's trying to accomplish. Overall I'd say A Horrible Way To Die is a great way to spend 85 minutes

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