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20 September 2011 (USA) See more »
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Death polished. See more »
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"ChromeSkull" is the sequel to the 2009 horror hit "Laid to Rest." It brings back ChromeSkull, who barely... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Laid to rest, yes, but gets the shock treatment for the sequel See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Brian Austin Green ... Preston

Thomas Dekker ... Tommy

Mimi Michaels ... Jess

Owain Yeoman ... King

Danielle Harris ... Spann

Gail O'Grady ... Nancy

Johnathon Schaech ... Agent Sells

Nick Principe ... ChromeSkull

Christopher Allen Nelson ... Max (as Christopher Nelson)

Angelina Armani ... Holland

Brett Wagner ... Tiny

Allison Kyler ... The Girl

Aimee-Lynn Chadwick ... Allie

Chris Carnel ... Trost

Camden Toy ... Dr. Kerr

Jade Ramsey ... Laurie

Nikita Ramsey ... Laurie

Steve Rizzo ... Knight
Ky Evans ... Fraser (as Karl Evanoff)

Alex Jovica ... Cochern

Brianne Davis ... Mrs. Cromeans

Julia Lea Wolov ... Female FBI Agent (as Julia Wolov)

Stacy Chbosky ... Rescue Team Member

Dana Goodman ... Rescue Team Member

Julie Gribble ... Rescue Team Member
Erik Porn ... Rescue Team Member

Mycole Metcalf ... Female Medical Worker
Renee Pearson ... Female Medical Worker
Tina-Elena Martinez ... Female Medical Worker (as Tina Martinez)

Eric Lloyd ... Geeky Worker
Zachary Alden Baker ... Tattoo Artist (as Zach Baker)
Jonathan Gording ... Dr. G
Anthony Fitzgerald ... Anthony
Steve Holden ... Police Officer
Brandon Murray ... Police Officer
Raymond Titus ... Police Officer
Ben Tatar ... Dr. Cromeans
Dorian Helmic ... Young Child

Directed by
Robert Hall 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kevin Bocarde 
Robert Hall 

Produced by
Kevin Bocarde .... producer
Krishna Devine .... line producer
Robert Hall .... executive producer
Stephen Niver .... producer
Andrew Shepherd .... associate producer
Chang Tseng .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leon Bradford 
Lance Warlock 
 
Cinematography by
Amanda Treyz (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Hall 
Thomas A. Krueger 
 
Production Design by
Eugene Wyrick 
 
Art Direction by
Brett Hatcher 
 
Costume Design by
Camille Jumelle 
 
Makeup Department
Cris Alex .... special makeup effects artist
Joe Badiali .... special makeup effects artist
Danielle Barkat .... makeup department head
Chase Birdsong .... special makeup effects technician
Sonia Cabrera .... key makeup artist
Stephen Imhoff .... special makeup effects artist
Dalton Kutsch .... special makeup effects technician: Almost Human Inc.
Saori Nakada .... co-hair department head
Chie Noguchi .... makeup artist
Erik Porn .... special makeup effects supervisor
Christian Quarantillo .... makeup effects
Veronica Rodarte .... co-hair department head
Bryan Smith .... special makeup effects artist
Daniele Tirinnanzi .... special makeup effects technician
 
Production Management
Chang Tseng .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vicki Goldsmith .... first assistant director: reshoots
Shannon Murray .... second assistant director
Bryan Ryan .... second second assistant director
Andrew Shepherd .... first assistant director
Ryan Spindell .... second second assistant director
 
Sound Department
John Guentner .... foley mixer
Goeun Lee .... foley editor
Tom Marks .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan McBride .... sound designer
Craig Polding .... sound effects editor
Kunal Rajan .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Tibbo .... adr mixer
Justin W. Walker .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Kelsey Boutte .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Nao Adachi .... visual effects artist
Alperen Tonyukuk Ayhan .... visual effects artist
Jason M. Bergman .... compositor
Stuart Bruzek .... visual effects artist
Yoichi Hosono .... visual effects artist
Wes James Marsh .... visual effects
Joshua Petrino .... visual effects
Erik Porn .... visual effects artist
Ikuo Saito .... visual effects supervisor
Greg VanZyl .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Damien Bray .... stunt rigger
Alex Jovica .... utility stunts
Steve Rizzo .... stunt coordinator
Steve Rizzo .... stunt double: Brian Austin Green
Ryan Sturz .... stunt rigger
Rich Vieira .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Copeland .... camera operator
Ryan Copeland .... second unit director of photography
Kemuel Depaula .... electrician (as Kemuel DePaula)
John Dern .... grip
Gabriel Diniz .... first assistant camera: a
Dustin Gardner .... best boy electric
Mallory Glidewell .... gaffer
Lee Narby .... key grip
Baron Norris .... first assistant camera
Dave B. Norris .... second assistant camera
Bryan Ricke .... grip
Matthew Rosvally .... grip
Patrick Russo .... camera operator
Levi Caleb Smith .... grip (as Levi Smith)
Lara Solanki .... still photographer
Desirée Stone .... still photographer
Eric Zaragoza .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly Caldwell .... assistant costume designer
Jennifer Holden .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Andrew Drapkin .... colorist
 
Music Department
Jeff Johns .... executive producer: soundtrack album
 
Other crew
Carrie Berg .... additional set production assistant
Cara-Lynn Branch .... production assistant
Jose Luis Gonzalez .... script supervisor
Lesley Lopez .... office production assistant
Bryan Ryan .... production staff
Bryan Truex .... production coordinator: Pittsburgh
 
Thanks
Pedro J. Mérida .... special thanks
Nando Rohner .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some nudity
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93 min
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The character 'Trost' is named for cinematographer Brandon Trost.See more »
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Laid to rest, yes, but gets the shock treatment for the sequel, 17 September 2011
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Robert Hall's 2009 horror debut Laid to Rest wasn't perfect by any means, but offered a great gore-scheme and pacing and suspense that came to its favor. Its characters weren't very well crafted, and logic had to hide out so the film could do its thing, but overall it was a cute and enjoyable little gore flick. Did it ever need a sequel? Well, to Hall, since it was a moderate success on the message boards and online yes it did.

Laid to Rest 2, accompanied by the "Chromeskull" subtitle, is a bleak and ugly film not because it's gruesome and violent, but because its plot becomes blown out of proportion and it becomes a cocky horror film. Somebody should've whispered in the filmmakers' ears that this wasn't a big success, but a fairly unexpected one. The story has now become enlarged and has now gone to expand its boundaries to the point where it's unbelievable and contrived.

The film picks up right where the first left off, then manages to fast-forward three months later where we are introduced to Jess (Michaels), a girl going blind because of scar tissue in her eyes. Jess is drugged, kidnapped, and locked in a coffin by the killer who has a video camera on his shoulder and a shiny, chrome-silver mask in the shape of a skeleton on his face. He uses deadly, homemade knives that are something straight out of a sadist's mind, but are crafted with such detail they become one of the strongest points in the film.

I'm not going to even try to explain the backstory of the killer because I feel ashamed for even asking for it. I wished for minor backstory after seeing Laid to Rest. I thought, I'd like just a small, brief explanation of why this person was killing and videotaping it. I didn't need a huge, bloated, and exhausting storyline that is convoluted and outright ridiculous. The film wants to bring the top-secret, government business into play but it doesn't have the budget nor the skills to do so. This is a slasher film. It's a hack and slash, gorehound, bloody, disgusting, gruesome horror film that deserves zero conspiracy talk at all.

The fact that they bring the overblown backstory into play is just a clear sign of cockiness, but who can really blame them? If you spat out a random, unknown horror film into stores with a promising cover and you made big bucks off of it, you'd take the obligatory sequel one step further wouldn't you? Well, Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 doesn't take just one step, it takes about two leaps and, when you think it has officially stopped in one place, it manages to tip-toe a bit further and further. Have mercy.

Bobbi Sue Luther, director Robert Hall's wife respectively, played the heroine from the original film and makes a quick appearance in this one as well. Sadly, she's killed off very quickly just to bring in an annoying and obnoxious blonde girl instantly. She's no Bobbi Sue, and she's not even interesting enough to be concerned for unlike her.

Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 was somewhat promising, but ultimately falls flat on its face. There is a third film planned which I assume and sort of hope will close the series. I hope after this ludicrous sequel we at least get a final and respectable entry in a series that never got off its feet completely. Aside from gore, the series never truly accomplished much else. It succeeds in being a standout for a few reasons, but overall, when closely examined, or even mildly, it's just another horror film inspired by too many others.

Starring: Brian Austin Green, Danielle Harris, Mimi Michaels, Nick Principe, and Thomas Dekker. Directed by: Robert Hall.

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