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Simon Says (2006)

The pothead Zack; the sweethearts Kate and Riff; the slut Vicky; and the spoiled Ashley travel by van to the backwoods to camp. They meet two strange gravediggers that advise them to leave ... See full summary »

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William Dear (as Bill Dear)

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William Dear (as Bill Dear)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Crispin Glover ... Simon / Stanley
Margo Harshman ... Kate
Greg Cipes ... Zack
Kelly Vitz ... Ashley
Artie Baxter ... Riff
Carrie Finklea ... Vicky
Lori Lively ... Lonnie (as Lori Lynn Lively)
Bruce Glover ... Sam
Blake Lively ... Jenny
Oliver Dear Oliver Dear ... Hitchhiker
Leila Johnson ... Molly
Erica Hubbard ... Sommer
Bart Johnson ... Garth
Daniella Monet ... Sarah
Kelly Blatz ... Will
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The pothead Zack; the sweethearts Kate and Riff; the slut Vicky; and the spoiled Ashley travel by van to the backwoods to camp. They meet two strange gravediggers that advise them to leave the place otherwise they could be murdered. Then they meet the deranged retarded Simon in the gas station and Riff has a friction with the guy. They find a paradisiac spot to camp at the riverside, but Simon and Stanley transform their holiday in a nightmarish night. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You forgot to say..... SIMON SAYS

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore, drug use, language and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Twins See more »

Filming Locations:

Grass Valley, California, USA

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Harold Smith is credited as Harold 'Smitty' Smith in the beginning credits, and as Harold Smith in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

After Stanley rips open Kate's shirt with a knife, in the next scene she is seen running through the forest and her shirt is buttoned again. See more »

Quotes

Simon: Simon:"You forgot to say 'Simon Says'"
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Crazy Credits

After the scrolling credits: A really phony shot of the two twins (Crispin Glover composited twice into the frame) looking down the opening to the hiding place, one of them says, "You forgot to say 'Simon Says'". This is followed by a shot of the "Miner Tool and Gear" sign, in which the gear mounted in the middle of the sign spins while a scream is heard underneath. See more »

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Referenced in Simon Says Chopped Chiseled and Charred (2009) See more »

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BA_Harrison Says 'I enjoyed Simon Says'.
8 July 2011 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

'As gory as it is irreverent' boasts the blurb on the back of the DVD for Simon Says; 'bloody and demented' claims the quote on the front; 'Phooey' says I, noticing the 15-rating awarded by the BBFC. But as it happens, it turns out that I am wrong (and once again that the BBFC are inconsistent): this film is every bit as gruesome and deranged as the cover says it is. And then some.

On the face of it, Simon Says might sound like standard, teen-friendly slasher fare—a bunch of good-looking college kids (three blokes, three babes) go camping in the woods where they are hunted by a murderous psycho with a large collection of very sharp implements—but it actually proves to be a truly one-of-a-kind experience, a seriously insane effort boasting an unexpectedly off-the-wall style, inventive graphic violence, and an unrestrained central performance from Crispin Glover that can only be described as 'unique'.

With writer/director William Dear taking such an unusual approach, and it's eccentric star acting even stranger than normal, it's understandable that many might not find this film to their taste; but if, like me, you enjoy your horror erratic and decidedly twisted, then Simon Says, with its flying pick-axe, poodle stomping splatter, should prove a satisfying watch.

7.5 out of 10, happily rounded up to 8 for a very daft but extremely entertaining showdown that sees the heroine opt for a rather unlikely hiding place.


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