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The Cook (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 1 April 2008 (USA)
Over a long holiday weekend, unable to escape the confines of their sorority house, a handful of unsuspecting girls are left behind to enjoy the quiet sanctuary. The normal house staff has ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Penny Vital ... Anastasia (as Penny Drake)
Nina Fehren ... Brooke
Mark Hengst ... The Cook
Noelle Kenney ... Autumn
Brooke Lenzi Brooke Lenzi ... Kristen
Justine Marino ... Pam
Kit Paquin ... Bunny
Makinna Ridgway ... Amy
Stefanie E. Solano Stefanie E. Solano ... Michelle
Allen Yates ... Lance
Dan Butler Dan Butler ... Detective In Charge
Jackson Sowell Jackson Sowell ... Jimmy
Roy Oraschin Roy Oraschin ... Doctor GQ
Denny Kaltreider Denny Kaltreider ... Forensic Specialist
Justin B. James Justin B. James ... Police Officer #1 / Frat Brother


Over a long holiday weekend, unable to escape the confines of their sorority house, a handful of unsuspecting girls are left behind to enjoy the quiet sanctuary. The normal house staff has taken off for the weekend, leaving the girls to fend for themselves. Thankfully someone was kind enough to send them a temporary replacement chef to cook their meals. However, when the girls start disappearing one-by-one, they begin to suspect something may not be quite right. Written by DVF

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Sit down. Relax. Get eaten.


Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

1 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bucatarul See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »


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$210,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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During the opening montage, the fake license plate seen on the SUV shows producer Dirk Van Fleet's initials and birthday Feb 1, 1975 (DVF 2175). See more »

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During the end credits, blood runs down the screen and outtakes from the film are shown. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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Average Comic Slasher
22 February 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

A new Hungarian cook (Mark Hengst) arrives in a sorority house while a group of girls travels during the weekend to Cabo. The cook does not speak any word in English and is befriended by the medical student Amy (Makinna Ridgway). While the girls stay in the house, he kills one of them, Michelle (Stefanie Solano), using her meat to prepare the most delicious dishes for the girls while he promises in Hungarian to kill everyone in the house.

The low budget "The Cook" is an average comic slasher that has some goods and awful points. First there is no plot, only a new cook that arrives and kills the girls, without any development of his character or motives. The sorority house looks like a warehouse, and the behavior of the hot girls is more for sluts than for college student, with a group of potheads, lesbians and whores. The dialogs are among the most mediocre I have ever seen. When a person befriends another, the usual first question is how your name is. The nerd Amy befriends the cook and never asks his name. Mark Hengst is great, alternating sweet, humorous and scary faces depending on the situation. The joke with "Friday the13th: The Final Chapter" is probably the best moment of this movie. As a tradition in B-movies, most of the girls are extremely sexy and their partial nudity is very attractive and sometimes erotic. The gore special effects are reasonable for a low-budget movie. The predictable conclusion is funny and in the end this movie is watchable and not so bad. My vote is five.

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