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Joicie Appell ... Mrs. Shurman
John D. Barnes ... Townsperson
Emily Boresow ... Alice Maguire
Jason Coffman ... Creature
Tom Conroy ... Bartender

Anita Cordell ... Traveler at airport

Michelle Davidson ... Dina
Ian Dempsey ... Sean
Ben Jeffrey ... Deputy Carr

Aaron Laue ... Lt. Maguire
Allen Lowman ... Tom

Zane Martin ... Little monster

Erin McGrane ... Janet Maguire
Mark Ridgway ... Sheriff

Meg Saricks ... Jennifer Maguire
Matt Sayers ... Weatherman
Sally Spurgeon ... Sally Maguire
Sharon Marie Wright ... Townsperson
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Directed by
Patrick Rea 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Patrick Rea 
Kendal Sinn 

Produced by
Hanuman Brown-Eagle .... producer
Michael D. Coffey .... associate producer
Ryan Scott Jones .... producer (as Ryan S. Jones)
Aaron Laue .... executive producer
Aaron Laue .... producer
Bobby McGee .... associate producer
Patrick Rea .... producer
Dan Simons .... associate producer
Kendal Sinn .... producer
Original Music by
Julian Bickford 
Cinematography by
Hanuman Brown-Eagle 
Film Editing by
Josh Robison 
Production Design by
Misti Boland 
Art Direction by
Jerry Koukol 
Costume Design by
Traci Feuerbach 
Makeup Department
Colleen May .... makeup department head
Production Management
Kai Winikka .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Neu .... first assistant director
Art Department
Steven Bartkoski .... construction coordinator
Kristin Rea .... set designer (as Kristin Grossman)
Xandria Richardson .... set dresser
Emily Robinson .... property master
Special Effects by
Jackson Bolt .... pyrotechnician
Jackson Bolt .... special effects
Jason Coffman .... special effects technician
Colleen May .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Bruce Branit .... visual effects
Jackson Bolt .... stunt coordinator
Jackson Bolt .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Grant Fitch .... additional stills photography
Nathan Fung .... grip
Matt Hrovat .... gaffer
Ty Jones .... crane operator
Tony Ontiveros .... first assistant camera
Dave Rutherford .... steadicam operator
Nate Selee .... grip
Michael Stoecker .... gaffer
Jon Tenholder .... key grip
Mark Yeazel .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Stephen Deaver .... colorist
Other crew
Brian Massey .... production assistant
Scott Root .... production assistant
Jess Shuler .... key production assistant
Nicholas Vedros .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Rated R for some violence and language
82 min
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Continuity: The shot through the windshield of Deputy Carr driving his patrol car, show that the windshield wipers are having a difficult time keeping up with the massive amount of rain coming down, yet the shots from inside the car as he pulls up to the girls car sitting in the ditch shows almost no rain coming down at all. In fact the road barely even looks wet.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
a solid horror flick, 7 September 2013
Author: aaroneslinger from United States

Transparancy: I'm local to where this film was shot and I met the director/writer at a local horror con. We hit it off so I picked this up at Redbox to check it out.

I really did enjoy this film. It had a lot of charm and the majority of the cast put in solid performances. Some of the more emotional scenes were a little flat which took me out of the trance these movies usually put me in.

Effects, pretty good! The few digital shots were pretty convincing!

editing - some of the scenes run a little long. they tend to drift when they should be cut. Doing a bit of editing myself I know what it's like to be in love with a shot and to want it to play out. But I think it hurts overall pacing.

Some of the ADR was not mixed too well. In the car in particular the dialog was mixed way to high over the ambient car noise. Not a big deal, but again it took me out of the scene.

The movie had some humor in it but I think pacing of the editing didn't allow for the right timing.

Some called this movie predictable, I didn't think so. I was still surprised at some of the plot twists and generally had a good time watching it with my family.

Unlike some of the other assholes on here I just wanted to offer some constructive criticism.

I look forward to seeing more of your projects.

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