The Burrowers (2008)

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  • IMDb page: The Burrowers (2008)
  • Rate: 5.8/10 total 3,383 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Thriller | Western
  • Runtime: Canada:96 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Filming Location: Bonanza Creek Ranch – 15 Bonanza Creek Lane, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  • Budget: $7,000,000(estimated)
  • Director: J.T. Petty
  • Stars: Clancy Brown, David Busse and William Mapother
  • Original Music By: Joseph LoDuca   
  • Plot Keyword: Dakota Territory | Death | Underground | Night | American Indian

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • J.T. Petty  writer

Known Trivia

  • WILHELM SCREAM: During the ambush in the woods, an Indian screams after getting shot.
  • J.T. Petty wrote the first draft of the script, originally titled ‘10,000 Little Indians’, around 2002.
  • The look of the creatures evolved over three years of concept sketches.
  • Shot in 22 days.
  • Doug Hutchison insisted that his character should have handlebar mustache.

Plot: In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances. Full summary » |  »

Story: A band of courageous men sets out to find and recover a family of settlers that has mysteriously vanished from their home. Expecting the offenders to be a band of fierce natives, the group prepares for a routine battle. But they soon discover that the real enemy stalks them from below.Written by Anonymous  

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Produced By:

  • Peter Block known as executive producer
  • Robert Hall known as co-producer
  • Lauren Kisilevsky known as co-producer
  • John Sacchi known as executive producer
  • William Sherak known as producer
  • Jason Shuman known as producer
  • Alton Walpole known as line producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Clancy Brown known as John Clay
  • David Busse known as Young Bluecoat
  • William Mapother known as William Parcher
  • Jocelin Donahue known as Maryanne Stewart
  • Alexandra Edmo known as Faith (as Alex Edmo)
  • Brighid Fleming known as Little Sister
  • Karl Geary known as Fergus Coffey
  • Christopher Hagen known as Father
  • Doug Hutchison known as Henry Victor
  • Galen Hutchison known as Dobie Spacks
  • Laura Leighton known as Gertrude Spacks
  • Harley Coriz known as Short Ute
  • Suzi McLaughlin known as Mother
  • Tatanka Means known as Tall Ute
  • David Midthunder known as Dull Knife
  • Jon Kristian Moore known as Big Brother
  • Anthony Parker known as Ten Bear
  • Cole Resch known as Little Brother
  • R.J. Rice known as Black Bluecoat
  • Sean Patrick Thomas known as Walnut Callaghan
  • Bonnie Morgan known as Burrower #1
  • Chris Grabher known as Burrower #2
  • Seri DeYoung known as Audrey
  • Trip Davis known as Thin Bluecoat (uncredited)
  • Stephanie Marie Delgado known as Burrower #3 (uncredited)
  • Robert Ri'chard known as (uncredited)
  • Hannah Rodananta known as Burrower #4 (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • David A. Brooke known as special makeup effects artist
  • Robert Hall known as creature effects designer: Almost Human Inc.
  • Paula Jane Hamilton known as key makeup artist: Los Angeles
  • Glen Hanz known as sculptor: Almost Human, Inc.
  • Allan B. Holt known as special makeup effects artist
  • Yvette Meely known as assistant hair stylist
  • Liza Norris known as contact lens technician
  • Erik Porn known as key artist: Almost Human
  • William 'Barcode' Rosa known as special makeup effects artist
  • J. Nathan Simmons known as special makeup effects intern
  • Sheila Trujillo known as key assistant makeup
  • Emily Vaughn known as contact lenses
  • Corey Welk known as special makeup effects assistant: Almost Human, Inc.

Art Department:

  • Mark Bankins known as on-set dresser
  • Pierre Barrera known as set dresser: day player
  • Lou Boggs known as propmaker
  • Brian Ferguson known as leadman: additional photography
  • Marisa Frantz known as set designer
  • Lyn Gawron known as art department coordinator
  • Bobbi Jo Gonzales known as property master
  • Joel Goodell known as lead man
  • Linda R. Gore known as set dresser
  • The Chris Holme known as art director: additional photography
  • Russell M. Jaeger known as production designer: additional photography
  • Ester Kim known as assistant property master
  • Sara Krueger known as art department coordinator: additional photography
  • Jess Levy known as storyboard artist
  • Andy Linderkamp known as propmaker
  • Dale Lotreck known as construction utility
  • Jerad Marantz known as concept artist
  • Nichole Miller known as on-set greens: day player
  • Nichole Miller known as set dresser: day player
  • Robbie Mueller known as set dresser
  • Karen C. Schmidt known as stand-by painter: re-shoot
  • Danelle Vierkant known as creature designer


Production Companies:

  • Blue Star Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • DTC Grip & Electric  grip and lighting equipment
  • Deluxe Post-Production  post-production facilities
  • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance
  • No Stone Unturned Security & Investigative Services  set security (as Angels Security)
  • PIC Agency  titles
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Sonic Magic  adr recording


  • Eagle Films (2008) (Lebanon) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Lionsgate (2009) (UK) (DVD)
  • Lionsgate (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Maple Pictures (2008) (Canada) (all media)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2008) (Romania) (all media)
  • RCV Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Scanbox Entertainment (2009) (Finland) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Almost Human (creature effects)
  • Invisible Pictures (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Kyle Boylen known as digital compositor
  • Noel Hooper known as visual effects supervisor
  • Haydn Masuda known as digital artist
  • John Moores known as on-set supervisor
  • Christa Tazzeo known as visual effects producer
  • Neil Williamson known as visual effects executive producer

Release Date:

  • Canada 9 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival) (premiere)
  • USA 21 September 2008 (Austin Fantastic Fest)
  • Spain October 2008 (Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival)
  • USA 11 October 2008 (Screamfest Film Festival)
  • France 28 January 2009 (Gérardmer Film Festival)
  • France 2 April 2009 (Lyon L'Étrange Festival)
  • Netherlands 19 April 2009 (Imagine Film Festival)
  • USA 21 April 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Finland 3 June 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • UK 13 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Netherlands 14 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Japan 5 March 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • France 22 February 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 23 June 2011 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for violence and gore


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