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23 April 2011 (USA) See more »
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Fear the Sky!
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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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Cast

 

Stephen Rea ... Seamus

Kacey Barnfield ... Kate

Eliza Bennett ... Hailey

Oliver James ... Ryan

Ned Dennehy ... Luca

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ... Tommy

Eve Macklin ... Drina
Diarmuid Noyes ... Chuck
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
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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
 
Stunts
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 .... wardrobe 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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22 out of 32 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.

GRADE: B+

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