Release dateAugust 30, 2005 (2005-08-30) WriterD. Glase Lomond, Daniel Zirilli
TaglineAn Incredible Treasure. A Terrifying Curse.
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CrossBones is a 2005 American horror film about the curse of a deadly pirate being unleashed upon reality television contestants. The film is directed by Daniel Zirilli who also co-wrote and co-produced it.
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A group of people decide to be a part of a reality television show based around a treasure hunt on an island. Whichever contestant is lucky wins the ultimate prize. Unbeknownst to the contestants, an ancient curse from the ghostly pirate Blackbeard exists on the island. They unwittingly unleash the curse which results in a bloodbath.
Joseph Marino as Blackbeard
Mayra Soto as Serena
Hardy-Ames Hill as Tony
Jessie Camacho as Audra
Joe Jones as Martin
J. Shin as Greedy G.
Merlynne Williams as Melissa
Kevin Hawke as Scott
Kristin Ellich as Tris
John Sanzari as Gus
The DVD was released in Full Frame format with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround audio formats for English viewing. There are English and Spanish subtitles. The special features are a photo gallery, a behind the scenes documentary, trailers for other Lion's Gate releases, and a commentary track.
Mitchell Hattaway of DVD Verdict wrote a negative review that was concluded with "Bottom line: Cross Bones blows". Jon Condit of Dread Central said that the film seems to be a mix of the worst pirate films ever made, but stated that "one must admire the filmmaker's faith and exuberance in his project". J. Read of Monsters At Play said that the film started out well enough, but turned into a clichéd film.