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Iron Golem -- Alien bacteria arrives on earth on a Russian satellite and infects metal; animating a giant iron statue that goes on a killing rampage in a small town.
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Alien bacteria arrives on a meteorite and infects metal, animating a giant iron statue that goes on a killing rampage in a small town. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A Trailer Blows in for Syfy's Ghost Storm
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Metal Shifters
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kavan Smith ... Jake

Colby Johannson ... Ethan

Nicole de Boer ... Amanda

Merritt Patterson ... Claire

Jesse Moss ... Max

Donnelly Rhodes ... Earl

Don Thompson ... Harry

Paul McGillion ... Sheriff

Chelah Horsdal ... Deputy Jenny

Chris Gauthier ... Tony

Alvin Sanders ... Coroner
Scott McNeil ... Cowboy
Mark McConchie ... Farmer Gregoropoulos

Directed by
Paul Ziller 
Writing credits
Paul Ziller (story)

Paul Ziller (screenplay) &
Gary Hawes (screenplay)

Produced by
Josée Bernard .... co-executive producer
Tom Berry .... executive producer
Lisa M. Hansen .... executive producer (as Lisa Hansen)
Paul Hertzberg .... executive producer
John Prince .... producer
Original Music by
Christopher Nickel 
Cinematography by
Anthony C. Metchie (director of photography) (as Anthony Metchie)
Film Editing by
Christopher A. Smith 
Casting by
Candice Elzinga 
Production Design by
Bob Bottieri 
Set Decoration by
Jacqueline Miller  (as Jacquie Miller)
Costume Design by
Kerry Weinrauch 
Makeup Department
Rexford Bangle .... swing hair/makeup
Tanya Howard .... key makeup artist
Janie MacKay .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Tia Buhl .... production manager
Adam Driscoll .... post-production supervisor
Gilles LaPlante .... executive in charge of production (as Gilles Laplante)
Jason Macintyre .... post-production supervisor (as Jason MacIntyre)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yannick Leray .... second assistant director
Shawn Patrick Murphy .... third assistant director (as Shawn Murphy)
Andrew Niiranen .... trainee assistant director
Greg Rousseaux .... first assistant director
Art Department
Robert Barton .... on-set dresser (as Bob Barton)
Bardia Garshasebi .... dresser (as Bardia Garshase)
Ben Krakowsky .... props master
Kevin Miller .... dresser
Marc Price .... assistant props master
Victor Razi .... dresser
Kris Sandberg .... lead dresser
Isaac Terpstra .... dresser
Francis Testa .... dresser
Martin Testa .... assistant set decorator
Ivan Lyttek .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin B. Barron .... foley mixer (as Kevin Barron)
Kevin B. Barron .... sound re-recording mixer (as Kevin Barron)
Jason Cole .... adr recordist
Jason Cole .... foley artist
Wendy Czajkowsky .... adr mixer
Doug Kerr .... boom operator
Randy Kiss .... sound effects editor
Randy Kiss .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Kiss .... sound supervisor
Dennis McCormack .... assistant sound effects editor
Tad Nazar .... sound mixer
Alan Perkins .... dialogue editor
Alan Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Allen Benjamin .... special effects coordinator (as Al Benjamin)
David Griffiths .... special effects assistant
Brant McIlroy .... special effects assistant
Ryan Patton .... special effects best boy
Visual Effects by
Craig Clarke .... on-set supervisor
Kaelen Cohen .... junior compositor
Ben Funk .... compositor
Manley Gage .... compositor
James Halverson .... technical director
Bulent Hasan .... storyboard artist
William Higgins .... visual effects producer (as William G. Higgins)
Ryan Jensen .... visual effects supervisor
Koustubha Kaloti .... compositor
Sitthichok Khunthaveelab .... animator
Dong Hyun Kim .... animator
Kevin Little .... practical effects: miniature
Michael Nicolas .... modeler
Tim Palgut .... lighting technical director
Rafael Santos Jr. .... visual effects coordinator
Alican Sesli .... compositor
Andy Yi Shen .... visual effects assistant coordinator (as Yi Shen)
James Spouler .... modeler
Mike Wearing .... compositor
Bob White .... creature technical director
Justin Wiles .... animator
Heather Paul .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Glenn Ennis .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Araquel .... still photographer
Bill Baxter .... gaffer
David Bercovici-Artieda .... camera operator: "a" camera (as David Bercovici)
Cristian Cretu .... camera trainee
Nicholas Dent .... grip
Josh Holmes .... lamp operator
Elizabeth House .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Liz House)
Bryce Larkin .... lamp operator
Jason Mah .... lamp operator
Mike Mahoney .... best boy
Richard McSweeney .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Rich McSweeney)
Dan Pressler .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Dave Roman .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Emmanuelle Rousseau .... camera loader
Jeremy Sera .... grip
Jeff Smith .... key grip
Pieter Stathis .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jim Swanson .... generator operator
Todd Thibideau .... grip
Rob Tucker .... dolly grip
Spencer Whitney .... best boy electric
Casting Department
L.A. Hilts .... extras casting (as LA Hilts)
Penny Perry .... casting: US
Martina Smyth .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joi Kittredge .... assistant costume designer
Joi Kittredge .... set supervisor
Jamie Tedham .... truck costumer
Editorial Department
Georgia Milroy .... first assistant editor
Alissa Roode .... on-line editor
Seán Travers .... color timer
Ismael Ribeiro .... director of engineering (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Peggy Archibald .... driver: HMW
Michael Davidovitch .... driver
Scott Delaplace .... driver: cable truck
Ron Gavin .... transport captain
Laurie Morris .... transport coordinator
Lindsay Morris .... driver
John O'Toole .... driver: cast (as John O'Tools)
Other crew
Grant Gabriel Baldwin .... electronic press kit (as Grant Baldwin)
David Costello .... key production assistant
Vicki Egilsson .... first assistant accountant
Michael Farias .... key production assistant
Marty Fitzgerald .... assistant: Lisa Hansen
Lara Fox .... script supervisor
Alex Galanis .... location production assistant
Adam Gordon .... assistant: Paul Hertzberg
Than Hadjioannou .... security coordinator
Breanne Hartley .... head of business and legal affairs
Michi Hayashi .... assistant production coordinator
Beth Henderson .... location production assistant
Harry Kemball .... security guard
Sue Kittler .... location scout
Genevieve L'Ecuyer .... financial services (as Geneviève L'Écuyer)
Boris Machula .... security guard
Valerie Massicotte .... business affairs assistant
Daniel McAlister .... post production coordinator
Jim McKeown .... production coordinator
Lindsay Moffat .... production accountant
Carlos Oliva .... security guard
Christina Ollson .... location production assistant
Katie Peoples .... assistant: Tom Berry
Allan Plante .... security guard (as Alan Plante)
Ricky Regnier .... security guard
Nicole Reid .... business affairs assistant
John Rollins .... key production assistant
Cherish Sampson .... stand-in
Leah Tanafranca .... post-production accountant
Teresa Toews .... assistant production coordinator
Teresa Toews .... second assistant production coordinator
Alberto Urrea .... security guard (as Alberto J. Urrea)
Richard Urrea .... security guard
Dory Vanderkuip .... craft service
Dory Vanderkuip .... first aid
Scooby Vincent .... assistant location manager
Lilly Warkentin .... assistant chef: Rolling Chef
Karen Zajac .... location manager
Michael Zwart .... chef: Rolling Chef
David W. Hamilton .... the producers would like to thank: Front Row Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Sharon Smyth .... the producers would like to thank: Steele's Travel World
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Iron Invader" - Canada (original title)
"Metal Shifters" - Canada (English title), UK (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violent images
USA:87 min
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Revealing mistakes: After Jake and Ethan return from picking up "gutters", Jake tells him to get to work while he runs an errand. In the next scene, we see Ethan measuring and cutting 2x4s. Gutters are not made from 2x4s.See more »
[Amanda, Claire and the Sheriff encounter the Iron Golem on the street. The Sheriff pulls his sidearm]
Claire:You'll need a bigger gun!
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Vampiric bacteria from outer space, sure, why not...?, 20 August 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Was this a cheesy and campy Sci-Fi movie? Well, let me answer that with a phrase used in the movie; "do bears crap in the woods?"

This movie, given it is a SyFy Channel movie, wasn't particularly interesting. Why? Well, because it was built on a really lousy script, and the story was just too far out there. I mean, I can understand the aspect with a stellar bacteria making its way to Earth, but for it to use metal as a host and then mysteriously enough make a 17-foot tall golem become animated and hunt down people for the metals in their blood? Seriously?

It was something right out of an old Sci-Fi movie from the 1960's. And if you enjoy those type of spaced out, campy Sci-Fi movies, then chances are that you will like "Iron Invader" as well.

The story in the movie is about a bacteria that originates from outer space, crashing down to Earth on a Russian satellite. Two brothers collect the pieces and sell it for scrap metal. However, at the junk yard, the metal becomes animated by the bacteria and adheres itself to a golem that the local junk yard owner is putting together. The bacteria animates the golem and hunts down the towns people in order to extract the metals and minerals from their bloodstreams.

Very stupid storyline if you ask me. If the bacteria needed metals and minerals, why didn't it just absorb it all from the metal found at the junk yard? And how can bacteria show signs of sentient thinking? Nah, this Sci-Fi movie was just a bit too spaced out and far fetched for me, and it was very hard to buy into the storyline.

However, it should be said that the golem was actually decent enough to look at, nicely animated and the CGI effects weren't too shabby. However, don't go expecting blockbuster Hollywood effects here - because it ain't so.

And the people on the cast list were doing fair enough jobs with what they had to work with. So at least that was working in favor of the movie as well.

If you enjoy Sci-Fi movies there are far better choices available on the market. But, as I mentioned earlier, you might get a kick out of "Iron Invader" if you enjoy the old school type of campy, cheesy Sci-Fi movies.

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