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Carver (2008)

Based on a true story, Carver depicts the real life events of five 20-something's that went camping in the mountain town of Halcyon Ridge and never returned.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Charles Parker ... Gina (as Natasha Malinsky)
Erik Fones Erik Fones ... Bobby Shaw Carver
Matt Carmody ... Pete
Neil Kubath Neil Kubath ... Bryan
David G. Holland David G. Holland ... Billy Hall Carver
Jonathan Rockett Jonathan Rockett ... Zack
Kristyn Green ... Rachel
Luke Vitale ... Quixley
Ursula Taherian ... Kate
Savannah Costello Savannah Costello ... Dead Naked Girl
Leslie Anne Valenza Leslie Anne Valenza ... The Dark Side of Love
Kilby O'Rourke Kilby O'Rourke ... The Dark Side of Love (as Kilby O'Rourke)
Paul Goldblatt Paul Goldblatt ... The Dark Side of Love
Alexander Demah Alexander Demah ... The Dark Side of Love (as Alex Demah)
Stephen West-Rogers ... Horny Camper Guy (as Stephen Rodgers)
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Based on a true story, Carver depicts the real life events of five 20-something's that went camping in the mountain town of Halcyon Ridge and never returned.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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You Will Scream Your Head Off See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and torture, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Talhante See more »

Filming Locations:

Virginia, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "QG" bar that the characters visit isn't a movie set; the scenes were filmed at the Queen's Gambit Restaurant in Woodbridge, VA. See more »

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Zack's shirt in the outhouse scene goes from being covered in toilet waste, straight to a fresh shirt, and then back to soiled. See more »

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Proudly made by hardworking children in factories See more »

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References Zoobilee Zoo (1986) See more »

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Written by Paul E. Jessen
Performed by Paul E. Jessen and Zak Miller
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Worthy of a rental
6 March 2008 | by ozlifterSee all my reviews

Brutal. Scary. Filled with tension.

I rarely use those words to describe a movie, especially one that's Straight-to-Video, but they're fitting here. I rented the Unrated *grisly edition* from Netflix. Boy was I in for a surprise.

The premise is rather typical: A group of campers meets up with some nasty company in the woods. But it's the movie's delivery that's not so typical. This film was extremely gruesome. Some of the violence was so realistic and so graphic, that I had to turn my head away from the screen at times. I'm not really a huge fan of scenes of torture, but if they're well done, I can appreciate them. I think the level of brutality in Carver blows both Hostel films away by far.

The dialog was snappy and fresh. The acting was passable. I did however, think the cheap/grainy camera used to film the movie was a bit of a distraction. It looked really cheap. This movie could have been excellent on a bigger budget.

If you like movies like Wolf Creek, Hostel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or Wrong Turn -- and if you can appreciate independent horror made on a low budget -- you'll really love this.


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