Friday, 17 August 2012

DVD review: Hell's Half Acre (Video 2006)

A serial killer is brought to justice by his victims and burned alive on what is now known as Hell's Half Acre. Years later, a faceless killer begins slaughtering the townspeople. Losing her friends and family, Nicole Becker (Tesia Nicoli) decides to go after the killer with all she's got. Hell's Half Acre is a micro-budget feature written and directed by Sean Tiedeman  Scott Krycia. The acting is pretty bad, the camerawork and editing is pretty decent. The soundtrack is okay. The pacing is pretty good, it never gets boring but then this flick mostly consist of senes where a killer is slaying random people. There isn´t a lot of gore, some of it is practical make-up fx that´s standard indie fare but they also use computer gendered squibs as people get shot (the killer seems to like guns) which looks like shit. The design for the killer is pretty cool. Only brief T & A in this.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Film Baby.
Rating: 0½ out of 7. Hm, this was pretty bad... little gore, no nastiness, minimal T & A, no sleaze... It isn´t sure if it´s a action-flick or a horror-flick. It has a very high bodycount but it fails to engage and entertain, frankly I didn´t care whatever happened to the characters on screen. And in my opinion it´s a misstake to give your killer an arsenal of double machetes, shotguns, dual handguns, and even a chaingun (although it´s a VERY fake looking chaingun that looks like shit, probably made during lessons in handicraft in school)


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