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Shadow (II) (2009)

 -  Horror  -  14 May 2010 (Italy)
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When a young soldier leaves for a mountain biking excursion, he meets the girl of his dreams as well as a group of violent locals who want to see them dead at any cost.

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Soldier David missed biking while serving in Iraq. Finally at liberty, he bicycles in Europe, heading to Shadow when he stops at a bar and meets the beautiful Angeline. Troublemaker hunters Fred and Buck bother Angeline, so David and the bar owner defend her. As David later camps in the woods, the wind carries away his tent, so Angeline invites him to share hers. As they ride their bicycles together and enjoy the wilderness the next day, they again cross paths with Fred and Buck, who chase the couple with their truck, threatening their lives. The quartet all suffer accidents and end up having to walk through the woods. Soon they are captured by a strange man who lives in an isolated house and tortures the men in his basement. David manages to escape and helps the hunters to leave the place, but the freak hunts them down. David next awakens to a reality that's worse than his nightmare. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fred: [putting three spoonfuls of sugar in Angeline's coffee] There. Now you go ahead and drink. That way you'll be sweeter.
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all cruelty is done off-screen, sad but true
11 January 2012 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Weird, this came out here as a new Italian horror with references toward Deodato and Argento. Can someone tell me were the references are? remember Deodato's notorious Cannibal Holocaust, straight in your face cruelty. Well, here it's all a bit dull. It didn't deliver me the shivers or anything just a few yawns.

It's clearly that Federico Zampaglione faced some money problems. This is surely a low budget. Why, because when the gore should comes in it's all done off-screen. And weren't those old Italian horrors known for their gore (Fulci, anyone?).

The acting was mediocre, nobody could really convince me. Maybe it's the story that did that. The first part it's all about two mountain bikers being hunted by some, sigh, hunters. But after 30 minutes suddenly a killer appears. The only good thing was the killer (Nuot Arquint) itself, what a body and what a face. The actors themselves are normal to do this stuff, Jake Muxworthy was in the beautiful Borderland (2007). Karina Testa came out of the gory Frontiere(s) (2007). For example, when Fred is burned by torturing he stands up were his skin do stay at the table he was bound but a few minutes later he's running like nothing happened.

I was really disappointed due the lack on gore. The ending saved the movie a bit. This could have been a really gory flick but why o why did they do it all off-screen?

Gore 1/5 Nudity 0/5 Story 2/5 Effects 2/5 Comedy 0/5


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