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Actors: Jeffrey Combs, Sarah Thompson, Michael Berryman, Eric Lange, William Sanford
Director: Ethan Wiley
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2007     1hr 31min

When the remains of several dismembered corpses are discovered, a sheriff and his beautiful, young deputy begin a frantic search for the brutal murderer. The deputy uncovers a methodical pattern used by the killer - only d...  more »


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Actors: Jeffrey Combs, Sarah Thompson, Michael Berryman, Eric Lange, William Sanford
Director: Ethan Wiley
Creators: Ethan Wiley, Andrea Melton, Barry Barnholtz, John Rogers, Mark Moran, Melvin Butters
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/10/2007
Original Release Date: 07/10/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 07/10/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Movie Reviews can say that again
P. B Rubalcaba | Redlands, CA USA | 03/10/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I fell asleep before my dog got the chance. This one is really pun way! The best of this film was my fast forward and stop buttons."
This movie sucks
baditterbunnyqueen | Happy Bunny Land | 10/24/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This movie sucks. Hands down. Good lord, I wasn't expecting it to be a great movie by any leap of the imagination, but even for b-movie cannon fodder, it sucked harshly and long.

First of all, the female lead had to play the stupidest law enforcement agent in the history of mankind. I swear, there is literally a scene where she hears a noise in bushes around her house (at night no less!) and instead of drawing her weapon, stupid creeps around in the dark with no light saying "Hello? Is anyone there?" I know movies require suspension of disbelief, and I certainly wouldn't expect her to go blasting away at the bushes like John McClain on a four shot espresso bender, but come on. Seriously.

And she was absolutely useless. She had to be bailed out of ever bad situation by all the men in the movie. And yes, it does prick my feminist side deeply, I'll admit that first up, but she's supposed to be a police officer. Looking cute in your uniform is not all it takes to be a good cop.

Not to mention the whole 'serial killer' angle was a complete wash-out. I've seen highschoolers write more compelling scripts that weren't half as trite or cliched. This movie was the fuzz that grows on crap after its been left out in the pasture after a hard rain. Don't waste your time."
Could have been worse....
Anthony Perez | usa | 10/28/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was just ok.not the best and deffinatly not jeffery combs at his best but ive seen worse.the was a few good and creative killings and some gore but not much,lots of blood though.the plot was really paper thin but a whole the movie couldve been better.worth a rent but i only paid $0.15 for it so i cant complain.dont buy for anymore then $ i said not the best but you could be watching alot worse like turistas(horrible).the sound on this dvd is a mixed bag where the talking is kinda low but the music and sfx are loud,although this leads to a few cheap scares that will force some people to jump because of the loud ness of the at your own risk."
Brutal-ly bad.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 11/20/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Brutal (Ethan Wiley, 2007)

Wiley (House II) wrote, produced, and directed this straight-to-video standard slasher schlock that's only notable for its surprisingly fine cast. Jeffrey Combs (ReAnimator) plays Jimmy Fleck, a small-town sheriff who's married to the local councilman's daughter but getting some on the side with his hot deputy Zoe (Sarah Thomson of Cruel Intentions II). When a serial killer starts operating in the town, Jimmy seems less than concerned about things, and his half-hearted efforts to find the killer lead Zoe to Leroy Calhoun (The Hills Have Eyes' Michael Berryman, one of America's more underrated talents), an autistic man who raises bloodhounds. Can Zoe uncover the killer's identity before he gets around to killing her (because, after all, small towns have a finite supply of nubile young women)?

It's stupid, but unintentionally funny in a number of places, and any chance one gets to see Michael Berryman on the screen should be eagerly accepted. (Thankfully, his career is in the middle of a renaissance right now thanks to The Devil's Rejects, and I couldn't be happier.) But the real prize here is Jeffrey Combs, who for what seems like the first time isn't in a role where he's parodying Herbert West. Hey, the guy can actually do something else! Honest to Pete!

Still, though, if Combs, Berryman, and a seemingly endless parade of hot chicks isn't enough to keep you interested, then pass on this one. The plot is cookie-cutter, the script boneheaded, the direction uninspired. There are actually Sci-Fi Channel Original Movies you'll have more fun with, and that's saying something. * ½