Most people would be expecting this to be an American horror film when it opens up but, alas. The Killers mask I never caught his name, if he even had one?? Framing one character at a time is often done in low-budget indie films, it makes it easier to edit sound and also a lot of first time or inexperienced Directors want to keep it simple. I thought the way they were all supposed to be friends was a bit of a stretch too. The suspense missed the mark a little bit in a few scenes. Little do the group know that someone still haunts the woods and is out for their blood! Mark and Jessica are kidnapped during the night and imprisoned alongside Bruce. There is an eery foreboding that this film generates, and something that screams prequel then sequel. I can count the number of truly awesome micro-budget slasher films on one hand.
The villain has a menacing look and his movement and kills are on par with the best of them. The fact that most of the film only has one guy was a little odd as well. The audio department becomes just as carried away. There are two things to remember when you are about to watch The Redwood Massacre: 1. Nor does it have any pretensions of intricate or philosophical dialogue between the cast, and that isn't meant as a criticism because what we have here with The Redwood Massacre is a chilling authentic old fashioned slasher horror with multiple violent deaths and gallons and I mean oodles of gallons of blood and gore. While Pamela observes the killer silently from the shadows, the hunter finds her and warns Pamela about the supernatural maniac, who also killed his daughter. It is just a bad film.
And that really is the highest honor you can give an independent movie; you forget it is that. David must have read the handbook on Slashers 101 and I commend him for that. The only thing stopping this from being the best indie slasher of the year was that there was clearly a budget allowed for blood and gore but no time and effort was spent on prosthetic pieces for the wounds and that would have just created more authenticity to go with the realistic blood and gore, maybe next time! I rarely give a 10, as this is reserved for the very best films. With an estimated budget of just 150,000 pounds, this looks exquisite. Director: David Ryan Keith Genre: Horrors, Thriller Year: 2014 Actors: Mark Wood, Lisa Cameron, Lisa Livingstone, Rebecca Wilkie, Adam Coutts, Lee Hutcheon, Benjamin Selvey Description The film tells about the fate of young people who do not want to spend the next weekend in the usual boredom. The maniac then seemingly kills the hunter. The intro score was wonderful, it sounded like something right out of a Tobe Hooper film.
Instead, the heroes of horror Massacre in Redwood decided to test the veracity of the popular legend among the local youth. The actor playing the killer in pre-mask flashbacks also operates at a visual volume of Spinal Tap 11. . An evil maniac wearing a mask made of burlap kills a woman in the woods with an ax. In summation, this film fails on pretty much every front. Around a campfire that evening, Kirsty recounts the true story of what happened at Redwood.
However The Redowod Massacre gives you those chills you should get in place of scares, it leaves you with an uncomfortable feeling not just from the gallons of blood. I suppose in a film like this it still works for you as a viewer if you want them to die haha. I liked your review and others and made me want to watch it but thus was a terrible movie. And when the trip turns into a bloody from harmless, it is already too late to escape. The audio levels and smooth camera work are amongst some of the best technical work I have seen in the horror genre this year.
Review: I love horror movies and in particular slashers. Most importantly, we have a genuinely chilling slasher murderer who essentially ticks all the boxes for what makes a good genre killer. While looking for a way out of the lair, Bruce is eventually cornered by the killer and punched to death. Great review, I admire your points, glad I found this blog. Its nice to see fresh faces. I look at every fact and low-budget films are incredibly difficult to work on and try to make a success. So just because her teeth were in tact, does not make this a bad film, its a movie for a reason.
In the light of day, a hunter finds blood at the scene before proceeding to follow two female hikers. I'm talking literally ripping people apart with his bear hands! Thanks for checking out my review none the less, the more readers the better! All the blood on the girl from the above picture is suppose to be her own from being punched in the face. The two best aspects of The Redwood Massacre are the back story surrounding the legend and the films blood and gore effects. I will definitely be subscribing! I say spot on, especially for being low low budget and done with unknowns and friends. The colours and textures of the film are a feast for the eyes. 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.
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. This is just another plodding silent stalker. On his way to meet the foursome, fifth friend Bruce is attacked by the masked maniac and taken captive. The film stars Mark Wood, Lisa Cameron, Lisa Livingston, Rebecca Wilkie, Adam Coutts and Lee Hutcheon. Which as a fellow Scot kinda made it a bit comical for me and I also thought this was going to be an American Friday the 13th style horror.
A few of them include the stranger that appears early on in the film and then without explanation is there towards the end. The killer was nothing unique. Neither really are scares, as the audience is now so jaded and used to gorenography that it is genuinely difficult to come up with something new or scary. Description 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. If this is showing at a festival near you, then go and see it.