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The Scarlet Worm -- An aging killer trains a young hired gun in a plot to assassinate a brothel owner performing barbaric abortion acts on his prostitutes.

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Writer:
David Lambert (written by)
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Release Date:
27 August 2011 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In the old west, the lucky ones died first. Luckier still were the ones who were never born at all!
Plot:
An aging killer trains a young hired gun in a plot to assassinate a meek brothel owner performing barbaric abortion acts on his prostitutes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Professional if Slightly Jejune Expansion of the WD Aesthetic See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Aaron Stielstra ... Print

Dan van Husen ... Heinrich Kley

Brett Halsey ... Mr. Paul (as Montgomery Ford)
Derek Hertig ... Lee

Kevin Giffin ... Hank
Rita Rey ... Annabelle
Eric Zaldivar ... Gus

Mike Malloy ... Mathis Reed - Love Cowboy

Robert Amstler ... The Rifleman
David Lambert ... Will Hardtmuth - Cattle Rustler
Raymond Isenberg ... The Pugilist
Jojo Myricks ... Big Mercy
Lou Michaels ... Indian Shaman (as Lucio Hernandez)

Ted Rusoff ... Print's Attorney (voice)

Michael Forest ... Judge Hanchett (as Mike Forest)
Dani Estenger ... Gertie
Amber Rowe ... Caroline

Domiziano Arcangeli ... Love Cowboy Leader

Michael Fredianelli ... Gordon - Love Cowboy
Trevor Grosso ... Chester - Love Cowboy

Mikel Arvizu ... Blevins - Love Cowboy
Gabriel Kalomas ... Bose - Love Cowboy
Emily Amezcua ... Josie

Patricia Liu ... Molly
Adam Flohr ... Peter
Tim Jahn ... Muldoon
Anthony Sant'Anselmo ... Gavin
Lealon T. Messick ... Spota
Wes Smith ... Peterson
Andrew Manley ... Cusper
Brian Deemy ... Blue
Andrew Allen ... Shaggy
Devon Rogers ... Jean

Travis Lee Eller ... Barry

Andy Greenfield ... Ned
Michael Nosé ... Chan
Michael A. Martinez ... Pat Garrett
Tim Hall ... Stinkwater Smith
John Love ... John Love
Kyle Lambert ... Charles Boonsmith

Dionisio Leal ... Grover
Kelly Liu ... Storekeeper's Daughter

Ryan McGlazer ... Blue Jay Joe
Eric Cisneros ... Oscar
Pancho Cisneros ... Jose
Crystal Hertig ... Sheila

Michael Hough ... Curly
Thomas Fuhrman ... Jacks
Cheryl Rodes ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rosalyn Mitchell ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Stephanie Mitchell)
Duke the Pig ... Himself

Directed by
Michael Fredianelli 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Lambert  written by

Produced by
Michael Fredianelli .... producer
Gerald Herman .... executive producer
David Lambert .... producer
Mike Malloy .... associate producer
Michael A. Martinez .... co-producer
Eric Zaldivar .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Aaron Stielstra 
 
Cinematography by
Michael A. Martinez 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Fredianelli 
Troy Prehmus (sound editor)
 
Production Design by
Catherine Roscart 
 
Makeup Department
David Lambert .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Charles Hawke .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael A. Martinez .... second unit director
Jonathan Weilbaecher .... assistant director
Eric Zaldivar .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Clark Anderson .... sound recordist
Taylor Hardy .... sound mixer
Troy Prehmus .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Michael A. Martinez .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Eric Zaldivar .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Heather Mills D'Augustine .... still photographer
Eric Zaldivar .... second unit camera
 
Casting Department
Vita Love .... casting associate
 
Other crew
Victoria Korda .... script supervisor
Donald Love .... location manager
 
Thanks
Jeremy Alter .... special thanks
Joao Carlos Bastos .... special thanks
Mario Beguiristain .... thanks
Tom Betts .... special thanks
David Brashear .... special thanks
Lisa Cortez .... special thanks
Jorge Domingo .... thanks
Travis Lee Eller .... special thanks
Daunier Estevez .... thanks
Adam Flohr .... special thanks
David Foster .... special thanks
Micah Gallagher .... special thanks
Mark Goldblatt .... special thanks
Tim Hall .... special thanks
Taylor Hardy .... special thanks
Raymond Isenberg .... special thanks
Chad Kaplan .... special thanks
Chris LeDoux .... special thanks
Michael Nosé .... special thanks
Gabriel Olsen .... special thanks
Betty Reardon .... special thanks
Noah Segan .... special thanks
Michael Sopkiw .... special thanks
Dan van Husen .... special thanks
Eric Damon Walters .... special thanks
Ray Watts .... special thanks
Barbara Webbe .... special thanks
James Zurek .... special thanks
 

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USA:93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mike Malloy lost eight pounds during the making of this film.See more »
Movie Connections:
References An Enraged New World (2002)See more »

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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Professional if Slightly Jejune Expansion of the WD Aesthetic, 28 May 2012
Author: twolanebl from Michigan

The Scarlet Worm: Finally! Wild Dogs in mass-release! Longtime fans had a lot to get salivating over: Fredianelli free from starring and cinematography and able to focus on directing, Lambert writing (after his wildly successful two previous outings with Fredianelli), Stielstra starring, special guest stars, and a solid, sordid grindhouse set-up. Everything was in the right place, but with all of these elements, the final product ends up feeling a bit too restrained, a bit too tame to live up to its premise and the promise of all involved. If the earlier Fredianelli efforts sometimes felt a bit slapped-together or a bit rough around the edges, this effort feels a bit too pretty and concerned with professionalism (a gambit that seems to have paid off in some ways). A perfect point of comparison is A Habitation of Devils, Lambert's previous collaboration with Fredianelli. That movie is super rough around the edges, with a script that barely manages to bounce between generic stereotypes and digital video cinematography sometimes so underlit to the point of indiscernibility. However, it manages these hiccups due to a sense of what, for lack of better terms, I'll call "going for it." This same "going for it" mentality is all over other WD pics like The Minstrel Killer and even the recent Apocrypha. Why then does even Stielstra, normally a maniac when facing the camera, play it so cool? Why can't the genre kings (Fredianelli and Lambert) deliver on some of their promises? Why does Print have a reputation for being such a dirty bastard and such a merciless killer but never show us why? Why can't we see what makes his work such poetry to him (as he says over and over and over again)? Even the flick's abortion subtext feels pretty inoffensive and tame (unexpected, consider the distributor Unearthed Films, generally known for stuff like the Guinea Pig and Slaughtered Vomit Dolls). Money was well-placed to grab Dan van Husen, who provides most of the flick's best scenes, but even his work and the (as- expected) excellent shoot-outs feel bogged down by a laborious execution of the basic genre steps. There is a nice father-son dynamic between van Husen and Stielstra, but even that seems to too frequently be displaced in favor of other beats and concerns. I wanted to love this one so much, but in the end, I just can't find as much to love about it as in the cast and crew's other various projects.

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