Friday, July 10, 2015

Movie Review: The Redwood Massacre-(Available Now) Uncork'd Entertainment

Starring Mark Wood (TVs Trinity), Lisa Cameron (My Brother’s Keeper), Lisa Livingstone (TVs Holby City), Rebecca Wilkie (Legion of Evil), and Alec Westwood (TVs Roughnecks), the “chilling” film chronicles the horrific outcome of a group of friends who visit a legendary murder site, Redwood House. What happens next will chill you to the bone.

Official Synopsis : For five adventurous friends, visiting the legendary murder site of the Redwood House has all the hallmarks of being an exciting and thrilling camping weekend away.
A popular site for revellers and party goers, each year on the exact date of the famous local family massacre, people from around the country head out to the site to have fun and scare each other.
Events take a bloody turn for the worse when the innocent campers discover the Redwood legend is in fact a horrible bloody reality, which turns the unsuspecting victims into prey for a mysterious axe wielding maniac that has remained dormant for 20 years.

The independent and low budget world of the horror is such and always a treat--sure they may follow old traditions of storytelling and framing -editing and music scores but there are those gems that come along once in a while in any genre of film.......this is one of those films.

Yes we have a young group of people camping out in the wilderness --the difference maker here is they are actually camping old school --not a trailer/camper etc but tents and sleeping bags.
Things do start off with the typical creak/crack of wood of the possible thought that there is something evil lurking in the woods , but the build up and the presentation is everything -the build up to the final crack of the axe is great , old slasher film making is back!
We are introduced to the characters and they already have their strengths/weaknesses very well character driven is the story and well done by all the actors involved. The camera work and music score really are what help the film branch out from what is typical horror procedure of late.
 A film of this calibre could not really be all that great without a great villain --well the masked man above is such a great overpowering figure that one cannot help but -sit and watch in awe in some scenes of his size and scary way in which he twitches his neck and quickly runs at his victims with total brute force makes him a great contender in the cinema of horror greats.
The images used here are of course to show the scenes as clear for the audience, but the other fantastic part that helped create the mood was the lighting-not romantic mood lighting by any means but ominous dark light and somewhere for the victims to hide from the killer and for him to slowly move out from in one of the scenes of the film--looked great.
I applaud everyone involved in this if you are a fan of horror and like a good story that builds up over time and like your bloodshed do not fear as there is lots of blood here but also some great film making that should not go unwatched.
I honestly got lost in the love of the story as common as it may seem to some, I loved this film 100% --thank you all for your hard work it paid off!!
There is the old saying --less is more and here it rings true although there are scenes with some pretty graphic murders there are also scenes which happen off camera. The opening scene kill in the woods and some parts in the house where we only hear screams.
This is easily one of the best films of the year in my opinion and a welcome addition to the horror world.

For horror fans I cannot recommend this film enough, for the rest of you --sorry this is a good one.

Thank you for reading this 
Anthony Nadeau

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