An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

Director:

Adam Wingard

Writer:

Simon Barrett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
AJ Bowen ... Garrick Turrell
Amy Seimetz ... Sarah
Joe Swanberg ... Kevin
Brandon Carroll ... Rusty
Lane Hughes ... Reed
Holly Voges ... Carla
Kelsey Munger Kelsey Munger ... Elisabeth
Michael Anthony Miller Michael Anthony Miller ... Steven
Ed Hanson Ed Hanson ... Mr. Harper
Frank Stack Frank Stack ... Elderly Man
Whitney Moore ... Daphne
Gabriel Wallace Gabriel Wallace ... Warner
Kirstin Denise Racicot Kirstin Denise Racicot ... Chelsea
Travis Stevens ... Craig
Cathe Frank Cathe Frank ... Maddy
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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing bloody violence and images, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Outside of very few scenes, the cinematography is done with minimal lighting and/or very soft-focused cameras to give the film a very dark edge. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Garrick Turrell: I must have... I must have dozed off or something. I apologize.
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Connections

Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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The Hippy Menace
Written and Performed by Fumes
Courtesy of Louis Nevins
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User Reviews

WHAT'S a horrible way to die?!
29 October 2011 | by viiempyreanSee all my reviews

More of a thriller than it is a horror, although the suspense is straight out of any good horror flick. There's no joy to be found here in this grim, bleak and melancholic take on the serial killer genre with an excellent twist. The lead actors do such a fantastic job of making us care or loathe for these believable and well structured characters that it can be easy to forgive the film for its shortcomings in its questionable cinematography and irritating shooting style. The pacing is also excellent in giving equal parts character development and subtle plot points leading up to a fantastic finale with the previously mentioned unspeakable twist, although the ending is somewhat abrupt and unsatisfactory.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Horrible Way to Die See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbia, Missouri, USA

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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