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Nailbiter -- The Maguire family is forced to take sudden refuge in an abandoned storm cellar from a deadly tornado only to discover that something, not quite human is holding them captive.
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  (in credits order)

Erin McGrane ... Janet Maguire

Meg Saricks ... Jennifer Maguire
Emily Boresow ... Alice Maguire
Sally Spurgeon ... Sally Maguire
Joicie Appell ... Mrs. Shurman
Mark Ridgway ... Sheriff

Aaron Laue ... Lt. Maguire
Ben Jeffrey ... Deputy Carr

Michelle Davidson ... Dina
Allen Lowman ... Tom
Ian Dempsey ... Sean
Matt Sayers ... Weatherman
Tom Conroy ... Bartender
Jason Coffman ... AA Meeting
Lynn Dhone ... AA Meeting
Matt Hrovat ... AA Meeting
Robert Hubbard ... AA Meeting
Jerry Koukol ... AA Meeting
Dale Novak ... AA Meeting
Kendal Sinn ... AA Meeting
Ryan Scott Jones ... Bar Patron
Michael Stine ... Bar Patron
Jack Powell ... Nailbiter Child
Zane Martin ... Nailbiter Child
Sadie Keller ... Nailbiter Child
John D. Barnes ... Townsperson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anita Cordell ... Airport Extra
Sharon Marie Wright ... Townsperson

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
Robert Hubbard .... script supervisor
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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Factual errors: The tornado is shown rotating clockwise. Due to the Coreolis Effect, tornadoes rotate counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.See more »
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Never Drive During a Tornado Watch, 15 September 2012
Author: Alan Bannacheck from Woodland, Minnesota

A mother and her three daughters are going on a weekend trip when they soon find themselves caught in the middle of a storm. A tornado heads directly for their car so they seek shelter in an abandoned wine cellar. They discover they are trapped and whoever owns the house wants to keep it that way. Within the shadows something begins to stir. They are not alone in the darkness...

I give it a B- because although predictable, it offers good acting and the feeling of claustrophobia. The characters are also likable and more three dimensional then cereal box creature features. The creatures themselves wouldn't make a five year old wet their pants, but it's the idea that suppose to be scary. Check this movie out if you are a horror fan. It's at least entertaining.

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