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Animals (2008)

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An unsuspecting, down-and-out man in a washed-up hick town has his life turned upside down when a drop-dead gorgeous stranger walks through the door of the local bar.

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Douglas Aarniokoski (as Arnold Cassius)

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John Skipp (novel), Craig Spector (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Blucas ... Jarrett
Naveen Andrews ... Vic
Nicki Aycox ... Nora
Eva Amurri Martino ... Jane (as Eva Amurri)
Andy Comeau ... Jules
Bart Johnson ... Vaughn
Gillian Shure ... Trish
Mark Elias ... Bud
Ron Roggé ... Tommy
Heidi Shepherd ... Tristana
Adrienne Hartvigsen ... Employee
Matthew Temple ... Frat Boy #1
Christopher Tarantino ... Frat Boy #2 (as Chris Tarantino)
Charles Halford ... Sheriff
Stan Ellsworth Stan Ellsworth ... Drunk #1
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Syd Jarrett is an unsuspecting, down-and-out man in a washed-up hick town whose life is turned upside down when the drop-dead gorgeous Nora walks through the door of the local bar. Jarrett's passion for Nora leads him peripherally into a sub-culture of animals where he encounters Vic, a renegade whose animal instincts are stronger than his human ones. As things begin to get even worse, Jarrett realizes that his best chance for happiness, and survival, lies in his true love for Jane. Written by Matthew Temple

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The Deadliest Predator Is Already Inside You.

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Horror | Thriller

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animals - Das tödlichste Raubtier ist in Dir! See more »

Filming Locations:

Reno, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Not as Bad as the IMDb Rating Indicates
7 January 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Reno, Vic (Naveen Andrews) and Nora (Nicki Aycox) form an unusual couple of predators between human and animals that feed of human blood and enjoy having sex. Nora decides to leave Vic and heads to Clayton Valley, where she meets the former football player Jarrett (Marc Blucas) in the bar Jules' Joint. Jarrett was in college with a scholarship, but he had an accident that interrupted his promising career and he had returned to his hometown. His best friend Jules (Andy Corneau) idolizes him and has many pictures and trophies of Jarrett exposed in his bar; the bartender Jane (Eva Amurri) has a secret crush on him. Presently Jarrett has a problem with his chief Vaughn (Bart Johnson) that persecutes him at work. Nora is harassed by Vaughn in the bar, but she refuses his invitation and goes to Jarrett's house; she bites him while they have wild sex. Jarrett feels his senses more accurate but he does not understand what is happening to him. When Vic arrives in town seeking out Nora, Jarrett discovers that Vic is not human while Nora and his friends are jeopardized by the cruel creature.

"Animals" is a horror movie that blends gore and eroticism like an erotic thriller. Nicki Aycox is very hot in the sex scenes and the director Douglas Aarniokoski abuses in the exposition of the beautiful body of this actress. But this movie is not as bad as the IMDb Rating indicates. The screenplay and edition are confused; the special effects are above average; but the story could be an episode of "Supernatural', with these demoniac beings. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Animais" ("Animals")


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