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  (in credits order)

Mark Hanson ... Jacob
Joe Hollow ... Jonathon

Angie Savage ... Carmen

Shannon Lark ... Sophia
Chris Losicco ... Clay

Michael Berryman ... William

Tony Todd ... Mason

Kane Hodder ... Stone
Chris Burchette ... Buck

Devanny Pinn ... Rebecca

Larry Laverty ... Deputy Bobby Peterson

Catherine Parker ... Ruby (as Katie Parker)

Brandon Slagle ... Dylan
Michael J. Schaefer ... Big Earl
Carl Savering ... Sheriff Sam Garrison

Tawny Amber Young ... Maria

Seregon O'Dassey ... Roxy
Wolfgang Meyer ... The Tow Truck Driver

Deneen Melody ... Jenny
Frederic Doss ... Deputy Martin Hughes

Kaylee Williams ... Amber

Jesse Kozel ... Jeff
Tom Lodewyck ... Tony

Lance Tafelski ... Doug
Michael Cooke ... The Lawyer

George Katt ... Dan

Rachel Grubb ... Girl in Prison

Kerri Taylor ... Brooke

Lauren Francesca ... Donna
Dante Scioscia ... Niko

Jessica Cameron ... Laura
Tonya Crews ... Carla

Directed by
Joe Hollow 
Wolfgang Meyer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Hollow  written by

Produced by
Joe Hollow .... executive producer
Joe Hollow .... producer
Brad Leo Lyon .... consulting producer
Wolfgang Meyer .... producer
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
Cinematography by
Daniel Lipski 
Film Editing by
Joe Hollow 
Casting by
Joe Hollow 
Costume Design by
Adriana Lambarri 
Makeup Department
Chris Mills III .... makeup department head
Jenn Osborne .... makeup artist (as Jenny Osborne)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Drew Shirley .... first assistant director
Art Department
Chris Mills III .... props
Krista Montgomery .... painter
Adam Vargas .... property master
Sound Department
Johnathan Sessoms .... sound mixer
Daniel R. Williams .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Jesse LeChok .... special effects
Chris Mills III .... special effects
Krista Montgomery .... special effects assistant
Jenn Osborne .... special effects (as Jenny Osborne)
Josh Allender .... stunt double: Michael Berryman
Josh Allender .... stunts
Mark Hanson .... stunts
Kane Hodder .... stunt coordinator
Joe Hollow .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Allender .... grip
Chris Burchette .... key grip
Chris Losicco .... gaffer
Chris Losicco .... grip
Lance Tafelski .... grip
Kaliafeh N. Wright .... first assistant camera
Transportation Department
Jeffrey Brunkhurst .... transportation (as Jeff Brunkhurst)
Michael J. Schaefer .... transportation
Adam Vargas .... transportation
Other crew
Chris Losicco .... transport vehicles
Eric Pereira .... unit publicist
Michael J. Schaefer .... craft service
Adam Vargas .... assistant to the producers

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88 min
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

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5 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
I grew to love this family!, 22 January 2014
Author: kmakenas from United States

I read about The Family on horror sites and checked out the trailer. It grabbed me so I had to order the DVD. After researching the film, I saw there was an overseas version that was released earlier and was mostly a rough cut, a bad one from what it sounds like. The newer USA version apparently is much more complete with more footage and must be significantly better, because I truly enjoyed this version.

What I liked about it was the characters, directing, story and editing grab you from the start. The acting is just psychotic enough to make them truly appear crazy without over acting. Each character brought something special to the film. Here's just a few that stood out. The way they acted as brothers, Mark Hanson and Joe Hollow must be brothers in real life separated at birth. Devanny Pinn, what a whacko role, yet strangely sexy, bravo Devanny! Angie Savage did an excellent job in her role and was the extra eye candy. The entire cast fed off each other and they must have had fun making this film! Some horror films draw out the kills for that extra drama, but "The family" skips the drama and gets right to it. Though, there was one dramatic scene. Jonathon (Joe Hollow) shares his troubles with Carmen (Angie Savage). Both Joe and Angie were convincing and Angie showed the right amount of affection to appear genuinely concerned. That scene ended up being a critical moment, because from that point on the family members become likable and you root them on.

There were some quality kills with gruesome effects, but some scenes are set up for the audience to use their own imagination. Tactically, the film shows you up to the last millisecond before a horrific torture or kill, which can be more chilling when your mind visualizes. If I see anyone using a curling iron, I'm screaming bloody murder and throwing the thing out the window! There are quite a few artistic scenes too. One being two girls basically giving a guy a lapdance while he's tied up, then he's cut, then he's jerked off (and literally "OFF"), then smashed, aaaaaand CUT. In the film they're making a movie, but it's not done in a found footage style so there's no talking or yelling at the cameraman to turn it off.

The films has twists and turns and there's more than one story going on, which keeps the momentum up and you glued to the screen. Also, if you're a metal head, you'll love the soundtrack, there's heavy metal in the background through a lot of the film.

"The Family" ends leaving it wide open for a sequel and despite their sick minds and killings, they all become likable in a disturbing way, making an ideal situation for a sequel.

I loved this movie!!!

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