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Alex and Penny are sick of the hectic city life and decide a move out to the country to raise their newborn child. But they don't expect the horrors threatening their relationship and family. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Brett Beoubay ... EMT
Ashley Braud ... Reporter (voice)

Philippe Brenninkmeyer ... Michael
Rebecca Collins ... Bar patron

Jenn Foreman ... Nancy (as Jennifer Foreman)

Andrea Frankle ... Johanna

Anthony Michael Frederick ... Mover

Derrick Freeman ... Frontman

Pell James ... Penny
Arabella Landrum ... Tanner
Ever Eloise Landrum ... Tanner
Grace LaRocca ... Bar Patron
Michael Patrick Rogers ... Construction Worker (as Michael Rogers)

Johnathon Schaech ... Alex
Andrew Serpas ... Construction Worker

Suzanne Severio ... Nurse
Glen Warner ... Bar Patron
Lucresha Wells ... The Woman

Rhonda Floyd Aguillard ... Patient (uncredited)
Michelle Cullen ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)

Julie Ann Doan ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)

Gustavo I. Ortiz ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Soter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Soter 

Produced by
Alan Amiel .... producer
Stephanie Caleb .... co-producer
Stacy Frankel .... associate producer
Steven A. Frankel .... co-producer
Lauren Ito .... associate producer
Andrew Mann .... executive producer
Christopher Milburn .... executive producer
Lucy Mukerjee-Brown .... co-producer (as Lucy Mukerjee)
Bobby Ranghelov .... producer
Courtney Solomon .... executive producer
Nick Thurlow .... executive producer
Gregory M. Walker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bobby Tahouri 
Cinematography by
Brown Cooper (director of photography)
Yaron Levy 
Film Editing by
William Yeh 
Production Design by
Robert W. Savina  (as Robert Savina)
Art Direction by
Dallas Montgomery 
Set Decoration by
Cheryle Grace 
Costume Design by
Sandra Algood 
Makeup Department
Budd Bird .... department head hair
Kat Percy .... key hair stylist (as Katherine G. Percy)
Ashley Walsh .... makeup department head
Production Management
Deidre LaCasse .... unit production manager
Cj Stewart .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bush .... first assistant director: second unit
David Bush .... second second assistant director
Chelsea Donison .... second assistant director
Brian O'Sullivan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Adam Cambre .... set dresser/leadman
Jonathan Cappel .... set dresser
Destin M. Hebert .... property master
Jodie Jones .... on set dresser
Rose Leiker .... props
Dallas Montgomery .... construction coordinator
Callie Moore .... set dresser
Krystal Tomlin .... art department intern
Perry James Trentacosta .... lead scenic
Emma Verdugo .... set dresser
Stephanie Wittmann .... art department intern
Sound Department
John Blum .... dialogue editor
Peggy Blum .... foley mixer
Scott Brewster .... adr recordist
Mark Ettel .... sound re-recording mixer
Jesse Kees .... sound editor
Paul Knox .... boom operator
Steve Papagiannis .... supervising sound effects editor
Jon Vogl .... sound supervisor & re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Jeremy Johnson .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Tarn Fox .... visual effects producer
D.J. Shea .... visual effects supervisor
Jeff Galpin .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Cook Allender .... still photographer
Jason Augustin .... electrician
Giovanni Bommarito .... grip
Lawles Bourque .... director of photography: Second Unit
Neil Chartier .... first assistant camera
Michael Chateauneuf .... chief lighting technician
Alex Clark .... epk camera operator
Bryan Delorenzo .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Stephen Early .... first assistant camera
Cody Gautreau .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Everett Grant .... lighting technician
Drew Guillory .... epk cameraman
Drew Langhart .... epk camera operator
Itzik Revach .... video assist
Jacky Revah .... video assist
Joe Sökmen .... electrician
Bas Tiele .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Stephen Vicari .... digital loader
Travis Williams .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hannah Gates .... costume supervisor
Kizzie Autumn Martin .... costumer
Editorial Department
Gerri Sax Bove .... post-production coordinator (as Gerri Lynn Sax)
Andrew Drazek .... associate editor
Stacey England .... assistant editor
Tarn Fox .... colorist
Joseph Hall .... epk editor
Ryan Hymel .... post-production assistant
Avi Kleinberger .... post production supervisor
Adam Rowe .... assistant colorist
Adam Rowe .... on-line editor
Cj Stewart .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Charles M. Barsamian .... executive music producer
Laura Katz .... music clearance and licensing
Jeremy Pleasant .... music editor
Jeremy Pleasant .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Reggie Louque .... driver: cast
Other crew
Rhonda Floyd Aguillard .... locations intern
Kareem Audain .... production assistant
Kacie Baxter .... base camp production assistant
Kate Bowen .... post accounting
Lisa Calhoun .... location manager
Jennifer Carriere .... script supervisor
Lela Checco .... production coordinator
Jarred Coates .... electronic press kit
Alan Crawford .... locations
Michelle Cullen .... assistant to director
Sylvia Frantom .... production accountant
Amber Gaiennie .... stand-in
Brittni Hayes .... production assistant
Ali Jazayeri .... SVP finance
Carl Lawson .... production assistant
Michael Andrew Mann .... post payroll accountant
Callie Martin .... key set production assistant
John A. Metoyer .... location manager
Natalie Patterson .... electronic press kit
Willard Pennington .... location assistant
Stephan Rothman .... post production accountant
Jonathan Wester .... production assistant
Melissa Naccari .... production assistant (uncredited)
Colin Bates .... special thanks
Nikolas Zasimczuk .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence and bloody images
87 min
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly alluring, 24 August 2013
Author: psilocybe38 from United States

I don't like most of the the movies that fit into the category of "horror/paranormal," yet it remains one of my favorite genres solely because of the few films that do it very well. To instill fear in a viewer through film is one of the hardest things to do to audiences these days, and I'm not talking about a jarring single frame that makes you jump; I mean a type of fear that takes development throughout the film to mature into something that will stay with the viewer after the movie has ended.

I didn't expect much from this movie before I watched it, and I likely wouldn't have even given it a chance if I hadn't known that Paul Soter of Broken Lizard was the director, which aroused my interest just enough to see it.

I was surprised to find that the whole film was a pretty solid effort on all facets. The acting was well done, directing and camera-work was nothing too special but certainly nothing to complain about, and the score/soundtrack was great — truly apt for the vibe and plot, mellifluous yet uncanny.

The tempo of the film was what I liked most. It was slow and subdued without very much dynamism, but it was unflagging with growing intensity, which kept culminating enigma and suspense. I wouldn't say that this movie really instilled beguiling fear or dread like other great haunting movies have, but it was certainly better than most of the horror/ghost movies I've seen coming out these days.

Soter does pull all of the hackneyed moves inherent to the genre like mirror shots, "now-you- see-me-now-you-don'ts," and the like, but I didn't feel that drew from the quality at all.

I also liked that the film drew from several different dimensions to create a confluence of themes found in horror films; foremost is the classic "haunting" vibe that dominates the film, but there is some strong psychological trepidation that persists throughout, as well as some slasher type notes in there as well.

Overall, I'd give it a 6.5/10 but it deserves the benefit of the doubt to be pushed up to a 7 considering this is Soter's first attempt at the genre, which is impressive and unexpectedly pleasing.

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