During their nightly poker game, a group of lowlifes are terrorized in their own convenience store by a masked killer.


Daniel Maze


Darrin Grimwood (screenplay), Daniel Maze (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Morty
James Duval ... Jimmy
Liz Nicole Abrams Liz Nicole Abrams ... Jess (as Elizabeth Nicole)
Peter Story ... Donny
Eduardo Antonio Garcia Eduardo Antonio Garcia ... Steve
Ellia English ... Mona
David Jean Thomas ... Jacko
David Basila ... Teddy
Rolando Boyce ... T.J.
Alexander Yurchikov Alexander Yurchikov ... Store Owner
Josiah Trager Josiah Trager ... Customer #1
Annie McKnight ... Customer #2
Mark Laing ... Suspicious Man
Marie Rowe Marie Rowe ... Lady in Store
Darrin Grimwood Darrin Grimwood ... Office Worker


In Los Angeles, a serial-killer with unknown identity is slaughtering clients in convenience stores. He steals the surveillance tapes and the police department offers a US$ 500,000 reward for him. In a trashy convenience store, the owner Steve, his clients, phone sex worker Mona, and the whore Jess, his employee Donny Donut and his junky nephew Jimmy discuss with the carrier Morty what they would do with the serial-killer if they caught him. Out of the blue, they are attacked by a masked killer during a night of terror. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, sexual content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The title of the movie is hidden at least twice in the movie. (1) Near the beginning of the film, the newspaper that's magnified by the pair of reading glasses next to it has text that reads, "Chief Wilson proclaimed 'WE WON'T QUIT TILL WE HAVE THIS SICKO CORNERED!'" (2) Near the end of the film, the camera pans across some cans and boxes on a shelf. A can of corn is placed next to a quarter-turned box so that the word "corn" from the can, and "ered" from the end of text written on the box, spells out the name of the movie. See more »

Crazy Credits

No animals were injured in the making of this movie. The cockroaches, Joey and Freddy, were adopted by producer Alan Noel Vega and are living a life of luxury! See more »


References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

User Reviews

Cornered in boredom!
26 December 2017 | by Stevieboy666See all my reviews

Five people play poker after hours in the upstairs of a liquor store, only to be picked off one by one by a serial killer. Much of the first half is centred around this game, frankly very boring. The acting isn't great, especially Duval as the heroin addict going cold turkey. The temptation to hit the FFWD button was great. Once the killing starts there is an attempt, with some success, to substitute gore for tension. Many slasher fans will feel short changed however, with only one killing near the end producing the gory goods. I guess making a film in pretty much a single location takes skill, so credit to them for trying. Could've been better, I'd pretty much lost interest after the first half.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acorralados See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »


Box Office


$3,250,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Maze Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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