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Crippled Creek (2005)

Not Rated | | Horror | 28 October 2005 (USA)
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Retelling of the events of April 23 - 25, 2004.


Hans Hartman


Hans Hartman





Cast overview, first billed only:
A.J. McClain ... Roger
Ashley Totin ... Mady Hooper
Jennifer Jules Hart ... Aubry Laput
Graham Thompson Graham Thompson ... Himself
Kevin Greene Kevin Greene ... Himself
Evy Bjorn ... Bambi Hooper (as Evy Lutzky)
Matthew Giorgetti Matthew Giorgetti ... Guitar Player (as Matt Georgetti)
Antonio Suarez Antonio Suarez ... Himself
Sarah Owens Sarah Owens ... Herself
Chris Dillon Chris Dillon ... Himself
Mark Irish Mark Irish ... Cass Ambrose
Michael Dionne ... Gary
Paul Logan ... Tom
Hans Hartman ... Josiah Trapper
Dugan Brown Dugan Brown ... Jimmy


This is the retelling of the events of the weekend of April 23rd 2004. Three young, sexy girls go into the woods on a camping trip to a family cabin. The local forest Ranger had warned them about an old Hermit who lives in the woods, so when two young, great looking guys show up, the girls are nervous. Anxiety turns to attraction after they get to know each other. The next day, someone is still watching them. The Hermit shows up and threatens them, telling them to leave or die. That night, the gruesome murders begin and we realize that the victims are little more than food for this Òwatcher in the woods. Snares, long sharp knives, bear traps and branches all make for perfect ways to end the lives of these young adults who are camping on haunted ground. In the end, the line between friendship and terror is blurred when we realize the murderer is an evil spirit who befriends then murders his prey. Written by Hans Hartman

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It was supposed to be just a girl's weekend.




Not Rated


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Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Padurea mortii See more »

Filming Locations:

Mystic, Connecticut, USA


Box Office


$20,000 (estimated)
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H2Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book that Aubrey is reading when she has to go in the woods is "Murder: A Family Affair" by former FBI agent Ernie Dorling. The book is the non-fictional account of a murder in the same wooded area of Connecticut as the filming location for Crippled Creek. The murderers were part of a devil worshiping cult and are now serving life sentences in a Connecticut prison. See more »

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Think the worst then downgrade your expectations
7 May 2013 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

Three friends go to a cabin and encounter more than they bargained for.

This film looks like it was recorded on a mobile phone, not a new phone a prototype of the original camera phones. The 'acting' is non-existent, except maybe for Ashley Totin who at least has a modicum of talent, it's like the rest of the cast were just picked up in the nearest town and told they were starring in a movie. The dialogue is inane and excruciating and boy is there plenty of it and the sound quality is appalling. The soundtrack is inappropriately used including one hilarious scene when a song is being played when there is a lengthy talking scene. Why??

You could spend all day knocking this film but I do like to try and take at least some positives from any film. You do at least get to know the principle characters even if they are a pretty vacuous and unlikeable lot. The film does pick up after about an hour and there are one or two tense scenes.

This is an awful film but at least it kept me watching and was strangely fascinating if not always for the right reasons. Thanks mainly to the fact it improves considerably in the second half, I will give it a probably generous 5 but i'd never watch it again.

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