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Munger Road -- On the eve of the annual Scarecrow Festival, two St. Charles police officers search for a return killer the same night four teenagers go missing on Munger Road.
Munger Road -- On the eve of the annual Scarecrow Festival, two St. Charles police officers search for a return killer the same night four teenagers go missing on Munger Road.
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Nicholas Smith (written by)
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On the eve of the annual Scarecrow Festival, two St. Charles police officers search for a return killer the same night four teenagers go missing on Munger Road. | Add synopsis »
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Munger Road (2011)
 (From Planet Fury. 23 October 2012, 8:50 AM, PDT)

DVD Review: Local Flavor Enhances Suspenseful ‘Munger Road’
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Munger Road | Review
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Bruce Davison ... Chief Kirkhoven

Randall Batinkoff ... Deputy Hendricks

Trevor Morgan ... Corey LaFayve

Brooke Peoples ... Joe Risk
Hallock Beals ... Scott Claussen

Lauren Storm ... Rachael Donahue
Art Fox ... Mayor Swanson

Maggie Gwin ... Nancy (as Maggie Henry)

Bill J. Stevens ... Father McCroy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Johnston ... Lenny
Judy Proudfoot Schenck ... Judy

Directed by
Nicholas Smith 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nicholas Smith  written by

Produced by
Kyle Heller .... producer
Gary Knight .... co-producer
Ricki Maslar .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Wojciech Golczewski 
 
Cinematography by
Westley Gathright 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Cauble 
 
Casting by
Ricki Maslar 
 
Production Design by
Matt Hyland 
 
Art Direction by
Ellie Kushner 
 
Costume Design by
Aly Barohn  (as Alycia Marie Barohn)
 
Makeup Department
Shari Alexander .... hair stylist
Zsofia Otvos .... make-up and hair department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Holli Hopkins-McGinley .... first assistant director (as Holli Hopkins)
Daniel Lamkin .... second assistant director
Stephen Landon .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kelsey Heller .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Tom Beach .... sound mixer
Lisle Engle .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Rodriguez .... boom operator
Geordy Sincavage .... foley editor
Geordy Sincavage .... supervising foley mixer
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
J.P. Welgus .... foley cue
 
Special Effects by
Matthew Stratton .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Ryan Urban .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Blake Armstrong .... electrician
Mike Bove .... gaffer
Mitch Buss .... Steadicam operator
Mitch Buss .... first assistant camera
Robert Cauble .... digital imaging technician
Jason Chiu .... electrician
Curtis Davis .... additional first assistant camera
Westley Gathright .... camera operator
Erica Griffiths .... additional assistant camera
Erica Griffiths .... camera production assistant
Jordan Gzesh .... grip: additional
Concetta Hall .... second assistant camera
Christian Hins .... dolly grip
Josh Jerid .... grip (as Josh Sebeny)
Ben McBurnett .... electrician
Andrew Parrotte .... additional best boy grip
Corey Benson Powers .... best boy grip (as Corey Powers)
Andrew Shoemaker .... key grip
Brendon Stefancic .... grip
Michael J. Weldon .... best boy electric (as Mike Weldon)
 
Editorial Department
Gareth Cook .... colorist
Mallory Ryan .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Ben Alagna .... electronic press kit director
Julie Bird .... production accountant
Danny Brooker .... production assistant
Mike Butir .... production assistant
Scott Comperda .... craft service lead
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
John Iltis .... unit publicist
Alex Inkster .... production assistant
Melissa Jimenez .... production assistant
Michael Lurie .... international distribution
Tony Mendoza .... production assistant
Chad Mund .... stand-in
Lucy Munger .... script supervisor
Tom Orr .... production assistant (as Tahm Orr)
Nathaniel Pauer .... production assistant
Ryan Urban .... titles by
 
Thanks
Jim Corkery .... thanks
Don DeWitte .... special thanks
Lou Fouglia .... thanks
Joseph Gilbert .... special thanks
Gary Sherman .... special thanks
Suzanne Smith .... special thanks
Matt Terwiliger .... thanks
Tyler Westhause .... thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and terror, brief language and teen smoking
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86 min
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UK:15 | UK:18 (DVD rating) | USA:PG-13
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The church scene was filmed in Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, which is a few blocks from the Hotel Baker in downtown St. Charles. Both buildings were built by Col. Edward Baker, a prominent local citizen. Col. Baker also helped fund the construction of the St. Charles Municipal Center, the white-tower building that is prominently featured in the film.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Movie Review: Munger Road (2011), 5 February 2015
Author: Brandon Stephens from United States/ Bloomington, IN

This film is loosely inspired by a urban legend that haunts many a towns throughout the US. The legend of Munger Road is that a bus filled with school kids got hit by a train after stopping on the train tracks. Many teens now place baby powder on the bumper to see if you get ghostly hand prints that indicate spirits were trying to push you off of the railroad tracks, as a means to protect you from the same fate. This film incidentally is based & located in ST. CHARLES, Ill. where some of these legends are located and still practiced today. I'd also like to mention that the film itself also has another side story, so in all this is two films kinda merged into one.

The film starts with Trevor Morgan (who plays Corey LaFayve), and the lovely Brooke Peoples (as Joe Risk). The two teens are seen in a coffee shop waiting on their friends for a possible double date with Hallock Beals (who plays Scott Claussen) and his girlfriend Rachael Donahue (played by Lauren Storm). Subsequently, the date doesn't go as planned as they decided to take the girls "Ghost Hunting" on "MUNGER ROAD" (hence the name of the movie) to test out the local legend on the train tracks. The "ghost hunting date" doesn't pan out as expected. Although, there is one scene where the video is pitch black and it makes YOU as the audience use your imagination which I thought was quite brilliant. The film itself has quite a slow burn to it until about the 48 minute mark, that being said it DOES have a nice steady edge of keeping your attention to see what happens next. There are also quite a few creepy moment & some nice scares that kind of catch you off guard in the beginning & near the end as well.

Throughout the beginning we are getting to know the younger cast of characters, then we meet our local police officers. Film star veterans Bruce Davison (X-MEN, Willard, & Apt Pupil) as Chief Kirkhoven as well as Randall Batinkoff (For Keeps?, Kickass, & X-men: First Class) who plays Deputy Hendricks. As we are introduced to them, we find out about a local killer who breaks out of a prison and is on the loose. The Kids on Munger Road are unknown to this fact, as the two police officers begin to scramble to find this man. The escapee several years ago was responsible for the various disappearances of several teens & children in the area (also another local Urban Legend which is implemented into the story, I do believe).

As the facts begin to fall into place, the teens begin to disappear from someone or something in the night...

I really enjoyed the film, as it isn't a big budget flick but it does have the feel of it even though it's a INDIE FILM. This film relies less on gore & nudity and more so on the visuals, cinematography, artistic style & storytelling to take you along on this thriller. You can tell that the writer, director, and cast & crew put there heart and soul into this film. You can also see that they borrowed from some of the horror greats, with slight homages inserted into the story & the backdrop scenes.

The cast of younger unknowns do a great job of keeping the tension, humor, & drama on a even level of authenticity takes to a nice & solid script. Bruce Davison as always brings his A game & Randall Batinkoff plays well off of Davison as a deputy who slowly sees his strengths and conquers his weakness by the films end.

My ONLY complaint is that the film ends exactly like another Independent film I own that starts slow & gets a great finale near the end then cuts you short with a "TO BE CONTINUED..." prior to the end credits. Keeping in mind, that there is a possible follow up sequel in mind for this film, I do believe it worth a watch. I definitely am glad I have this in my collection, it has replay value considering the abrupt ending.

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The pieces are all there to 'who the killer is' (Spoilers) jswindter01
Answer maybe at end of movie.. I don't recall mystolibaby
Answer maybe at end of movie.. I don't recall mystolibaby
*Spolier* About Joe and Corey... glittergirl_1970
No. Just fracking No. Spoilers TonyC4444
Spooky Fun!! belva0308
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