Savageland

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:: Savageland :: 2015 ::
:: Phil Guidry, Simon Herbert, David Whelan ::

Acting: 8
Anxiety: 0
Atmosphere: 7
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 9
Production: 6
Recommended: 7
Scares: 2
Story: 7
Unpredictable: 6

Total: 62

The score of this movie doesn’t necessarily reflect my feelings about it - but then again, perhaps that’s telling about what sort of horror movie it is. The idea is simple, and spooky: the story is told as though it is a true-crime style documentary, the sort of thing Netflix has been churning out the past couple of years. An entire town is wiped out on the Arizona/Mexico border with only one survivor, an illegal immigrant and avid amateur photographer. The evidence is damning at first, but eventually unravels, allowing the prejudice of the cast of characters to come through in condemning the survivor as the perpetrator. Until his last roll of film presents itself, and the pictures tell a different, terrifying story of monsters, darkness, and a ravaged land. Savageland kept my interest all the way through, featured some pretty stellar performances, and is absolutely worth your time.