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Open Grave -- A man wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives way to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that's more vicious -- and hungry -- than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together -- before it's too late.
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The moment you wake up, the nightmare begins
A man wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sharlto Copley ... John / Jonah

Thomas Kretschmann ... Lukas

Josie Ho ... Brown Eyes

Joseph Morgan ... Nathan

Erin Richards ... Sharon

Max Wrottesley ... Michael
Márta Szabó ... Crone
Balázs Szitás ... Sickly Man
Zsuzsanna Szabados ... Grandma
Tofi Seffer ... Boy
Éva Botos ... Mother

Kati Dombi ... Moaner Woman
Araceli Sanz ... Voice of Grandma (voice)
Pedro De Santiago ... Voice of Boy (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
M. Frakes ... U.S. Marine Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Gonzalo López-Gallego 
Writing credits
Eddie Borey (written by) &
Chris Borey (written by)

Produced by
Conroy Chi-Chung Chan .... executive producer
Davy Duhamel .... associate producer
Gábor Ferenczy .... executive producer
György Gattyán .... executive producer
Aaron L. Ginsburg .... producer
Alan Glazer .... executive producer
William Green .... producer
Péter Bruno György .... line producer
Andy Horwitz .... associate producer
Curt Kanemoto .... associate producer
Dylan Hale Lewis .... executive producer
Andrew Ooi .... executive producer
Jon Shestack .... executive producer
András Somkuti .... executive producer
Jeremy Stein .... co-producer
Csapó Tamás .... co-producer
Attila Tõzsér .... co-producer
Dan Wiedenhaupt .... associate producer
Michael B. Wunderman .... producer
Original Music by
Juan Navazo (original score)
Cinematography by
José David Montero 
Film Editing by
Gonzalo López-Gallego 
Production Design by
Attila Digi Kövári 
Art Direction by
Biljana Jovanovic 
Set Decoration by
Zoltán Schöffer 
Costume Design by
Andrea Flesch 
Makeup Department
Márta Antal .... prosthetic makeup artist
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Rita Fekete .... makeup designer
Judit Hornyák .... additional prosthetic makeup artist
Rita Horváth .... prosthetic makeup designer
Nóra Kapás .... prosthetics makeup artist
Gabriella Vincze .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Erika Köcsky .... post-production supervisor
Szabolcs Lang .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sara Gergely .... second assistant director
Csilla György .... first assistant director
Norbert Vilonya .... third assistant director
Art Department
Hedvig Kiraly .... assistant art director
Bánó Péter .... construction coordinator
Vera Ronai .... set decorator assistant
Carlos Salgado .... storyboard artist
Mátyás Szakonyi .... greensman
József Szmetana .... standby props
Sound Department
Antonio Camarasa .... foley artist
Gábor Császár .... assistant re-recording mixer
Szabolcs Gáspár .... boom operator
János Köporosy .... recording sound engineer
Pál Szûrös .... boom operator
Attila Tõzsér .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Urdiales .... sound design by
Jon Vogl .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
György Albitz .... standby special effects technician
Balázs Hoffmann .... stand-by technician
Sebastian Csaba Kiss .... standby special effects technician
Endre Korda .... special effects supervisor
Iván Steiner .... armourer
Iván Steiner .... chief pyrotechnican
Sandor Bertalan .... stunts
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunt coordinator
Gergõ Hajdú .... stunts
Péter Sokorai .... lead stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Gábor Balda .... best boy grip
Fanni Benke .... assistant camera
Attila Bilik .... gaffer
Jeremy Braben .... aerial director of photography
Márk Czirják .... best boy
Juan de Andrés .... camera operator
Péter Faludi .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Zsolt Farkas .... electrician
Krisztián Galanics .... video assistant
István Gottmann .... focus puller: "a" camera
Zsolt Hoffer .... electrician
Tamás Jánossa .... focus puller: "b" camera
Róbert Jász .... grip
Vilmos Keszler .... grip
Dylan Hale Lewis .... still photographer
Szilárd Makkos .... focus puller: "b" camera
Tamás Matolcsy .... grip (as Matolcsy Tamas)
'Kis Gromek' László Molnár .... electrician
Csaba Nemesházi .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Attila Pfeffer .... Steadicam operator
Attila Pfeffer .... camera operator
Viktor Racsek .... electrician
Gabor Schmidt .... grip
Attila Szûcs .... key grip
Kata Vermes .... still photographer
Ádám Wallner .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Casting Department
Sofie Golding-Spittle .... casting associate
Jeremy Zimmermann .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Izabell Janositz .... costume supervisor
Éva Kuzma .... key costumer
Natasa Petrik .... key costumer
Judit Sinkovics .... costumer
Krisztina Weizer .... costumer
Editorial Department
Janó Fekete .... digital intermediate colorist
Matyas Fekete .... assistant editor
Natalia López Quesada .... assistant editor
Péter Molnár .... dcp mastering
Péter Molnár .... on-line editor
László Rumbold .... assistant editor
Music Department
Nick Hanson .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Norbert Hevesi .... production driver
Gergely Kereskai .... transportation captain
Ágoston Félegyházy Megyesy .... transportation co-captain
Bánó Péter .... picture car coordinator
Veronika Szücs .... transportation captain
Other crew
Stephanie Ahlen .... operations manager: aerial unit
Jancsó Anna .... production assistant
Károly Ari .... film scan
Jerome Butler .... dialect coach: Mr. Copley
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Alana Crow .... business and legal affairs
Edit Hornicsek .... production secretary
Sara Janasz .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
János Papp .... health & safety advisor
David Albert Pierce .... finance counsel
Janos Prihoda .... immigration coordinator
Balint Regius .... location scout
Judit Ritteródesz .... location manager
Veronika Szücs .... set production assistant
Vágó Tamás .... unit manager
Zsuzsa Varadi .... production coordinator
Catalina Cabrera .... thanks
Attila Török .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Graves" - Philippines (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images and language
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The film features a Russian-made red Lada 4x4 NivaSee more »
Continuity: Nathan grabs a pair of glasses and wears them. We can clearly see that the left glass is broken. Later, when he is back to the house and met again with Sharon, his glasses are not damaged at all.See more »
John:We were here to help
John:But we failed.
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Dies Irae (Day of Wrath)See more »


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Sharlto Copley can do now wrong (so far)., 24 July 2014
Author: Hellmant from United States

'OPEN GRAVE': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Horror flick about a man who awakens in a pit full of dead bodies, can't remember who he is, and then stumbles across five other people, in a house, that can't remember who they are. The six strangers are all unsure if one of them might be the killer, as they try to piece together what happened to them. It stars Sharlto Copley, Josie Ho, Erin Richards, Thomas Kretschmann, Joseph Morgan and Max Wrottesley. It was written by Eddie and Chris Borey and directed by Spanish filmmaker Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. Gonzalo has directed Spanish horror flicks like 'NOMADAS' and 'EL REY DE LA MONTANA' as well as the American found footage thriller 'APOLLO 18'. 'APOLLO 18' was kind of fun but pretty bad; this film is a bit better.

Copley stars as a man who awakens in a pit of bodies, out in the wilderness. A mute woman (Ho) hears him crying for help and throws a rope down to him so he can climb out. He then makes his way to a house with four more strangers. None of them can remember who they are either and some are unsure whether they should trust this new amnesiac. They soon figure out their names and that they were drugged. They also start to have short memories and learn that the surrounding area is filled with people that are infected by something. The infected are very violent and very mad.

I liked the mystery and paranoia of the film. I also enjoyed the climax and resolution; although it's definitely left open for a sequel. Gonzalo's directing is fitting and he establishes a nice atmosphere and mood for the movie. I'm also a big fan of Copley, he can pretty much do no wrong (so far). With that said the film could have been much better. It had a great setup, for an excellent horror flick, which it never fully delivers on. I mostly liked it but it's definitely missing something; that would have taken it to the next level. It's a decent but not great horror film.

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