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Staunton Hill (2009)

Cooper Huckabee , Cristen Coppen , Cameron Romero  |  NR |  DVD
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Cooper Huckabee, Cristen Coppen, Kathy Lamkin, Kiko Ellsworth, Charlie Bodin
  • Directors: Cameron Romero
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002EBRF88
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #335,259 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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It’s the fall of 1969, and winds of change are blowing across America. But on a remote family farm in the hills of Virginia, a storm of evil has been brewing for years. Now for a group of young people hitchhiking to a rally in Washington DC, a detour to the nightmare homestead of the Staunton’s will rip apart their young lives forever. A grisly secret is waiting. The raw terror is growing. And the clan’s brutal harvest is about to begin. Kathy Lamkin (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Kiko Ellsworth (“Dexter”), Cooper Huckabee (The Funhouse), Cristen Coppen and David Rountree star in this extreme shocker from Pittsburgh filmmaker Cameron Romero – son of legendary Night Of The Living Dead director George A. Romero – that unleashes a new generation of graphic horror.

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't believe the (fake) hype!!! September 30, 2009
Format:DVD
I am going to assume that the reviewers are family or friends. If not, they need to see more horror films.

I'll just give you the lowdown in a few points.

Story-Several young people are walking through Virginia in 1969 and meet up with a crazy family. There is a little more to the story but that is the setup. Wow, original!

Acting-It wasn't completely horrible since they mostly talked for the first hour.

Gore-Nothing happened for the first hour and then there were maybe two decent scenes, but nothing you haven't seen if you've watched any torture-porn type movies in the last 5 years.

Scare factor-Zero! I don't know what else to say. There was no tension whatsoever. I swear that there was more tension and suspense in a Disney movie. I am not kidding!!

There is more to complain about but I'll just leave it that Cameron Romero should stay away from making movies and leave it to his father. I haven't liked all of George Romero's films but he knows what he's doing.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What a huge disappointment October 25, 2009
Format:DVD
Just finished watching this movie, as a matter of fact the credits are still rolling, and I must say I have not seen such bad acting and horrible plot in some time. I was so excited to see it after all the hype I read about it, and being such a fan of camerons father, I thought how could I go wrong. Well was I duped. I wonder if the vidoe store will give me my []back. The amazing thing is that 6 veral young adults cant fight there way away from an elderly woman in a wheelchair, an obese woman who cant take 10 steps without running out of breath, and her half wit son. Seriously, how stupid do they think we are. My Recomendation..... Dont waste your time.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unoriginal and poorly edited derivative gore nonsense!! September 27, 2009
By pete
Format:DVD
Every cliche you associate with the Crazy Redneck Slasher genre is here in this movie. The sexed-up hitchikers, the broken down truck, the mentally challenged son, the meat hooks and the dirt-poor overbearing extended family who just might be having you for dinner if you dont stop running round in circles. I personally have seen all this before and better told. Because the movie was so obvious I kind of wondered why Cameron Romero bothered? Its tired and jaded and didnt get a cinema release in the UK. Also there are huge plot holes and inconsistencies. I would say avoid!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More film project than film December 23, 2010
Format:DVD
This movie is bad. Not in a "so bad it's campy" way and not in a "so bad it's disgusting" way. Staunton Hill is an amateurish mess from a director who is obviously learning his way around camera, plot, and actors. And all of that is quite visible on screen.

Let's start with the plot. Hitchhikers in the 70s stumble their way onto a cannibalistic family. We know that it's the 70s because the fact is ham-fistedly made clear from the pick in the African-American guy's hair (Kiko Ellsworth as Boone) to footage of the race riots. The fact that it's the 70s has almost no bearing whatsoever on the plot other than to remove the convenient issue of cell phones. It does have one upside; the footage has the grainy feel of a 70s film.

SPOILER HILL: There's a subplot about attempting to graft limbs onto a dying girl. It takes place on an entirely different set, complete with an attractive assistant who never shows up elsewhere in the film. The connection between this scene and the rest of the movie is Quintin (Charlie Bodin), a failed medical student who is conducting some unorthodox surgery - surgery we can only assume will save the dying girl that we know nothing about.

Quintin lures our unsuspecting victims to their doom with a friendly demeanor and an offer of a ride. Romero doesn't seem to understand foreshadowing, because he makes it very clear that Quintin is actually part of the crazy family within the first ten minutes. By the time it's revealed that Quintin is actually the mastermind of the operation, Romero intercuts the revelatory scene with every clue from the first half of the movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More film project than film December 23, 2010
Format:Blu-ray
This movie is bad. Not in a "so bad it's campy" way and not in a "so bad it's disgusting" way. Staunton Hill is an amateurish mess from a director who is obviously learning his way around camera, plot, and actors. And all of that is quite visible on screen.

Let's start with the plot. Hitchhikers in the 70s stumble their way onto a cannibalistic family. We know that it's the 70s because the fact is ham-fistedly made clear from the pick in the African-American guy's hair (Kiko Ellsworth as Boone) to footage of the race riots. The fact that it's the 70s has almost no bearing whatsoever on the plot other than to remove the convenient issue of cell phones. It does have one upside; the footage has the grainy feel of a 70s film.

SPOILER HILL: There's a subplot about attempting to graft limbs onto a dying girl. It takes place on an entirely different set, complete with an attractive assistant who never shows up elsewhere in the film. The connection between this scene and the rest of the movie is Quintin (Charlie Bodin), a failed medical student who is conducting some unorthodox surgery - surgery we can only assume will save the dying girl that we know nothing about.

Quintin lures our unsuspecting victims to their doom with a friendly demeanor and an offer of a ride. Romero doesn't seem to understand foreshadowing, because he makes it very clear that Quintin is actually part of the crazy family within the first ten minutes. By the time it's revealed that Quintin is actually the mastermind of the operation, Romero intercuts the revelatory scene with every clue from the first half of the movie.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I'm terrified....at how bad this movie was
Putting it plainly this movie was simply not good on any redeeming level. If your looking for sheer terror this film doesn't deliver much at all. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Quadro Sinead Summer
4.0 out of 5 stars the movie good
like the movie saw it on cable and like it so i wanted to buy it finally got it wow
Published 19 months ago by seetheartsoftly
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Farmhouse Freaks, Slasher
I guess it's not hard to please me because I like this movie.
Yes we have seen films of this nature before but I especially love this sub genre which includes movies such as... Read more
Published on April 26, 2012 by Dayna Newman/Slasher Diva
1.0 out of 5 stars How Much Garbage Are We Supposed To Take?
I can tell you that most modern horror films end up leaving me feeling angry. Angry that I had to endure some genuinely stomach-churning gore...for absolutely nothing. Read more
Published on December 29, 2011 by The JuRK
1.0 out of 5 stars DADDY'S DISAPPOINTMENT
Horror icon George Romero's son Cameron doesn't fare so well in this thrill-less thriller. Horrid acting, an illiterate script and inept direction make for a disastrous film. Read more
Published on April 4, 2011 by Michael Butts
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad with some redeeming qualities
I had to forward through some of this. I blame the writer. Has some decent effects in the gore aspects and the camera work through these scenes is decent. Read more
Published on February 20, 2011 by J. P. BONNER
1.0 out of 5 stars The apple falls far
I saw this low budget attempt at horror and was very disapointed. This film is so slow and feeble I had trouble sitting through it. I had thought that maybe G. Read more
Published on November 9, 2010 by zombielover
1.0 out of 5 stars I want my 2 hours back after watching this
Several things. Cameron Romero must be adopted, or he hates his dad... because let me tell you this movie is an insult to the family name. Read more
Published on October 12, 2010 by Brent Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB
This movie is great I have saw this movie in $5.00 bins and never gave a second look at buying it then one day I picked it up in a hurry and was shocked this movie is awesome Kathy... Read more
Published on September 5, 2010 by Donnie Pace
3.0 out of 5 stars DIDN'T WE SEE THIS ONE BEFORE?
DIDN'T WE SEE THIS ONE BEFORE?

Everyone looked so familiar in this. If you are an avid horror movie fan you should feel at home watching this one. Read more
Published on May 22, 2010 by The Movie Guy
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