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Carver (2008)

R | | Horror | Video 4 March 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 overview, first billed only:
... Gina (as Natasha Malinsky)
Erik Fones ... Bobby Shaw Carver
... Pete
Neil Kubath ... Bryan
David G. Holland ... Billy Hall Carver
Jonathan Rockett ... Zack
... Rachel
... Quixley
... Kate
Savannah Costello ... Dead Naked Girl
Leslie Anne Valenza ... The Dark Side of Love
Kilby O'Rourke ... The Dark Side of Love (as Kilby O'Rourke)
Paul Goldblatt ... The Dark Side of Love
Alexander Demah ... The Dark Side of Love (as Alex Demah)
... 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.

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Life imitating art...Art imitating death See more »

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

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A great deal of ultra-violence and gore was removed from the for-cable edition, which received an R rating when it aired on Showtime. See more »

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At the end, the younger brother goes back and forth from missing teeth to have a full mouth of pearly whites. 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
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Worthy of a rental
6 March 2008 | by See 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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