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Red Hook (2009)

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Agoraphobic freshman in New York City must join a scavenger hunt to save her boyfriend from a murderous gamemaster.


Elizabeth Lucas


Elizabeth Lucas (story), Sammy Buck (story and screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Terrence Mann ... Lt. Fox
Christina Brucato ... Jenny
Tate Ellington ... Gavin
Alex Brightman ... Roy
Bryan Fenkart ... Tim
Karla Mosley ... Paula
Debargo Sanyal ... Higginbotham
Hollis Scarborough Hollis Scarborough ... AnGELa
Frankie Shaw ... Deena
Brian J. Smith ... Chappy (as Brian Smith)
Karissa Lee Staples ... Camille (as Karissa Staples)
Kelli Barrett ... Ellen
Shonn Wiley ... Officer
Joel Ehrlich Joel Ehrlich ... Lt. Fox's Partner
Stanley Joseph Stanley Joseph ... Maintenance Man


Ten years after witnessing her older sister's brutal murder, Jenny Traylor leaves her hometown in North Carolina to start her freshman year at the University of New York City. Still traumatized by her sister's death and struggling with crippling agoraphobia, Jenny tries to cope with the overwhelming city and figure out her new life. When Jenny's over-enthusiastic Resident Advisor organizes a Welcome Week scavenger hunt, Jenny is reluctantly persuaded to join the game. But as she and her new friends decipher the cryptic clues texted to their cell phones - clues that lead them through darker and increasingly remote parts of the city - it becomes terrifyingly clear how high the stakes have become. Someone is hunting for real. Written by Red Hook

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, some sexual content and language

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Release Date:

3 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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[first lines]
Ellen: I said bedtime.
Young Jenny: What am I, 5? It's ten o'clock.
Ellen: You know the rules.
Young Jenny: I get it. David's coming, and you're getting some...
Ellen: Bedtime!
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References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »


Beside The Sun
Music by Andre Mistier and Mike Rogers
Lyrics by Andre Mistier
Performed by ISM
Courtesy of STM Records
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Not what I expected, but a fun ride.
6 June 2010 | by sdawk1980See all my reviews

I liked this low-budget film, but it wasn't what I expected. From the package, you're expecting a slasher, but this is more like Scream. I'm a New Yorker, and they really got the feel of the city, from the mundane to the scary (beware: there are lots of "in jokes" for the New Yorkers). The story is a bit uneven, but some of the acting is really good. Brucato plays that strange creepy introverted "girl with a past" with grating accuracy. What's crazy is that I think lots of the actors are really musical theater types - I mean Terrence Mann is on Broadway in the Addams Family right now. Not your typical horror cast. I guess you don't often see horror films directed by women, but that surely accounts for some of what makes the vibe of this film unique. Not gross scary. More like go-on-a-date scary. If you're willing to take it on its own terms, I'd recommend it. Bring your girl friend.

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