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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Zissis ... Chad
Ross Partridge ... Matt
Greta Gerwig ... Michelle
Elise Muller ... Catherine
Jett Garner Jett Garner ... Jett Garner
Cass Naumann Cass Naumann ... 'We Are Naked' Girlfriend
Jennifer Lafleur ... Festival Director
Darrell Bryant Darrell Bryant ... Pickup Truck Driver
Anthony Cristo Anthony Cristo ... Bouncer
Jen Tracy Jen Tracy ... Name Checker (as Jen Tracy Duplass)
Heather Hall Heather Hall ... Festivalgoer
David Zellner ... Festivalgoer
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Storyline

Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea -- a horror flick about a group of friends tormented by a villain with a bag over his head -- starts to come true? Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cabeza de bolsa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,640, 15 June 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$140,016, 16 November 2008
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in Austin, Texas in August 2007. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Chad: Goodnight, movie girlfriend.
Michelle: Goodnight.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

3 of Harts
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by J. Scott Howard
Cold Cold Wind (ASCAP)
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Worthwhile
16 December 2008 | by chicagopoetrySee all my reviews

I don't know why this movie is listed as a comedy. That's very misleading. It is a drama and a pretty good one. It's also not a horror movie, but instead a movie about horror movies. It's really a movie about itself, in that it is a low budget indie movie about some friends making a low budget indie movie. The acting is surprisingly delightful. This ranks up there with such sleepers as Primer (about the time machine) or August (about the dot com crash). It is simple, pleasant, watchable and never boring. I was glad that it didn't stoop to some cheap slasher ending. The fact that it is based in reality all the way until the end is what makes this one so special.


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