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Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror | 24 September 2013 (USA)
In a post-apocalyptic land consumed by "Rottens", a simple farmer and his teenage daughter struggle to survive. Meanwhile, an unruly gang make a plan to kidnap and sell the daughter for ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irwin Keyes ... Giant
Ben Woolf ... Squeak
Juliette Danielle ... Rebecca
Erin Miracle ... Emma
Alexandria Lightford Alexandria Lightford ... Emma
Aaron Guerrero Aaron Guerrero ... Glenn
Michael Camp Michael Camp ... Jebediah
Kevin C. Beardsley Kevin C. Beardsley ... Zeke / Rusty
Joe McQueen Joe McQueen ... Skinny
Anthony Della Catena Anthony Della Catena ... Leo
Adam Ledezma Adam Ledezma ... Adam
Juan Martinez Juan Martinez ... Ramone
Jose Blackman Jr. Jose Blackman Jr. ... Tiger
Darryl Dick Darryl Dick ... Doctor Emerson
Jorge Barba Jorge Barba ... Posse
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In a post-apocalyptic land consumed by "Rottens", a simple farmer and his teenage daughter struggle to survive. Meanwhile, an unruly gang make a plan to kidnap and sell the daughter for their own selfish profit. With the farmer/gang confrontation, a wicked tornado approaching, and "Rottens" everywhere - who will get out alive? Written by Anonymous

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Live In Hell Long Enough... Everyone Turns Into A Demon

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Adventure | Horror

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Rotten Productions See more »
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The zombies are called "Rottens". There is only one physical zombie, in full make-up, towards the end of the film. The other Rottens are never shown. They are only simulated via Point Of View (POV) in black & white. The camera acted as the Rotten's eyes in certain shots, while the actors reacted. As tempting as it was to use traditional make-up and show the Rottens, the director specifically chose POV to do something different. In fact, this (might be) the first zombie film to extensively use POV. See more »

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The Ruler
Written by Anthony Robinson
Performed by Anthony Robinson, Adam Ledezma, and Aaron K. Carter
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Much better than your average zombie movie
24 January 2015 | by mxyzptlk2009See all my reviews

I watched Aaron K. Carter's film with a group of friends at an online movie-and-chat site that I moderate, and I'll say right off the bat that the movie was very well received. It caught the attention of our viewers at the very beginning and held it until the very end. I personally consider it one of the best independent films we've ever shown. I really liked the way that Carter handled the zombies ("rottens" as they're called in this movie), showing only glimpses of them until the final sequence. The ending itself was startling and memorable and (thankfully) left the way open to a sequel.

The guest actors -- Irwin Keyes ("House of 1000 Corpses"), Ben Woolf ("American Horror Story: Freakshow"), Joe McQueen ("Confessions of a Superhero"), Tony Della Catena ("Colors"), and Juliette Danielle ("The Room")-- were fun to watch (and watch out for), and McQueen in particular was a real asset to the film. The acting overall was first-rate, particularly for an independent film. Carter avoids the clichés of many zombie films, and the emphasis is on story and character rather than on gore. There is none of the amateurish look and feel that characterizes so many independently made horror films.

The only "criticism" I heard from our group was that some of our viewers thought that Kevin Beardsley played the part of Rusty too broadly. But none of them picked up on the fact that he also played the character of Zeke. To me, that's good acting when someone plays two roles and no one notices. Also, no one noticed that the actress playing the lead character switched midway through the movie. Another example of good acting (and directing). There are number of clever references to "The Wizard of Oz" (apart from the fact that the movie takes place in Kansas), which gave me an even greater appreciation of the movie.

Although initially made as a five-part web series over a period of many months (hence the need to switch lead actresses after the first one got visibly pregnant), the movie has an overall coherence with a logical beginning, middle, and end, and doesn't look like five separate pieces arbitrarily strung together. All in all, I found this to be an impressive first film, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of Carter's work.


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