Shawn Savage

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The Loved Ones (2010) Review by: Shawn Savage

I love going into films completely oblivious. Granted, a lot of the times the results aren’t pretty, but if you’re going in with no knowledge, and no expectations, it’s hard to be that disappointed. Sometimes though you discover a real hidden gem. That is the case with “The Loved Ones”. This is the type of […]

Rammbock AKA Siege Of The Dead (2010) Review by: Shawn Savage

I know what you’re saying. Another zombie movie? Saying that the market is over-saturated with zombie films right now would be an understatement. Thought I’ve personally had a life-long obsession with the sub-genre, today the world has gone zombie crazy. Unfortunately, most of these films barely meet even watchable standards. Most that are solid entries […]

Altitude (2010) Review by: Shawn Savage

“Altitude” follows a freshly licensed pilot as she flies her and her friends across the country for a concert. Some unexpected weather causes them to increase their altitude in order to fly above it. Once in a steady incline, the plane’s mechanics malfunction, causing them to be unable to level out. As the plane rises […]

Let Me In (2010) Review by: Shawn Savage

“Let Me In” is the American remake to the Swedish phenomenon “Let The Right One In”. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve had it up to my asshole with this remake bullshit. At this point it seems like 3 out of every 5 new trailers that premieres is for another goddamn remake. It’s […]

Cherry Tree Lane (2010) Review by: Shawn Savage

“Cherry Tree Lane” is going to split audiences. It’s being sold as an entry into the torture genre, and being compared to the likes of Funny Games, but truth be told, it’s everything but. A solid script, grounded in reality, and some immaculate cinematography elevate this to the top of the pack when it comes […]

30 Days Of Night: Dark Days (2010) Review by: Shawn Savage

“30 Days Of Night: Dark Days” is the follow up to the 2007 zompire flick “30 Days Of Night” based on a graphic novel of the same name by Steve Niles, and Ben Templesmith. In the first film, a sleepy Alaskan town is invaded by a horde of bloodthirsty vampires(zompires) during a 30 day stint […]

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D Review by: Shawn Savage

First, a precursor to my thoughts. Yes, I enjoyed the “Resident Evil” video games as much as the next guy. I, however, was able to completely separate my feelings for the games, from my feelings for the movies. I didn’t expect characters to stop once an hour and mess around with a typewriter in order […]

Frozen (2010) Review by: Shawn Savage

Upon the release of the campy slasher sub-genre tribute “Hatchet”, director Adam Green because a horror movie rockstar, practically overnight. Some say he deserves it, some say the opposite. Regardless, Green had instantly become a household name. “Frozen” wasn’t treated with the same level of hype that “Hatchet” was. So far, the biggest push for […]

Growth (2009) Review by: Shawn Savage

Next to zombies, the “body-snatcher” sub genre of horror is one of my most guilty of pleasures. Generally, I can be entertained by even poorly made examples of this type of film making. In my mind, two flicks within the past several years have pretty much set the benchmark for the modern parasitic romp, those […]

A Serbian Film (2010) Review by Shawn Savage

“A Serbian Film” is easily one of the most controversial, talked about films to be seen this year. Almost as fascinating as the film it’s self, is the negative reaction from it’s detractors. I’ve seen people bash films before, some deserved it, some did not, but never have I seen a film create such a […]

13 Days of Friday the 13th: Jason Goes To Hell

One of the most hated film in the Friday the 13th series is “Jason Goes To Hell”. Though I can agree with some of the arguments, I think it’s a bit hyperbolic to say that this is a terrible film. Is it different? Sure, but whether or not you agree with the outcome, you should […]

Hard Ride To Hell (2010) Review

“Hard Ride To Hell” is a little bit of a hodge-podge. It mixes elements from several classic films, most notably, “The Hills Have Eyes”, while maintaining to be marginally unique. The story follows a group of friends, traveling in an RV across the wide open nothing, in order to reach a secluded camp-site for some […]

Blood On The Highway (2010) Review

Though it wasn’t the first of it’s kind, since “Shaun Of The Dead” exploded into the mainstream cult classic that it is, the Horror/Comedy sub-genre of film has been an easy in for a lot of filmmakers. From 2005 on, it became almost impossible to find a flick that wasn’t aiming to exploit the success […]

After.Life (2009) Review

  After watching After.Life, I feel silly for looking forward to it simply because of Christina Ricci. I thought I would be presented with a silly popcorn flick, some Ricci eyecandy, and that would be the end of it. I was completely wrong.