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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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Stephen Rea ... Seamus

Eliza Bennett ... Hailey

Kacey Barnfield ... Kate

Oliver James ... Ryan

Ned Dennehy ... Luca

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ... Tommy
Diarmuid Noyes ... Chuck

Eve Macklin ... Drina
Roisin Murphy ... Anita
Stella McCusker ... Fortune Teller
Una C. ... Gypsey (as Una Caryll)
Colin Maher ... Joel
Keith Burke ... Deputy
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Directed by
Johannes Roberts 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rick Suvalle 

Produced by
Mary Callery .... executive producer
Mark Grenside .... executive producer
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Susan Holmes .... production executive
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 .... key makeup artist
Carole Dunne .... key hair stylist
Ashley O'Connor .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Dee Collier .... post-production supervisor
Ciara McGowan .... unit 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
Sophie Higel .... trainee assistant director
David Kennedy .... trainee assistant director
Barbara Mulcahy .... first assistant director
Art Department
Derek Drew .... carpenter
Mick Flood .... property master
Martin Hayes .... construction manager
Richard Kennedy .... modelmaker
Arne Klohn .... trainee dressing props
Keavy Lalor .... prop buyer
Helen McDermott .... assistant art director
Sarah McLoughlin .... assistant art director
Colm Murphy .... carpenter
Vivion O'Brien .... carpenter
Charlotte O'Connor .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Peter Blayney .... sound mixer
Sinéad Brady .... sound assistant
Fionn Higgins .... dialogue editor
Dean Jones .... sound mixer
Andrea King .... foley artist
Karl Merren .... sound recordist
Nikki Moss .... supervising sound editor (as Nicky Moss)
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator
Nick Roberts .... foley mixer
John Griffin .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kevin Byrne .... special effects
Kevin Nolan .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Fred Burdy .... visual effects artist
Sarah Byers .... visual effects assistant
Andy Clarke .... lead compositor
Jenny Keane .... digital artist
Doug Kennedy .... compositor
Doug Kennedy .... lead animator
John Kennedy .... visual effects supervisor
Sean McGrath .... visual effects producer
James O'Donnell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Christine Ayoub .... clapper loader
Simon Culliton .... focus puller
Richie Egan .... grip
Howard Gibson Steele .... electrician
Ian Madden .... gaffer
Davie Mayes .... generator operator
John-Martin O'Flaherty .... best boy / electric
Graham Scully .... trainee camera
Animation Department
Mário Domingos .... animator
Casting Department
Clare McGinley .... casting assistant
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
Sean McGrath .... post-production coordinator
Alan Sullivan .... on-line editor
Transportation Department
James Cullen .... transportation captain
Paul Cullen .... transportation captain
Jimmy Devlin .... driver: bus
Other crew
Jessica Bermingham .... production coordinator
Emer Conroy .... script supervisor
Douglas G. Davis .... executive for RHI
Owen Derby .... title designer
Emer Fitzpatrick .... assistant production accountant
Eoin Holohan .... location manager
Orlagh McDonagh .... production assistant coordinator
John McKenna .... armorer
Maura Murphy .... post production runner
Leanne O'Hagan .... location assistant
Evelyn O'Neill .... assistant location manager
Marie-Celine O'Reilly .... extras coordinator
Sophie Tebbitt .... production accountant

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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the better SyFy Channel movies..., 7 April 2012
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

First of all, I have to say that for an original SyFy movie, then "Roadkill" was actually quite good. SyFy have put a lot of really cheesy and bad monster/horror movies out there, so it was a nice breath of fresh air to actually see something nice from them.

The story takes place in Ireland, where a group Americans plan to travel the country by an RV. However they have an accident with some gypsies and end up getting cursed by a dying woman. The curse is that each and every one of them will be killed by a terrible roc.

That being said, then I found the acting in the movie to actually be quite alright. And most memorable in "Roadkill" was Ned Dennehy (playing Luca, one of the gypsies).

"Roadkill" have adequate effects. Of course, don't expect to be blown away with award-winning CGI effects, this is SyFy after all. But still, compared to many of their other movies, "Roadkill" actually pulled off some nice enough effects and CGI. The roc itself looked interesting, though I was wondering why it had no feathers at all, it looked sort of like a weird, plucked carrion bird. But still, it worked out well enough.

You are easily immersed into the story and I found myself to be thoroughly entertained throughout the entire movie. So for a SyFy movie, this was actually not all that bad. I am rating it 5/10 only because it was a fairly mediocre plot that held nothing particularly new or interesting to be seen. "Roadkill" is good entertainment, however it just lacks that particular something to make it rise above mediocrity.

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