Sunday, July 24, 2011

"The Blood Shed" DVD (director: Alan Rowe Kelly)

Some choice review quotes on the back of the package from Rue Morgue and Fangoria do not a movie make. My question is..what's the point in re-making a classic film, if you have little or nothing to add? My point of contention with "The Blood Shed" is that it's essentially a lower budget clone of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2", sans the shock value and nightmarish moods. .

Inbred cannibal hillbillies host a house of horrors, and their unsuspecting caged prey are their neighbors! Well, the "family" isn't so shocking, nor are they convincing. The gore effects are worthy, if not spectacular nor over-the-top, but everything else here screams "third gen rip-off" to me. Director Alan Rowe Kelly is the highlight, easily, portraying Beeftina Bullion -- the Shirley Temple-acting "daughter" of the family. Truly bizarre (especially since Kelly is a 6'2" male)! Kelly is great, but the rest of this film isn't. (Southpaw Pictures via MVD VIsual)

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