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Hills Run Red, The (2009)


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Three out of Five

Movie

Rating: R (strong bloody horror violence and torture, grisly images, sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use)
Length: 81 minutes

Video

Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)

Audio

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
PORTUGUESE: Dolby Digital 5.1

Captions

English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

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Plot

A horror fan and movie maker wants to track down a horror film with a tremendous reputation that disappeared years ago. He finds the daughter of the film's director and she takes him and his two fellow film-makers, his best friend and girlfriend, to the place the film was made. Everything pretty much goes downhill from there.

Pros

A fairly unique storyline and decent acting intermixed with nudity and lots of gore. The writer took the time to make the story different and added a couple of twists and turns to keep the audience off-guard. Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention, but I didn't predict the ending and I'm usually pretty good at doing that.

Cons

This is a low-budget straight-to-video film so don't expect a lot in special effects but what they have is effective. This is more of a "gorror" movie as opposed to "horror" so the squeamish should stay far away.

Extras

  • Audio Commentary by Director Dave Parker, Writer David J. Schow and Producer Robert Meyer Burnett
  • "It's Not Real Until You Shoot It" Making-of Featurette

Recommendation

This film is like "The Blair Witch Project" meets "Saw"/"Hostile" meets Jason. You have the mystery with lots of violence against people and a disturbed/deformed person doing most of the damage. If you like movies like "Saw" or "Hostel", where there's more violence/gore than scares, this is right up your alley. If not, you'll want to pass this up for something else.

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Actors

Ewan Bailey - Sonny
Itai Diakov - Young Babyface
Georgi Dimitrov-Bomba - Lance
Ithai Dyakov - Teen Babyface
Tad Hilgenbrink - Tyler
Petya Ivanova - Alexa, age 5
Danko Jordanov - Actor Babyface
Hristo Mitzkov - Jimbo
Sophie Monk - Alexa
Janet Montgomery - Serina
Elene Mshvidobadze - Alexa, age 10
William Sadler - Concannon
[Die Hard 2, The Mist, The Shawshank Redemption]
Mike Straub - Gabe
Ekaterina Temelkova - Sherri
Raicho Vasilev - Babyface actor
[Direct Contact]
Alex Wyndham - Lalo

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