Stag Night (2008)

Four men out on a STAG NIGHT in New York prematurely exit an underground train after the soon-to-be-best-man begins to hassle two women. Trapped at a deserted station these six adults become the target of a gruesome manhunt when a secret gang of cannibal dwellers, living in the tunnels discovers them. Tensions will rise as they fight to make it through the night with all their limbs attached.

General Info

Genre: Horror  /Thriller

Completion: 2008

Release Date: February 24, 2010

Rating: R

Duration: 84 Minutes

Director: Peter A. Dowling

Writer: Peter A. Dowling

Starring:  Kip Pardue, Vinessa Shaw and Breckin Meyer

Executive Producers:  Todd Traina, Darryn Welch, Chris Ouwinga

Associate Producers:  Nicole Haessermann, Sheila Kerrigan, Michael LaFetra

CO-Producers: Jo Marr, Peter Lewis

Supervising Producer: Carl Goldstein

Producers: Christopher Eberts, Michael Philip, Arnold Rifkin,

Production Companies:  Film Tiger, Instinctive Film, Rifkin Eberts

Distribution Companies: Arsenal Pictures, 21st Century Pictures

Distribution DVD: Gosthouse Underground, Grindstone Entertainment Group, House Creek Entertainment, Indies Home Entertainment, Koch Media, Maple Pictures, Movie Bank, PlayArte Films

Other Companies: Autonomous FX, Cutting Edge Group. NPI Production Services, NovaStar Digial, Packfair Airfreight


Official Movie Website



Movie Photos

Official Soundtrack

Festival /Awards:

Los Angeles Film Festival, June 23, 2007

Newport Beach Film Festival 2008: Won Achievement Award- Feature Film

Philadelphia Film Festival 2008: Won Rising Star Award- Shane West

Prism Awards 2008: Nominated Prism Awards- Film Festival Release


Interview with Shane West
“Shane West on Joining the Germs and ‘What We Do is Secret.’ Rolling Stones  Magazine, August 6, 2008. Web. 27, June 2012.Link

Nylon Magazine Interview
Sheffield and Nylon TV. Behind the Scenes of What We do is Secret

Interview with Rodger Grossman

Social Media/ Press:

MTV Movies Blog



Baird, Justin. “ What We Do Is Secret.”  Not For The Cool Kids, January 2012. Web. 31,           May 2012. Link

Burr, Ty. “ The Germs and Punk Anarchy in the USA.” Boston.Com August 22, 2008. Web. 31, May 2012.Link

Campos, Eric. “ What We Do Is Secret.” Film Threat, August 22, 2008. Web. 31, May 2012.  Link

Catsoulis, Jeanette. “ In Search of Posthumous Adulation.” The New York Times, August 7, 2008.Link

Cooper, Chris.” What We Do is Secret and Bronson 2 Amazing Biopics! The Small Town Critic, June 17, 2009. Web. 28, May 2012. Link

Emerson, Jim. “ What We Do Is Secret.” Chicago Sun Times, August 14, 2008. Link

Gallo, Phil. “ What We Do Is Secret.”  Variety, July 25, 2007.  Web. 31, May 2012. Link

Kempler, David. “ What We Do Is Secret.” Big Picture Big Sound,August 7, 2008. Web. 31, May 2012.Link

Morton, Dan. “ What We Do Is Secret.: Metropolis, December 3, 2009. Web. 31, May 2012.Link

Ordona, Michael. “ The Many Sides of Darby Crash.” Los Angeles Times, August 22, 2008. Link

Thompson, Elise. “What We Do is Secret.” The Laist, June 6, 2007. Web. 27, June 2012. Link

Wiegand, David. “ Movie Review: Germ’s ‘Toxic’ Secret.” San Francisco Chronicle August 29, 2008.Link

Yost, Jonathan. “ What We Do Is Secret.” Racket, August, 5 2010. Web. 31, May 2012 .Link


Fredrick, Brittany. “ The Television Balcony- What We Do is Secret.” Digitial Air Wave, October 2, 2010. Web. 27, June 2012. Link

“Filming Completed on Germs Biopic.” Billboard 2012. Web. 27, June 2012. Link

Harrington, Richard. “ A Punk Legacy Takes a New Form.”  Washington Post, August  4, 2006.Link

“HFO Features.” Hollywood Film Office, 2008. Web. 27, June 2012. Link

Payne, John. “Crash Landing: What We Do Is Secret.” Los Angeles Weekly, August 20, 2008.LA Weekly

“Filming Completed on Germs Biopic.” Billboard 2012. Web. 27, June 2012. Link

Snaith, Simone. “’What We Do Is Secret’ At the Nuart 8/22.”  The Laist, August 6, 2008. Web. 28, June 2012.Link