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Two years after a high-school prank that nearly killed popular teacher Mr. Balszack during the school's annual famine... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Beth Cantor ... Cathy
Christopher Patrick Donoghue ... Carpenter
Nathan Durec ... Balszack
Dustin Elkins ... Spinell

Karyn Halpin ... Sarah

Glenn Hoffmann ... Principal Nielson
Des Larson ... Darren
Christopher Lomas ... Nick
Gustavo MacSerna ... Terry
Thabi Maphoso ... Vanessa
Ady Mejia ... Andrea
Ryan Nicholson ... The Nailer
Terry Paugh ... Tim

Michelle Sabiene ... Miss Vickers
Sanya Silver ... Katie
Christine Wallace ... Jenny
Leo Wong ... Peterson
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Directed by
Ryan Nicholson 
Writing credits
Ryan Nicholson (written by) and
Jeff O'Brien (written by)

Taylor Nicholson (from a story by)

Produced by
John Craig .... executive producer
John Craig .... line producer
John Craig .... producer
Philip Granger .... producer
Ryan Nicholson .... producer
Charie Van Dyke .... executive producer
Charie Van Dyke .... producer
Cinematography by
Matt Leaf (cinematography by)
Film Editing by
Matt Leaf 
Costume Design by
Shyann Daulby 
Makeup Department
Ana Aviles .... makeup artist
Tracy Falukozi .... makeup artist
Michelle Grady .... makeup designer
Michelle Grady .... makeup supervisor
Amanda Kuiack .... makeup artist
Toby Tzu-Jung Lee .... makeup artist (as Tzu-Jung Toby Lee)
Jeanine Lieu .... makeup artist
Julia Lockley .... makeup artist
Fernanda Maldonado .... makeup artist
Jacqueline Nieken .... makeup artist
Nicole Pilon .... makeup artist
Kathya Sanchez .... makeup artist
Meghan Syriste .... makeup artist
Michelle Grady .... prosthetic effects designer (uncredited)
Production Management
Philip Granger .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julia Bettencourt .... first assistant director
Jude Rogers .... second assistant director
Brian Wingate .... third assistant director
Art Department
Jordan Boos .... graphic designer
Marie-Claude Dube-Landry .... property master
Jamie Parora .... set dresser
Sound Department
Brian Lyster .... sound mixing
James Spittal .... sound engineer
Chris Sweet .... location sound
Visual Effects by
Jordan Boos .... credit sequences
Matt Leaf .... digital visual effects
Aaron Au .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeffery Anderson .... cinematography: second unit
Rovin Basi .... key grip
David Delvecchio .... still photographer
Francoise Philippe .... digital imaging technician
Alan Sova .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shyann Daulby .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Amir Aghelnejad .... additional editing
Matt Leaf .... colour correction
Other crew
Dakota Daulby .... production assistant
Rob Guthrie .... production assistant
David Marino .... continuity
David Marino .... script supervisor
Taylor Nicholson .... production assistant
Janet Ross .... craft service
Dylan Couper .... special thanks: Gearhouse Camera Rentals
Ross Davidson .... special thanks: School District 43

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stupid Teens Must Die!" - International (English title) (recut version)
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77 min
Canada:18A (British Columbia)

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not As Bad As Some Say..., 1 October 2012
Author: James_Banner from United States

This is the work of Ryan Nicholson, an accomplished makeup effects artist and the special effects makeup in Family are really quite good. Nicholson's work may remind some viewers of Tom Savini's work in the 1980s. While the cast is inexperienced most of them handled their lines just fine and most of the girls are absolutely gorgeous.

People who sit down to Famine with the expectation of a horror film may be put off because it's more of a comedy with elements of horror. Famine won't give you nightmares - it doesn't assault the senses the way Evil Dead does but it also isn't as successful at melding comedy & horror as Army of Darkness was.

Famine may suffer the most from the writing; the story (not the script) leaves a lot to be desired and the editing took the wind out of the sails for the suspense in one scene after the next so the climax is more like a mercy killing of this interesting feature.

I hope Ryan Nicholson will take a wider view of the talented people in the world and avoid trying to do everything himself next time. With a better story, I think Famine may prove to be a starting point of some great films to come from this talented man.

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