Shawn Savage

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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. 

Dread (2009) Review

Dread (2009) Review

I was able to see Dread last fall, but for some reason, it just slipped my mind. Thankfully, After Dark Films picked it up for their fourth annual Horrorfest. Say what you want about the “8 Films To Die For” series, but each year the lineup has gotten significantly better, and this year was the […]

Stag Night (2008) Review

Stag Night appears to be the product of two stoners, a bag of pot, and a late night viewing of “Wrong Turn”. The movie follows a group of friends out on the town for a bachelor party. When one of our main characters attempts to sexually assault a girl they are on the subway with, […]

Long Pigs (2009)

Long Pigs is a mockumentary in the spirit of “Man Bites Dog”. Two filmmakers follow Anthony, a cannibalistic serial killer as he does his thing. The two document the entire process, from the stalk, to the kill, to the eventual cooking and eating of Anthony’s victims. You may think to yourself, that this has been […]

The Killer Inside Me (2010) Review

The Killer Inside Me is many things. It’s a modern day western-noir, It’s a slow burn thriller, it’s a murder drama that unfolds in a first person perspective. What this film is not, is easy to watch. That’s not an insult to the film, more of a praise, coming from me. It takes a lot […]

Insanitarium (2008) Review

“Insanitarium” follows the story of Jack (Jesse Metcalfe) and Lily (Kiele Sanchez) after their mother’s death Lily starts to have trouble coping with the loss landing her in a mental hospital. Jack does what it takes to get himself put into the same hospital as his sister in order to get close to her but […]

Predators (2010) Review

Predator(1987) became such a cult phenomenon, that it spawned a sequel, two crossovers with the Alien Franchise, and a massive line of toys for both kids, and adults. The problem is, none of the following movies were any good. Sure, “Predator 2” gained a cult following, but there’s a scene in the movie where an […]

High-Def Horror: Predator (1987) Blu Ray Review

The Flick: Predator is one of those hybrid films, much like From Dusk Till Dawn. It tricks you into thinking it’s a certain type of film, and then pulls the rug out from under your feet after you have already immersed yourself. Starting off as what seems like a possible continuation of Schwarzenegger’s earlier film […]

2001 Maniacs: Field Of Screams(2010)

The first “2001 Maniacs” movie came out of left field for me. I had already seen Herschell Gordon Lewis’ “2000 Maniacs” and While I personally enjoyed it, it seemed like an odd movie for someone to remake. It had the backing of a solid indie studio, and starred Robert Englund, so I checked it out. […]

Nightcrawlers (2009)

No, you’re not having an acid flashback, and you don’t need to text ChaCha, that is Joel Greco from trash TV show “Cheaters”. I recently subscribed to “Indieflix”, which, if you don’t know, is like Netflix instant watch, only for independent film exclusively. It’s a good service, if you would like to check it out, […]

Dead Hooker In A Trunk (2009)

Have you ever been skull-fucked after an ass rape? This is one of the many perplexing question posed by Twisted Twins “Dead Hooker In A Trunk”. Identical Twins Jen, and Sylvia Soska wrote, directed, produced, and starred in this wildly dark, and comedic horror/comedy that delivers what the title promises. The twins play, well… twins, […]

Blood River (2009)

Adam Mason has quickly become one of our favorite directors at The Liberal Dead. He has an uncanny ability to take next to no budget, and create something that will blow your mind. “Blood River” is his best film to date, and a true cinematic masterpiece. The story follows Summer(Tess Panzer) and Clark(Ian Duncan) as […]

[REC] 2

“[REC] 2” begins directly where the first film left off. As reporter Angela Vidal is being dragged off into the darkness, a swat team, led by an agent of the Ministry of Health is infiltrating the building. As it turns out, the Ministry of Health agent, is actually a priest, and has been sent to […]

Slaughtered (2010)

Left Films was kind enough to send me a screener of Kate Glover’s “Slaughtered”, and for that I thank them, and her. Unfortunately, it will probably be the last screener I receive from said studio, as I can’t in good conscience give this film a good mark. “Slaughtered” follows a group of friends that work […]

Girl Number Three (2010)

Before going in to “Girl Number Three” you have to accept, and embrace the fact that this is a micro budget production. You have to accept that you will not be witnessing any flashy FX, or quick cut editing. If you can get this into your head before you start the movie, you should be […]

Get Off My Porch(Short)

“Get Off My Porch” is a short by director Patrick Rea, that could easily fit into a fall themed anthology. The short tells the story of Neill Marshall(haha) An average husband, trying to make the most out of his wife being out of the house. Neill is catching up on some football watching, and potato […]

Train (2008)

On IMDB, it states that “Train” was originally penned as a remake to the 1980 Jamie Lee Curtis film “Terror Train”. Apparently, they must have re-written the entire script, as other than the fact that the events are unfolding on a train, there isn’t even remotely any similarities between the two plots. “Train” follows an […]

Rampage (2009)

Disclaimer: This is going to be a positive review for an Uwe Boll flick. If you fear this will shatter your concept of reality, you may want to stop reading now. Rampage stars Brendan Fletcher(Freddy Vs. Jason) as Bill, a seemingly normal early twenties kid, who has yet to find his way. His parents are […]