7 user 8 critic

Maneater (2009)

R | | Horror | 1 November 2009 (UK)
0:41 | Trailer
A former FBI profiler, now a sheriff of a small town and a single parent of a high school aged daughter, begins to profile a series of unexplained murders only to learn that the monster he's profiling may be himself.


Michael Emanuel



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Maneater (TV Movie 2007)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A tiger is loose on a small town and only a young boy, a sheriff and the hunter to destroy the beast.

Director: Gary Yates
Stars: Gary Busey, Ian D. Clark, Ty Wood
Flatbush Luck (2016)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Former Wall Street hotshot Jimmy and his buttoned-up cousin Max make meager livings as telephone repairmen in their native Brooklyn neighborhood, slaving away to meet the demands of their ... See full summary »

Director: Casper Andreas
Stars: Tanner Novlan, Natalie Britton, Miles Mussenden
Fallen Stars (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A poignant drama that chronicles the unexpected friendship that develops between Cooper, a melancholy bartender, who at thirty-six still isn't sure what he wants to do with his life, and ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Jett
Stars: Ryan O'Nan, Michelle Ang, Leslie David Baker
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ice: The Movie is an inspirational sports drama that tracks the journey of two elite level figure skaters.

Director: Peter Paul Basler
Stars: Maddison Bullock, Lisa Mihelich, Michael Monks
The Maneater (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Jezebel is a nihilistic artist who hides her fragility by living a fast-paced, promiscuous lifestyle. After attending her father's funeral, the sultry temptress finds herself attracted to ... See full summary »

Director: Natalie Saracco
Stars: Mylène Jampanoï, Marc Ruchmann, Mathilde Bisson
Dragon Fighter (Video 2003)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Workers in an underground lab fight for their lives against a cloned dragon they created.

Director: Phillip J. Roth
Stars: Dean Cain, Kristine Byers, Robert Zachar
Dream Boy (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s.

Director: James Bolton
Stars: Stephan Bender, Thomas Jay Ryan, Diana Scarwid
Maneater (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An enterprising young woman navigates the professional waters of Beverly Hills in order to land the hottest producer in town, fully unaware that she is about to get in way over her head.

Stars: Sarah Chalke, Judy Greer, Philip Winchester
SIXERS (TV Series 2018)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Five gamer friends team up to compete in a Rainbow Six: Siege tournament, unfortunately, they're all horrible.

Stars: Brennan Mejia, Stephen Ford, Michael Lieberman
Naked Run (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Eve Malone runs against a crooked Congressman...but does it in the nude! Starring Academy Award nominees Charles Durning (Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) & Eileen Brennan (Private Benjamin... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Foster
Stars: Charles Durning, Richard Tyson, Eileen Brennan
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A young college student inadvertently unleashes a global biological disaster in the form of giant, zombie, killer bees...

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Derek North, Jillian Nelson, Tanner Novlan
Firetrap (2001)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Master burglar Max Hopper is released early after three years and soon gets an exceptional job: stealing an advanced computer-chip from the IQ Industries headquarters. His first attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Harris Done
Stars: Dean Cain, Richard Tyson, Mel Harris


Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cain ... Harry Bailey
Lacy Phillips Lacy Phillips ... Pearl
Stephen Ford ... Todd (as Stephen Lunsford)
Christopher Darga ... Zeus
Nikki Moore ... Kay (as Nicole Moore)
Maximillian Roeg ... Wahoo
Ellie Gerber Ellie Gerber ... Buckly
Saginaw Grant ... Stanley Hipp
Conrad Janis ... Doc Gramm
Donna W. Scott ... Ruthie (as Donna Scott)
Damara Reilly ... Marcy
Cord Jackman Cord Jackman ... Carter
Patrick Shining Elk ... Bernard
John Brady John Brady ... Martin
Tanner Novlan ... Roger Raintree


A former FBI profiler, now a sheriff of a small town and a single parent of a high school aged daughter, begins to profile a series of unexplained murders only to learn that the monster he's profiling may be himself.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

one word title | See All (1) »


Some legends never die.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

1 November 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Menschenfresser See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Canal Street Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

"The film is dedicated to the memory of the 2008 Chicago Cubs" See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A great horror creature movie
6 September 2011 | by TdSmth5See all my reviews

Dean Cain plays Bailey, a small town sheriff whose wife disappeared and who is now overprotective of his 17 year-old daughter. He is convinced that his wife will return. He also might have witnessed the brutal murder of a girl in his teens with whom he was frolicking out in the woods. His deputies are a heavy guy who gets to play the chaperone of Bailey's daughter; and an older American-Indian.

Suddenly there's a brutal crime that reminds the Indian of something that happened long ago. Bailey realizes that it wasn't an animal attack but a human deed. Meanwhile a new teen guy arrives in town and Bailey's daughter falls for him, much the the chagrin of Bailey who wants her to remain pure.

More people start disappearing and Bailey discovers in his research and through his nightmares and memories that what may be out there on the loose is a windigo, a shapeshifting human who devours and tears apart other humans and even starts eating itself. The old town's doctor who acts suspiciously when confronted by Bailey finally admits that in the past a windigo was in town but was eliminated.

When finally the daughter and the boy are getting hot and heavy the windigo attacks but the sheriffs arrive in time. There's a surprise revelation as to the identity of the maneater.

This is a very good horror movie, hampered a bit by a low budget. Fortunately they did use all the resources on gore and violence. Acting is good and so is the script. Cain's character in his obsession about his wife can be annoying. There's a gorgeous diner owner/employee who has the hots for him but he claims to be married. It's not clear sometimes if some scenes are flashbacks, memories, or nightmares. The sexy teens are particularly likable and fun. They are still innocent and full of nervous excitement at the prospect of love- unlike cynical city kids. Their interaction is very well portrayed. What is lacking is better equipment and better lighting to give the movie a better look. Overall a very entertaining movie for horror fans that deserves a sequel.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed