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The Ruining (2004)

The Troma Team is proud to present THE RUINING, a striking new work by filmmaker Chris Burgard. Filmed over ten years, The Ruining succeeds in echoing the grime and grit of late 70's and ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Christopher Burgard ... Cody Donner
David Turley David Turley ... Dave Pyle
Robert A. Silverman ... Henry (as Robert Silverman)
David Stratton David Stratton ... Joe Bob
Rachel Wagner Rachel Wagner ... Megan Pyle
Michael Lawler Michael Lawler ... Pa
Natalie Hays Natalie Hays ... Sandra Donner (as Natalie Hayes)
Wings Hauser ... Not Hasselhoff
Cali Lili Cali Lili ... Phoebe (as Cali Hauser)
Patrick Warburton ... Bubba (as Patrick Wharburton)
Dennis Woodruff Dennis Woodruff ... Main Egg Addict
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joni Berby Joni Berby ... Becky
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The Troma Team is proud to present THE RUINING, a striking new work by filmmaker Chris Burgard. Filmed over ten years, The Ruining succeeds in echoing the grime and grit of late 70's and early 80's horror cinema. Traditional family values are disturbingly challenged when two Los Angeles couples run into trouble on a remote mountain camping trip. Thirty years ago government drilling poisoned the water in a small town. Half of the town died. Those that are left are horribly addicted to psychedelic eggs bred by old Henry Behrens. When the strangers enter into his domain the stage is set for selective breeding and feeding of human flesh. Henry's 17-year-old daughter Becky is beautiful and thinks that she is a German shepherd. Written by Troma Entertainment

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Horror

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R
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Bubba: Let's cut his balls off.
Virgill: No - let's castrate him!
Bubba: And then cut his balls off.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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One word: Brilliant!!
10 July 2006 | by Ton_OSee all my reviews

Made over a period of no less than ten years under terrible circumstances and loaded with bad luck, this is one of the best horror films of the past decades. It has the intelligence of other recently made low-budget films and the atmosphere of the beautiful works we saw in the late seventies and early eighties. Due to a lot of rip-offs and other unforeseen bad luck (wonderfully explained in the extra's on the DVD) the only surviving print was the workprint, which wasn't in the best of shape, but weirdly enough the scratches and sometimes slightly incorrect colors only add to the atmosphere of this wonderful, shocking and entertaining piece of art. We can only thank Troma for deciding to give this masterpiece a release in spite of the technical imperfections rather that not releasing it at all. For anyone with an interest in the wonderful horror of decades ago and the sinister and disturbing look of serious terror this is one film not to miss!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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