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23 April 2011 (USA) See more »
Fear the Sky!
Six young friends on a road trip in Ireland run afoul of gypsies who curse them for accidentally running down an old woman. The curse takes the form of a terrifying flying beast that tries killing them all. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Keith Burke ... Deputy

Stephen Rea ... Seamus

Kacey Clarke ... Kate (as Kacey Barnfield)

Roisin Murphy ... Anita
Colin Maher ... Joel

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ... Tommy

Oliver James ... Ryan
Diarmuid Noyes ... Chuck

Eliza Bennett ... Hailey

Ned Dennehy ... Luca
Stella McCusker ... Fortune Teller

Eve Macklin ... Drina
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Una C. ... Gypsey (uncredited)

Directed by
Johannes Roberts 
Writing credits
Rick Suvalle (written by)

Rick Suvalle (original idea) and
Andrew Rangel (original idea)

Rick Suvalle  teleplay

Produced by
Mary Callery .... executive producer
Mark Grenside .... executive producer
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Susan Holmes .... production executive: Parallel Films
Alan Moloney .... executive producer
Adrian Sturges .... producer
Original Music by
Ray Harman 
Cinematography by
Peter Robertson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tony Kearns 
Casting by
Maureen Hughes 
Production Design by
Padraig O'Neill 
Art Direction by
Michael Moynihan 
Costume Design by
Maeve Paterson 
Makeup Department
Rosie Blackmore .... chief makeup artist
Carole Dunne .... chief hairdresser
Ashley O'Connor .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Dee Collier .... post-production supervisor
Ciara McGowan .... production manager
Judith Fleeton .... assistant post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Corr .... third assistant director
Catherine Dunne .... second assistant director
Barbara Mulcahy .... first assistant director
Sophie Higel .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
David Kennedy .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Tony Boston .... stand-by props
Simon Boyd .... stand-by props
Elizabeth Brennan .... assistant buyer
Gay Byrn .... props runaround (as Gay Bryne)
Shane Donnelly .... stand-by stagehand
Derek Drew .... carpenter
Mick Flood .... property master (as Michael Flood)
David Flynn .... model maker
Christine Harold .... prosthetics
Martin Hayes .... construction manager
Tony Kelly .... stagehand
Richard Kennedy .... modelmaker
Keavy Lalor .... buyer
David Lee .... carpenter
Helen McDermott .... assistant art director (as Helen MacDermott)
Sarah McLoughlin .... assistant art director
Colm Murphy .... carpenter
Vivion O'Brien .... carpenter
Charlotte O'Connor .... assistant art director
John Porter .... dressing props
John Purdy .... stagehand
Ger Richardson .... master painter
Arne Klohn .... trainee dressing props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Peter Blayney .... sound mixer
Fionn Higgins .... dialogue editor (as Fionan Higgins)
Dean Jones .... sound mixer
Andrea King .... foley artist
Karl Merren .... sound recordist
Nikki Moss .... supervising sound editor
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator
Sinéad Brady .... sound assistant (uncredited)
John Griffin .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Nick Roberts .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kevin Byrne .... special effects
Lora Maurico .... prosthetics (as Lora Mauricio)
Kevin Nolan .... special effects
Aaron O'Sullivan .... prosthetics
Visual Effects by
Fred Burdy .... 3D artist
Sarah Byers .... visual effects assistant
Andy Clarke .... lead compositor
Mário Domingos .... 3D artist
Jenny Keane .... 2D artist
Doug Kennedy .... 3D artist
John Kennedy .... visual effects supervisor
Sean McGrath .... visual effects producer
Richard Merrigan .... head of CGI
Brian O'Durnin .... 3D artist
Frank Valouch .... 3D artist
Doug Kennedy .... lead animator (uncredited)
James O'Donnell .... stunt coordinator (as Jimmy O'Dee)
Camera and Electrical Department
Christine Ayoub .... clapper loader
Simon Culliton .... focus puller
Richie Egan .... grip
Howard Gibson Steele .... electrician
Ian Madden .... gaffer
Davey Mayes .... genny operator (as David Mayes)
John-Martin O'Flaherty .... best boy (as John Martin O'Flatharta)
Shane Robertson .... camera trainee
Graham Scully .... playback
Casting Department
Clare McGinley .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
T.K. Lang .... costume supervisor (as Ken Lang)
Tricia Monk .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Matt Branton .... colorist
Dermot Grace .... assistant editor
Tim Morris .... head of post production: Windmill Lane
Alan Sullivan .... on-line editor
Sean McGrath .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Location Management
Eoin Holohan .... location manager
Leanne O'Hagan .... location assistant
Evelyn O'Neill .... assistant location manager
Transportation Department
James Cullen .... transportation captain
Jimmy Devlin .... driver: bus
Karl Moore-Levy .... action vehicles (as Karl Moore Lewy)
Brian Thompson .... driver
Peter Thornton .... unit driver
Paul Cullen .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Jessica Bermingham .... production coordinator
Emer Conroy .... script supervisor
Owen Derby .... title designer
Emer Fitzpatrick .... assistant production accountant
Johanna Hogan .... legal services
Kevin Kearns .... health & safety
Zeke Lawless .... production assistant
Michelle McCartan .... nurse (as Michelle MacCartan)
Orlagh McDonagh .... assistant coordinator
John McKenna .... armorer
Poll Moussoulides .... voice coach
Marie-Celine O'Reilly .... extras coordinator (as Mars O'Reilly)
Sophie Tebbitt .... production accountant
Douglas G. Davis .... executive: RHI (uncredited)
Maura Murphy .... post production runner (uncredited)

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24 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Solid Flying Creature flick, 28 April 2011
Author: Wuchak from Ohio/PA border

Released in 2011, "Roadkill" is yet another creature-on-the-loose flick from Syfy. This time it's a giant bird-of-prey, the mythical Roc, preying upon a bunch of youths touring rural Ireland in an RV, picking 'em off one by one.

With Syfy you never know what you're going to get. For every "Sasquatch Mountain" and "From Within" there's a "Mega Cleavage Vs. Gatorade." With a title like "Roadkill" the prognosis wasn't very good, but "Roadkill" surprised me.

The movie combines elements of several films: "Jeepers Creepers 2" (flying creature attacking a bus full of youths) and countless other flying creature flicks like "Carny" and "Wyvern," as well as films like "Wrong Turn" and "Dying Breed" (malevolent hicks in remote areas). It also has a subplot about an old gypsy curse, which is reminiscent of "Drag Me to Hell." If you like these types of films "Roadkill" is as good or better.

What makes it "as good or better"? For one, it's filmed on location in mysterious rural areas of Ireland, which sets it apart from most Syfy flicks which are filmed in British Columbia, Romania or Bulgaria. Secondly, it has a likable cast with a good assortment of gorgeous women. Thirdly, the CGI creature is well done, unlike say the cartooney cat in "Saber Tooth." Fourthly, the material is taken seriously and never devolves into camp or goofiness. Fifthly, this is just a solidly made Grade-B creature feature. The filmmakers obviously took the time to make a quality product and this is seen in numerous scenes. For instance, the sparrow scene (you'll know what I mean when you see it), as well as the touching reflective sequences in-between bird attacks and the many atmospheric forest/moors images. I also like how the film touches on the human breaking point and insanity, which would certainly be a possibility (or probability) if this occurred in real life.

The initial review of "Roadkill" on IMDb gives the film the absolute lowest rating possible (1/10), which is absurd, not to mention inexplicably gives away the ending (?!). What a moron.

This reviewer refers to the youths as "stereotypical beautiful college kids" but, as far as the dudes go, I don't see any Brad Pitts, and as far as the ladies go, they're pretty hot, as noted above, but not unbelievably so. Also, despite the token minority they seem like a realistic circle of friends.

This reviewer also rags on the film for the huge RV, but this is a pretty big group of youths so the RV HAS to be big enough to accommodate them. Besides, we see huge RVs all over rural areas of North America, why would it be any different in Ireland?

BOTTOM LINE: "Roadkill" is a solid low-budget flying creature flick with a sideplot of ee-vil gypsies and is well worth your time if you're into these types of films. It's at least as good as "Wyvern" and I like it better than "Jeepers Creepers 2." The film runs 88 minutes.


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