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Review of The Hills Run Red

Initial Thought: I have seen very brief scenes of this since it came out. It's been on my watch list for quite some time. It's about to time to tick this off the list. I hear it's quite twisted which is always a plus for me.

Characters/Acting: Well we have an interesting cast here. One of my favorites who doesn't get much credit is William Sadler. Then we have Sophie Monk who is here for mostly for good looks. Tad Hilgenbrink is a weird choice though given his mark in the comedy genre. This isn't his first run in with horror movies though. I have to say none of these characters are really all that likeable. The only one who is close is Tyler.

Story: Well the story here is quite interesting. It has to do with finding out the killer in a lost horror movie is actually real. I'd say that is a pretty unique concept. The beginning credits get a little creative with the color red. There is also quite a disturbing scene that accompanies them. The beginning really reminds me of Tusk. You'll know why I say that if you've have seen it. This does have a few pretty unexpected moments. I think only really one death scene stood here. There is a scene a little bit into the credits.

Directing/Writing: I haven't seen any of Dave Parker's directed films, but I have seen House of the Dead which he wrote for Uwe Boll. That right that is not really a good sign for me. David J. Schow wrote the original The Crow movie as well as the prequel to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot. John Dombrow hasn't written anything else I've heard of. John Carchietta is one of the minds behind one of the worst anthologies I've ever seen. He co-wrote and directed it.

Final Thought: I have to say this film doesn't have too much in the way of gore, but the way everything goes is pretty disturbing. So in all actuality this guy is in search of a controversial film and it turns out it was really a snuff film where all the kills were real. I thought it was a decent watch mostly because of the ending. If you want to check out something that will mess with you then hey go for it.
Added by BAMF
4 years ago on 31 May 2015 06:47