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Deadlands 2: Trapped (2008)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 20 July 2012 (USA)
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When the US gov't tests a highly secret nerve gas on the residents of Hagerstown, MD the side effects bring down a world of horrors for 6 strangers trapped inside a movie theater.


Gary Ugarek


Gary Ugarek
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Krut Jim Krut ... Dr. Robert Mitchell
Joseph D. Durbin ... Sean
Chris L. Clark Chris L. Clark ... Chris (as Christopher L. Clark)
Josh Davidson ... Jack
Ashley Young Ashley Young ... Casey
Corrine Brush Corrine Brush ... Shelly
Alexa Davidson Alexa Davidson ... Little Girl
Dave Cooperman Dave Cooperman ... Dr. David Robbins
Eric Shawn Thomas Eric Shawn Thomas ... Tim - Gun Store Owner (as Eric S. Thomas)
Lee Tanner Lee Tanner ... Male Police Officer
Janice McLeary Janice McLeary ... Female Police Officer (as Megan Atwood)
Chris O'Brocki ... Chuck
Harold Frazer Harold Frazer ... Willie
Chris Kiros Chris Kiros ... Joseph
Greg Rice Greg Rice ... Gun Store Customer


The United States Government has developed a highly effective nerve gas that is unleashed upon the residents of a small Maryland City. During the top secret exercise the infected citizens begin to convert each resident into a sort of living zombie, until the remaining town residents, 6 total strangers, are trapped inside a movie theater cineplex. Written by Gary Ugarek

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Getting out alive is never as easy as it seems. See more »



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Release Date:

20 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Escape See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Virginia, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,800 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,740, 31 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,950, 6 November 2008
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Technical Specs


| (HD-DVD Version) | (theatrical) | (Director's Extended Edit)

Sound Mix:

Dolby (RCA Sound System)| Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)


Color | Color (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


While director Gary Ugarek starred in the first film, Deadlands: The Rising (2006) he fought hard not to even appear in Deadlands 2, even with a cameo appearance. because he said he felt very uncomfortable in front of the camera while trying to direct at the same time. The character of Chuck was going to be his cameo bit but he was able to pass that off to actor Chris O'Brocki and stay behind the camera. However, during the last weekend of filming and at the behest of the cast & crew he made a very quick cameo appearance as a customer walking out of the gun store. Gary has sworn he will not do acting while directing a film again because its hard to juggle both when starting a career as a filmmaker. Gary's only other appearance in front of the camera was in 'George A. Romero''s Land of the Dead (2005). See more »


During the meeting to commence the exercise of releasing the toxin on the public the boom mic and a crew member are visible in a reflection from art work used on the set. See more »


Sean: [Chris and Sean are about to make a run for the car, when Chris gets second thoughts] This is not the time to be changing things man
Chris: I know, I just think we need a back-up plan is all.
Sean: What do you suggest?
Chris: The Marquee.
Sean: The Marquee?
Chris: Yeah the Marquee, you know the big fucking sign in the parking lot. Its 8 or 9 feet off the ground, we could climb up and be out of reach.
Sean: Well you better pray they can't jump or fly because otherwise we're screwed.
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Alternate Versions

HD DVD Version - Running time at 82:34, the reason for the shorter length is that director Gary Ugarek removed the Helena, Hussy of Horror introduction from the beginning of the film. On the Limited Edition HD DVD release, the Helena introduction is a now an option, thus shortening the films running time by 3 minutes. The film was re-mastered and re-color corrected for the HD DVD release resulting in a brand new master. The HD DVD release also changes the films title and copyright card that appears at the end of the film. It states above the films title "Extended Unrated Director's Cut". See more »


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Fun low-budget zombie effort
27 August 2012 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

The residents of a small Maryland town find themselves stuck in a movie theater after the military conducts a test on a new virus that turns the residents into flesh-hungry zombies, forcing them to find a way out before being killed.

A decent low-budget zombie actioner, it does have some good stuff going for it in the sense of a claustrophobic space being used to good effect, some nifty action scenes with a swarm of the creatures running loose attacking at the same time, and there's some good enough gore to count among the pervasive amount of these types of zombie movies. However, it still suffers from several rather big flaws, in that the zombies look utterly terrible when we do get to see them since it's always so dark it's hard to make out anything with any certainty, the few glimpses are pretty terrible and not that innovative anyway, the zombie action is nice when it happens, but it's far too infrequent than what it should be and the finale is just plain terrible. Really needed work, but it's a decent enough film as is.

Unrated/R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, Nudity, an attempted rape and children-in-jeopardy

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