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Animal (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1 February 2015 (Germany)
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When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joey Lauren Adams ... Vicky
Elizabeth Gillies ... Mandy
Paul Iacono ... Sean
Thorsten Kaye ... Carl
Amaury Nolasco ... Douglas
Keke Palmer ... Alissa
Jeremy Sumpter ... Matt
Parker Young ... Jeff
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When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group must put their differences aside and fight for survival. Written by Chiller

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Do not feed the Animal. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal - Il segreto della foresta See more »

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Dolby Digital (uncredited)

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Teenage girls camped out in camouflage makeup on the location in order to catch glimpses of their favorite cast members throughout the shooting of this film. See more »

Goofs

During the initial main characters' run for the house at about 19.05, 2 sets of lights from equipment or vehicles can be seen flashing in the woods. See more »

Quotes

Vicky: No, no, I'm going with you.
Carl: Vicky, no.
Vicky: I'm going with you, Carl.
Carl: Vicky, no. No.
Vicky: I can't... I can't keep running.
Carl: Stop. You gotta stop.
Vicky: Carl I'm going with you.
Carl: Stop. Stop
Vicky: No!
Carl: Stop!
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Crazy Credits

After the first part of the credits, the animal is making another appearance. See more »

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Animal
Written and performed by Keke Palmer
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An homage to old-school, campy, monster movies.
25 May 2015 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

Animal doesn't have much substance as a horror movie. It's your typical "teenagers lost in the woods and are getting picked off one by one" story, except instead of a machete wielding maniac chasing them it's an Alien-Predator-hybrid animal that has a taste for human meat. For what it is, it's a fun watch - it's exactly what you'd expect from a B-movie called "Animal".

I can't score it any higher because it gets zero points for originality and I can't score it lower because it doesn't try to be anything more than a schlocky monster movie. It's surprisingly cohesive writing-wise, and is definitely more watchable than half the F13 entries. Elizabeth Gillies' ear-piercing screams are annoying yet hilarious and add some extra zest once her friends become fodder to this unstoppable beast.

Overall Animal achieves exactly what it sets out to, but its sights weren't aimed high in the first place. It's a clear homage to old-fashioned monster movies with lots of campiness, cheesy special effects, blood and guts aplenty, and a handful of scares that catch you off-guard. All you can ever want in a B-movie romp-fest.


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