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Playback -- A group of high school students digging into their town's dark past unearth a chilling secret, releasing an evil spirit that possesses its victims in this frightening thriller featuring Christian Slater.
Playback -- A group of high school students unwittingly release an evil spirit who will stop at nothing to find his true heir.

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Release Date:
9 March 2012 (USA) See more »
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Picture. Evil.
Plot:
A cop investigates the case of a missing local teen, though he discovers a dark secret that has been unleashed in his town, and an evil spirit that will stop at nothing to find its heir. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Decent Flick. Good gore. See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Luke Bonczyk ... Harlan Diehl
Jana Veldheer ... Susie Diehl

Johnny Pacar ... Julian Miller

Ambyr Childers ... Riley

Alessandra Torresani ... Brianna Baker

Jennifer Missoni ... DeeDee Baker

Jonathan Keltz ... Nate

Dorien Davies ... Ms. Milton

Toby Hemingway ... Quinn

Kenny Stevenson ... Co-Worker

Mark Metcalf ... Chris Safford
Bernard McConnell ... Cop

Christian Slater ... Frank Lyons
Lisa Jane Todd ... Anne Miller

Daryl Mitchell ... Wylie (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
Matt Braaten ... Detective
Stephanie Webb ... Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Erickson ... Keg Stand Assistant #2 (uncredited)
Melanie Fawn ... Partier (uncredited)

Abe Larkin ... Student (uncredited)
Benjamin Michael Marsh ... Student (uncredited)
Daniel Overton ... Doctor (uncredited)

David Roetman ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Gerald Stewart ... Paramedic / Party Guest (uncredited)
Jake Strunk ... Graffiti Victim at Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael A. Nickles 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael A. Nickles 

Produced by
John Michael Bennett .... producer
Ryan Dadd .... co-producer
Randall Emmett .... producer
George Furla .... producer
Chris Heldman .... executive producer
Michael Koziol .... consulting producer
Nicholas Owen Langholff .... line producer
Marc J. Leder .... executive producer
Stephen Murray .... co-producer
Lawrence Robbins .... producer
Alex Scharfman .... associate producer
Charlie Scharfman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Woody Pak 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Petersen 
 
Film Editing by
Ellen Goldwasser 
 
Casting by
Jennifer Levy 
Emily Schweber 
 
Production Design by
Merje Veski 
 
Art Direction by
Bret August Tanzer 
 
Costume Design by
Lizzie Cook 
 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Arble .... makeup department head
Rochelle Corwin .... key makeup artist
Lora Gianino .... additional make-up artist
Andrea Politte .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Payton Dunham .... unit production manager
Clay Rawlins .... post-production supervisor
Victor Zorba .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee D. Andrews .... second assistant director
Cory Johnson .... first assistant director
Alice Peterson .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ginger Davidson .... art department intern
Kristen Gorlitz .... scenic
Celeste Klaus .... art department intern
Justine B. Smith .... property master
Matthew S. Stinson .... on-set dresser
Trent Weaver .... set dresser
Steve Wygmans .... props intern
 
Sound Department
Joseph Bauer .... sound designer
Joseph Bauer .... sound editor
Phillip Blackford .... sound designer
Phillip Blackford .... supervising sound editor
Anton Gold .... sound mixer
Michael Foxtrot Johnson .... boom operator
Clayton Perry .... boom operator
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Austin Shannon .... assistant sound editor
Nam Tran .... sound intern
 
Special Effects by
Duke Cullen .... special effects supervisor
Robert Pendergraft .... special effects technician
Jolene Schipper .... special effects intern
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Merkovich .... visual effects (as Matt Merkovich)
Aaron Peak .... colorist
Aaron Peak .... digital effects artist
Aaron Peak .... end titles
Erick Schiele .... visual effects supervisor
Neil W. Smith .... DI supervisor: Hollywood-DI
 
Stunts
Patrick Potochick .... fight choreographer
Patrick Potochick .... stunt coordinator
Patrick Potochick .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Biggs .... swing: grip/electric
Dylan Borger .... additional electrician
Brent Christy .... additional best boy electric
Dave Dewes .... best boy electric
Tyler Garrett .... dolly grip
Krist Hager .... gaffer
Kim Meffert .... second assistant camera
Spencer Meffert .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Matt Olson .... key grip
Steven Parker .... director of photography: 2nd unit
Cory Reed .... best boy grip
Noah Sampsel .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Alex Scharfman .... additional photography
Charlie Scharfman .... additional photography
Matthew 'Lunchbox' Smith .... electrician
Josiah Staggers .... electrician
Brendon Stefancic .... grip
Jenny Stolte .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Derek Street .... additional grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Gunnels .... wardrobe assistant
Yuna S. Haney .... costume supervisor
Carole Zacek .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Aaron Peak .... digital intermediate colorist: Hollywood-DI
Aaron Peak .... on-line editor
Clay Rawlins .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
John B. Davis .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Kyle Copeland .... transportation intern (as Kyle Scott Copeland)
 
Other crew
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control
Andrew Connor Barrie .... production assistant
Tara Callori .... production accountant
Kyle Copeland .... production assistant (as Kyle Scott Copeland)
Connor Cox .... assistant to director
Josh Ensink .... production coordinator
Brendan Jones .... craft service
Chris Kotcher .... set intern
Erin Krajewski .... production assistant
Emily Larabel .... caterer
Trinidy McMahon .... set production assistant
Jose Mas Perez .... location intern
Alice Peterson .... assistant production office coordinator
Nathan K. Robertson .... key set production assistant
Rick Rosenthal .... production counsel
Jared Rummel .... location manager
Ryan Slagter .... production office intern
Kathleen Soltysiak .... script supervisor
Tim Sullivan .... cast assistant
Timothy C. Sullivan .... assistant to cast
Michael Walkmeyer .... armorer
Dan Wojciak .... location assistant
Jerrin DeLoatch .... executive assistant to daryl mitchell (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Dan Balgoyen .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content/nudity and some teen partying
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98 min
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Continuity: When Quinn films himself at the end, the camera pans down from the house to his face. When Julien watches the video, the camera pans up from the ground to Quinn's face.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Madison (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Promise MeSee more »

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49 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
Decent Flick. Good gore., 6 February 2012
Author: Jon Doe from yourhdd'

Ill start off by saying,if your the kind of person that's always looking for connections in movies(Most people on IMDb who think their intelligent, but just young) then you may not like this one, but if your old school like me and have seen everything already and don't care too much if movies draw slim similarities to others as long as they're good then I would say have at it.

There's some great gore, naked girls, and a twisted little story line that doesn't steal 'too' much from other movies, but taking just enough to get the troll's panties in a bunch. The similarities are sparse, trust me.

What really bugs me is not one of the fake reviewers, the "Changed my life" review along with the griper who yells at people with fake reviews(due to only one review history) when he himself is a shill. And thats the flaw in IMDb voting system. The fact that any nitwit can make multiple accounts and trash any movie before it even has a chance to get out there. This makes even more stupid people run around saying, "Oh yeah I heard that movie sucked!"

Well, I actually SAW this last night, I was expecting nothing good after reading reviews here. I have to say was surprised with the movie's pace, acting, and GORE! Storyline, Basically 15 years ago a kid murders his family. Fast forward to today and another kid decides to unravel the mystery for a school paper. Yes it has that familiar sound, but no this is no "The Ring part whatever". This borrows from a few movies while keeping its own individual style. We have Christian Slater playing an "interesting" part to say the least along with a creepy kid who likes to go through old film in his spare time. Again sounds like Chinese Ghost stuff, but this actually has Gore, Nudity, things Chinese cinema lacks. Basically it earns its R rating which means a lot to me in Horror.

I for one will admit that this will win no awards, nor will it become a big block buster. Its a genre movie aimed at genre fans. Nothing too great, but not bad at all either..

I gave it 7 out of 10 because of the sh%*storm of idiots who will undoubtedly ruin the rating/reviews of this movie(as they do to so many) all because one person left a good review before everyone else did so everyone assumes there part of the crew and its their duty to make 3 accounts and post fake reviews..how sad peoples lives must be. In reality this movie is a Solid 6.

Another thing, don't run out and buy this, wait till its on cable or Netflix.Its worth a watch when you put it up against the crap that true Horror fans have to sift through to get a decent watch, but its not a must see.

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