6 user 11 critic

Shelf Life (2004)

R | | Horror | April 2005 (USA)
Martin job is to hunt and destroy human like parasites who feast on mankind.



1 win. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ghost Lake (Video 2004)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

In a small town in upstate New York, local residents were drowned as a dam was built and the town was flooded to create the Rushford Lake. One hundred years later, the souls of the drowned are becoming restless...

Director: Jay Woelfel
Stars: Tatum Adair, Timothy Prindle, Gregory Lee Kenyon
The Waking (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

A demon creates havoc in a small Southern town and threatens to destroy a young couple looking to start a new chapter in their lives.

Director: Tim Card
Stars: R.G. Armstrong, Kelly Rae Rowen, Tim Card
The Subhuman (2010)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A year ago, Joseph Burke's father was killed by the mob. After several attempts of trying to find the killers through police action, he decides enough is enough and begins to take matters ... See full summary »

Directors: Daryl R. Hall, Max Bellamy
Stars: Ilya Albert, Michael Atilano, Sky Bushey
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A lonely butcher sets out to destroy a family of vampires after his fiancé is infected by bloodlust.

Director: Mark Tuit
Stars: Aaron Douglas, Jennifer Sciole, Kim Coates
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Residents of a small inn are haunted by the ghost of a lady who drowned her children. She seeks revenge by killing off the inn's residents one by one.

Director: Terrence Williams
Stars: Will Morales, Mary Sanchez, Denise Gossett
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  

In addition to the traditional bloodsuckers, there are other kinds of vampires, you know...such as some politicians, military people, and evangelists.

Director: Francis Patrick Creighton
Stars: Kelly Galindo, Christina Walker, Mimi Spivak
Somebody Help Me (Video 2007)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The screenplay centers on characters Brendan Young and Darryl Jennings who take a trip to the Lake Arrowhead with a group of college friends to celebrate Young's girlfriend's birthday. ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Stokes
Stars: Braxton Davis, Donna Duplantier, Amanda Fetters
Amusement (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Three women are stalked by a killer with a grudge that extends back to the girls' childhoods.

Director: John Simpson
Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge, Jessica Lucas
The Entity (1982)
Biography | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, David Labiosa
Slither (2006)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

Director: James Gunn
Stars: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker
Poltergeist (2015)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

Director: Gil Kenan
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements


Cast overview, first billed only:
Courtney Kramer ...
Earl Pastko ...
Old Man
Chris Lawrence ...
Gerald Varga ...
Heather Keetbaas ...
Barb Brebner ...
Woman at Car Accident


Martin Remaro while in hot pursuit of evil is hit by a car. Ben and Julie the occupants of the car are convinced to flee the scene of the accident and take him home. Instead they take him to there place. Through a turn of events they come to discover that Martin is a very troubled man. Wanting him out of their home they agree to collect the drugs needed to help heal his wounds. Through the people they come into contact with while purchasing the drugs they come to understand that he is a very sick man that needs help and that they are in danger. Written by Anonomys

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

vampire | decapitation | See All (2) »


You will expire See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, drug use and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Subhuman  »

Box Office


CAD 250,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A good screenplay harmed by a low-budget
24 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Martin, a man who hunts parasitic vampire-like beings, invades a couple's apartment and tells them that the creatures are after him, and unless the happy young couple fight back, they'll die. This independent horror film, made for a slim 250,000 Canadian dollars, has the typical problems you'd expect from a film of this caliber—poor special effects, at times uneven acting, and somewhat amateurish look. It is, however, surprisingly well-written, and had the film had a bigger budget could have been very good. While lead actor William MacDonald gives a decent performance, the other principal actors, Bryce McLaughlin and Courtney Kramer, were often below-average and made the otherwise good dialogue seem wooden and forced. Writer/director Mark Tuit has done alright considering his low-budget, though several scenes appeared to be shot on DV and thus look cheap. His fore is clearly writing—the script is intelligent and interesting, and there were several genuine surprises here and there. I hope Tuit pens more horror films in the future; his script here exhibits more intelligence than about 70% of the crap Hollywood produces. The special effects are cheaply done and usually unconvincing, though there is a LOT of gore here (decapitations, anyone?).

With a bigger budget this could have been a fine horror flick. The script was there but the resources weren't; as a result the film looks and feels like a low-budget cheapie at times. Still better than average though.


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Shelf Life (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: