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Donner Pass (2011)

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Donner Pass has a well-known and macabre history - the place where George Donner and his party got stuck in the winter of 1846 and were forced to resort to cannibalism to keep from starving. But what if it wasn't just history?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elise Robertson ... Dead Mother
Russ Russo ... Jed
Joel Stoffer ... Robert
Thomas Kopache ... Reed
Luca Bovelli Luca Bovelli ... Boy
Eric Pierpoint ... George Donner
Colley Bailey ... Mike
Erik Stocklin ... Thomas
Adelaide Kane ... Nicole
Desiree Hall ... Kayley
Desiray Ortiz Desiray Ortiz ... Waitress
Kevin P. Kearns ... Carter (as Kevin Kearns)
Andrew Reyes Andrew Reyes ... Gullible SUV driver
Dominic DeVore ... Derek
Brandon Morales ... A.J.
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In 1846, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the area known as Donner Pass, a starving man kills three others to eat their flesh during the winter, but a boy witnesses the murders and flees. In the present days, the teenagers Kayley, her boyfriend Mike, her cousin Nicole and the outcast Thomas travel to the house in Donner Pass of Thomas's parents that are in Europe. Thomas recommends his friends to be careful with the house since his parents do not know that they are spending the weekend there. They learn that the police are hunting down the criminal James Michael Epstein. Out of the blue, the troublemaker boyfriend of Nicole, Derek, comes with his friends Brody, Valerie and A.J. in his SUV to stay with Nicole, despite the protests of Thomas. Soon their beer runs out and Brody drives the SUV to buy some more in the town. Brody goes missing and soon Mike, Kayley and Thomes find his body eaten. Meanwhile Valerie is murdered near the house and the car has flat tires. Who might be the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence, language, a sexual assault, nudity and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannibal Rising See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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At around 20 minutes into the film, Nichole is accused of texting her boyfriend as the group of friends has received the final instructions to get to Thomas's house. And yet, later none of the cell phones have "bars" or reception to call for help. See more »

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Historicaly Inaccurate But Still An Awesome Movie
20 January 2012 | by pink-martiniSee all my reviews

Overall the movie was really good. I only watched it because I really like the Donner Party Story and because I don't read synopsis I assumed this movie was about the original story. I was mad when the first 5 minutes were very wrong about the actually events. When it turned out it was a horror movie based on the events I was willing to give it a chance.

It turned out to be a really good lower budget with good actors and an unexpected plot twist. For a movie in it's class the acting, casting and production value was excellent. Overall a good horror movie for any one who enjoys them and I would definitely recommended it.


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