The Shortcut

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When Derek (AnDrew Seeley) moves to a new town and discovers a shortcut through the woods to his high school, he learns about a crazy old man who lives near its path: Legend has it that he abducted a group of teenagers years ago. Ignoring the warning, Derek and his friends set out to uncover the dark secret that's buried deep in the woods. But will they survive to tell it?

  1. Scott Sandler


  2. Dan Hannon


  3. Nicholaus Goossen


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  1. Drew Seeley

    Drew Seeley

    Derek (as Drew Seeley)

  2. Shannon Woodward

    Shannon Woodward


  3. Dave Franco

    Dave Franco


  4. Katrina Bowden

    Katrina Bowden


  5. Raymond J. Barry

    Raymond J. Barry

    Old Man / Ivor

  6. KA

    Kent Allen

    Mr. Hartley

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • February 7, 2009
    R, Theatrical



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A review by iluvdvds

By iluvdvds

Despite its modest budget, this film proves to be a very welcome addition to the horror genre. As its title suggests, AVOID THE SHORTCUT avoids being a dull rehash of tired cliches and insteads plays with these loved horror conventions to create an exciting and very well made horror film. If you want to take a break from the constant flurry of torture porn flicks, then take a look at this creepy chiller. A great story, interesting characters and a very twisted villian make this a surprisingly fun and enjoyable movie!

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