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Raising the Stakes (2005)

Steve and Bob are two guys who enjoy their fanboy role-playing lifestyles a bit too much. Their obsession with vampire role-playing games leads them to decide to become vampires and get ... See full summary »

Director:

Justin Channell

Writer:

Justin Channell
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Lively Josh Lively ... Steve
Zane Crosby Zane Crosby ... Bob
Ryan Stocking Ryan Stocking ... Maxwell Selwyn
T.J. Rogers T.J. Rogers ... Chad / Homeless Guy
Jordan Hess Jordan Hess ... Mario
Drew Smith Drew Smith ... Mike
Nino Mancino Nino Mancino ... Sex Offender Marty
Jessica Togias Jessica Togias ... Jessica
Ellie Santy Ellie Santy ... Julie
Jeff Channell Jeff Channell ... Store Clerk
Nick Shomo Nick Shomo ... Alex
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Benzo Michael Benzo ... Ding Dong Ditcher #1
Justin Channell Justin Channell ... Ding Dong Ditcher #2 / Robert Mesko / Panda Guy
Richard Crosby Richard Crosby ... Ding Dong Ditch Victim / Guy Eating a Sandwich / Tazer Guy (as Richard 'Nips' Crosby)
Chuck Deem Chuck Deem ... Blind Guy
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Steve and Bob are two guys who enjoy their fanboy role-playing lifestyles a bit too much. Their obsession with vampire role-playing games leads them to decide to become vampires and get revenge on a world that doesn't understand them. Unfortunately for them, it takes a bit more than cheap Halloween makeup to scare people, so their attempts just lead to even more ridicule and physical harm. But that all changes when they discover a dealer of the occult named Maxwell Selwyn who can give them want they want: a potion that will turn them both into vampires. They fork over the money and sure enough, their dream comes true. They set out to finally get revenge on the world that rejected them... only to find they were better off with the cheap makeup. Written by Anonymous

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There's a sucker born every minute...

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Trivia

There was a very small crew on the film, usually only consisting of two people. During many occasions, Justin Channell was the only crew member and had to find a way to set up shots, direct, and run sound at the same time. See more »

Quotes

Ding Dong Ditch Victim: Holy shit, the vampires are here!
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Alternate Versions

The version shown at most public screenings and in the early screener DVD release includes a short scene when Steve and Bob exit the Quick Mart at the beginning. The scene was cut by director Justin Channell choice, due it's lack of purpose and the fact it contained a reference to Scary Movie 2, which was unknown to Channell until after the DVDs had been made. See more »

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References Tromeo and Juliet (1996) See more »

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Best movie
16 February 2019 | by lhebelSee all my reviews

I love ryan he is the best. He wanted to cut the homophobic crap when nobody else would


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairmont, West Virginia, USA

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Budget:

$110 (estimated)
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IWC Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Remastered Director's Cut Edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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