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Director:
Writers:
Jack Ketchum (written by) &
Lucky McKee (written by) ...
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Release Date:
18 August 2011 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Not every monster lives in the wild.
Plot:
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
13 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Mixed bag See more (103 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Pollyanna McIntosh ... The Woman
Brandon Gerald Fuller ... Baby

Lauren Ashley Carter ... Peggy Cleek
Chris Krzykowski ... Roger

Sean Bridgers ... Chris Cleek

Angela Bettis ... Belle Cleek

Marcia Bennett ... Deana

Shyla Molhusen ... Darlin' Cleek
Gordon Vincent ... Clapp Boy (as Vincent Gordon)

Zach Rand ... Brian Cleek
Shelby Mailloux ... Jenny
Tyler Merlini ... Boy #1
Jordan Carrasquillo ... Boy #2
Jordan Chapalonis ... Boy #3

Carlee Baker ... Genevieve Raton
Amanda Daryczyn ... Jackie
Lindsey Hamlett ... Cyndi
Lauren Schroeder ... Dorothy
Lauren Petre ... Miss Hindle
Michael McKee ... Mr. Wolf
Joanna Herrington ... Vicki

Alexa Marcigliano ... Socket
Shana Barry ... Fake shemp
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tommy Nelson ... Walter (uncredited)
Frank Olsen ... Will Campbell (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucky McKee 
 
Writing credits
Jack Ketchum (written by) &
Lucky McKee (written by)

Jack Ketchum (novel) &
Lucky McKee (novel)

Produced by
Russell Dinstein .... co-executive producer
Josh Garrell .... associate producer
Elaine Marie Gibson .... line producer
Robert D. Krzykowski .... co-producer
Alexander Langerman .... co-executive producer
Frank Olsen .... executive producer
Lluis Fe Perez .... associate producer
Albert Podell .... executive producer
Arrien Schiltkamp .... executive producer
Loren Semmens .... executive producer
Robert Tonino .... producer
Andrew van den Houten .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sean Spillane (music composer)
 
Cinematography by
Alex Vendler 
 
Film Editing by
Zach Passero 
 
Casting by
Cindi Rush 
 
Production Design by
Krista Gall 
 
Art Direction by
Jeff Subik 
 
Costume Design by
Sandra Alexandre 
Michael Bevins 
 
Makeup Department
Nicholas Arthur .... makeup artist
David Greathouse .... special makeup effects artist
Hillary Hunt .... assistant makeup artist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects
Tom Luhtala .... makeup lab technician
Anthony Pepe .... makeup department head
Alan Tuskes .... special makeup effects supervisor
 
Production Management
Josh Garrell .... unit production manager
Jake Klarkowski .... production supervisor (as Jacob Klarkowski)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josh Garrell .... first assistant director
Elaine Marie Gibson .... second assistant director (as Elaine Gibson)
Jake Klarkowski .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bob Donohue .... set dresser
Krista Gall .... set designer
John Hatch .... construction coordinator
Eric Jihwan Jeon .... assistant art director
Jason Mazzarino .... set dresser
Dan Warren .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Allison Jackson .... sound mixer
Andrew Smetek .... sound designer
Andrew Smetek .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Katrina Francis .... special effects technician intern
Andrew Smetek .... puppeteer
 
Stunts
Bryce Burke .... stunts
Jared Burke .... stunt coordinator
Greg Harris .... stunt rigger
Alexa Marcigliano .... stunts
Abby Nelson .... stunt double: Angela Bettis
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Anctil .... rigging grip
Shana Barry .... second assistant camera
Chelsea Boothe .... still photographer
Adam D. Bouchard .... electric
Mark Brochu .... best boy electrician
Matt Cabinum .... first assistant camera
Andreana Davies .... dolly grip
Brett A. Frager .... grip (as Brett Frager)
Afton Grant .... steadicam operator
Chris Heinrich .... cinematographer: second unit
Chris Heinrich .... first assistant camera
Jamie Hooper .... EPK camera
Jamie Hooper .... special features camera
Daniel Hourihan .... best boy grip
William Karedes .... grip
Robert Knowles .... electric
Alex Knuuttunen .... grip
Frank La Frazia .... electric
Henri Lafond .... grip
Andy Lohrenz .... additional gaffer
Branden James Maxham .... gaffer
Mark Price .... key grip
Chuck Rudolph .... grip
Carl South .... rigging grip
Robert Thorp .... electric
Aaron Tyburski .... electric
James Webber .... special features camera
 
Casting Department
Joan Hamlett .... extras casting assistant
Dane C. Jobst .... extras casting assistant
Jeff Jobst .... extras casting
Jackie Krzykowski .... extras casting
Megan Walsh .... extras casting assistant
Michele B. Weiss .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Grey .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Aidan Stanford .... digital colorist
 
Other crew
Jackie Krzykowski .... assistant to director
Robert D. Krzykowski .... location manager
Robert D. Krzykowski .... location scout
Robert D. Krzykowski .... production coordinator
Friday Savathphoune .... script supervisor
Irene Wachsler .... independent auditor
 
Thanks
Elwaldo Baptiste .... special thanks
John Carchietta .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior, some graphic nudity, and language
Runtime:
101 min
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Trivia:
The book 'The Woman' will be released to coincide with the film.See more »
Quotes:
Chris Cleek:[to Brian, before leaving him alone with the woman] Don't do anything I wouldn't do.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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74 out of 134 people found the following review useful.
Mixed bag, 1 June 2011
Author: micalclark from United States

I don't write a lot of reviews but this film gained a lot of publicity after some guy at Sundance walked out (or got kicked out) for complaining about the violence and misogyny in it. He was probably right to walk out, but did so for all the wrong reasons. I didn't find the movie particularly violent for the horror genre. What it was lacking was better writing and character development. So adding the review to give people a better idea of what they were getting, since it's presently sitting at an 8.5 with no other reviews.

The mother and kids of the family and even "the woman" were fairly well acted and developed, although I find it hard to believe in any teenagers these days that will just do whatever their father says. Unfortunately, the father, teacher, and some other small parts seemed to be more caricature than character. The fact that it was not working was obvious, although how much of it can be blamed on bad writing, bad acting, or bad directing may be debatable. Unfortunately, the father is in almost every scene, so this caricature becomes the centerpiece that the rest of the film revolves around.

There are some other problems with sound choices and some of the worst use of music I've heard in any film. Almost every time one of these alt-pop tunes came on all I could think was "Really? They're using this to set the mood?!" I think only once during the course of the film, did a song come on that I thought "Oh, this almost, sort of works". Most of these songs would probably be fine on their own, but didn't seem to fit the mood of the film at all.

In addition occasional bad directing, lighting, and editing choices left me not being able to see or understand what was happening at certain points in the film or understanding why they edited the same shots cutting back and forth at times. This is most obvious in the opening scenes where they are showing the girl raised by wolves. It's a pretty common theme that's been done dozens of times before. Yet here they spend too much time on it, without actually developing it at all. Just a lot of jumpy cuts going back and forth to state the obvious, to the point that I started fast forwarding to get to the credits and see if the film was actually going anywhere. The credits really shouldn't be more interesting than the opening scenes. I would have much rather seen more development on the father's character and what his motivations were in these opening scenes. We never really get any of that, and as I said earlier, he's pivotal to the way every other character acts and reacts during the course of the film. Other than those complaints, the overall technical aspects of the film were pretty professional for an indie film.

The biggest problem for me though, was lack of any kind of suspense buildup. Something that is ever present in the best of horror films, and usually at least some hint of, even in a mediocre horror film. I was never really left wondering what was going to happen next, things just happened and we watched, but didn't feel much of anything for the characters involved.

I respect the director's decision to do something a bit out there in terms of film norms these days, and the ending might give you a bit of a chuckle, if you hang in there that long, but in the end found it to be a rather low end mediocre movie, so 5 out of 10.

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