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Alive or Dead (2008)

R | | Horror | 17 June 2008 (USA)
On a desolate road, an abandoned school bus with the words 'HELP ME' written on a window, Maria stops to check it out. A killer has left his bloody crime scene in the back. The killer comes... See full summary »


Stephen Goetsch


Stephen Goetsch

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Cast overview:
Ann Henson Ann Henson ... Maria
Angelica May Angelica May ... Sarah (as Angelica Magana)
Gretchen Busenitz Gretchen Busenitz ... Gretchen
L. Flint Esquerra L. Flint Esquerra ... Frank
Diego De Vargas Diego De Vargas ... Howard
Masao Kitamura ... Bubbles
Thomas Crnkovich Thomas Crnkovich ... Killer
Dutch Bergeron Dutch Bergeron ... Dr. Benson
J. Edwin Lauer J. Edwin Lauer ... Terry


On a desolate road, an abandoned school bus with the words 'HELP ME' written on a window, Maria stops to check it out. A killer has left his bloody crime scene in the back. The killer comes back and takes Maria for a ride to a desert location. But is the killer really her enemy or is it someone, or something else? Written by dchispirtle

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, language and some sexual content


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Release Date:

17 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inhospitable See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Hughes, California, USA


Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Legacy Mill See more »
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ann Henson and Angelica May read together when auditioning for the film. See more »


The two shot Derringer pistol was shot once by the doc, twice by the Sarah, then once by Gretchen the pregnant woman, who picked it up off the stand at the end - a total of four times without ever being reloaded. See more »


References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »


Performed by Ana Lovelis
Lyrics by Stephen Goetsch
Music by William Anderson (as William Kevin Anderson)
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If you like B movies....this is still not worth watching.
15 June 2008 | by nadulike24See all my reviews

To set the scene, its a Sunday night Im Feeling a little hungover and there's nothing on TV so I decided to watch this movie. On reflection I feel my time may have been better spent naming each hair on my chest or perhaps attempting to carve a miniature Statue of liberty from a grain of rice.

Its starts good enough for a B movie, the acting a little pants but thats OK,the setting seems the same as 10 other movies you have seen that week but thats OK too.. I mean as long as there's some sort of story to it how bad can it be? Very Bad!!! Thats how bad! After 60 mins of boredom you are rewarded with nothing more than the dumbest "twists" ever and plot holes so big you begin to wonder what the plot was in the first place. Save yourself and hour and a half, let the girlfriend win and pick the movie this time, earn some brownie points...your missing nothing here.

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