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If a Tree Falls (2010)

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Siblings, Brad and Lisa Carpenter, along with two lifelong family friends, Will and Vanessa, set out to cross Eastern Canada enroute to an annual family reunion. Their road trip takes them ... See full summary »

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Brad Carpenter (as Ryan Barrett)
Breanne TeBoekhorst ...
Vanessa Wilson
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Lisa Carpenter
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Will Lerner
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Laurie
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Michael
Reese Eveneshen ...
Gerrit Sepers ...
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Jay Justin ...
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Jason Barrett ...
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Erin Stuart ...
Camo
Agnieszka Mlynarz ...
White
Paige Albrecht ...
Jordan
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Cara (as Ivana Stojanovic)
Lauren Garrick ...
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Siblings, Brad and Lisa Carpenter, along with two lifelong family friends, Will and Vanessa, set out to cross Eastern Canada enroute to an annual family reunion. Their road trip takes them through the scenic, isolated countryside of New Brunswick, on a blistering hot summer day. They eventually make the decision to find an appealing place to stop halfway, and camp for the night. The group thinks they have found the perfect haven, when they are awakened by strange noises in the forest. What ensues is a violent disturbance by six masked assailants, without motive, without reason. The group find themselves living in a night of psychological games and physical terror, and as morning dawns; the reality of what will come is more terrifying than anything the group could have ever imagined. Written by R.B.

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From Dawn to Dusk...Help is NOT Coming.

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The scene at the beginning of the film where the character 'Laurie' wakes up bound and blindfolded, was shot on the day, and during an earthquake that was recorded at a 5.5 magnitude, which has been recorded to have been felt all the way from Ottawa to Toronto, and all the way to NY. See more »

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the shaky camera's makes this flick a failure for an exploitation
21 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

If A Tree Falls is a throwback to the exploitation genre. A genre that I like for several reasons. Mostly the quality of editing and the use of cheap reel results in a lot of hiss and noises in the sound and a lot of scratches in the picture. A thing that was done here by editing but this flick do has it's problems.

If you want to go back to the exploitation genre than you also have to look out for clothing or the way you use the camera. Piercings weren't done back then in the seventies and that's something people will have problems with. But being a low budget the director Gabriel Carrer tried to hide that by using shaky shots when the attacks are being done. And that annoyed me a lot. You never can see clearly what is going on. When he is not using the shaky camera then things happen off-camera. Things not done in the exploitation genre.

I found it not scary at all and even not suspenseful. There is a lot of red stuff but gore is left out, I admit, intestines are shown but it was too late. As so many flicks it started so good and brutal before the opening credits but once they passed it moves away from the exploitation genre.

What they did in post production with the effects to make it have a exploitation look didn't bother me at all and it worked but why o why did he have to add shaky camera's into this flick.

The acting was rather good and believable. this shows that red stuff and some pieces of gore doesn't make a good flick.

Gore 2/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5


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