Savaged (2013) – review

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Long story short: a girl is driving across the desert to reach her fiancee, when it is kidnapped and raped by a bunch of criminals.

At the beginning, it seems one of the usual horror stories, where a girl is brutalized by a group of crazy guys in the middle of nowhere; when you expected the usual twist in the story, something different happened!

So, the story at the end is not the usual one, and it’s quite original; actors are very well chosen, and acting is not that bad, considering the genre and the low budget; music is good, even if sparsingly used; SFX is a mixed bag, sometimes pretty good, other times pretty bad.

The worst thing of all is the evident quality of the film, that is surely made directly on video, and indeed looks like it from a mile away; apart that, all in all an enjoyable little movie, not a gem, but a good one to watch with your friend, if you like dismembered bodies, chopped limbs and exposed guts that are there for a reason, once in a while…

My vote: 6/10

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2378453

Compound Fracture (2013) – review

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Long story short: a man return home with his fiancee and his nephew, to discover that his old father hide a secret.

I chose to watch this movie attracted by its unusual title, knowing nothing more about its story. But I’m glad to have watched it.

At the end, it is a ghost story with some twists; acting are good – I was happy to see here the actor who play the “old” Frank from NCIS, locations are simple but effective like the SFX, and the story is not a classic one, luckily.

Don’t expect a masterpiece, of course, because it’s a low budget movie, and it shows, but it’s a good modern supernatural film with an unexpected end.

My vote: 6/10

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125472