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The Millennium Bug -- It’s December 31st, 1999, and the world anxiously awaits the year 2000. Hoping to escape the Y2K computer glitch known as the “millennium bug,” Byron Haskin takes his new wife and teenage daughter camping in the isolated Sierra Diablos mountains. But madness finds them in the form of the Crawford clan, a family of in-bred hillbillies who abduct the Haskins in order to refresh their stagnant gene pool. As the Haskins fight for their lives, death and bloody carnage ensue, but neither they nor the Crawfords are aware of the monstrous horror hibernating beneath the forest floor. Unseen for 1,000 years, this millennium bug is hungry... and December 31st just happens to be its birthday.

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Cast

  (in credits order)

John Charles Meyer ... Billa Crawford
Jessica Postrozny ... Joany Haskin (as Jessica Simons)

Christine Haeberman ... Clarissa Haskin

Jon Briddell ... Byron Haskin

Ken MacFarlane ... Roger Patterson
Trek Loneman ... Uncle Hibby
Adam Brooks ... Fij Crawford

Ben Seton ... Rip Crawford

Ginger Pullman ... Pearlene Crawford
Sandi Steinberg ... Granny Willow
Ian Pfister ... Game Warden
Dustin Yoder ... Orpheus

Benjamin Watts ... The Millennium Bug

Susan Papa ... Radio Announcer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Brinsfield ... Uncle Hibby (as Trek Loneman)

Directed by
Kenneth Cran 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Cran 

Produced by
James Cran .... co-producer
James Cran .... executive producer
Kenneth Cran .... co-producer
Kenneth Cran .... executive producer
Steven Gentry .... executive producer
Virginia Gentry .... executive producer
Michael Goedecke .... executive producer
Mehri Jafari .... associate producer
John Charles Meyer .... associate producer
Oktay Ortabasi .... executive producer
Dustin Yoder .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Andrew Spence 
 
Cinematography by
Oktay Ortabasi 
 
Film Editing by
Kenneth Cran 
 
Casting by
Susan Papa 
 
Production Design by
Kenneth Cran 
Dustin Yoder 
 
Art Direction by
Kenneth Cran 
 
Set Decoration by
Kenneth Cran 
Dustin Yoder 
 
Costume Design by
Susan Papa 
 
Makeup Department
Bridget Clarke .... key makeup artist
Robert Lindsay .... hair stylist
Robert Lindsay .... makeup department head
Robert Lindsay .... special makeup effects artist
Tomey McGowen .... makeup artist
Steve Weber .... makeup artist
Lea Willard .... makeup artist
Marissa Williams .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
James Cran .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Cran .... assistant director
 
Art Department
James Cran .... set builder
Kenneth Cran .... set builder
Kenneth Cran .... set designer
William Liev .... swing gang
Mari-Liis Luker .... set builder
Dion Riley .... set builder
Stephen Rowe .... set builder
Frank Rubio .... swing gang
Vincent Yague .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Ugo Derouard .... foley
Ugo Derouard .... re-recording mixer
Ugo Derouard .... sound designer
Ugo Derouard .... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey Sosner .... boom operator
Andrew Spence .... soundtrack
Bryan A. Watkins .... adr recordist (as Bryan Watkins)
Bryan A. Watkins .... dialogue editor (as Bryan Watkins)
 
Special Effects by
Frank Rubio .... puppeteer
Dustin Yoder .... puppeteer
 
Visual Effects by
Leslie Ortabasi .... colorist
Dustin Yoder .... digital compositor
Dustin Yoder .... digital effects
Dustin Yoder .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Benjamin Watts .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Damiata .... key grip
Chris Dandridge .... second assistant camera
Miguel Garcia .... grip
Joe Kocsis .... second assistant camera
William Liev .... dolly grip
Ron Najor .... second assistant camera
Baron Norris .... still photographer
Raul Rivera .... key grip
Nito Serna .... first assistant camera
Dustin Yoder .... focus puller
 
Casting Department
Susan M. Baker .... casting associate
Jason Bowers .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kenneth Cran .... costumer
 
Music Department
Belinda Capol .... singer
Andrew Spence .... orchestrator
Andrew Spence .... score mixer
Ladina Spence .... singer: theme music
Ayako Yamauchi .... music editor
 
Other crew
Paul Araujo .... production assistant
Daniel Benavites .... production assistant
Josh Bernal .... production assistant
Jenna Davant .... production assistant
Chevy Douglas .... production assistant
Eric Erickson .... production assistant
Anthony Garcia .... production assistant
Miguel Garcia .... production assistant
William Liev .... production assistant
Mari-Liis Luker .... production assistant
Valerie Mikles .... production assistant
Kenji Miwa .... production assistant
Gregory Morgan Nienaber .... production assistant
Baron Norris .... production assistant
Christina Norris .... production assistant
Dion Riley .... production assistant
Alvaro Rodarte .... production assistant
Frank Rubio .... production assistant
Nirali Thakkar .... production assistant
Inga Van Ardenn .... production assistant
Justin Wragg .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Ren Blood .... special thanks
Avery Guerra .... special thanks
Lee Joyner .... special thanks
Debora Lindsay .... special thanks
Faust Pierfederici .... special thanks
Robert Postrozny .... special thanks
Marjorie Squires .... special thanks
 

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Truly great fun monster movie, 1 October 2016
Author: GL84 from Los Angeles, Ca

Traveling out into the woods, a family trying to escape the Y2K virus finds their trip interrupted when they're kidnapped by inbred hillbillies and a vicious, legendary monster awoken from beneath the earth and must find a way to stop both threats to get out alive.

For the most part this one here was quite the fun and rather enjoyable creature feature. What really gives this one a lot of weight is the fact that there's just so much utterly enjoyable work to be had here with the blending of the inbred backwoods family genre and the monstrous creature feature. The first half here, where they get attacked in the woods and brought back into the family's house where they're subjected to numerous torturing, tormenting and plenty of rather fun antics with the family holding them there leading to all sorts of fun action scenes of them trying to escape their clutches. From them pushing the family around and constantly beating and smacking them around to the fighting only only with the deranged, deformed members but also the rest of the group makes for some truly fun and engaging efforts here that plays perfectly alongside the type of antics usually found in these kinds of films and it's a fun time giving the family plenty to like in the film, while the big highlight is the return to attack the family which results in some surprisingly brutal moments and a lot of rather graphic bloodshed doling out the deaths against everyone. Once this changes over into the true creature feature it's even more fun with the crazy way in which it rises up out of the ground in the middle of the forest out of the rather huge tunnel and proceeds to trample through the forest attacking the house which is quite a fun series of spectacular action pieces as the truly gargantuan creature smashes through the various levels of the house and breaks up both the different family sections squared off in the house as well as the different methods of bringing the house down around everyone that gives them the chances to escape are truly a lot of fun. The woodland encounters are even more fun, and the finale in the abandoned mining town are truly some of the more fun segments in the film with the creatures' gory kills and monstrous size are put to good use throughout here making for a cheesy good time. With this all being done in miniature effects without too much CGI present there's a great deal to like about this one and helps to make for a great time alongside the fine gore effects on display to really give this one it's positive marks. There's not a whole lot of flaws here, and what happens here is mostly based around the concept of giving the main hillbilly so much screen-time trying to make him imposing that it really fails quite spectacularly here at making him that way. There's little here about his mannerisms beyond holding a gun at everyone and stupidly not taking them out only to keep having to knock them out again later on that routinely gets used to define him and it's not that appealing. Likewise, the fact that it wakes up so late in the film and doesn't do much once it does beyond smashing into everything is another slight problem with this causing too much time on the hillbilly family because of that and it's not as even a split despite the mixing of the genres. It's all that really holds this one down.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Brief Nudity and themes of rape.

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